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Our services range from routine inspections to full mouth Dental Implants.

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What are the options for lost teeth?

(1) Implants. Most modern dental implants consist of cylinders of commercially pure titanium (often with special surface coatings) which are threaded into the jaws to replace missing teeth. Implants can be used to support crowns, bridgework, or retain dentures. They do, however, require the jaw in the region to either possess sufficient bone or for it to be grown.

We use Straumann implants – which we consider to be the world's number one manufacturer; they are a Swiss manufacturer that have been producing pioneering, highest quality implants since the 1970s. Extensive research studies have been carried out on Straumann implants over many years. There have been more than nine million Straumann implants sold worldwide. Straumann implants have a life-time guarantee.

(2) Traditional tooth supported bridgework. Teeth adjacent to a space are typically trimmed down to allow the construction of crowns (abutments), these are linked together across the space by further crowns (the pontic). Bridgework has the advantage of being fixed in place, and having minimal bulk.

However, it often requires a considerable amount of destruction to the neighbouring teeth, and linking teeth together complicates future maintenance.

The median (middle) life expectancy for traditional bridgework is typically eight years.

(3) Maryland/Adhesive Bridgework. This is where the bridge pontic is suspended from a metal wing which is bonded to the back of the adjacent tooth/teeth. As with traditional bridgework, it has minimal bulk, but there is also far less tooth destruction with this technique. Maryland wings require a large area of tooth enamel to provide good bond strengths and this wing can often make the supporting tooth appear darker. If there is not enough tooth structure to bond to, or the biting forces are too high, de-bonding can be a problem - causing the bridgework to fall out.

(4) A denture. The benefits of dentures include that they are simple and relatively inexpensive. Dentures are also easy to clean and maintain and can often provide the best aesthetics at the tooth-gum margin. Disadvantages include that they can be relatively bulky and loose, they are limited in their ability to help stabilise the bite, and they also increase the risk of plaque build-up in the whole mouth.

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