Restorative treatment helps repair teeth that have been damaged or lost through decay or an accident. We encourage our patients to consider replacing missing teeth rather than leaving gaps.
Ignoring a gap, particularly at the back of the mouth, can create other dental problems, such as drifting of the remaining teeth and extra pressure and wear on the teeth near the site of the missing tooth.
Missing teeth can also affect your facial structure and can lead to a ‘caved in’ appearance that can be ageing.
One way to replace missing teeth is with dentures. The appearance of dentures, which are made in metal or acrylic, can be changed to make them more natural looking. Recent advances in denture teeth and bases mean we can now offer tooth shades that look very realistic, even crafting them to look like your own teeth by looking at old photos, if that’s what you would like.
Secure your denture with implants
Some people find dentures hard to get used to and say that their taste is impaired because of the plate. They can also feel loose or wobbly, causing some people to worry that they might fall out at inopportune moments.
Dental implants can help provide a secure anchor for a denture. A dental implant titanium root replaces the root of your missing tooth and this is fixed securely into your jaw, bonding with your jawbone over time.
Full and partial dentures, as well as bridges, can be fitted to dental implants so that they feel strong and safe in your mouth. This option also eliminates the need for a plate over your palate, allowing you to taste your food once more.
Dental implants can also improve your appearance and smile because when teeth are lost the jawbone shrinks, causing signs of ageing.
If you would like to find out more about your options for replacing missing teeth, please contact us today.