Losing teeth can be a traumatic experience, so we want to make sure that you are cared for, and that you have all the information that you need. If you are looking for crown and bridge work in Glasgow, and you are in need of a dentist, then The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry will be able to advise you on the best course of action, and supply you with an experienced dentist.
What is the best way to replace a tooth?
There is no best way to replace a tooth, as it all depends on the specifics of the loss. If the root of the tooth remains, then a crown may be appropriate, as a replacement can be built up from the remaining part of the tooth, therefore making it a faster and more effective treatment. However, if the root of the tooth is also lost or infected, then other treatments will need to be implemented. Also, if the tooth has been lost for years, or very recently damaged, then other replacements may be needed.
Is it important to replace lost teeth?
Missing teeth can cause a list of unseen problems. The obvious downsides to a missing tooth are cosmetic, as there will be a noticeable gap in your teeth, which can make some people self-conscious about their smile. However, a missing tooth can also make your jaw misaligned, which can be perilous for your other teeth. This is because your jaw can put more strain on other teeth, as your bite will not be even. This is not an immediate problem, but over time it can erode your teeth, and cause a great deal of pain, and tooth erosion, can in turn put you more at risk of cavities. Therefore, if you are missing any teeth at any time, it is important to replace them, and if you are looking for crown and bridge work in Glasgow then we will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
Dental implants may be an option for lost teeth, it involves replacing the entire root with a titanium screw. Once the screw has been inserted, it is left for a period to allow the bone to grow into the implant. Dental implants are a relatively new treatment, and can be expensive. However, they are extremely sturdy and effective, and should last for a lifetime.
Crowns are an efficient way to replace a tooth that has been eroded, often due to decay. A crown will be fitted over your existing tooth, whether that be an existing tooth, or the root of the tooth where the natural crown has been damaged. If you are looking for crown and bridge work in Glasgow, then we have a fantastic team that are willing to help. The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry has an experienced, sympathetic team, all of whom are committed to dental quality. Excellence in dentistry also includes patient service, which we believe is a key component of any dental treatment.