Your dentist has many options available to help you if you have lost one or more of your natural teeth. At Harley Street Dental Clinic our team comprises some of the leading practitioners in the fields of dental implants and prosthodontics, and we offer several tooth replacement solutions.
We see patients who have lost teeth for a variety of reasons – tooth decay, gum disease, accident or injury. Whatever the reason, if you lose one or more of your natural teeth, we urge you to book an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. As well as improving your confidence in your smile, replacing your teeth is better for your dental and general health.
If you don’t replace missing teeth, your remaining teeth may become crooked as they move into any gaps. This makes them more difficult to clean and increases your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease – in turn increasing your chances of losing more teeth.
Your diet and speech can also be affected by tooth loss, and many patients who have lost several or all of their natural teeth also experience bone loss as the jaw bone starts to resorb.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer a wide variety of ways to replace your missing teeth, so if you have lost one or more teeth you should book a consultation with a dentist to discuss tooth replacement options.
Here are some of the ways your dentist can replace lost teeth at our Harley Street practice:
Bridges can replace one, two or a few adjacent teeth. They may be fixed to remaining teeth with wings or crowns, or may be supported by dental implants – your dentist will discuss all the options.
Dentures can replace some or all of your teeth. They can also be supported by dental implants.
The only permanent way for your dentist to replace your missing teeth, implants are small metal screws that replace the root portion of a tooth, with crowns, dentures or bridges attached on top.