What instead of an implant?

What instead of an implant?

We're huge fans of implants ourselves, but we realise that there can be various situations that make it impossible. No problem - it's not the only solution you can use to replace missing teeth! If you want to know the answer to the question "what instead of an implant?", read our article. 

Don't ignore missing teeth! 

Remember that if you have lost a tooth for various reasons, you cannot ignore the resulting gap - even if it is invisible to the eye. Why? It can become the cause of loosening of neighbouring teeth and, in the worst case scenario, tooth loss. 

This is not all. This state of affairs can also cause caries to develop, As well as headaches. You can read more about this in our article: "Missing tooth - when do you need to fill the gap left by an extracted tooth?". 

What instead of an implant? Prosthetic bridges

What instead of an implant? Prosthetic bridges!

Let's start with prosthetic bridges. These are most commonly used for partial missing teeth. They provide the patient with much greater comfort due to the fact that they are permanently fixed.

They consist of pillars and a bay. What does this mean? These pillars are a minimum of two dental crowns, which the orthodontist attaches to the patient's own teeth. This is very important - if the tooth gap is not surrounded by other teeth, you cannot use a prosthetic bridge. 

The pillars are the support for the span. Prosthetic bridges are almost invisible due to the fact that they match the natural colour of the patient's teeth. 

Prosthetic bridges are recommended for larger missing teeth. You can read more about prosthetic bridges in our article: "Prosthetic bridges in the UK - everything you need to know". 

instead of an implant, a denture

Removable denture

What instead of an implant? Use a removable denture. This is a type of denture that is not permanently fixed. It can be removed every day and allows you to quickly mask a missing tooth. It is used during the day - it should be removed at night. Why? Then you give your gums and mucous membrane a rest. 

A prosthodontist can offer you a partial or full denture, depending on your needs. Obviously, such dentures will be recommended for patients with larger gaps in their teeth. Read more about dentures: "Dentures in the UK - types and prices". 

What instead of an implant? Maybe veneers! 

If you don't have gaps in your teeth, but instead your smile is full of chips and discolouration, consider veneers. A veneer is simply a thin layer of porcelain or composite bonded to your own teeth. 

Veneers are often used as a preventative treatment - Applying them protects your teeth from damage. Plus - they give you a spectacular Hollywood smile effect! With them you can change both the colour and shape of your teeth. You can read more about them in our article: "Dental veneers in the UK - everything you need to know". 

dental crown in the UK

Tooth crowns - a good solution instead of an implant 

Crowns are a good solution for gaps in your teeth, but also for chipped or damaged teeth. You don't have to decide on implants straight away! 

Crowns also strengthen damaged teeth and, in the process, improve their appearance. It is a permanent solution. If you want to learn more about them, be sure to read our article: "Crowns for teeth in the UK - everything you need to know". In it, we discuss the indications, contraindications, as well as the types of crowns for teeth! 

Don't be afraid of the costs associated with treatment 

We know that all prosthetic solutions involve considerable costs. You don't have to worry about that anymore! You can spread the treatment at our practice into convenient instalments with zero interest if the cost of treatment exceeds £350.

For more on this topic, see our article "Teeth on credit: dental treatment on hire purchase". Importantly, our instalment system is 100% secure and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA number 619628).

dentist in the UK

Are you hesitating whether using a Polish prosthodontist in the UK is a good idea? Do you think you will pay much less in Poland? Not necessarily! Consider the fact that flights to Poland cost money, and sometimes you need an appointment overnight. 

What's more, much better for long-term results in the treatment of is to have a doctor on hand to help you in a crisis situation! That's not all - also consider the fact that it's currently not much cheaper in Poland than in the UK. Read our article: Polish prosthodontist in the UK - when is it worth making an appointment, what does it look like and how much does it cost? and find out more!