Missing a tooth could be the outcome of several conditions. At Same Day Teeth Suite, we see many patients who present with either:

  • fractured teeth that cannot be salvaged,
  • teeth which have come out due to trauma and can’t be placed back in, or
  • decayed teeth.

As you can imagine, many of these patients want something quick, especially when it’s at the front. Who can blame them? After all, there is no point having your spirits down, when modern dentistry can do wonders. So, what are the options available, when you have lost a front tooth and want a replacement as soon as possible? Let’s go through the 3 most common ones.

Options for Immediate Missing Tooth/Teeth Replacement:

  1. Immediate Denture

    The first and most preferred option for many of our patients is to have an immediate denture. It is easy and rapid way to bring that smile back to your face. In particular circumstances, we can make a denture within a couple of days, then remove the tooth and fit the denture, all on the same day.

  2. Bridge

    A bridge is placed by preparing the adjacent teeth. This can either be around the whole tooth or at the back of the tooth. Then, we remove the tooth, take an impression, and send the impression to the technician to fabricate either a resin retained bridge or a fixed bridge.

    Note: This would be a temporary solution because when the tooth is removed, the gums heal over a period of 2-3 months, before they heal completely. We will then need to consider some definitive option, i.e. having a definite bridge of some sort.

  3. Dental Implant

    A dental implant is an excellent solution if you have lost a front tooth as it is one of the quickest options provided. What we do during this procedure is to remove the tooth and place a dental implant immediately with a temporary crown and a temporary abutment. We allow this to heal for 3 months. Then, of course, we can do a definitive abutment to the crown so it looks like a natural tooth and nobody will notice you have a crown or fake tooth.

As you can see, these are all possible options if a patient presents with a missing tooth, and also quick options at the same time so that they don’t have a missing tooth for long.

Worrying about a missing tooth? No need to take it any further. Same Day Teeth Suite will provide you with an interesting Missing Teeth Guide that we are sure will answer lots of your questions. Plus, you can always contact us or call us on 01509 323420 and book your first free consultation, where we can go through your options, to decide upon the most suited solution for your dental issue.

Who would have thought that restoring a gorgeous smile and gaining an even more striking one would be within your arm’s reach!