Missing teeth need not end in wearing dentures.  A patient came to Time Dental near Winchester having broken his upper front teeth.  One tooth was broken badly and the other front upper tooth was completely lost in his accident.  He was looking for a fixed option as he wanted to feel confident and did not want to end up with dentures.

We discussed his options for a fixed solution which was either a bridge or a dental implant to replace his missing tooth.  Bridges are a great option to replace missing teeth.  They involve preparing the teeth on either side of the gap to replace the missing tooth.  They are fixed in place and can last many years.

The other option was an implant.  An implant is a titanium root which replaces the missing root of the tooth.  The dental implant is precisely and carefully placed by an implant surgeon.  Once the dental implant has integrated which normally takes 3-6 months the implant is exposed so that a post can be placed to hold a crown on the post.  There is no need to touch the teeth on either side of the gap, and implants also help to preserve the bone where the root of the tooth used to be.  This helps in stabilising and maintaining support.

Time Dental provides this implant service for patients in Winchester as well as the surrounding areas in Hampshire, Surrey, West sussex and Berkshire.

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