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Options of tooth replacement

Missing teeth are replaced primarily for functional (chewing, talking, laughing), aesthetic (appearance) or health (crushing food for good digestion) reasons. The choice of a dental prosthesis depends mainly on the number and position of the missing teeth in the mouth and the condition of the neighbouring teeth.

Benefits at a glance

  • Restoration of function and aesthetics of missing teeth
  • Protection against bone resorption
  • Preserving your smile

Options of tooth replacement

To replace missing teeth, there is the possibility of a removable partial or total prosthesis, a fixed bridge on existing natural teeth or implant therapy.

Conventional care

The conventional treatment of tooth gaps with a bridge requires the grinding of healthy neighbouring teeth in order to be able to anchor the new tooth securely. With this method healthy tooth substance is lost. If a tooth gap is too large or there are not enough teeth in the dentition to fix a bridge, the only option is a partial prosthesis. A full prosthesis is required in case all teeth are missing.

 

Treatment with dental implants

Restoration by means of a dental implant

The use of an implant offers significant advantages over conventional restorations. Instead of grinding neighboring teeth for a bridge, the implant is inserted at the position of the tooth gap. Thanks to its firm anchorage, the implant can be used like a natural tooth.

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