Complete Replacement of Teeth
Sometimes teeth cannot be restored. The root of the tooth may have been removed previously, Trauma or Deep Cavities may have destroyed too much of the tooth or, as most often the case, Gum Disease may have destroyed the bony support for the roots of the tooth.
There are three ways we can replace missing teeth.
This is often the best, but also the most expensive method. A Titanium cylinder is inserted in the bone. This is usually done by one of our specialists. Once it is well accepted in the bone, we make you a ‘cap’ or ‘crown’ as we would on a damaged tooth. The great advantage in this method is that no other teet need to be involved in the process.
To replace one or two missing teeth we can make a ‘Fixed Bridge’. This is done by making a ‘cap’ or ‘crown’ on the teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth or teeth. The replacement teeth are joined to these ‘caps’ or ‘crowns’ so that all of it is bonded to the supporting teeth in a single unit. These ‘Fixed bridges’ will also provide a result that looks as good if not better than the original teeth.