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Restorative Dentistry Options for Missing Teeth

As experts in restorative dental solutions, our team at Calm and Gentle Dental believe in providing our patients with the advice and information they need to prepare for their treatment with us.

If you have any questions or would like to book a free appointment, then call us today on 01732 678 414.

Why do more people choose dental implants?

Dental Implants have become more and more popular, particularly in recent years because they are the next best thing to natural teeth.

They look, feel and function just like a natural tooth does, and they provide better long-term value than most other teeth replacement options.

Here are some reasons why patients frequently choose implants:

  • They look natural and feel comfortable
  • A long-lasting and durable solution
  • They are reliable and convenient
  • We have a 98% implant success rate
  • Restores bite and chew function
  • Improved facial features
  • Restores bone structure and jaw strength

Their many advantages make dental implants a perfect tooth replacement option which will change your life for the better.

If you would like to know more about implants, call us today or see our implant page.

Who can qualify for an implant?

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We want our treatments to be as accessible as possible. If you have healthy gums and enough bone in your jaw, you will be a perfect candidate for implants.

If you do not have enough bone, there are a number of pre-implant procedures that can help make your mouth suitable for implants.

See Implant FAQ's here.

Dentures or implants: What’s the difference?

Dentures – either full or partial options – are removable teeth replacement options.

They are made up of prosthetic teeth which are laid onto a gum-coloured acrylic mold.

Dentures restore the bite and chewing function in the mouth.

  • Full dentures replace all of the natural teeth on the upper and lower jaw.
  • Partial dentures fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are secured by clasps which hook around the remaining teeth.

The main difference between dentures and implants is that dentures are removable, implants are fixed.

Dentures:

  • Dentures have to be removed every day to be cleaned.
  • No surgery is required for fitting or placement.
  • You need to use denture adhesive to keep the dentures in place.
  • False teeth fit over your gums.
  • Need to be replaced every 3-6 years.

Implants:

  • Implants remain in place once secured. They are on-removable.
  • Surgery is minimally invasive. See procedure stages.
  • No risk of slipping or moving when speaking or eating.
  • No dietary restrictions. They work exactly like a normal tooth.
  • Implants are secured into the gum for durability.
  • Implants last as long as a natural tooth if cared for properly.

What causes tooth loss?

A number of issues can lead to tooth loss:

  • Poor eating habits
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Decay or cavities in the teeth
  • Accidents or trauma
  • Teeth grinding
  • Smoking
  • Gum disease

If you neglect your mouth, or if you have suffered a blow to the face or mouth, then your teeth may become loose and eventually fall out.

If your teeth are severely fractured, decayed or cracked, then they are beyond repair and will need to be extracted.

Why does pain occur in my teeth or mouth?

A toothache or pain in the mouth can be caused by:

  • Tooth decay
  • A broken filling
  • A tooth abscess or fracture
  • Infected gums

Why and how does gum disease develop?

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Gum disease, more medically termed periodontitis, is a serious gum infection that harms the soft gum tissue and can lead to bone and tooth loss if left untreated.

Though it is a common disease, it is easily prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene.

Causes of periodontitis include:

  • The buildup of plaque on the teeth
  • Plaque hardens under your gumline
  • Plaque causes gingivitis
  • If gums are often inflamed and harmed, this can cause periodontitis

How to prevent gum disease:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day
  • Floss regularly
  • Visit the dentist twice a year
  • Visit your hygienist for regular teeth cleaning and polishing

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to further tooth loss.

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What happens if the missing tooth is ignored?

If you do not replace a missing tooth, then a number of complications arise.

  1. Surrounding teeth will begin to move into the gap, causing crooked or gappy teeth.
  2. Without your full set of teeth, you will experience problems with the alignment and function of your bite.
  3. Your self-confidence will be knocked if you have a smile that is gappy.

If you have missing teeth, you do not have to suffer from the consequences.

There are a number of restorative solutions such as implants and cosmetic dentures which can restore your smile.

What are the most common oral problems?

Here are some common oral problems that many experiences:

  • Bad breath
  • Decayed teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Mouth sores or ulcers
  • Eroding teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Toothaches
  • Dental emergencies

These can often be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day.

You should also visit us at the clinic at least twice a year so that we can spot any problems early on, and keep your smile shining.

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What to expect with treatment with us

You can rest assured that when you choose treatment with Calm and Gentle Dental Care, you will be in the best of hands. Learn more about our expert team.

We want to make dental care accessible and affordable to everyone. See our payment packages.

We are committed to patient comfort and satisfaction at every stage of their journey.

We are safe, caring and responsive, and we are dedicated and committed to keeping up the latest techniques and treatments.

By using the latest technology, materials and methods, we are moving with the latest dental developments, in order to make our treatment second-to-none.

Contact us today for a free consultation.

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