Replacing a tooth allows you to improve your smile by filling the gaps, support the surrounding teeth for improved stability, recover your full ‘bite’ and prevent gum disease in the tissue around the empty space.
We can provide dental bridges, dental implants or dentures to help you overcome tooth loss. Whilst all 3 options help you overcome tooth loss, they differ in their suitability for each case. Our dentists will discuss the most appropriate options with you.
A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. The term bridge comes from the fact the bridge spans two healthy teeth either side of the damaged or missing teeth to fill the gap.
A dental implant is an artificial replacement tooth that’s connected via a metal ‘post’ that’s inserted directly into your gums. A dental implant is a simple and popular solution.
A partial denture is a set of replacement teeth that cover the front upper or lower set of teeth only, leaving the rear teeth in tact. Partial dentures are removable to make cleaning easier.
A full denture is a full arch of upper and/or lower teeth that are fully removable. A full denture is used when all of your upper and/or lower teeth need to be removed.
Is there any maintenance involved?
Maintaining a great oral hygiene routine is important with restorations such as bridges, implants & dentures. We also advise regular checkups and dental hygiene appointments to ensure your tooth replacement solution remains healthy.
Are these procedures painful?
A dental bridge is not a particularly invasive treatment and therefore not painful. A dental implant will involve a small surgical procedure involving your gum and bone. It is one of the most invasive treatments a dentist can do. The treatment will be carried out under Local Anaesthetic and you will experience some discomfort immediately after treatment. As with any surgery, this will quickly heal and your tooth replacement solution will give you many years of trouble free operation.
How experienced are you?
Our dentists are some of the most experienced tooth replacement practices in the midlands. We are a ‘Dental foundation training’ approved practice which means we train other dentists in tooth replacement solutions.
What are the costs?
How do I book an appointment?
Please get in touch to book your appointments.
We're accepting NHS patients
0121 749 4980
5 Station Buildings, Birmingham Road, Water Orton, Birmingham, B46 1SR
Mon: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm
Tue: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm
Thu: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 2pm
Please note the practice is closed for Bank Holiday’s
Dr Zubair Sacranie - BDS MFDS RCSEd MMed Sci (Dental Implantology) & Associates
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the current government guidelines.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine examinations, treatments and dental hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice for patients with a Dental Emergency. Dental emergencies include: Severe pain for over 48 hours, Facial Swelling, Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding.
We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We hope to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. One of the team will be in touch or you will receive a text message in due course to postpone if you have an upcoming appointment.
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Best wishes.
Water Orton Dental Centre