How your dentist can replace lost teeth

Ask any dentist and they will stress to you the importance of replacing missing teeth, ideally as soon as possible after you lose them. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a number of tooth replacement solutions, and your dentist will work closely with you to find the perfect one to suit your needs.

replace-missing-teethTooth loss can happen at any stage of your life, and can have numerous causes. Whether you lose one or more of your natural teeth through accident or injury, gum disease or tooth decay, your Harley Street dentist will find the best way to replace those missing teeth with restorations that are both functional and natural in appearance.

We benefit from the expertise of a unique collection of dental professionals at Harley Street Dental Clinic. This means that if you have lost teeth through advanced periodontal (gum) disease, a specialist periodontist is on hand to treat the underlying condition so that whatever tooth replacements you choose have the maximum chance of success.

Our Harley Street clinic also offers the services of an endodontist – a dentist who has undertaken additional training to specialise in root canal therapies. The aim of root canal treatment is to save teeth that could otherwise have to be extracted, so if you fear your teeth are failing due to infection, consulting our endodontist, Dr Nectaria Polycarpou, could negate the need for tooth replacement all together.

If you do need a tooth or teeth replacing, we also have maxillofacial surgeons and prosthodontists at our Harley Street practice. Both play an important role in dental implant treatment – the surgeons may place your implants and carry out additional bone grafting work as required, whilst the prosthodontists will create highly realistic tooth restorations – crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Dental implants are, in many cases, the best way to replace missing teeth because they provide a long-term solution. Combined with either a bridge, crown, or denture, they could last for life.

For those who favour conventional bridgework or dentures, your Harley Street dentist can also create these more traditional restorations, which are excellent in terms of both function and appearance.