What’s The Best Option For My Missing Teeth?
So, you have a tooth (or teeth) missing? No problem. Here at Blossom dental practice in York, we’ve really seen – and treated – it all, making us experts in restoring your smile. Whatever the reason for your gap (tooth decay, periodontitis, accident or injury), we’ll do our best to create a smile you’ll be proud of, which you can share confidently, and which will help you to bite, chew and laugh freely, once again.
So, what’s available?
There are lots of options for missing teeth, such as dental implants, dentures, and treatments like dental bridges. Even dental implants themselves have several solutions, depending on how many teeth you have missing, and whereabouts in your smile.
What are dentures?
These are false teeth that fit over your gums and can be temporarily attached to the inside of your mouth using fixative. While they’re often a cheaper option, they can be prone to slipping and clicking. But, being removable, some find them easier to keep clean.
What are dental implants?
Dental Implants are false teeth that are permanently implanted into your gums through a minor surgical procedure. These can be a more costly option, but with the right care (and healing), can last a lifetime. Better still, they look and act like your natural teeth and can ‘suite in’ with your smile.
What types of dental implant are there?
Single dental implants, which replace individual teeth. Implant-supported bridges, which can replace several teeth by using an implant either side of one or more false teeth. And implant-retained dentures, which replace a whole set (or both sets) of teeth. These use a stud-like system to fix the teeth in place.
How is a tooth implant placed?
A small incision is made in the gum, followed by a small hole. The metal implant is screwed into place, and once healing has taken place, a porcelain crown is fitted over it to replace the tooth. You can wear a temporary crown during healing.
What’s best for me?
Recommendations can only be made following a consultation, as every patient (and their smile) is unique. We hold all our consultations here in York, as well as our treatments. Get in touch to find a date and time to suit you. We’ll go through your questions and concerns, talk you through the treatment in more depth, and help you feel comfortable with the team and the dental practice along the way. We look forward to your booking!