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Missing teeth

Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges and dentures are not the only solution, thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Dental implants are titanium metal screws that are placed in the jaw so that crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto them. 

Dental Implants

Recent technological advances make this treatment much more straightforward even if there is little existing bone present. Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting back a great smile and being able to bite and chew with confidence.

Dr Laura and Dr Mark have both undertaken restorative implant training and restore dental implants that are placed by surgeon Dr Andrew Dawood at the Dawood and Tanner practice in Wimpole Street, London. Implant expert Dr Dawood has over 30 years experience in placing implants and uses the Nobelbiocare dental implant systems. This high quality system is the most established and well researched implant system worldwide, reducing the risk of complications and failure in the long term that can result from using low cost, low quality substitute systems. We use a dedicated implant laboratory to provide life-like and high quality implant crowns by our dentists.

Bridges

If you require a more extensive restoration than a crown or have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired, a good solution is a bridge. Bridges are usually made of a zirconia ceramic base which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing.

 

If you need a bridge in your smile line, porcelain is usually added to the base to make it look more like real teeth. A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can't come out.

Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing.Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care of your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and that you can prevent bad breath.

Crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or have a very large filling. The crown fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. It will also be tooth coloured, giving the restoration a more natural appearance so it fits in with the rest of your teeth.

A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more aesthetic smile. Also, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.

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