Losing teeth is something us dentists are always trying to prevent as we want to provide treatments and advice that keep our patient’s teeth healthy so they can keep their natural smile throughout their adult life. However, missing teeth is something that is not always avoidable as accidents do happen. With this said, we’re just as experienced in regaining perfect smiles as we are in keeping natural smiles perfect. If you’ve lost teeth through poor oral health or you’ve been involved in an accident you may think there’s no hope for your smile, when in fact there are many missing teeth treatment options available. So don’t panic, read on!
If your teeth are broken or weakened we’re able to restore them through fitting crowns. Crowns are used to strengthen the tooth and give it a more pleasant appearance. The remaining tooth is prepared and a crown is fitted over the tooth. Crowns can be made to fit in with the rest of the teeth with a natural shape and colour. Crowns not only improve the appearance of the tooth, they also improve your bite to make eating easier and more comfortable which is made difficult when a tooth is missing.
We now offer CEREC crowns which are fitted in one day so you won’t be without your tooth for long!
Some missing teeth cases are more than just one broken tooth and require more extensive work to restore a comfortable and attractive smile. In cases where more than one tooth is missing or extra work needs to be done to restore the teeth, bridges are a good solution. Made of precious metal base, bridges provide a solid structure for the teeth and porcelain can be added for a more a natural look. When there are multiple missing teeth it can be really difficult to chew food and bridges make this far more easier and comfortable as they’re fixed in the mouth and strengthen the teeth.
Dentures are often dreaded and have a bad reputation, but for some, dentures are ideal missing teeth treatment. If you’ve lost a few or all of your teeth, dentures can replace them. Dentures are made from hard wearing materials that look like natural teeth and gums and are fitted perfectly on your gums. As with all missing teeth treatment solutions, hygiene is vital to ensure they last long, with dentures oral hygiene is made easier as they’re removable. Simply remove the denture each time you eat and clean to keep good oral health.
If all of the above are not an option for you and removable teeth is something you’re not keen on, then dental implants could be for you. Dental implants are small metal screws that are inserted into the jaw to allow crowns and bridges to be fitted. Dental implants are the closest thing to having your natural smile, not only do they give a natural appearance, they also stimulate the remaining jaw bone and blood vessels to grow and act as the root to a tooth.
Missing teeth treatment in Liverpool
As you can see there are lots of treatment options for missing teeth which you may not have previously realised. So if you’re finding it difficult to eat with missing teeth or your self conscious of the appearance of your smile, do not suffer anymore, contact Fiveways Dental on 0151 837 0800 to book a consultation to discuss any of the above treatments.