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What is the cheapest way to replace a missing tooth?

Posted on: August 22nd, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

When a patient presents with a missing tooth, we offer them three options: a removable denture, a bridge, or a dental implant.
The cheapest options are removable dentures and dental bridges.

1. Removable Dentures

What are the advantages of a removable denture?
Dentures are more economical than dental implants or bridges. You can use high-quality teeth which can make a denture look like a natural tooth. Therefore, meaning, it will improve the look of your smile. Modern dentures are more comfortable and look more like natural teeth than those made with previous technologies and poor-quality materials in the past.

What are the low downs of removable dentures?
Disadvantages of dentures are that there is a period where it takes time to get used to. Initially, they will feel strange in the mouth and may even cause a bit of soreness and excess saliva. You will feel as if sometimes there are certain letters which you can’t pronounce but you will adapt to this.

Another disadvantage is that you will have to learn how to eat with a denture. Chewing feels a bit different initially, but then you will adapt.

It is very important that dentures are cared for. They are very fragile if not handled properly. Dentures will eventually need adjustment or replacement as they wear out and as your mouth and jaw will change during the years.

2. Dental Bridges

Another option to replace a missing tooth is a dental bridge.

What are the advantages of dental bridges?
One of the main advantages of having a dental bridge is that it can look great aesthetically. By using high-quality materials, modern techniques, and high-quality technicians, you can make a bridge look like a tooth.

Another advantage is that a bridge is not removable. It is fixed in your mouth, so you don’t have to worry about taking it out to clean like a denture.

It is still very important to look after the bridge, and this is done with good oral hygiene but also seeing a hygienist regularly. Studies have shown that fixed bridges, like individual crowns, are very predictable and also last a long time if looked after properly.

Another advantage of having a dental bridge is that it requires a relatively quick procedure. For the majority of cases for a dental bridge, it can take 2 appointments from start to finish, which is a much quicker procedure than having an implant or a partial denture.

Dental bridges are sometimes known to be less invasive than dental implants, and sometimes when you require dental implants, you may require a bone graft if you don’t have enough bone. For anyone who can’t have implants due to inadequate bone or for medical reason, a dental bridge is a great fixed alternative.

What are the disadvantages of having a dental bridge?
Each case is different; but of course if you have adjacent teeth which have had no filings, and are known as virgin teeth, then of course it would be highly destructive to cut them down for a dental bridge.

Not all types of bridges are destructive. For example, resin-retained bridges or composite bridges are much more conservative though not as predictable and long-lasting than a fixed bridge.

Another disadvantage of having a bridge is that when a tooth is prepared for a full crown as a part of a bridge, there is a risk that that tooth may require a root canal treatment in the future if the nerve dies.

Another disadvantage is that you have to adapt your cleaning habits around a bridge. Since the fake tooth is joined to the teeth either side, it is not possible to use floss in between the teeth. Therefore, you may have to use something called superfloss underneath the bridge to keep it clean regularly.

To learn what would be the best and the cheapest option for your specific case, give us a call on 01509 323420 to book your free initial consultation.

Growing up without teeth; How to resolve the problem of teeth that never form

Posted on: May 9th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

In dentistry, hypodontia is the condition at which the patient has missing teeth as a result of the failure of those teeth to develop.  Hypodontia describes a situation where the patient is missing up to five permanent teeth, usually involving the maxillary lateral incisors, the teeth either side of your two top front teeth. The baby teeth, or milk teeth, fall out but the adult, permanent teeth do not grow in, leaving the child with a complex problem that may not be resolved until adulthood and only with the help of a good dentist.  Such a condition can leave the young patient very distressed, but the Same Day Teeth Suite can restore your smile and your confidence long after you have stopped believing in the tooth fairy.  If the problem was not treated in your teens, it is never too late to make a new smile.

During their lifetime a person will have two sets of teeth; the initial set develops during babyhood followed by the adult teeth by the age of ten or twelve years old. However, some unfortunate children’s permanent teeth never form. This involves one or two teeth and, occasionally, more. The result is the adult teeth become misaligned, losing symmetry, causing misery to the patient at a young age. This condition often runs in families and affects girls more often than boys.  By the time it becomes obvious there is no permanent tooth to replace the primary tooth, a plan will need to be made with an experienced dentist to resolve the problem as the child develops into a teenager and then, eventually, an adult.  As the child will not be fully grown when hypodontia becomes apparent, there will need to be a series of treatments put in place before the teeth can be realigned and the resulting gap, or gaps, closed with replacement teeth; with implants or a bridge. Advanced technology has given dentists many more options to resolve the problem, and it is almost impossible to tell replacement teeth from natural teeth nowadays. The braces used to move teeth into their correct position are very discreet and much more comfortable to wear than the fixed braces of the past.

Case study:  A woman in her early thirties came to see us for help to resolve the problem of her missing tooth; a lateral incisor. She had a small gap between her upper front tooth and her canine tooth, not large enough for an adult lateral incisor.  In her teens, she had worn braces.  As soon as the treatment was completed and her teeth were moved to their correct position, leaving space for a bridge and replacement incisor to be fitted, both her upper and lower teeth began moving again as there was nothing to keep her teeth in position.  The treatment was repeated with the second set of braces and a new bridge but all to no avail.  By the time she visited the Same Day Teeth Suite, she was very unhappy with her smile.  She persevered with new, discreet braces fitted top and bottom, followed by retainers that will keep her teeth permanently in place and a new bridge with a natural-looking replacement tooth.  She now has a perfectly symmetrical smile, and her trials are behind her.

