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The Many Ways to Replace Missing Teeth

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

2433646_sAt City Dental we offer many choices for missing teeth treatments. Teeth may be lost due to tooth decay, gum disease or oral trauma. Our aim is to do our best to preserve existing teeth, however dental extractions at times may be necessary.

Choices in missing teeth treatments

The missing teeth treatments we offer look and feel just like natural teeth. The three main artificial teeth replacements include:

Dental bridges

A dental bridge may be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Bridges may of alloys, gold or porcelain link or clasp the artificial teeth to neighbouring existing teeth or crowns. They can be supported by dental implants too, but more on them later!

There are three types of dental bridge: traditional, cantilever and Maryland. The type of bridge recommended depends on how many teeth are being replaced and the method of replacement.


Dentures can replace one or more missing teeth on a dental arch, or complete sets of teeth on both dental arches. There are different types of custom-made dentures – partial, complete, acrylic nylon (or plastic), flexible and implant-supported.

Certain dentures are bonded to a metal or plastic plate and are easily removed for cleaning. As the gums shrink and change over time, dentures may need adjustment or to be secured with dental implants.

Dental implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that serve as missing tooth roots to which a dental restoration such as a crown, bridge or denture is anchored. Implant-supported dental prosthesis are becoming increasingly popular due to stability and control it gives for oral functions.

The ultimate goal of missing teeth replacements is to restore proper dental function, alignment, bite and facial volume for a confident and beautiful smile. If you would like treatment for your missing teeth please don’t hesitate to contact City Dental in the heart of Leeds.

What Happens When You Replace Missing Teeth

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

2433646_sMissing teeth can be troublesome for a number of reasons and we strongly recommend considering tooth replacement treatment if you have gaps in your smile. We offer a range of options and will be happy to discuss potential solutions during your consultation. Here are just some of the reasons you should think about replacing missing teeth:

Better oral health

Losing teeth can have a negative impact on your oral health because sockets tend to attract bacteria and the remaining teeth can be harder to clean. By replacing missing teeth, you can enjoy healthier teeth and gums.

Improved speech

Your teeth play an essential role in the formation of words and sounds and losing teeth can affect the clarity of your speech and your ability to pronounce certain sounds. Investing in tooth replacement treatment can help to improve the quality of your speech, which will also have benefits for your confidence, especially in settings where you are required to speak in public or meet people face to face.

Improved aesthetics

Missing teeth impact the look of the smile. Studies show that people who have missing teeth are considered to be less attractive than those with a full set of healthy teeth. If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, this can also have a negative effect on confidence, as you may feel self-conscious when your smile is on show and you may feel less attractive. Replacing lost teeth with natural-looking prostheses can really make a difference to the way you look and feel.

Improved facial aesthetics

Your teeth act as supports for your lips and cheeks and if you lose a significant number of teeth, this can cause the cheeks to sag and this makes your face look older. Tooth replacement not only gives you a stunning smile, it also rejuvenates your facial aesthetic, helping you to look and feel younger.

To find out about our amazing tooth replacement treatments including dentures, dental implants and dental bridges, call today and book an appointment.

What to do when Teeth go missing in Central Leeds

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

4652780_blogIt can be an awful moment in your life if some of your teeth go missing in central Leeds: there are a few ways in which this can happen. You can lose a tooth or two through injury, bad decay and gum disease, but if you want to nip this in the bud and stop it from happening to the rest of your teeth, it is vital that you seal up the gaps as quickly as possible. Partial dentures are the cheapest and easiest method to choose in order to plug up the holes, and look very natural once they are in place- but then, so do the other methods on offer. Dental bridges have been with us for years and again, work brilliantly for overcoming tooth-loss. However, one of the greatest assets to dealing with a gap in the smile is the dental implant; not only can it be used to support dentures and bridges it has a stand alone quality of its own. One of these screwed into the jawbone is strong and can house individual crowns that will perfectly mirror that missing tooth/teeth. What you choose depends on how and where the problem has occurred but this will also be down to what your dentist thinks is best for you.