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Maida Smiles (W. London)

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Missing front tooth - Your three best options

Getting the aesthetics and function right for replacing a missing front tooth is crucial – especially as you’ll be living with the restoration.

Choosing the right treatment will depend on:

  • How long you want the fake tooth to last
  • How natural you want it to look
  • How you want to use your remaining teeth

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A note from implant dentist; Dr Pedro Gutierres

We’ve treated hundreds of patients in the same exact position as you, so we understand more than most how traumatising losing a front tooth can be. 

But life-like tooth replacement is possible, and below, we’ll walk you through your three best options for artificial tooth restoration. 

As a long-term prosthetic solution, we don’t hesitate to recommend dental implants, which are truly the best choice you can make for both function and natural aesthetics.

It’s not recommended. Whilst you might think you can live with it – you’ll find that over time you might come to regret this decision. When you lose a tooth, the bone in the jaw begins to deplete, which never grows back. 

  • Bone loss
  • Further tooth loss
  • Tooth shifting and movement
  • Gum disease and sagging

Your three main replacement methods

The method you choose to replace your missing front tooth is up to you – but make it carefully. Changing your mind can result in more costly alterations, so it’s important you discuss all your options at length with a missing teeth dentist, like us.

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Single Implant

*£2,500 inclusive of abutment, post and crown, scans and surgery

  • Lasts 20-30 years
  • Preserves bone quality
  • Prevents facial sagging
  • Best for speech and chewing
  • Mimics natural teeth and root
  • Placed in 1 hour – 3 months to heal
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Partial dentures

*Prices range from £850-£1,100 for plastic and metal dentures

  • Lasts 5-7 years
  • Relies on suction or clasps
  • Not always palateless
  • Causes bone loss and shrinkage
  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Dentures ready in 6-8 weeks

Dental Bridges

*£875 for unit (must also consider the cost of three crowns)

  • Lasts 5-15 years
  • Does not preserve the bone
  • Prevents facial sagging
  • Restores aesthetics
  • Neighbouring teeth require filing
  • Placed in 1.5 hours – 2.4 weeks to heal
Maida Dental implant finance offer

Paying for front tooth replacement

Whether you choose a dental implant, a bridge, or dentures, you’ll be pleased to know you won’t have to pay your treatment cost upfront. 

Here at Maida Smiles in London, we offer patients the chance to spread the cost of their missing front tooth treatment over 12 months with no additional interest.

For example, you could pay £104.16 a month using 12 months 0% finance by placing a 50% deposit. 

Longer terms are available with additional APR.

Before & After Implants

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One of the best in implants

Patients travel far and wide to seek treatment from Dr Gutierres, one of the most experienced implant dentists in the UK, for full-mouth reconstruction and same-day smiles using advanced dental implant techniques.

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