The primary options for replacing missing teeth are: dental bridges, dental implants and dentures. Each type of treatment has its own advantages. Dr. Ian Buckle is one of the leading dentists in the UK for restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He can help you choose which treatment is right for you.
Dr. Buckle is also the Clinical Director of the Dawson Academy UK, which is a post graduate dental education facility. Dentists come from around the world to train with Dr. Buckle on the foundations of Complete Dentistry.
One of the simplest and most affordable solutions for a missing tooth is a dental bridge. We can create a fixed dental bridge, which will be anchored by the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. The dental bridge can be secured with dental crowns and/or dental implants.
A fixed dental bridge, supported by dental implants provides the most natural replacement for missing teeth. An implant supported bridge is durable and stable and will not move around in your mouth. Also, there is no need for time consuming daily maintenance. You simply brush and floss like usual and visit Dr. Buckle at least every six months for routine dental care.
Dental implants are an ideal tooth replacement solution. Replacing the actual root of the tooth, the dental implant will become fully integrated with the bone to replace both the function and aesthetics of the missing tooth or teeth.
Dental implants are generally the most expensive replacement option, but they also require the least maintenance. Not all patients qualify for dental implants. The location of the missing tooth as well as the overall health of the patient and bone structure will be evaluated before the dentist recommends treatment.
Buckle Advanced Dental Care offer complete care for dental implants in our comfortable Wirral dental practice. In just one day, we can extract the tooth, place the dental implant, and then immediately attach a temporary restoration.
A denture is a custom made set of artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth and some of the gum tissue. It is used when a person is missing all of their upper or lower teeth. A traditional denture is removable and requires a lot maintenance and care. Unfortunately for some people, it may slip around or may not fit correctly which can lead to issues with eating and the fear of them falling out.
Our Wirral dental practice also offers a denture that can be secured using dental implants. Implant secured dentures, also known as “All on Four” or “Teeth in a Day” offer improved stability, comfort and permit a healthier diet. As few as four dental implants (and up to eight) are surgically placed in the jaw bone. After a period of healing, those implants are used to anchor the denture for a permanent restoration.
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Our practice is conveniently located in Wirral near North Wales and Cheshire. If you are looking for a comprehensive dentist to treat the entire family, contact Buckle Advanced Dental Care for a consultation. Call us at 0151 329 2979, or by filling in the online form.