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Effective solutions to missing teeth in Burnham

02/10/2018

It can be tempting to just ignore the gap created when you had a tooth knocked out or it failed for some reason, but leaving gaps can destabilise the neighbouring teeth, which can tilt and tip into the empty space.

Far better that you come to us at The Dental Surgery Burnham in Burnham and let us help you to understand the various different solutions to missing teeth. With our guidance and detailed knowledge, you will be able to protect all your teeth by finding the right method for you to replace the tooth or teeth that you have lost.

Small gaps, big gaps

If you have lost just one, two or a few teeth, you have 3 ways to replace them. You can have a partial denture, which is a removable device with crowns on a plate that goes around the inside of your teeth or clips over them. Or you could choose a bridge, which is a device that is attached to neighbouring teeth with crowns suspended from it. Bridges can support 2 or 3 missing teeth in a row. Or you could choose to have dental implants, which are embedded into the jawbone like a tooth root. One dental implant can support up to 3 teeth in a row.

No teeth at all

If you have lost all your teeth or are on the way to it, then you have a choice between full dentures and dental implants.

Full dentures feature replacement crowns on a hard base that fits over the gums very snugly. Dentures get their stability from suction to the gums and the jawbone underneath. They take a bit of getting used to and need to be carefully cleaned to remove food and plaque. Dentures last for up to 10 years.

Dental implants are embedded into the jawbone. There are ways to replace entire arches of teeth on 4-6 implants and dental implants can also be used to stabilise loose dentures. It is important to keep dental implants free from plaque with diligent brushing and flossing.

These solutions vary in price and longevity, and it may work out cheaper in the long run to have the more expensive option that lasts longer.

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  • Burnham
  • Buckinghamshire
  • SL1 7JD