Missing teeth can affect the health and function of your smile – not to mention their appearance. If you’ve been living with gaps or the prospect of having your teeth removed, you’ll appreciate the impact that missing teeth can have on your confidence. Missing teeth can sometimes change the appearance of your entire face, causing your skin to sag slightly or appear sunken. Teeth are also important for speech and you may find that you have trouble forming certain words or sounds. Gaps can also increase your risk of dental problems and gum disease and cause other teeth to move out of position.
For these reasons we always recommend replacing missing teeth. Depending on how many teeth are missing and where the gaps are positioned, we can use implants, bridges or dentures to restore your smile. Treatment is usually carried out over three to four appointments, and you’ll be given a local anaesthetic to prevent any discomfort.
With our teeth replacement options at Gosforth Dental Surgery, you can restore your confidence even after losing some of your natural teeth – and still be able to enjoy a high quality of life after suffering from missing teeth problems.
At Gosforth Dental Surgery we use the latest technologies and materials available to achieve amazing results for our patients. During your consultation at our Newcastle dental practice, we will listen to what you want your smile to look like. We will then put together a bespoke treatment plan which may include several treatments. We offer different options to replace missing teeth to suite everyone’s requirements and budget:
A dental bridge is a fixed device that replaces missing teeth. A bridge rests on teeth either side of the gap and replaces the gap with an artificial tooth.
A denture is a removable prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth and adjacent tissues.
Dental implants can be used to help your denture click into place. Providing a stable and reliable base.
Your teeth play an important role and it’s just as important to replace your back teeth, as it is your front teeth. Even one missing tooth can have a negative impact on your remaining teeth and oral health. When a tooth is missing the healthy adjacent teeth tend to tilt, rotate and shift, affecting how your upper and lower teeth meet. This causes problems when chewing having an impact on surrounding muscles and your jaw joints.
During your initial consultation at our Newcastle dental practice, your mouth will first be examined, and then appropriate x-rays, models and photographs taken. Your dentist will then show you examples of each type of teeth replacement and discuss with you all the options available to replace your missing teeth, including advantages and disadvantages, cost, and the number of visits needed for each option.
At Gosforth Dental Surgery, your dentist will always provide you a full treatment plan together with an estimate of the costs of providing the treatment.
At Gosforth Dental Surgery, we are privileged to have Mr Moustafa (Specialist Prosthodontist) in our team. Prosthodontics is one of the 13 official dental specialities recognised by the General Dental Council. It is the speciality of restoring natural teeth and creating and placing natural-looking substitute or prosthetic teeth.
A Prosthodontist is a specialist dentist who has spent an additional 3 years in full-time study. Prosthodontists are trained to restore your mouth comprehensively using specialist knowledge and skills together with the latest techniques and modern materials.
Their aim is to get your mouth fully restored to optimal function and appearance and in so doing, help you to maintain your teeth for as long as possible and reduce the need for future dental treatment.
Services falling under the expertise of a Prosthodontist include:
The skilful team at our Newcastle dental practice are an excellent choice of provider for your dental implant treatment, due to our years of experience, passion for providing exemplary care and expertise of the service. We also have a Specialist Prosthodontist who is highly experienced in complex restorative treatments.
If you have any queries about the treatment, or would like to book a consultation please do not hesitate to contact us, as our friendly, knowledgeable staff are happy to help.