Missing teeth can lead to teeth moving into unfavourable positions, and can affect your bite and face profile. Luckily we can replace teeth with long-lasting cosmetic solutions so no one else can spot which teeth are missing.
Dental implants are long-lasting solution to replace missing teeth. They can be an effective and cosmetic solution to replace individual teeth, without affecting any of your own teeth. You don’t need to remove anything and you can take care of the implant just like your other teeth.
Implants can also be used to secure a bridge to replace many missing teeth, or can be used to support a complete denture. So if you’re tired of loose dentures then dental implants could enable you to eat and taste the foods you enjoy again without embarrassment.
A bridge is a fixed tooth replacement, which is cemented onto a neighbouring tooth. They stay in the mouth and are supported by the neighbouring teeth. Bridges are long-lasting, cosmetic, and easy to clean. They are ideal for areas with only one or two missing teeth. With modern materials, it is sometimes possible to place bridges with very little drilling or preparation of the neighbouring teeth so no numbing is needed. Bridges can be a long term solution, or a medium term solution before placing implants.
A denture is a removable appliance that can be made quickly, to replace individual missing teeth, or even a whole set of teeth. They can be made to avoid any preparation of remaining teeth, and can be used a short term or longer term solution. Modern dentures can be extremely cosmetic and comfortable, so no one can tell that you have any teeth missing.Back to General Dentistry