18 Jun

Speak To Your Central London Dentist About Replacing Missing Teeth

There are now a number of different options for replacing missing teeth. New materials and technologies allow dentists to provide strong, endurable and natural-looking replacements for any missing teeth. Having missing teeth not only damages your ability to function but can also take away your confidence and pride. Luckily your Central London dentist will be able to find the perfect solution for your needs.
Dentures, more commonly called false teeth, are removable metal or plastic frames that hold porcelain or plastic teeth into position. These are most often used when a group of several teeth (or all your teeth) are missing. These are removable and adjustable to fit your mouth and teeth. Dentures need to be removed and cleaned frequently to maintain good oral hygiene.
Bridges are generally used to replace a single tooth when there are strong healthy teeth surround the gap. As the name suggests, the artificial tooth is anchored into position on either side. Teeth either side of the gap are filled down and covered with crowns that are bonded to the central false tooth, this creates a very strong tooth but requires careful cleaning underneath the new tooth.
Dental implants use a metal rod (often titanium) that is fused onto your jaw bone to create a permanent and fixed artificial tooth. Implants require surgery and are a serious undertaking but have the advantage of providing a very secure anchor point for other dental fixtures in the future. Unlike bridges, there do not need to be any healthy teeth in order to have these put into position.
These options can be adjusted to account for any requirements. You will need to consider your medical and cosmetic needs when making the decision but your dentist will be able to advise you on which replacements are best for your specific needs.