Replacing Teeth

If you are missing teeth, how best to manage a single or a multiple tooth gap may initially present an overwhelming oral health decision for you. Your dentist at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic will be best placed to advise you on all the tooth replacement options we have available to offer in clinic, at consultation. During your initial appointment with us, you can start to create your own personal patient journey guided by your bespoke dental care plan designed to restore not just your personal confidence in your smile but also your personal comfort in the optimum functionality of your teeth, gums and jaws.

We are proud to offer the specialist expertise you may need in the latest prosthodontics, dental implants, dental bridges and adhesive prosthetics procedures and techniques. Your dental appliance to replace your missing teeth is always carefully crafted and custom-made in our own dental laboratory by our team of master dental technicians and dental technicians who work in technical and communicative harmony with our clinic team of specialist dentists and surgeons.

Please view below an outline of the current dental treatment options we are proud to offer when it is it is in the patients’ best interest to replace the missing tooth or teeth, here in clinic:

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Dental Implants

Dental implants can be defined as artificial roots which are gently, precisely and expertly placed into the jawbone under both sterile conditions and under local anaesthesia which are then completed in due course with your restoration choice of a dental crown, dental bridge or denture attached, as appropriate and as recommended by your dentist.

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Prosthodontics

Here at the clinic, we can offer our dental patients the ultramodern dental prosthetic choices of dental implants, dental bridges plus full or partial dentures as dental treatment options to replace your missing teeth – when tooth decay and/or gum disease, certain health conditions or the nature of an accident has meant that tooth loss has become unavoidable for you.

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Dental Bridges

Our all-ceramic dental bridges can restore the aesthetic appearance of your smile, reinstate the quality of your ability to eat with comfort, help you rehabilitate your speech and pronunciation and also maintain the shape and structure of your face as we perfectly bridge the gap caused by your tooth loss.

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Adhesive Prosthetics

Adhesive Prosthetics

Adhesive prosthetics, otherwise known as specially bonded, fixed ceramic restorations, such as a Maryland bridge for example, are a gentle technique versatile enough to be applied to close the gap created by either missing front and/or back teeth.

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Dentures

Full or partial removable dentures (false teeth) are a dental prosthetic made from acrylic plastic, nylon or metal materials and are designed to replace one or more missing natural teeth. At Wimpole Street Dental Clinic we are specialist providers of prosthodontic treatment, using ultramodern dental prosthetics for our patients.

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Dental Laboratory

We are able to offer a considerable portfolio of the latest tooth replacement treatment options in part due to the invaluable resource we have in our own dental laboratory facility located in Munich, Germany run by our master dental technician team liaising with our partners here in central London.

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Once the crown has been applied for the initial trial and a perfect fit has been achieved, then it is bonded to the tooth with adhesive dental cement. Please be advised that both the treatment procedure and the bonding agents used for inlays, onlays and partial crowns can vary from those applied to the delivery of crowns, dental bridges and dental implant supported restorations. Please consult your dentist for further information at your next consultation if this is of interest to you.
Two dental appointments are normally needed for you to receive a perfectly fitting crown. During your first appointment the affected tooth is prepared meticulously and a precise tooth impression is taken. Based on this high-quality impression, your dental technician creates the crown you need within the desired material. Meanwhile, the affected tooth is protected by way of a plastic, temporary crown. The second appointment enables your bespoke crown to be fitted and bonded to the affected tooth using a strong layer of adhesive dental cement.
Choosing an inlay or a partial crown is not only affected by personal preference but is dependent on the size of the dental cavity which has developed within the natural tooth. We would advise that inlays are generally used for smaller cavities with partial crowns being best suited to remedy larger ones to ensure the best chance of optimum clinical success from their use.
As inlays are securely bonded it is unlikely to fall out. If it does become loose, please book an urgent appointment with us as the hole in the tooth must be resealed fast so that bacteria and germs cannot enter the space and so create dental caries and/or gum inflammation.
We advise ceramic inlays and onlays offer the best results in terms of both perfect aesthetics and functional benefits such as high durability. We choose to use this material over other options available to us because of its colour fastness and high biocompatibility properties which together with our fine handcraft and digital dentistry combine to produce long lasting results for our valued dental patients. Please also note that changes in temperature are not transmitted from the ceramic inlays and onlays into the interior of the tooth so your sense of taste remains unaffected. We recommend that gold inlays and onlays are only necessary and so suitable for dental patients who exhibit strong teeth grinding or pressing of their teeth habits and behaviours.
We advise that up to three teeth at the side of the mouth or four teeth at the front of the mouth can be replaced by way of a dental bridge appliance. We recommend that it is preferable to treat larger tooth gaps with the use of implant supported dental restorations, instead.
A dental bridge is a highly durable appliance which has an average lifetime of 20 years. This level of longevity depends greatly on the standard of good oral hygiene which a dental patient can commit to on a daily basis, post-treatment. Dental bridges require the same level of care as you would apply to maintaining your natural teeth. A dental crown or dental bridge can become irreparably damaged due to tooth decay which would be visible at the edges of this dental restoration. By brushing daily with a fluoride toothpaste and by using dental floss and/or interdental brushes once a day, it is possible to extend their lifespan. This level of oral hygiene regime, complemented by regular appointments for check-ups with your dentist and regular professional teeth cleaning treatments with your dental hygienists, offers you the best course of action to enable you to keep your dental bridge in a good condition for longer.
An adhesive or Maryland bridge is a fixed bridge which consists of a metal or ceramic framework, bonded in place to the neighbouring natural teeth. Adhesive bridges are normally used to resolve the appearance of single tooth gaps if dental implants cannot or should not be used. This treatment is especially suitable for younger patients still experiencing jaw growth who cannot be considered as suitable candidates for the use of dental implants at this stage in their natural development.
Yes, adhesive bridges can be applied to resolve a single missing tooth gap present in the back of the mouth. Yet, the adhesive bridge is not suitable for use in the resolution of free-end gaps as they must be bonded in the back of the mouth to two supporting and healthy natural teeth. Should you be experiencing a free-end gap and seek remedy, then a dental implant is recommended as the best dental treatment option for you to consider.
In the unlikely event that one of the wings on your adhesive bridge loosens, please make an urgent appointment to attend our clinic. If your dentist finds that the bridge is undamaged, in most cases, we can re-bond it back into place with ease. Please do be advised though that re-bonded or re-cemented adhesive bridges have a slighter shorter lifespan than new adhesive bridges.
Implant prosthetics or prosthodontics as a dental speciality refer to the creation of tooth replacements which are mounted in dental implants. The advantages of this type of procedure are that your neighbouring teeth are protected as they do not need to ground or filed to be used as supporting teeth, the artificial root contained within the dental implant means that your jawbone will not recede further and so will provide stability within the mouth and that the dental implant supported tooth replacement appliance is barely indistinguishable in look, shape and feel from a real, natural tooth.
Generally speaking, yes. Single tooth gaps are resolved by the fitting of a dental implant, to which a crown is then fixed. Larger tooth gaps can be closed again by the use of implant supported dental bridges or partial dental prostheses. Even in cases of total tooth loss, your dentist can fix your perfectly fitting, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing dentures safely and firmly into the mouth.