As dentists, who work with missing teeth daily, we know a thing or two about the problems missing can cause when patients ignore them far for too long.
Albeit impacting your confidence, missing teeth not caused by genetics, but rather lost to gum disease and decay can cause several negative effects, which threaten further tooth and bone loss.
You Have to Think About the Future Now
We’re not trying to scare you but rather inform patients with missing teeth to get their teeth fixed now rather than later. When teeth have been missing for more than six months, the bone in the jaw begins to break down, causing other remaining teeth to become unstable and wobbly.
Negative effects are often felt later down the line, but patients wishing to replace gaps in their mouth in the future, will find it more challenging to do so, as well as more expensive – this is because bone in the jaw does not grow back, and you will likely require grafting treatments should you wish to be a suitable implant candidate in the future.
When patients do not replace missing teeth – and we’re not referring to purely aesthetic fixes, they can be at risk of greater oral health consequences and conditions like gum disease, bone depletion, edentulism and more.
Therefore, replacing missing teeth with devices like dental implants that replace the tooth’s root will be essential for preventing consequences like rapid bone loss, facial sagging, and tooth movement.
You might not think much of it because you’re missing a molar hidden in the back, but rather than for aesthetic purposes, replacing a missing back tooth is just as essential as replacing one lost in the front. The viewpoint is still the same: missing a tooth, even in the back, can cause severe and even permanent damage to your smile, which will require extensive surgery and repair costs.
Just like plants grow towards sunlight, natural teeth will shift into the empty space caused by a missing tooth, causing misalignment and occlusion issues and increasing your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
The only option you should consider replacing missing teeth is with dental implants
Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth.
Once positioned, an implant dentist will mount new replacement teeth, typically a crown, to complete the restoration.
In a consultation, our leading implant dentist, Dr James Kleiber, can walk you through all your available options to replace missing teeth using dental implants.
We offer several different types to target different types of tooth loss.
For example, if you’re experiencing total tooth loss in one of your jaws, we can use only four implants to replace an entire arch of missing teeth in one day by bridging the final restoration together.
We are conveniently located in walking distance of Bank and Liverpool Stations. We are based at 14 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE. Directions.
Conventional treatments won’t help
Patients understandably opt for missing teeth treatments like dental bridges or dentures during this time. However, whilst these treatments may not appear to be the most aesthetically pleasing, they are purely cosmetic.
Whilst they help restore function to help you eat and speak, these traditional devices do nothing to improve your oral health and prevent bone loss.
If anything, in the example of dental bridges, devices like this tend to do more harm as they require other healthy adjacent teeth to be filed down, thus weakening them, too.
Dental implants are the only prosthetics that preserve the jawbone and do not rely on other existing teeth for their stability or success.
Hence, they come at a higher cost because they do more for your smile throughout your lifetime and last up to 30 years or more with the right care, which is considered a permanent solution.
The cost to replace missing teeth
Or if you have one missing tooth, we can use single implants costing £1,520, which includes the implant, abutment, and crown.
Multiple implants: From £5,740
Implant-supported bridges: From £2,500
Implant-retained dentures: From £5,000
Alternative treatments and cost
Dental bridges: From £800
Partial dentures (acrylic): From £400
Full dentures (acrylic): From £850
Cobalt chrome dentures: From £1,200
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I recently had the pleasure of visiting CapCityDental for a dental cleaning, and I must say, it was an exceptional experience from start to finish. As someone who prioritizes oral health, I’ve had my fair share of dental appointments, but this one truly stood out. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed and at ease, setting the tone for a fantastic dental cleaning session.
The moment I stepped into the clinic, the friendly receptionist – Michael, greeted me with a warm smile and efficiently took care of the check-in process. The waiting area was clean, comfortable, and featured modern decor that helped create a relaxing atmosphere. It was clear that the staff at at CapCityDental value professionalism and patient comfort.
Dr. George, the senior dental hygienist was a true expert in his field. He took the time to explain the entire cleaning process, making sure I was comfortable and informed every step of the way. Indeed, it did feel like a warm hug. Furthermore, his dental nurse Marilou was just a gem. Her gentle yet thorough approach put me at ease, and I could sense her commitment to delivering top-notch oral care. It’s evident that CapCityDental has a team that’s passionate about what they do.
What truly sets CapCityDental apart was their dedication to personalized care and patient education. The hygienist nurse took the time to discuss my oral health habits and offered valuable insights on how to improve my routine. She answered all my questions patiently, showing a genuine interest in my oral health journey. This level of individualized attention left a lasting impression on me.
In conclusion, my dental cleaning experience at CapCityDental was nothing short of outstanding. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I felt valued as a patient and confident in the care I received. The professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for patient well-being were evident throughout. I wholeheartedly recommend this clinic to anyone seeking exceptional dental care in a welcoming and modern environment.
I’m already looking forward to my next visit!
I had emergency root canal with George and team, and subsequent fillings and hygiene. The service and quality of finish was impeccable. Excellent communication and a focus on patient experience puts you at ease from the start. The after care is also excellent. Couldn’t recommend enough.
I have been so incredibly impressed with my experiences at CAP City Dental. George has been so professional, caring and clearly has a wealth of experience within dentistry. I have had a variety of treatments over many years with George and he is the only dentist I have ever come across that has been able to ease my anxiety surrounding dental treatment. The new Austin Friars premises is so well located in the heart of London and it’s actually a tranquil experience to attend appointments.100% recommended!
George and his team have been looking after me for almost 10 years now. When George took me on, my teeth were in a very sorry state. Since then George has worked very hard to improve the function, health and look of my teeth.
Thanks to George I only require routine checkups and the odd piece of work now. Seeing George has made going to the dentist a breeze and a very happy social occasion!
I can’t recommend George highly enough. The best dentist I’ve ever had. Very attentive and caring…with exquisite attention to detail; second to none.
I should also mention that the new location in Austin Friars is a lovely calm oasis in the heart of the City. Modern health setting in a historic built environment.
I had a tooth that was causing me severe pain. I was feeling highly anxious because my previous dentist treated the wrong tooth. My childhood orthodontist left me with an occlusion and had taken out too many teeth. I was having trouble finding a dentist who would not only treat my gaps and cavities, but would also provide an unbiased opinion of my previous treatments. After appointments with other clinics, I found Cap City Dental. Dr Druttman, Marilou, Reni and Michael were welcoming. They helped me correct years of problems in just three visits over as many weeks. The team genuinely try to understand what you are trying to achieve. They don’t push you to have work done. I particularly appreciated Dr Druttman’s comprehensive reports in which he provided his professional opinion on what happened and what should happen moving forward. I highly recommend them not only because they make sure you feel comfortable, but provide you with enough information to ensure you can make an informed decision.
I’ve had a brilliant experience of visiting Capcity Dental. Everyone is friendly, the appointments were always convenient and it’s a relaxed environment. Plus, the quality of the service is excellent: they are perfectionists, which is exactly what you want! Thank you