At our practice, we actively involve you in the decision regarding your upcoming treatment. After all, it is your oral health we are looking after, so you should be 100% informed about and comfortable with the final decision.
Bridges are used when there are gaps between natural teeth, where a tooth either failed to develop, was lost due to injury or extracted. Bridges require natural or artificial teeth surrounding the gap to hold the bridge in place. If multiple teeth are missing, dental implants or dentures may be a more suitable option.
Modern dentures are realistic tooth replacements that also cover the gums and are a suitable option for patients with larger gaps between their teeth. Dentures can replace a full arch of missing teeth, or a removable partial denture can replace a single tooth or a few missing teeth.
The most obvious criteria regarding the proper treatment for missing teeth is exactly how many teeth are missing.
However, there are secondary criteria, such as the strength and density of your bone, which could potentially affect your tooth replacement. So, consulting a dentist is necessary to determine which option is right for you.
It is with great sadness that due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not permitted to see any patients in person. We will be operating reduced hours for a telephone advice service only.
If you are a registered patient of the practice and you have severe dental pain and facial swelling please call 020 8866 0362, between the hours of 9am and 1pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
If you cannot get through, please kindly leave a voicemail message and one of the team will call you back. We wish you and your loved ones good health and wellbeing during this difficult time.