Have you one or more missing teeth?

A Guide to Tooth Replacement Options & why you should act now

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Have you Missing Teeth?

Compare the options and reasons for replacing missing teeth at Cork City Dentist. We offer implants, dentures and bridges. Book online or call 0214501306

 

It can be quite unsettling when someone loses one or more teeth, but with the advancements in dental technology, today we have more tooth replacement options than ever before.

 

Missing teeth can lead to lowered levels of self-esteem and can also lead to the potential for some oral health concerns. Tooth replacement options can help to restore your smile but also ensure that your teeth and gums are as healthy as can be.

What concerns can tooth replacements address?

There are several reasons that a tooth can be lost. Trauma, decay and periodontal disease are the primary culprits behind patients coming into the clinic with gaps in their smile.

When those teeth are lost, there are a number of concerns that can become a reality if the resulting gap is not addressed in a timely manner.

 

The first concern relates to the gap that has been left behind. Our teeth are not fixed permanently in place. They can be manipulated to move around in our mouths, which is why braces are so effective at helping you to get the smile that you deserve to have.

However, teeth that are shifting into any available gap can result in a misaligned bite. It can also lead to damage and decay to the previously healthy teeth that are now moving position.

 

Something that many patients are often not aware of is that the longer that the tooth has been missing from the socket, the more likely it is that you will start to see bone recession. The tissue in our jawbones is constantly growing and regenerating. However, it relies on near-constant exposure to the pressure that comes from chewing and biting to stay healthy and growing.

Without this pressure, you’ll start to experience the gradual loss of bone in that area of your mouth. This can  lead to the signs of premature ageing as you lose the support to your face if in turn more teeth are lost.

The other obvious effects of missing teeth are the aesthetic effect, people will notice a missing tooth immediately, especially in the upper arch and this can harm the person’s self-esteem.  It may affect your ability to chew food and overload the remaining teeth. This again is magnified if more teeth are missing.

What are the dental options for missing teeth?

There are a number of options to replace missing teeth. The solution that ultimately will work best for you will depend on several factors unique to each situation and each patient.

 

  • The number of missing teeth
  • Whether or not the teeth are missing all in a row
  • Whether the gaps are towards the front or the back of the mouth
  • The level of bone regression/ how long the teeth are missing
  • The budget of the treatment

 

The options that patients have to replace missing teeth include dental bridges, dentures, dental implants and implant-supported dentures.

The options that patients have to replace missing teeth include dental bridges, dentures, dental implants and implant-supported dentures.

Dental bridges

The prosthetic bridge looks like your natural teeth and will be coloured to blend in well with the shade of your natural teeth. Bridges are both a cosmetic and functional restoration option. They are anchored to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap, but may also be secured in place with implants.

Dentures

Dentures, whether partial or full, are an option to consider if a patient is missing a significant number of teeth. Dentures are most often secured in the mouth by suction to the gums or clasps on the teeth. Using a denture adhesive can help stability, but implant-supported dentures are a popular option for patients looking to reap the benefits of implants and dentures at the same time.

Dental implants

The dental implant is a permanent root replacement for the missing tooth. These titanium roots are surgically implanted into the empty socket. Once healed, patients are fitted with a prosthetic tooth or crown.

To determine which options for missing teeth are the best choice for you, be sure to reach out to our clinic to schedule your consultation.

Braces or aligners

If there is some crowding teeth can be moved around to use up the space left behind by an extracted tooth- effectively killing two birds with the one stone.

There are certainly some advantages to each of the dental options for missing teeth that you have available to you. Working closely with your dentist can help you to determine which option will be the right choice to help you meet your oral health goals.

 

A bridge might be the best option if you have just one or two teeth missing. If you have bone-recession, then you may not yet be a candidate for dental implants, until the issue is resolved with a bone graft. Dentures are a more affordable option and nowadays are very aesthetic. Dentures are also very good at replacing missing gum with pink acrylic.

 

Each option will bring with it its own set of benefits that should be carefully considered. Your dentist will cover the details about all of your options with you.

 

Dental Implants would be the most durable long-lasting solution, but this would be more costly than dentures or dental bridges.

How much does it cost to replace missing teeth?

At Cork City Dentist we recognise that our patients are often concerned about the costs related to the procedures and dental options that they are in need of. We offer a wide selection of dental procedures and treatments to meet the needs of each of our patients. Our prices are competitive and each detail related to your treatment will be thoroughly explained to you.

 

We believe in competitive pricing so that a healthy smile is reachable for each one of our patients. To learn more about the various options for missing teeth, book your appointment online or call our clinic to get started.

TreatmentPrice
Tooth whitening€300
Crowns (dependant on type)from €700
Porcelain veneers from €700
Dental Bridges€700 per unit
Inlays & Onlaysfrom €500
Dentures - Partial acrylic (plastic)€350 - €450
Dentures - Partial cobalt (metal base) €1100
Dentures - Full upper€450
Dentures - Full upper and lower€900
Dental Implants - Crown €1100 (+specialist fee for surgical treatment)

Get started with the process to restore your smile when you learn more about options for missing teeth. At Pearse Smith Dental we offer several options that will get you back to smiling in no time at all. Book your consultation online or call our clinic at 0214501306.

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