Missing teeth can dramatically reduce quality of life, and unfortunately some dentists in Kensington prefer to take teeth out, rather than trying to save them!
Once a tooth is missing, it can cause several problems, first of all, if it’s a front tooth, then the gap left can be unsightly, and can affect how you eat, most people cannot enjoy apples, and simply eating sandwiches and pastry can be difficult and messy. As for missing back teeth, these can cause problems with your bite, the teeth either side can tip into the gap, and the teeth in the opposite arch can overgrow into the gap. This disharmony can cause long term problems, like tooth wear and jaw and muscle aches, not to mention lack of confidence to laugh and smile freely.
There are several options when it comes to replacing missing teeth.
If you have several missing teeth, then a cosmetic denture can be a good solution, good quality cosmetic dentures can look very natural, are not too thick, don’t cover too much in the palate, and are made very secure, so they won’t drop down when you eat.
If you don’t have any teeth, then a cosmetic denture placed on implants will give you a sturdy, good looking solution for your missing teeth.
A dental bridge is a false tooth, attached to the teeth either side of the missing tooth. Dental bridges have the advantage that they can quickly replace the tooth, they can look amazing, and with good cleaning, they will last +15 years.
Some dental bridges dont even need any tooth preparation, which is great for long term health.
In most peoples opinion, dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth. An implant is a small titanium post that is placed into the bone, and your body heals very tightly around it. A natural looking false tooth can then be placed on this post.
The advantages of dental implants are that the success rates are very high, they last a very long time, and there is no adjustment of the adjacent teeth.
Dental implants are immune to dental decay, and often last more than 30 years.
If you would like more information about any of the above options, then give us a call on 0207 603 3008