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Your Options To Replace Missing teeth

5th May 2021

A dental implant in a fake mouth

What are your options for replacing missing teeth?

The biggest concern for many people missing a tooth or teeth is how their smile looks.

But, it can also affect the alignment of your other teeth, speech, ability to chew and how your jaw bone looks. 

Whether teeth are missing because of gum disease, injury, tooth decay or anything else, it can have negative physical and emotional effects on you. 

In this post, we’ll share with you some options for replacing missing teeth, including:

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth. They look and feel like real teeth, and if looked after, they’ll last a lifetime.

In a dental implant procedure, metal screws are used to replace the roots of your teeth.

The metal screws are then used as an anchor for your new implants.

The process takes a few months to heal, but once it’s done, it’s one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth.  

At our clinic, we offer a range of dental implants depending on your needs for replacing a tooth. These include:

Pros & Cons of Dental Implants

As with any dental treatment, there are pros and cons, and it’s best to know them before you make a decision.

Here are some of the pros and cons of having dental implants to replace missing teeth. 

Pros

Cons

Implant-supported bridge 

If you want to replace multiple missing teeth in a row, an implant-supported bridge is a good option.

Instead of replacing each tooth with an implant, only the two furthest apart are anchored in place. This option requires less invasive surgery and still delivers great results.

Pros & Cons of Implant-Supported Bridges

Read these pros and cons of having an implant-supported bridge to replace a missing tooth or teeth. 

Pros

Cons

Tooth-Supported Bridge

If you want to replace teeth in-between healthy teeth, a tooth-supported bridge is a great option.

A crown is put on the two teeth on either side of the missing teeth and cemented in place.

The tooth-supported bridge is then held in place by the healthy teeth on each side of the missing tooth or teeth. 

Pros & Cons of Tooth Supported Bridge

Before you go for this option to replace your missing tooth or teeth, read these pros and cons. 

Pros

Cons

Removable Partial Dentures

Removable dentures are a far less invasive method of replacing teeth.

A mould is made of your mouth, and a partial denture is made from this; the mould is held in place by gripping on to the structure of your teeth and gums. 

Pros & Cons of Removable Partial Dentures 

Removable partial dentures are one of the cheapest and most simple methods for replacing missing teeth.

Here are some pros and cons of this option. 

Pros

Cons

Flipper Tooth (Temporary Partial Denture)

A flipper tooth, also known as a removable partial denture, is a great way to achieve a realistic-looking tooth to replace a missing tooth.

It fits along the roof of your mouth or on your lower jaw and usually clips to existing teeth in your mouth.

This is designed to be a temporary fix until you find a more suitable, permanent option.

Although, some people are happy to use a flipper as a permanent solution. 

Pros & Cons of a Flipper Tooth

Read these pros and cons of getting a flipper tooth to replace a missing tooth. 

Pros

Cons

Do Nothing – Leave The Gap

Some people think that the only issue with a missing tooth is how it looks.

Leaving a gap won’t kill you, but it may cause issues with your other teeth moving and change how your face looks.

If you have lost a tooth, you should consult a dentist. 

Which Option For Replacing Missing Teeth Do You Like Best?

Now you know some of the most common options for replacing missing teeth, which one do you think you will choose?

You should always consult a professional dentist who will advise you on the best option for your circumstances.

If you’ve lost a tooth or teeth, book an appointment with us today, and we’ll help you find a solution for your missing tooth or teeth. 

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