Different treatment options for missing teeth in Berkshire
With many dental treatments and prevention options available today, tooth extractions have become a less common procedure. Dentists try to do everything possible to restore a tooth to its original function, but sometimes this is simply not possible. Removing a tooth is the last option, but luckily there are many effective ways available to replace missing teeth.
At The Old Windsor Dental Practice, we offer various ways to replace one, several or all of your missing teeth. These include dental bridges, crowns and removable dentures. We also offer dental implant solutions, ranging from regular dental implants to denture stabilisation. While dental implants are a viable treatment option for missing teeth with long-lasting results, other replacement methods may be more suitable for you.
Our dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide which treatment is right for you. We approach each case on an individual basis and recommend treatment that would best suit your needs and overall budget.
If you are missing a few teeth in a row, then a bridge may be a good replacement option. A dental bridge is a series of crowns fitted over the gap created by the missing teeth, fixed onto the adjacent teeth. These adjacent teeth need to be ground down to support the bridge.
Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years and are a popular restoration option for patients who have lost most of their teeth. Modern dentures are lightweight, well-fitting, comfortable and natural-looking.
A crown can be the most effective way to restore a cracked, heavily-filled or weakened tooth. A crown is a cap that will completely encase your damaged tooth and restore its function and appearance. Crowns are very durable and can dramatically improve the force of your bite. Your dentist might also use a crown to top a dental implant or support a bridge, replacing one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants are a viable way to replace one or more missing teeth, while they can also be used to support dentures or bridges. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically embedded into the jawbone, offering support and stability comparable to regular teeth.