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Missing Teeth | Dental Bridge in London Brentford,Lewisham & Chiswick

A beautiful, functional smile depends on your teeth being properly aligned.

When you are missing one or more teeth, your remaining teeth may shift out of place causing your bite to become misaligned. You might avoid eating certain foods because your chewing ability is compromised, and you may feel self-conscious about the gap in your smile during social and professional engagements.

At Banning Dental Practice, we offer several options for replacing missing teeth. The best option for you can vary depending on the number of teeth you are missing and the condition of your gums, jawbone, and remaining teeth.

What options do I have for replacing missing teeth?

Dental implants do more than fill a gap — they also replace the missing tooth root, making dental implants a durable, attractive, and healthy choice.

A dental implant is mostly a titanium screw, or it can also be a Zirkonium screw that your dentist or oral surgeon places in your jawbone. Over several months, the bone grows around the implant and anchors it in place. Individual teeth, bridges, and dentures can be attached to an implant.

Bridges and dentures supported by implants are very secure and long-lasting. A single-tooth implant looks, functions, and feels like a natural tooth and is the most popular approach for replacing a missing tooth. Banning Dental Group has a vision to provide the best known premium implant brands, by specialists, at a fraction of the cost elsewhere.

This restoration attaches to existing natural teeth, solving the aesthetic problem while restoring function, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

The most common type of dental bridge consists of prosthetic teeth in between two dental crowns, which are permanently bonded to the teeth on either side of the gap.

These removable prosthetic teeth are a great option if you are missing several or all your natural teeth. You may also be fitted for a partial denture while you are waiting for a dental bridge to be fitted.

Your dentist will take an impression of the area to make a bespoke denture, either before extraction or after your gums have healed. They will determine if your dentures can be fitted immediately after extraction or if the site needs time to heal.

Do missing teeth need to be replaced?

If you have a missing tooth, the surrounding bone will begin to recede over time, making it more challenging to place a dental implant in the future.

Neighbouring teeth may drift out of position, de-stabilising your bite. Food can also become trapped in the gaps, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

The overall structure of your teeth and jaw provides shape to your face. As your jawbone recedes, your cheeks may begin to look sunken, making you appear older than you are.

Will having my missing teeth replaced hurt?

Your dentist will apply a local anaesthetic using The Wand®, ensuring you remain completely comfortable throughout the procedure.

However, you can also request a sedative to keep you calm and relaxed if you prefer. It’s normal to feel anxious about dental treatment. Speak to your dentist about any apprehension you may be experiencing.

The Banning Dental Practice can help you decide which tooth replacement option is best for you. If you would like to know more about the solutions, we can offer you following tooth loss or extraction, contact us to book a consultation.

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