Regardless of what has lead to tooth loss, your smile, your oral health, and your level of confidence have all been negatively impacted by this event unless you obtain replacement that is suited to your unique needs. Replacing missing teeth is an important matter; one that our dentists at Notting Hill Dental Clinic in London will take very seriously. There are really only a few options patients consider after tooth loss.
Fixed bridges can adequately replace a missing tooth and, in many cases, several adjacent teeth. Treatment is typically completed over a few visits during which teeth anchoring the bridge are reduced and covered with temporary crowns. In the dental lab, a restoration including crowns and artificial teeth is made from high quality materials. The final restoration is secured atop the two natural teeth just next to the empty space. Due to the fact that artificial teeth sit on top of the gums, a special flossing tool will be necessary.
A denture is a removable restoration replacing a few teeth or giving you back your healthy smile when you have no natural teeth remaining. Dentures sit on top of the gums. They rely on natural suction for stability though this is not always sufficient. In many cases, dentures can be made more stable with denture adhesive. A better option may be to secure the denture on top of a few strategically placed dental implants.
It has become very common to replace missing teeth with dental implants. This procedure may take several months to complete. However, the results look and feel more like natural teeth than any other restorative method. Because implants are secured in the same manner as natural roots – in the jawbone – they achieve excellent stability that lasts a lifetime. We are happy to assess your dental situation and discuss options for tooth replacement with you. Call Notting Hill Dental Clinic today to schedule your consultation and examination in our comfortable, friendly office.