13 Oct 2023
5 min read
There’s a mountain of information available about missing teeth.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed.
In this simple beginners’ guide, we explore the three ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth in London.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, it can affect your life in two key ways:
If you have a missing back tooth, you can obviously no longer use it for chewing.
But it also puts extra stress on your remaining teeth, which can lead to cracks or fractures.
A missing tooth can change your smile and knock your confidence.
In some cases, it can also affect your speech.
There are three ways to replace missing teeth.
Dentures – also known as “false teeth” – have been used as a solution to missing teeth for hundreds of years.
They are convenient because they’re easy to take out and pop back in again.
And they’re a cost-effective treatment.
Some users experience discomfort and they may not fit as well as some other missing teeth treatment options.
A crown caps a tooth that has been damaged – and looks, as well as feels, like a healthy, normal tooth.
This treatment is more cost-effective than dental implants.
Implants are often described as the ultimate solution for missing teeth.
They’re likely to last longer than a dental bridges and are the solution that most closely mimics the function and feel of natural teeth.
Unlike dental bridges, dental implants do not rely on the teeth either side, which helps to preserve your natural teeth.
In conclusion, the best solution depends on the needs of the individual patient.
The best way to start your missing teeth treatment journey is to consult with a dental professional.
At White & Co. – London’s premium dental and aesthetics practice – we use our expertise, experience and skill to help you achieve your dream smile and supercharge your confidence.
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