A bridge is just one of the options available for replacing missing teeth.
Bridges may be made from metal or they may be metal covered with a thin layer of porcelain to appear more natural. They may also be crafted entirely from porcelain by an experienced technician to produce a bridge that is very similar in appearance to your own teeth.
Crowns are one of the methods by which teeth can be rebuilt. If you have a tooth with extensive damage or decay, and a filling would not be appropriate, your dentist may recommend a crown. These cover the damaged tooth to prevent further decay.
Fillings & Inlays
Your dentist may recommend replacing part of a tooth that has been lost through wear and tear or decay with a filling. Fillings are made from a number of materials, and your dentist will discuss your options with you before starting treatment.
Daily brushing and flossing of your teeth is the most effective way of preventing gum disease.
Although your dentist and hygienist routinely remove build-up of tartar or plaque during your appointments, if you do not take care of your teeth you may develop gum disease. This can cause your gums to recede or pull away from your teeth, leaving them weakened and at risk of falling out.
Dental implants are a permanent way of replacing missing teeth and they feel, work and look very much like your own teeth.
They can be used to replace individual or even a full set of missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial or prosthetic tooth root which is placed into the jaw. Once this implant is in position, a tooth that has been built to match your own teeth is fixed onto it.