Ask any dentist and they will tell you that you should replace any natural teeth you lose, ideally as soon as possible. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a wide range of solutions to tooth loss, and benefits from having a unique collection of highly-skilled dental professionals, all of whom are committed to working together to find the perfect treatment for you.
First, let’s look at why replacing missing teeth is so important. Particularly if a back tooth is lost, meaning nobody can see the gap, you may not think you have to worry about it too much. After all, you have plenty of other teeth, right?
Wrong. Losing a tooth constitutes a dental emergency, and you should contact a Harley Street dentist as a matter of urgency. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers emergency dentist appointments every day, and operates an out-of-hours service, too.
The problem is that one missing tooth can all too easily become several missing teeth. As soon as a tooth is lost, additional strain is put on remaining teeth. These teeth may also shift out of position, becoming more difficult to clean and increasing your chances of gum disease and tooth decay – which can in time lead to further tooth loss.
What can a Harley Street dentist do?
There are several ways that a dentist can replace your lost tooth or teeth, but at Harley Street Dental Clinic our favoured method is to use dental implants. This is because implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss, and recreate the natural action and appearance of a real tooth.
Here at our Harley Street clinic we can combine a single dental implant with a crown to replace one lost tooth, can use a bridge or series of crowns for more than one tooth, and can even replace all of your natural teeth with implant-retained dentures or a full-arch bridge.
Dental implants provide a higher degree of stability and functionality than dentures on their own. We place them under local anaesthetic or sedation at our Harley Street clinic, and after healing your dentist will fix your permanent new tooth/teeth to the abutments on top of the implants.