As dedicated implant dentists, we know how this can make our patients feel anxious, and we want you to know that you are not alone.
We’ve treated thousands of individual tooth loss cases over the years and know what to do to restore your smile using the most natural and advanced techniques available.
So, whether you’ve lost your tooth due to trauma, decay, extraction, or gum disease, we have specialist dentists trained to repair and strengthen your smile cosmetically and improve your dental hygiene.
And when trusting one of our dentists like Dr Gutierres, you can expect higher success rates, more precise diagnostics and a better choice of brands and systems.
Call 020 3984 9123.
Please note that if you have recently lost a tooth, we offer an emergency placement service that can prevent your oral condition from deteriorating any further, saving you thousands of pounds on restoration costs.
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As missing teeth experts, we would be wrong not to advise you to visit our practice immediately.
Some people happily ignore gaps in their mouth, but a missing tooth is not all about aesthetics. There are several worrying consequences of ignoring a missing tooth.
One of them being further tooth loss. Gaps in between two teeth can cause teeth further gum recession and lead to another wobbly tooth that needs attention.
When you lose a tooth, pressure is put on the remaining teeth, and the jaw bone also loses vital bone mass that holds teeth firmly in position.
Therefore, facial contortion, wobbly teeth and tooth movement are common symptoms.
There is no question of superiority regarding which will be the best tooth-replacement method.
Porcelain crown based dental implants are the most durable and advanced tooth loss solution available today. Cerec crowns are also available.
Did we mention that they are the most natural-looking tooth replacement when paired with dental crowns?
We match all new crowns to the colour of your existing teeth so, you can believe us when we say no one will notice.
But dental implants are not just superior in their application and aesthetics but also in promoting strong oral foundations and bettering the oral condition.
There are alternative treatments we can investigate to replace single tooth loss, like bridgework or dentures.
Still, both have been found on decaying teeth, worsen the oral condition and be unflattering or uncomfortable.
And whilst dental implants might be the pricier option, considering the cost of replacing bridgework or broken dentures, a dental implant might be able to save you money in the long run.
Dental implants are considered an investment because they will keep your smile strong and healthy for many, many years to come – trust us when we tell you that you won’t find a better restorative solution.
The treatment length for dental implants can vary because it will depend on your unique case and the type of restoration or technique chosen.
Traditional tooth implants require a few months for the jawbone to integrate with the implant – however, depending on your case, we can opt for more modern techniques that shorten this timeframe.
However, in the most straightforward cases where a CBCT scan shows a good amount of bone, Dr Gutierres predicts that the healing time would be around three months and that the patient would be a good candidate for temporary teeth.
However, Dr Gutierres will break down the timings and explain all the details you need to know in your bespoke treatment plan.
One of our implant dentists, presumably Dr Gutierres, will position the titanium post deep into the jawbone so that it can act as a replica of natural tooth roots.
Once the titanium screw has had enough time to heal and fuse with the bone in your jaw (often 3-6 months), we will be at the stage where we can place the abutment and crown.
There are several options for the final restoration; we can offer implant-secured dentures or bridges. However, we recommend using porcelain crowns if you wish to achieve the most life-like results.
As pointed out above, tooth loss can hugely impact your life, from changing how you eat, to how you talk to even how your mouth moves.
More than this, tooth loss can be embarrassing for many, developing insecurities and low self-esteem around their smile.
But that's not all missing teeth can affect – in the long run, missing teeth can affect the rest of your mouth and disturb its structure.
1. A missing tooth in the back of the mouth (molar) causes chewing problems that add more pressure or force to the remaining teeth, causing them to crack or weaken.
2. Untreated, missing teeth must overcompensate for the lost tooth, leading to tooth wear and fractures of the neighbouring teeth.
3. Missing front teeth impair and alter speech.
4. Surrounding bone in the jaw will begin to deplete. As bone does not regrow or regenerate, this makes you a complex case if you decide to pursue implant treatments in the future.
5. A lost tooth causes teeth to drift out of position. This movement will cause gaps between teeth and lead to plaque and tartar growing and developing into gum disease (an infection of the gums that cannot be cured easily, if at all).
Prevent all these problems and see what we can do for your tooth loss. Call 020 3984 9123.