A lost tooth

If you can't find your tooth, the space can be filled with one of the following:

  • denture a removable false tooth that you have to take out to clean
  • bridge where afalse tooth is glued to the teeth either side using a special cement
  • implant where atitanium screw is placed in the jaw bone, and after a few months a mould is taken so that a false tooth can be made

Some of the above treatmentscan be provided on the NHS. Not everyone needs to have missing teeth replaced some people don't mind having a gap. Speak to your dentist about your options, to help you decide what you would like.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018