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
Dr Zubair Sacranie - BDS MFDS RCSEd MMed Sci (Dental Implantology) & Associates
Following Thursday 28th May’s daily COVID update from Downing Street, we wanted to update you on the current situation at the practice. The Prime Minister announced that dental practices will be reopening from the 8th June 2020.
While we are returning to face to face contact with patents, this will be a slow and gradual process and unfortunately appointments cannot be booked directly with our reception team. Existing patients undergoing courses of treatment or those patients who have been triaged by our dentists and are still experiencing problems will be prioritised.
During this Phase 1 of reopening we will be seeing some patients for emergency dental treatment only who have not been able to be helped by advice over the phone. To make one of these appointments, please contact the practice where you will be triaged by one of our dentists initially.
Although we may be ‘open’ we must stress that it will not be business as usual immediately. There will be many changes in the way we need to work and it may still be sometime before we can reconvene routine dentistry.
Please look out for further updates in the coming days on our website as this will be reviewed on a regular basis.
On behalf of Water Orton Dental Centre I would like to thank all of you for your patience and please know that we are working as hard as possible to ensure that we work within government guidance to slowly return to our normal service.
Thank you for your patience.
Mrs Danni Phoenix - Practice Manager
Water Orton Dental Centre