Different Ways To Replace Missing Teeth
ALL THE WAYS TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH
Losing teeth can be stressful, but there are many ways to get brilliant replacements. Whether it’s implants, dentures or a bridge, be confident you have options.
Complete or full dentures
Complete dentures are designed to replace a full set of missing teeth. Made to fit the upper arch, lower arch or both, complete dentures are easy to remove for cleaning.
If you only have a few missing teeth, your dentist may recommend partial dentures. These clip onto any remaining natural teeth.
Fixed replacement teeth
If you prefer a ‘permanently-in’ solution over removable dentures, your dentist may recommend a fixed prosthetic to replace your missing teeth. Here are your options.
1. Artificial crowns: These are replacement teeth which fill the gap left in your mouth. These are fixed to your natural teeth to hold them in place.
2. Implants: Acting like a normal tooth, a root implant is surgically connected to your jawbone through the gum.
3. Implant-supported fixed dentures: Your new teeth are built onto a metal and acrylic base (a bridge), which are then screwed onto two or three root implants that have been surgically connected to your jawbone. The screws can be loosened by a dental professional to remove the denture if needed.
4. Implant-supported removable dentures: These work just like implant-supported fixed dentures, but instead of being locked in place with screws, the dentures are fitted with attachments that snap on and off the root implants whenever you like.