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People may experience tooth loss for a variety of reasons, including trauma, untreated tooth decay, and congenital conditions. However, just because something is generally frequent does not imply it should be disregarded. There is no such thing as safety in numbers when it comes to oral health or health in general. What are the various treatment options for people who have one or more missing teeth, and should they consider taking corrective action?

How Frequently Do Teeth Go Missing?

You might be surprised to learn that one in 20 adults in the UK suffers from hypodontia (congenitally missing teeth). In addition, there are several situations where untreated decay has resulted in tooth loss, as well as people who have lost a tooth or teeth in an accident. Adults in the UK who are missing one or more teeth amount to the hundreds of thousands. We can tell you that our dentists in Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care consistently address the issue of missing teeth with skill and compassion.

5 Important Reasons to Replace Missing TeethReasons To Replace A Missing Tooth or Teeth

  • Impact on Self-Esteem: Your confidence and sense of self-esteem may be affected by the gap left by missing teeth. When laughing or speaking, people who are lacking teeth may cover their mouths, or they may avoid smiling and other actions that might reveal their teeth.
  • Changes in Jaw Bone structure: The jaw bone can shrink and the gum can pull back when a tooth is gone because the gum and bone are no longer stimulated. Affected neighbouring teeth increase the likelihood of additional tooth loss. The reduced jaw bone can also have a detrimental effect on a person’s look, giving the face an older appearance with hollow cheeks that are more inclined to sag.
  • Overuse of other teeth: Whether it’s for chewing food or for clear speech, every tooth has a function. Missing teeth throw off the alignment of the remaining teeth, which changes the bite pressure. As a result, the remaining teeth may experience an increased workload, shift positions, or succumb to damage and strain.
  • You Can Once Again Enjoy A Full And Diverse Diet: The lack of teeth prevents many people from enjoying food because it restricts what they can eat. Depending on the procedure chosen to replace missing teeth, you can discover that a full, varied diet is once again accessible and that eating is once more an enjoyable experience.

The remedy could be genuinely long-lasting

There are different degrees of durability offered by various tooth replacement options. Despite the fact that a partial denture only lasts five years or longer in 40% of cases, it may appear like a cost-effective alternative.

In contrast, because dental implants connect with the jawbone and perform similarly to natural teeth, they have a 98% success rate and frequently last a lifetime. In 90% of cases, implants will continue to function well 15 years after being placed.

The cost of replacing missing teeth is an investment, but when compared to the expense of continuing dental care to address the numerous issues that these missing teeth may cause, In the long term, it’ll probably be money well spent.

5 Important Reasons to Replace Missing TeethReplacement Options for Missing Teeth

Any person thinking about replacing their missing teeth has a number of possibilities. This is frequently influenced by a variety of variables, including your existing dental health, the number of missing teeth, and your financial constraints.

At Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care, the best treatment for you will be discussed during a consultation with one of our dentists.

  • Partial Denture: An acrylic plate or metal frame, that may be removed from a partial denture, holds one or more artificial teeth in place. Although it is the least expensive choice, it has the lowest long-term success rate, with only 40% of cases lasting five years. Compared to implants, which work like a genuine tooth would, partial dentures are removable and provide a radically different experience.
  • Resin-bonded Bridge: This method of treatment uses metal “wings” to attach a prosthetic tooth to the back of the teeth that are next to it. Although the average lifespan of seven years is not significantly longer than the partial denture, the success rate is high with the bridge lasting at least five years in 88% of cases. One disadvantage is that, in some circumstances, the natural supporting tooth may be able to reveal the metal holding the prosthetic tooth in place.
  • Conventional Bridge: A traditional bridge consists of one or more fixed artificial teeth that are secured in place by crowns on the teeth next to them. In comparison to the treatments stated earlier, this approach is more long-term and has a high rate of success. The surrounding teeth may suffer harm as a result of being “filed down” to make room for the bridge, which is a potential problem to take into account.
  • Dental Implant: The option that functions most like natural teeth and has the best success rate is dental implants. Where teeth have been extracted, they aid in maintaining bone density. They are extremely successful and typically last a lifetime. They can be treated exactly like a natural tooth in terms of appearance and functionality. Even though a dental implant may be the most pricey alternative, the fact that they are a long-lasting kind of treatment helps to balance this initial cost.

Why Choose Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care for Dental Implants?

Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care - Dentist in Swallownest, SheffieldAt Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care, we understand the importance of personalised care. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to tailoring each treatment plan to meet your unique needs and preferences for dental implants. Here’s why we stand out:

  1. Expertise: At Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care, you can trust our dental implant specialists who possess years of expertise in the field. Our team’s extensive knowledge and experience ensure that you receive the highest standard of care when it comes to dental implants.
  2. Comprehensive Care: We offer a complete range of dental implant services, covering every aspect of the procedure from initial consultation to post-implant follow-up. From diagnostics and treatment planning to the implant placement and restoration, we have all your implant needs covered under one roof.
  3. Personalised Treatment: No two patients are alike, and neither are their dental needs. Our commitment to personalised care means that we create individualised treatment plans tailored to your unique oral health situation and aesthetic preferences. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.
  4. Cutting-Edge Technology: To ensure the best possible outcomes, we stay at the forefront of dental implant technology. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and tools, allowing us to provide you with the most advanced and effective implant solutions available.
  5. Competitive Pricing: We understand the importance of affordability when it comes to dental implants. That’s why we offer competitive pricing, with implant procedures starting at just £2,955. Quality dental implants should be accessible to all, and we are committed to making this a reality for our patients.
  6. Exceptional Quality: Quality matters, especially when it comes to your oral health. We use top-tier materials and employ the latest techniques to ensure that your dental implants are not only aesthetically pleasing but also durable and built to last. Our commitment to excellence means you can trust the longevity of your implants.
  7. Patient Comfort: We understand that dental procedures can be intimidating. Our team goes above and beyond to create a comfortable and welcoming environment, and we utilise pain management techniques to minimise any discomfort during your implant journey. Your peace of mind is important to us.
  8. Convenient Location: Located in a convenient and accessible area of Swallownest, Sheffield, our clinic makes it easy for you to receive the dental care you need. We prioritise accessibility and strive to make your visits as hassle-free as possible.
  9. Patient-Centred Approach: Your satisfaction and well-being are at the heart of everything we do. Our patient-centred approach ensures that you are involved in every decision and step of your dental implant journey, allowing you to feel confident and informed throughout the process.
  10. Proven Success: Our track record speaks for itself. Many satisfied patients have experienced life-changing results through our dental implant services. We take pride in the positive impact our work has on the lives of our patients and are committed to delivering the same success to you.

What Patients Are Saying About Us

Adam Mcskimming
Adam Mcskimming
Tremendous first impression of the surgery. Person centred and went above and beyond to ensure I understood next steps. Can't speak more highly of the patient centred care.
Leah Wilson
Leah Wilson
Amazing service from the receptionist, dental nurse Sam and especially Iain and Tin who has been amazing knowing how much of a anxious patient I am they are always there to support me and are extremely caring and I am very grateful for them looking after me Iain goes above and beyond each time for me and is so welcoming.
Dan Smith
Dan Smith
Absolutely fantastic recent had alot of work done by Sinead and jess and they have saved my teeth not been to a dentist in over 10 years and I can say I'm not afraid to go any more , I was in a right tacking wi me mouth and now they have fixed it thank you so much
Delwar Ullah
Delwar Ullah
I recently had three teas taken out at the top and because of my cerebral palsy and diabetes. I was in a lot of pain afterwards a week later I went back to the practice because it wasn’t getting any better and the pain was getting worse. My dentist Sophie was absolutely fantastic she took really good care of me And got me out of pain in no time and she was very thorough And I couldn’t thank you enough for what she had done for me. I’ve got to go back in a week to see if everything is okay no the dentist enormous 65 years in life has ever asked me to come back before but Sophie has top rank
sandra burgess
sandra burgess
Fantastic dentists. The reception team are always polite and helpful. I have had a number of dentists in the 20 years I have been a customer and all have been brilliant. I am currently with Holly who is amazing and has done a wonderful job with my Invisalign and then a few cosmetic changes. She has a great assistant too, which makes a usually stressful experience into a fun one. Highly recommend.
Debbie Tunstill
Debbie Tunstill
I had 3 teeth out Hanisha the dentist and Zoe the dental nurse was brilliant I have a bit of a fear of the dentist but they put me at ease could not thank them enough thank you both of you
Carol Slack
Carol Slack
Very efficient, quick and absolutely pain free
Derrol Palmer
Derrol Palmer
I'm a wuss when it comes to going to the dentist, but I've just had my smile spruced up by the hygienist, Sinead (hope I've spelt that right) and Sherron (hope I've got that right too) who both put me at ease with their banter and turned me out looking 10 years younger. Thanks Derrol
Kathy Wilton
Kathy Wilton
This is the best dental care I’ve ever received. I’m fearful patient dentist (Sophie) has always found a way to calm my anxiety and never rushed me. I asked that if it was possible for them not to tell me what they were doing if possible legally (obviously they have to tell me some things) and i know it’s silly but she didn’t make me feel silly and agreed. I have disabilities too which make laying in the chair uncomfortable but we worked out a system of me lifting my hand if I need to move while she’s working on me. My fears have always been taken into consideration and I’ve never been made to feel bad because of them (childhood trauma yay). They give me distraction techniques and said they’d stop if it got too much (so far not needed to do that). Even after telling them I’d need to be referred to hospital because of one of my conditions for extraction procedures they were great and told me that fine. I’ll never go anywhere else now. Thank you Sophie for helping get over my fears without making me feel like a baby

How to Find Us in Swallownest

We are conveniently located at 📍46 Worksop Road, Swallownest, Sheffield S26 4WD📍You can access our expert dental services by car or by  public transportation with ease. Ample parking is available.

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