Missing teeth can affect your confidence and the way and you look and feel about your smile. It can also affect your bite as your remaining teeth can begin to drift and angle into the gaps, causing food traps. At Smiles By Hillside we can offer several treatment options to replace Missing Teeth in Barnet, North West London.
Smiles By Hillside’s expert dentists can construct a partial or full denture for replace your missing teeth in Barnet, North West London. A denture is a plate usually made from plastic with false teeth set inside. When done right, they can look very natural and fit comfortably.
If there are only a few teeth missing, your dentist may construct a bridge. He or she will attach a false tooth (or teeth) to your natural teeth on either side or if possible to only one side of the gap.
Bridges are constructed of porcelain and/or metal and there are several different designs. Your natural teeth on either side of the gap are specially prepared for the bridge crowns to fit on top. These crowns are permanently cemented to a false tooth in the centre.
A dental implant is a titanium ”anchor” that is inserted in your jawbone to hold a false tooth (or teeth) in place. The titanium anchor fuses with your natural bone over a period of several months to create stability. Dentures or bridges can be screwed or clipped onto the implant.
Dental Implants are a great way of replacing missing teeth in Barnet, North West London as they have a very high success rate. They look and feel just like your own teeth.
Your Smiles By Hillside dentist can advise you on the best implant system your suitability for dental implants.
You need to have healthy gums, and if you smoke, your dentist may not recommend implants as it can affect the success of the treatment. Your dentist will tell you if this treatment is suitable for you.