Missing Tooth

Over Denture

Over Denture [SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/192-over-denture.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Partial dentures can sometimes move as gums change shape. Securing the denture to an existing tooth can be the solution. A stud can be fixed to an adjacent tooth. The partial denture then ‘clicks’ onto this stud to secure it in place.

Missing Tooth – Drift and Over erruption

The gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on adjacent tooth either side. The teeth next to the space can lean into the gap or the tooth on the opposite jaw may get longer and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. These also can lead to food getting…

Dental Bridge

Bridge is one of the options  to replace a missing tooth subject to reliability of adjacent teeth. The modern way to replace missing tooth is Implant which does not require grinding of adjacent teeth respecting individuality and independency of each tooth. A bridge can last as long as the teeth underneath are not in trouble. Conventional…

Dentures

Dentures are false teeth constructed to replace missing teeth.  They are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues.  Conventional dentures are removable in form of partial or full dentures. However Implants are the best and most modern option to replace teeth, a denture can be used as semi permanent solution or  a temporary for transitional period…

Fixatives

Fixatives [SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/173-fixatives.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Dentures should be cleaned thoroughly … … either with warm water or a specialist denture toothpaste. Shake off excess water. Apply the fixative … … however, using too much fixative may result in ‘oozing’. Using smaller amounts may provide better adhesion. The amount used will vary between dentures. A good fixative applied…

Fibre Bridge

Fibre Bridge [SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/242-fibre-bridge.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Sometimes the most sensitive way to fill a gap … … is to utilise fillings that already exist in adjacent teeth. These fillings are removed and matching ‘wings’ attached to the bridge … … which fit into the spaces.

Missing Tooth/ Teeth, Treatment Options

Missing permanent teeth not only  result in Drift & over eruption but also can be embarrassing. It no longer has to deter you from showing off your smile while walking the streets of London. There are several options of replacing missing teeth  including: Implants Bridges Dentures and in some cases closure of small gaps using…