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.
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
Water Orton Dental Centre Remains Open - National Lockdown Announcement 4th January 2021
Update following the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s announcement of another national lockdown due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19.
We will still be open. There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments. At Water Orton Dental Centre we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.
Please continue to attend your appointments. We have excellent infection control procedures along with a robust triaging policy to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.
If you are worried about your attendance please contact us to discuss your concerns and we can always postpone your treatment until a later date.
Before you arrive:
One of our reception team will call you to carry out a ‘COVID screen’. This ensures no one entering the practice has had any COVID 19 symptoms.
When you arrive:
We advise that you wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional. We will continue to check your temperature and if this is above 37.8C, you will be advised to rebook your treatment and to follow government guidelines. Please arrive at your appointment time due to social distancing guidelines.
Please also note that if the waiting room is at capacity, you may be asked to wait outside until it is safe to enter as per social distancing guidelines.
As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfectant your hands.
The treatment rooms will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient.
We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.
Please do not be concerned as we continue to maintain high standards of cross infection control.
Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.
Please note that you will only be allowed entry to the practice if you have an appointment. To book an appointment or make an enquiry, please call the practice on 0121 749 4980.
Kind regards and thank you for your patience
Water Orton Dental Centre