Tooth Replacement

Tooth replacement in Cheltenham can be restored with bridges, implants or even dentures. Dental implants and bridges can be used in combination with the most advanced soft tissue management techniques to make replacement teeth appear to emerge from the gums like natural teeth.

A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. One or more missing teeth can adversely affect the appearance and functionality of your smile. Missing teeth can cause a change in occlusion (bite), shifting of the teeth, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), speech impediments, an increased risk for periodontal disease and a greater chance of tooth decay. Dental bridges, like implants and partial dentures, are used to replace missing teeth.

Implants are a convenient way to replace missing teeth. An implant is fixed in the bone where the tooth root would have been initially. When it has fused to the bone, it can be restored with individual crowns, or bridges or can be used to retain dentures. They are moderately more expensive and require time while they integrate with the bone. However they form an excellent platform to support further restoration and when used to replace a single missing tooth, or multiple teeth with separate crowns, you will be able to floss between them like natural teeth.

Tooth replacement with full dentures are frequently loose and cover large areas such as the whole palate which interferes with speech, with taste and the enjoyment of food. At Michael Shipway Dental Cheltenham we provide implant-supported dentures which clip firmly to supporting implants. These dentures are much smaller and do not cover the palate, and they can be smile designed just like any other cosmetic or smile makeover case.

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All on 4

All on 4 is an innovative reconstructive treatment that can use a small number of dental implants and a full arch bridge to provide a brand new smile in just one day.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a series of treatments that replace a number of teeth, using either dental implants or other teeth to secure these new teeth in place.

Dental Implants

Dental implants replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or if you want extra security for your denture, our implants will look and feel like your own teeth.

Implant Denture

Implant dentures for loose and painful denture problems. If you are looking to replace a complete arch of missing teeth or are having problems with a loose, painful or uncomfortable denture.

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Multiple Missing Teeth

Where several teeth are missing, it is not necessary to replace each missing tooth with an implant. A bridge supported by two dental implants will provide you with natural looking teeth that are stable and secure.

Single Missing Tooth

Implants allow you to replace a single missing tooth with a natural looking crown, restoring your smile. The crown and implant will be completely invisible and look, feel and function like your other natural teeth.

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