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Replacing missing teeth

2018 July 23
by Sanjay Narda

If you are missing a tooth (or many teeth) or have a tooth that needs to be extracted, you may find yourself wondering how that tooth can be replaced. The good news is that there are a few options for replacing missing teeth.

  1. Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth because they are a permanent solution that looks and feels natural. Another positive to an implant is that they do not damage other teeth and can in fact help to protect the other teeth from breaking as they help take some of the pressure. Most people are suitable for implants, but an assessment would need to be made to ensure there is enough bone. We offer a free dental implant consultation. To find out more about implants, please see our dental implant page or read our dental implant blog post.
  2. A bridge is a way to fill a gap created by a missing tooth, but it involves drilling the teeth either side of the gap so that they can hold the false tooth in the middle. The positive is that it is fixed into position, but it does have an average life span of 7-15 years. Once this span is over, you may find that the supporting teeth are too weak for another bridge.
  3. A denture is a removable appliance meaning they are sometimes uncomfortable to wear and difficult to eat with. Sometimes they are the only option due to finances or bone loss, so with modern techniques we can try and keep them as small and sturdy as possible. Most people still need to use some form of fixative to help hold them in place.

If you have a missing tooth or teeth and would like to replace them, please contact us on 01844 343381 for a free dental consultation to discuss these options.

Our dental practice in Princes Risborough is located on the High Street and is easily accessible fromĀ  Thame, Aylesbury, High Wycombe and the surrounding areas.

Dr Sanjay Narda

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