Replacing Teeth

There are many causes of tooth loss. Whether it is just one tooth you need replaced or a complete dentition, we will be able to provide you with a high level of care and ensure we find a solution that is right for you. Apart from the obvious aesthetic reasons, it is very important to have any missing teeth replaced. If missing teeth are left untreated, it can cause a number of problems that will be much harder to treat later on.

Replacing missing teeth can:

  • Prevent movement of adjacent teeth
  • Restore or maintain your natural or comfortable bite
  • Prevent accelerated wear or stress on your other teeth
  • Improve your speech or chewing function
  • Prevent muscle or joint problems
  • Enhance your smile

Replacing Teeth

What are my options?

There are a number of solutions we can offer you to replace missing teeth. These vary according to whether you have one tooth or several teeth to replace, and whether it is going to be a fixed or removable solution. The main solutions we can offer you are implant supported restorations, bridges or complete/partial dentures. After carefully evaluating all the factors, we can further discuss the options and advise you of the best solution.

One or two teeth missing:

If just one or two teeth are missing, they are generally replaced using:

  • Dental implant supported restorations/s (fixed)
  • Bridgework (fixed)
  • Partial denture (removable)

Several missing teeth:

If several teeth are missing, they are generally replaced by:

  • Partial or complete dentures (removable)
  • Implant retained overdentures (fixed/removable)
  • Implant supported bridge (fixed)