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Replacing a back tooth

 
 

Missing one or more back teeth

  • Are you missing one or more back teeth?
  • Do you have a broken back tooth which cannot be fixed?
  • Do you have difficulty chewing because of missing back teeth?
  • Do you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth?
  • Do you have a partial denture which you don’t like to wear?
  • Would you like to know the best way to replace a broken or missing back tooth?

Your back teeth are vitally important, as they are designed for chewing. The back teeth take a lot of pressure when you bite, and a fracture of a tooth with a large filling or crown may mean the end of the road for that tooth. The good news is that there is a straight forward and predictable way to replace a missing back tooth.

A dental implant is about the same size as the root of a natural tooth. It is positioned underneath the gum where the root of the tooth used to be. The implant tooth will look, feel and function like a natural tooth.

Why choose a dental implant over a bridge or partial denture?

The alternatives to a dental implant include a bridge or a partial denture.

Bridge
eplaces a missing tooth by using the two neighbouring teeth to support a false porcelain tooth. The neighbouring teeth have to be ground down to support the bridge. This can weaken these teeth and can decrease their lifespan.

Partial Denture
A removable appliance where a false tooth is connected to a plate. This rests on the gums and against surrounding teeth to help stay in place. This can increase the risk of decay and gum disease due to increased plaque build up. It can feel uncomfortable, bulky and loose.

Dental Implant
A dental implant is about the same size as the root of a natural tooth. It is positioned underneath the gum where the root of the tooth used to be. A porcelain tooth is permanently connected to the implant. The implant tooth will look, feel and function like a natural tooth.

Advantages of a dental implant

Appearance
The highest quality porcelain is used to create a new tooth which blends in with your neighbouring teeth, so no one will know the difference. The dental implant acts like a new root and therefore helps to preserve the gum and bone which surrounded the tooth. This will provide a healthy natural environment for the implant tooth to blend in with the neighbouring teeth and gums.

Comfort
Not only will the implant look like a natural tooth, it will feel like one too. This is due to the fact that the implant tooth will replicate the dimensions of a natural tooth, and the high quality porcelain replicates the feel of tooth enamel.

Eating
The implant is as secure as a healthy tooth and this allows you to bite and chew food on the implant just like you do with your other teeth. You will be able to bite an apple and chew steak!

A healthy mouth
As the dental implant acts like a new root, it supports the new tooth by itself. It doesn’t put pressure on neighbouring teeth or cover the gums.

A tooth for life
Dental implants are very predictable and have a 95% success rate. If you clean and take care of your implant like your other teeth, it can last a lifetime.

Confidence
All these benefits will give you great confidence when you are smiling, talking and eating.

 

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