Oral Implants and Bridges

Traditionally, Replacement of a lost tooth required the cutting back of adjacent teeth and fabrication of three or more joined crowns to be cemented over these teeth to bridge the gap.

For about the last 20 years the best option available is to implant a titanium ‘root ‘ into the socket where the previous  tooth was and build up a new porcelain crown to provide function and appearance.The good thing here is that the adjacent teeth are not interfered with.

Long term success rates of oral implants are high particularly in people with good underlying health and who are non smokers. Though a little more costly than bridgework the implant where possible is the treatment of choice for replacing  lost or missing teeth

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