Missing teeth solutions
Our Missing Teeth Solutions
Missing teeth can be a source of a lot of pain, embarrassment and a lack of confidence.
There are many reasons why people can experience tooth loss. It can be often be caused by trauma, decay and/or gum disease.
Not replacing one or more lost tooth could be detrimental to not only your smile but to your health too.
- In an attempt to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth, lost teeth can cause your other teeth to shift out of place. This can then result in costly orthodontic treatment being required.
- Missing teeth can also cause cheeks to look sunken as there is no longer the support structure there – this can make you appear older than you are.
- Missing teeth can also affect your speech and chewing habits.
- Missing teeth can weaken the overall structure of the mouth causing additional tooth loss or injury that may worsen in time.
We would always encourage people to replace missing teeth where possible – each tooth plays a vital role in the mouth and work best as a whole.
Here in Portobello Dental we have many solutions for missing teeth:
Dental implants are undoubtedly the closest substitute for your natural teeth. Just like a tooth, a dental implant consists of two parts: a root which lies beneath the gum line and visible tooth which shows above. While a natural tooth is made from enamel, a dental implant consists of a titanium base buried beneath the gum, and a porcelain crown above the gum matched to the colour of your natural teeth. Read More »
Bridges are a great permanent fix for patients with missing teeth. While partial dentures provide a useful solution for those who prefer removable artificial teeth, a dental bridge provides a replacement that is fixed in place.
A dental bridge will usually be suggested if only a very few teeth need replacing or if teeth are only missing on one side of the mouth.
The base of a dental bridge is normally made from a type of precious metal, while the artificial tooth placed on top is made from porcelain and styled to match the shape and shade of your natural teeth. Read More »
Dentures are artificial sets of teeth and gums which can be fitted over the natural gum line to restore both the function and appearance of real teeth. Not only do dentures enable you to eat and speak with ease again, but they also provide vital structure for lips and cheeks. Without dentures or real teeth, facial muscles will droop due to lack of support, causing an aged appearance and sagging skin. Read More »
Many people do not like the idea of dentures because they are removable, but a supported denture offers some advantages over fixed dental implants, such as:
- Better cosmetically, especially in cases where a lot of gum or bone has receded
- Easier to clean and maintain
- More affordable than porcelain crowns and bridges.
What People Are Saying
I would recommend the Portobello Dental Clinic because I felt the price was reasonable, the service was excellent, all the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the end result looked great.
I am so glad I found the Portobello Dental Clinic and have no hesitation in recommending them to my family and friends. Everyone at the Portobello clinic is professional and friendly and the follow up phone call after treatment, to inquire how I was feeling was much appreciated.
I recently got implants at Portobello. I am very satisfied with the results and I have confidence that if any problems do arise, that they will be dealt with. I have been going to Portobello for about nine years.