There are a number of reasons why you might have a missing tooth or teeth, and this can cause a whole host of problems, as well as the cosmetic appearance associated with a gap in your smile.
Often we see teeth drift and the movement of adjacent teeth can change the alignment, we also see on occasion, missing teeth effect speech.
Dental Implants are very effective and now relatively easy and can look natural and similar to your real teeth. We implant teeth within the bone, making them structurally identical to their natural counterparts. This can protect your bone, maintain tooth alignment and avoid facial discrepancies.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
It is common for patients to experience a missing tooth, for a number of reasons. Quite often a patient can be affected by the cosmetic look of a missing tooth, and may even struggle with chewing or biting or even opening or closing their mouth. Dental restoration is an option in the form of a bridge or crown, which are fixed prosthetic teeth that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants.
What is the difference between a Crown and a Bridge?
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to entirely cover or ‘cap’ a damaged tooth that has been broken, weakened by decay or contains a very large filling. A tooth crown can also protect a restored tooth and improve its appearance. Commonly used to strengthen the remaining tooth, with a natural appearance.
A Bridge is a better solution if you have one or more teeth missing, as it is commonly used to cover a space. Bridges can be made of a precious metal base, which gives us a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. The next stage is to add porcelain to the base to make it look more like real teeth. A strong, sturdy way to restore several teeth in a row and to help the ability to eat and chew.
Archway Dental Group Ltd
34 St John’s Way
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Archway Dental Group offers a range of Preventative Dentistry and General Treatments, including; Routine Check-Ups, Dental Hygiene, Extractions, Oral Surgery, Jaw Problems, and Root Canal Therapy, and can also offer more specialised care such as; Dental Implants, Crowns, Veneers and Teeth Whitening.