If you suspect your child may not be developing his, or her, adult teeth or if you have grown up with missing and misaligned teeth, visit the Same Day Teeth Suite for a free consultation.

2 Uplifting Denture Solutions

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Whether you need one tooth replaced, a few teeth or a full set there are several choices of dentures to suit your needs and desires. Whatever you select, they must fit, feel comfortable, perform well and look realistic. The Same Day Teeth Suite will talk you through your different options so you can make an informed decision.

So you have lost a tooth, or several teeth, through age, disease, decay or injury and not only does it look unsightly but your bite has been affected and without replacement teeth your jaw will eventually alter, causing your face to look sunken, your chin and nose too prominent, and, sadly, you can end up looking as if you would benefit from a facelift. Help is at hand. The result of this experience is you need to replace your missing teeth with a partial denture. Whether it is a front or back tooth, one, two or three, you can have a cobalt chrome denture or a clear plastic partial denture without looking or feeling as if you have prematurely aged.

The cobalt chrome denture is a fantastic solution. It has a metal framework which hooks onto specific teeth and increases the retention of the denture, making sure it stays in place. One of the biggest fears of all denture wearers is they will lose their teeth at an embarrassing moment and will suffer from the humiliation, becoming the butt of many jokes.

A second great feature of the cobalt chrome denture is it only partially covers the roof of your mouth. Made of lightweight materials, it does not feel awkward or alien in your mouth and does not affect speech or chewing. It can be used to replace front teeth, and some side teeth, provided the adjacent crucial teeth are healthy and strong and can withstand the clasps.

The second solution is a plastic partial denture, an acrylic denture. This denture can also replace one or several teeth. It is an excellent choice if you need to replace your back teeth or molars as it creates a suction effect to keep the denture securely in place.

The aesthetics of dentures are critical. Whether you are a candidate for cobalt chrome or clear plastic dentures, it is the teeth and gums which must be made well to replicate natural teeth and look entirely realistic with the rest of your teeth and your smile.

At the Same Day Teeth Suite we offer different levels of quality of cobalt chrome dentures and acrylic dentures which vary in design, quality of material and teeth. If you would like to discuss new dentures or consider replacing your old ones, contact The Same Day Teeth Suite for a personal consultation here.

New Tips On How To Choose Your Dentures in Leicester

Posted on: February 24th, 2016 by freshadmin No Comments

Some patients eventually need a full set of dentures and rather than bemoan this unfortunate state of affairs you can replace all your natural teeth with a  well constructed complete set and embrace the opportunity to have a beautiful smile.

Sadly, some patients with missing teeth have been fitted by another dentist with a poorly made set of dentures which not only were uncomfortable, unreliable and looked fake but altered their profile. Their cheeks were sunken, making their nose and chin protrude, and they did not recognise themselves.  The SameDay Teeth Suite in Leicester are only too happy to make and fit new dentures to boost your confidence and restore your smile.

When researching your options for a good set of dentures, it is important your dentist has lots of experience in providing dentures which are not only aesthetically pleasing but which are stable and reliable.  They must fit and function well.

For those who don’t know, a full denture consists of a removable plate with a complete set of replacement teeth permanently attached.  There are various types, made of different materials, but the one most favoured by our patients are the BPS or Swiss dentures.  Just like their watches, Swiss technology, in the field of denture manufacture, is vastly superior to any other. These dentures are not only the most comfortable and best looking but function well, making speaking, eating and chewing pleasurable and reliable.  Instead of bemoaning your fate, you will look forward to your new teeth.

Many patients fear that after the essential extraction of a tooth, or many teeth for the sake of their oral health, there will be a period of time when they are toothless. The prospect is humiliating and embarrassing and you may want to shy away.  No problem.  Immediate dentures fill the gap while your mouth heals and your personal dentures are being made to custom fit.  Nobody goes home toothless.

Before extraction, we have an appointment with you to make some molds and assess your bite.  This information is sent to our laboratory where a temporary, or immediate, denture is constructed ready to replace your tooth on the day it has to be extracted.  You have a fully functioning tooth, or teeth, before fitting your permanent denture about eight weeks later.

There is a waiting period between the loss or extraction of teeth and your dentures because the bone has to heal and it will shrink.  Fitting permanent dentures too soon render them unstable and they become loose.

Unfortunately, lower full dentures are the most challenging types of dentures. Because the lower jawbone tends to shrink at a rapid rate and, in some patients, the lower jawbone can be almost flat,  a denture cannot have a suction effect without the hardened bone and can be very unstable. The ideal solution is to stabilise it using dental implants. We can stabilise a denture using locator attachments. Two implants are surgically fitted in the lower jawbone, and the locator attachments are fitted within the denture. The denture clicks onto the implants and stays in place without causing you concern.

Another solution is to consider bar attachments, which work in a similar way to implants but, in this instance, the denture is clicked onto the bar.

These are some examples of how we can stabilise a denture by using implant retained denture:

Denture Stabilised by Implants



Upper Denture Stabilised by Implants




Upper fixed bridge with implants and Lower Denture on Implants





If you need to replace your teeth, or your dentures, contact the SameDay Teeth Suite in Leicester HERE for a personal consultation.