We strongly recommend replacing missing teeth. Lost teeth affect the aesthetic of the smile, but they can also contribute to an increased risk of oral health problems, they can impact confidence and self-esteem, and they can cause issues related to nutrition and speech. If you have missing teeth, you don’t need to worry. We have an array of exceptional options available to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or full sets of lost teeth.
Our tooth replacement options
We have a range of options that are suited to patients with diverse dental needs. If you have missing teeth, we may recommend one of the following treatments:
Dental bridge: a dental bridge is commonly used to replace a single tooth or a small number of missing teeth. Bridges come in various shapes and sizes, but the most common type is a traditional fixed bridge. Fixed bridges are made from a prosthetic tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. Bridges are custom-made for the individual, and they are often made using ceramics for a seamless finish. Bridges can be fitted in two sessions, and they should last up to 15 years.
Dentures: dentures are sets of false teeth, which have been used for decades to replace missing teeth. Modern dentures are light, sleek and very natural looking. We can provide partial dentures to replace a few missing teeth or complete dentures to replace full arches of lost teeth. Dentures are not a permanent solution, but they are hard-wearing and durable. They are cheaper than implants, and they can be fitted within a couple of weeks.
Dental implants: dental implants are the new kid on the tooth replacement block. Implants are a long-term solution, and they last many years. The aim of the implant, which sits in a socket in the jaw bone, is to anchor the new tooth in the same way as a healthy natural root. Implants are made from titanium, and they are compatible with crowns, bridges and dentures, which makes them a viable option for the majority of patients.
If you have missing teeth, why not call and book a consultation today? We can go through the options with you and help you decide which treatment is best for you.