What Options Are There For Replacing Missing Teeth?

If you lose a tooth or a number of teeth, there are various options open to you. Losing a tooth can be distressing, but the good news is that modern prostheses are incredibly effective as well as natural looking, so rest assured that we can restore your smile to its former glory. If you have a single, multiple or full arches of missing teeth, we can help. Call today to find out more about our terrific tooth replacements.

What are my options?

There are three main options for replacing missing teeth. These are dental bridges, dentures and dental implants.

Dental bridges: bridges are a reliable and effective solution for missing teeth and are commonly used when a single tooth has been lost. Bridges are usually made from ceramics, and can sometimes be fused to metal. A traditional fixed bridge is made from a bar of crowns and literally bridges the gap left by a lost tooth. These bridges take two sessions to make and fit and should last for up to 15 years. Bridge treatment is simple and painless. The first session is used to plan treatment and create the template for the bridge and the second appointment (usually two weeks later) is used to place the bridge.

Dentures: dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth used to replace multiple teeth or entire arches of teeth. They are generally made from acrylic and metal and modern dentures are very lifelike. Dentures are custom-fit for the individual and are built to last. We will check your denture every time you have a check-up and can provide repairs and replacements with minimal hassle. Dentures are a good choice for those with a large number of missing teeth and the treatment process is very simple.

Dental implants: dental implants offer a long-term option for patients with single or multiple missing teeth. The implant itself replaces the missing tooth root and it is then attached to a crown, bridge or denture, which replaces the crown section. Implants last for many years and they offer the same level of stability and functionality as a natural tooth root.

If you would like to discuss your treatment options with our experience dental team, call us today!