Accidents, trauma and sports injuries can result in the loss of a tooth and while this can be distressing, there are some amazing tooth replacement treatments out there. At the Harley Street Dental Studio in London, we recommend replacing missing teeth to restore the smile, improve oral function and reduce the risk of oral health problems and we have a range of treatments available, including dentures, dental bridges and dental implants.
A dental bridge is a restorative treatment, which is designed to replace a missing tooth. The most common type of bridge, a traditional fixed bridge, is made up of a false tooth and two crowns. The bridge is supported by the teeth adjacent to the gap and it is designed to match the colour of the teeth to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing look. Bridges can be made from different materials, including metals, precious metals and ceramics and once in place, they should last for several years. Dental bridges are easy to maintain and your dentist will check your bridge every time you have a check-up.
Dentures are most commonly associated with replacing a full arch of teeth, but you can also get partial dentures, which replace a much smaller number of teeth. Partial dentures are designed to fit in with the shape and colour of the natural teeth. Modern dentures are much more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable than the dentures of old and they can make a real difference to a patient’s quality of life.
Dental implants are an amazing treatment, which is suitable for patients with any number of missing teeth, including a single tooth. In the case of a single tooth implant, the implant is used to replace the tooth root and a single crown is attached to replace the crown of the lost tooth. Implants are designed to integrate into the jaw bone and once this is complete, the new crown can be attached. One of the best things about dental implants is that the new tooth looks exactly like a natural tooth and patients can enjoy all the functionality of a strong, healthy new tooth.
If you have a missing tooth and you would like advice about tooth replacement treatment, our friendly, experienced dentists will be able to offer advice about the different options and help you to make a decision about treatment. Your dentist will talk you through the different processes, explain how these treatments work and help you to weigh up the pros and cons.
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