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How Dental Bridges Are Used to Replace Missing Teeth

Trauma, dental disease, accidents and injuries can cause the teeth to fall out. If you have a missing tooth, we strongly recommend replacing it to improve your oral health, enhance the beauty of your smile and boost oral function. One option we often recommend is a dental bridge.

The benefits of dental bridges

Dental bridges are commonly used to replace a single missing tooth, but they can also be used to replace several teeth. There are various types of bridges available, but in most cases, a type of bridge called a traditional fixed bridge, is used. This bridge comprises a prosthetic tooth, which is fused to a crown on both sides. Dental bridges are designed to fill gaps between remaining teeth, and they offer an effective solution for patients who have lost teeth to injury, decay or gum disease.

Bridges offer a vast range of benefits, including:

  • Long-term results: in most cases, bridges last up to 15 years
  • Simple process: bridges can be fitted in just 2 weeks
  • Natural looking results: we usually use ceramics, including porcelain, to make new bridges. The new tooth is designed to blend in with the natural teeth seamlessly.
  • Value for money: dental bridges are a lot less expensive than dental implants

Is a bridge the right option for me?

If you have a missing tooth, you may be exploring your options. Alternatives to dental bridges include dentures and dental implants. Bridges are ideal for those who want natural-looking results fast. If you’d like to discuss your options, why not call and book a consultation? Our Essex expert dentists can talk you through the different treatments and help you decide which option is best for you.

Four Reasons There is Hope for Those with Missing Teeth

Do you have a missing tooth or a number of missing teeth? Many people who have lost a tooth are self-conscious about showing off their smile. It can be distressing to lose teeth, but there are some incredible replacement options out there. With these treatments, you can reap the rewards of a natural-looking, functional smile once again. Here are 4 reasons to have hope if you have gaps in your smile.

  1. Dental bridges: dental bridges are an incredible solution for people who have lost a tooth or a small number of teeth. Bridges come in various different styles, and they can be used to fill gaps at the front and back of the mouth. The most commonly used bridge is a traditional fixed bridge, which is made from a false tooth fused to a crown on each side. Bridges are often made from ceramics and they look very lifelike. Although bridges aren’t a permanent solution, they should last up to 15 years. Bridges can be fitted in 2 appointments, which are usually 2 weeks apart.
  2. Implants: dental implants are a long-term option for patients with missing teeth. Implants replace the tooth root, and they are anchored into the jaw bone. Once the implant has settled, it can be attached to a crown, a bridge or a denture. Implants are the most expensive option, but they last for many years and they offer unrivalled levels of functionality. Implant treatment usually takes 4-9 months.
  3. Same-day implants: same-day implants offer a speedy alternative to traditional implant treatment. Systems like All-on-4 enable us to fit the implants and your new teeth on the same day, enabling you to enjoy your new smile much sooner.
  4. Dentures: dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth, which are designed to look and function like natural teeth. We can provide you with partial dentures for a small number of missing teeth or a full denture for a complete arch. Dentures are among the cheapest options.

If you have missing teeth, and you’d like to learn more about our incredible tooth replacement options, don’t hesitate to get in touch! A brand new smile could be just around the corner!

Did You Know We Can Make Sure Dentures Don’t Move?

Have you ever experienced difficulties with your dentures? Are you fed up of wearing ill-fitting dentures or are you looking for the next big thing to give you a beautiful smile and put a stop to denture discomfort? If so, did you know what we can stop your dentures from moving around? Denture stabilisation is a treatment that combines the benefits of denture and dental implant treatment. The outcome is a natural looking smile, which also gives you all the functionality of a set of healthy natural teeth.

What does denture stabilisation involve?

Traditionally, if you have a denture, it will be secured in place by the natural suction provided by your gums. It is also possible to use fixative to provide extra support, but what would you say if we told you that we could provide you with a solution that would mean you never had to worry about loose dentures again? Denture stabilisation is an option that involves using dental implants, small titanium posts, to anchor a denture. These titanium implants are fitted into sockets in the jaw bone, and they assume the role of the missing natural root. The implant is able to integrate into the jaw bone, giving you unrivalled levels of stability. Once the process is complete, the denture is attached, and you’ll have a brand new smile, which looks great, and will also afford you peace of mind.

With denture stabilisation, there’s absolutely no risk of a denture slipping or coming loose, and this means that you can smile with confidence, and eat and enjoy a wide range of foods without any anxiety at all.

Call Advance Dental Clinic today to find out more and book a consultation. If you’re tired of dealing with denture issues, don’t struggle any longer. We may have just the solution you’ve been looking for!

Why Do People Choose Dental Implants?

