Missing tooth or teeth apart from looking unsightly may cause harm to the adjacent teeth. Neighboring teeth can grow into spaces disrupting the bite and causing food packing in interdental spaces.
Dental implant, or tooth implant, is a long fixed term solution to replace a missing tooth. A titanium screw is gently threaded in the region of the missing tooth, replacing tooth root. Once the dental implant has had time to integrate with your bone, usually a few months, we attach a crown to this. They feel and look like a natural tooth and unlike a bridge we don’t have to prepare the adjacent teeth to support them.
Because several factors affect the treatment planning, we recommend you see our dental implant surgeon for an implant assessment and see if dental implants are the solution for you.
If you are missing a tooth, a simple solution can be to have a bridge fitted. The bridge is cemented onto your existing teeth. Modern bridges are made using porcelain or ceramic and are carefully matched to the natural colour of your teeth.
There are many advantages to the dental bridge:
Come and speak to one of our dentists who will advise you on the best options for you.
ade of acrylic (plastic) or metal, dentures are removable replacement teeth secured to a plate and often held in place by implants or adjacent teeth. With careful planning, construction and fitting, modern dentures are natural looking and fit accurately.
There are several types of Dentures available: