Missing Teeth – what are the options?
Replace missing teeth with implants, bridges or well fitting dentures
Tooth loss, often as a result of gum disease or accidents, affects many people every year. If you have suffered from tooth loss it is important that your missing teeth are replaced promptly because:
- Missing teeth cause your facial muscles to sag and make you look older.
- Teeth adjacent to the gap (where the tooth was lost) begin to shift towards the gap causing problems with how your teeth bite.
- Missing teeth result in bone loss and shrinkage of your jawbone over time.
- Replacing missing teeth at a later date can become more difficult and expensive.
We can provide several options to replace missing teeth. Each option will be discussed with you at your free consultation.
Experts agree that the ideal option for missing teeth are modern dental implants. Dental implants look and function like normal teeth, they are durable, long lasting and have the best success rate of any dental treatment.
Dr Julian Perry, our implantologist, has been placing implants for over 25 years and has a reputation for expertise in this area.
You can find out more about Implants here.
Dentures are an alternative option for missing teeth. With 20 years of experience we make sure that our clients receive well fitting comfortable dentures.
At Arthur House Dental Care we offer the latest Valplast dentures. These dentures come with a lifetime guarantee against fracture or breakage.
You can find out more about Dentures here.
Dental bridges are usually used when there are fewer teeth to replace or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. At Arthur House Dental Care we fit porcelain bridges that perfectly imitate the enamel of your existing teeth thus creating a very natural result. You can find out more about Bridges here.