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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!