A dentist will always tell you that missing teeth should be replaced promptly. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a number of solutions to tooth loss, and the best one will be discussed by your dentist after a thorough examination and consultation.
Why it is important to replace missing teeth
No matter why you have lost your tooth or teeth, you should consult a dentist as a matter of urgency. We offer emergency dental appointments at our Harley Street clinic, and will always endeavour to see you on the same day whenever possible.
Should your tooth be knocked out as a result of accident and injury, if you still have the tooth you should bring it with you to your appointment. In many cases your dentist will be able to re-implant it in the socket.
If you do still have the tooth and it is undamaged, be careful to only touch the crown (the part that is visible in the mouth) and avoid touching the root. Clean it under cold running water and put it in a clean container covered in your own saliva or in milk until you can see the emergency dentist, and call Harley Street Dental Clinic straight away.
Should your tooth be lost completely, or too damaged for your dentist to re-implant, there are a number of tooth replacement options available at our Harley Street dental practice. The pros and cons of these options will be discussed by your dentist.
Tooth replacement at Harley Street
We are lucky at Harley Street Dental Clinic to have a unique collection of dental professionals who will work together to create the perfect tooth replacement solution to suit your needs. We offer:
Traditional dental bridges are used to replace one or two adjacent missing teeth and use surrounding teeth for support. Crowns or wings will be fitted to the supporting teeth with one or two false teeth in between. By combining a bridge with dental implants, they can be used to replace several teeth.
A good solution for several or all missing teeth. Your clinician may recommend securing dentures with dental implants.