3170978_blogIf you have a missing tooth or a number of gaps in your smile, your Chelmsford Dentist may suggest tooth replacement options. Replacing missing teeth is not just beneficial for your confidence because it creates a beautiful aesthetic. It’s also good for your oral health, and it will enable you to eat and speak normally. If you’re thinking about tooth replacement treatment, you may be urged to consider dental implants. Here are just some of the reasons so many people are choosing dental implants.

Implants are a long-term solution: many patients who have missing teeth would prefer a long-term solution to a stop-gap. Implants are built to last, and they are incredibly durable. They will last much longer than both bridges and dentures.

Implants give you everything that a healthy natural tooth does: dental implants are designed to take on the role of your missing tooth root. Once the implant is in place, it provides levels of stability comparable only to those offered by a natural healthy root. You can eat what you like, and there’s absolutely no risk of your new tooth slipping out of position.

Implants reduce bone loss: as you get older, you may be at risk of bone loss in the jawbone. Dental implants actually help to reduce the risk of bone loss.

Implants produce stunning smiles: for most people, a beautiful smile is the most important consideration when shopping around for tooth replacement options. Bridges and dentures may look incredibly lifelike, but dental implants have the edge. Once treatment is complete, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the new teeth and your natural teeth.

Implant treatment is versatile: if you have missing teeth, there’s every chance that you could benefit from implant treatment. Implants are compatible with bridges, dentures and crowns, which means that they’re suitable for patients with a single gap or multiple missing teeth. In some cases, implants may not be viable, for example if you’re a very heavy smoker or you have weak bone tissue, but in the vast majority of cases, this is an excellent choice.

Replace Your Missing Teeth with Outstanding Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial replacements for tooth roots that have been lost through injury, decay or trauma. They are made from titanium and can be connected to dental bridges, crowns or dentures to replace single or multiple missing teeth.

If you have a missing tooth or a number of missing teeth and you are looking for a long-term solution that offers functionality and incredible aesthetics, let us tell you more about dental implants.

About dental implants

Dental implants are titanium screw-shaped posts, which are fixed into pre-drilled sockets in the jaw bone. They are designed to blend into the jaw bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. Once the implants have healed, they can be attached to a single crown, dental bridge or denture and the new teeth will be secured in place in the same way as natural teeth are anchored by the tooth roots.

Dental implants are beneficial for a wide range of patients. They can be beneficial for patients of all ages and they provide a solution for people with one or several missing teeth.

How long does treatment take?

The exact duration of treatment varies according to the number of implants you are having and the location of the implants. Typically, treatment is complete within three to nine months. We will be able to give you an accurate idea of treatment time during the consultation stage.

The procedure involves two key phases. During the first stage, the implants are fitted and during the second stage, the restorations are attached. Before treatment begins, we will examine the mouth and carry out the necessary diagnostic tests to make sure that you are suitable for dental implant treatment.

How long do implants last?

Implants are designed to provide a long-term solution for missing teeth and they should last for at least 15-20 years provided that they are cared for well. For more information contact our reception team at Advance Dental Clinic in the heart of Chelmsford.

Natural-Looking Implants: A Long Term Solution for Missing Teeth

At Advance Dental Clinic we offer a range of tooth replacement treatments, including natural-looking dental implants.

Dental implants represent a long-term solution for lost teeth and they enable you to enjoy all the same benefits of a strong and healthy natural tooth.

All about dental implants

Dental implants are made from titanium and their purpose is to replace the root of a missing tooth. The implant sits in a socket in the jaw bone and it is able to become part of the bone tissue thanks to a process called osseointegration.

Once the process is complete, a new restoration can be attached and this replaces the crown section of the tooth. One of the many benefits of dental implants is that they are compatible with a range of different restorations and this means that they are suitable for most patients.

Dental Implants treatment takes between 3 and 9 months and the result is a natural looking, strong and functional new tooth or set of teeth.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are the best long-term option for replacing missing teeth and they also offer many additional benefits, including excellent aesthetics, enhanced bite power and durability. Implants are easy to maintain and they act like natural teeth, so you have complete peace of mind and can enjoy eating and socialising with confidence. Implants also help to reduce bone loss and can be fitted to crowns, dentures or a dental bridge, making them hugely versatile.

Implant for loose teeth

A common problem we are presented with is the replacement of loose lower incisor teeth. These teeth are often the 1st to show the affects of advanced gum disease and can look unsightly and feel uncomfortable.

At Advance Dental Clinic we can use implants to replace these loose teeth. The 4 lower front teeth are carefully removed and 2 implants placed. these are then restored with 4 fixed temporary teeth left inplace for 2-3 months before the new porcelain teeth are fitted permanently to the implants.