At City Dental Leeds, we always encourage the replacement of missing teeth. If you have gaps in your smile, we can help. We have a range of impressive treatment options and we are confident that we can find the perfect solution for you.
Problems caused by missing teeth
If you have missing teeth, you may automatically think about the aesthetic impact. However, there are other implications. Gaps don’t just affect the look of your smile and your confidence. They can also increase the risk of dental infections and cause the remaining teeth to slip out of position. If you have missing teeth, you may also notice that your face looks different. This is because the teeth support your lips and cheeks.
Replacing missing teeth can boost your confidence and enable you to eat and speak normally. It also helps to improve your oral health. Whatever your dental needs, we can find a solution. We have options available for individual gaps and multiple missing teeth. When you come in for a consultation, our dentists will go through the options with you and discuss your treatment aims and preferences to find the best fit. Our treatment options include:
Dentures: dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for decades. They are a reliable, affordable option for people with a few gaps or entire arches of missing teeth. Dentures are customised for comfort and they provide natural-looking aesthetics. We offer partial and complete dentures in addition to stabilised dentures, which are secured using mini dental implants.
Dental bridges: bridges are a popular option for single missing teeth. A bridge usually comprises a false tooth, which is supported by a crown on each side. Bridges are often made from porcelain, which ensures that the false tooth matches the surrounding natural teeth perfectly. Designing and fitting a bridge usually involves two sessions, two weeks apart. A bridge should last for up to 15 years.
Dental implants: dental implants are a long-term solution for tooth loss. They are made from titanium and the aim of treatment is to replace the tooth root. The implant integrates into the jawbone and it can then be attached to a crown, bridge or denture. With implants, you can enjoy the same standard of functionality as with healthy natural teeth. The aesthetics are also incredibly lifelike, so you’ll have a beautiful smile to show off.
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