Gap Option Info for Replacing a Lost or Missing Tooth, TLC dentists, Richmond NSW and Waverton Dental-TLC dENTISTS Richmond & Waverton
Gap Option Info
Options for Replacing a Lost or Missing Tooth
A titanium screw is placed into jawbone to replace each lost tooth and capped with a porcelain fused to gold crown.
High success rate
Strong and very good cosmetically
3-12 month healing time
A porcelain false tooth is attached permanently to teeth either side of the gap through crowning.
Used to be best option
3 weeks to complete treatmentStrong and good cosmetically
Need to remove 1.0mm tooth structure of the neighbouring teeth
If neighbouring teeth break, whole bridge will be lost
An acrylic false tooth is attached to a stainless steel framework which is clips onto teeth and is removable from the mouth.Advantages:
Bulkier, more difficult to adapt to
Old fashionedTemporary Options:
Adhesion of a tooth like filling to fill the gap for cosmetic purposes only.
Very fast- 1 or 2 appointments (90 minutes) to complete
Not last long
Cannot bite on
Acrylic denture for filling the gap with acrylic tooth.
Thick and bulky
More actual examples of these options in the TLC Gallery page