Replacing a missing tooth: dentures and implants

A missing tooth can present all kinds of difficulties, affecting your ability to break down your food correctly, your confidence and if left untreated, jawbone loss can occur. Here at Cliftonville, we offer dentures and dental implant as a solution to a missing tooth or indeed several missing teeth. Read on to find out more about both of these options and their benefits.

Dentures

Here at Cliftonville we have many patients who come to us with ill-fitted or poorly-made dentures and who have put up with embarrassment and discomfort for years. Our team believe our patients deserve better.

Our custom approach to creating dentures is what makes us stand out. By applying careful measurement, construction and fitting, we can help restore the confidence you may have lost from wearing poor quality dentures. We will take accurate impressions of your teeth in order to create the best fit for your dentures and take your skin, eye and hair colour into account as well as your existing tooth shade to give the most authentic restoration possible. The process behind getting dentures is straightforward and are a viable and cost-effective option for patients who suffer with jaw problems or weak gums that are not suitable for dental implants.

Dental implants

Dental implants are widely considered to be the next best thing to a natural tooth, providing function and aesthetic. A fixed solution, dental implants are inserted directly into the jawbone and left to fuse with it over a period months, resulting in them becoming a permanent part of you.

The process behind getting dental implants is more complex than that associated with dentures though they are a more permanent solution, lasting a lifetime if properly looked after, which involves simply treating them as you would your natural teeth. If you have been suffering from resorption (a shrinking jawbone) dental implants can reverse the effects, rejuvenating your facial structure and giving you back your confidence.

You read more about dental implants here. 

If you would like more information about the treatment we offer for missing teeth, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and you can discuss the options above in more detail with you dentist.

 

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