A dentist to restore missing teeth
Losing a tooth can be a distressing experience, affecting both your oral health and self- confidence. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology have paved the way for several effective tooth replacement options. If you have recently lost a tooth, or if you have a dental extraction coming up in the near future, then you are probably looking for a dentist in Greystones who can offer suitable tooth replacements.
Let’s explore some different treatments available for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile, along with their benefits.
With our dentist in Greystones we are pleased to be able to offer dental implants to our patients. Dental implants are widely regarded as an effective tooth replacement option for those with suitable bone structure. They consist of a titanium screw inserted into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root, a metal rod which connects the screw and the visible prosthetic, a crown or denture. The benefits of dental implants can include a natural appearance, durability, functionality and improved jawbone health.
Implants are designed to blend with your existing teeth, providing a natural and aesthetically pleasing result. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a long term option for restoring your smile and oral health.
Implants are known to function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile naturally and with confidence. They can stimulate bone regrowth, which can help to prevent bone loss and preserve the integrity of your facial structure.
A dental bridge, at our dentist in Greystones, is a restoration that spans the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of prosthetic teeth (pontics) supported by neighbouring natural teeth or dental implants. There are many benefits of bridges, they help restore your ability to bite and chew properly, enabling you to enjoy a wide variety of foods.
Bridges fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, restoring the appearance of your smile and helping to prevent surrounding teeth from moving. They are also a quick treatment and can be a suitable option for those looking for a fast solution.
Dentures are removable appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth or a full arch of teeth. Complete dentures can be used to replace whole arches of your teeth at the top or the bottom of your mouth. They rest directly on your gums and are held in place either by suction or by a denture adhesive. Contrastingly, partial dentures are utilised when some of your natural teeth still remain. They consist of prosthetic teeth replacements attached to a gum coloured base, which is secured to your surrounding teeth with clasps.
Here at Lucey Dental we are pleased to offer denture stabilisation which combines the benefits of dental implants and dentures. Sometimes known as implant-supported dentures, they offer a stable and secure solution. These dentures are attached to dental implants placed in the jawbone by our dentist in Greystones, providing additional support. Key benefits include the fact the implant supported dentures stay securely in place, allowing for enhanced comfort and confidence while speaking and eating.
Just like dental implants, the presence of implants stimulates the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure. Implant supported dentures offer improved biting force, enabling you to enjoy a wide range of foods.