Missing Teeth | Swissedent Dental Dentures Clinic in London, UK
When you have one or more missing teeth, you might be thinking that having missing teeth replaced will only improve your appearance. Not only does having missing teeth replaced improve appearance, it allows you to eat more comfortably, improves speech, keeps your mouth healthy and stops teeth from moving.
Teeth can move and drift into the areas of missing teeth, not only can it affect the way you bite together, it can cause food to be trapped within the gaps and could increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If several or more teeth are missing, your facial muscles can become saggy and could affect your appearance and speech.
There are many options for having missing teeth replaced with implants and bridges that are fixed alternatives which is successful in ideal situations. Bridges are fixed onto your own natural teeth, where as implants are fixed directly into your jawbone and a crown or bridge is fixed on top of the implant placed. Fixed restorations depend on how many teeth are missing, what teeth are missing and the condition of your natural teeth and the amount of bone available for implants.
When the situation is not ideal for fixed restorations there is still a solution for missing teeth,'Removable Partial Dentures'. They are just as successful as the fixed alternatives and have three options available that improve appearance, maintain speech and teeth from moving and drifting whilst allowing you to eat comfortably and gives you peace of mind. There are 3 options available for partial dentures, acrylic, flexible (nylon) and metal (chrome), click below to find out more for each option.