Are you missing your missing teeth?
Have you had a tooth removed by your dentist… And now you miss the tooth? Maybe you have been given a replacement, like a loose denture, to disguise the lost tooth. But lets face it, most dentures are not made to the best standard, and are loose, drop out when eating, meaning you can’t really eat at the kind of places you might want to eat at, or the kinds of food you want to eat.
What are the options?
In most cases, a removable denture is not acceptable, but this is usually because dentures have such a bad name, as they are often made so badly!
Dentures can be made to a high standard, and give you a good quality of life, however, the fact remains that they are still removable.
These are the gold standard of tooth replacement, and the closest thing to having a tooth again.
An implant is a false tooth, placed into the bone directly. The reasons they are so good are:
1. The placement does not affect the teeth either side
2. They have an incredibly high success rate (+95%)
3. They do not move once placed
4. In the right hands, they can look 100% natural
5. You can replace single teeth, or multiple teeth, or even all the teeth
Dental implant treatment is not cheap, but when you consider how long they last, they are the the most cost effective treatment option available.
You can have dental implant treatment from £125 per month, 0% finance, over 12 months.
A bridge is a false tooth, attached to the tooth or teeth next door to the missing space.
Bridges have been used for many years, and have a high success rate, and before implants, they were considered the best replacement. The treatment is quicker than with implants, however, there is a risk that if the supporting teeth fail, then the problem is bigger than before.
If you are replacing one tooth, then there is not a huge difference in the price of an Implant, compared with a Bridge, as always, the treatment fee always depends on your particular situation, and the current state of your teeth.
If you would like to talk to someone about the options for missing teeth, give us a call or request a call back by using the form on the right.