Mint Dental SE1

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth solutions explained – which will be best for you? Before a consultation with the practice, plan and understand which treatment will best affect your condition long-term.

Losing a tooth, without a doubt, is a terrifying, worrying experience.

Whether in the upper or lower jaws, losing a tooth to trauma, decay, or gum disease should never be ignored. Living with a missing tooth or teeth has several consequences, many of which you might have already considered (e.g., the inability to eat, chew, or speak properly). But the problems don’t stop here.

01. Bone loss

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Solutions To Replace Missing Teeth

The first place to start is a consultation:

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You have 6 Months To Bone Loss

  • If you don’t replace a missing tooth, the jaw bone will begin to recede, adversely affecting your facial structure and causes tooth misalignment and tooth loss.
  • Bone recession can create complications for patients who request implants in the future.

When patients experience edentulism (total loss), they risk greater health consequences that will require more complex, expensive dental care to resolve.

Our implant dentists like Dr Rohit Patel deal with complex missing tooth cases daily.

So, even if you choose not to replace your missing teeth at our London clinic, we hope you heed our warning and protect your mouth from further damage.

Too often, we’ve seen how patients have left it too late, leading to more procedures, more hours in the chair, and higher costs. 

Save yourself time and money today.

Why Is Ignoring Missing Teeth So Wrong?

Our leading implant surgeon, Dr Rohit Patel, knows all too well the first-hand effects of missing teeth on oral hygiene and health. “Almost all patients with missing teeth experience bone loss within the first year.”

Here are the following problems he has come across when replacing missing teeth:

  • The gum has lost its natural protection against bacteria and debris, which heightens or worsens the risk of gum disease.
  • Inflammation of the gums causing a reduction in bone density.
  • Pressure is put on the surrounding teeth to bear the weight.
  • Natural teeth shift and move positions, negatively affecting the patient’s bite and alignment.
  • At a high risk of periodontal disease and gum recession requiring a consultation with a gum expert.

Warning From The Dentist

Replacing a missing tooth as soon as possible is crucial to help preserve your oral state and protect the mouth from harmful bacteria or deterioration.

However, symptoms of missing teeth can take time, causing patients to realise too late that replacing the tooth is essential.

But please rest assured that we have the technology, equipment and dentists to care for this problem and restore your oral condition to a healthier, more balanced state.

Not to mention that dental implants mimic natural teeth so well that you’ll forget you ever had missing teeth in the first place.

For advice on missing teeth, speak to our dental team on 020 7928 4474

The Best Options To Close Gaps And Replace Missing Teeth Today

Finding the right prosthetic or prosthesis means looking at your lifestyle and how you want the final result to look.

The benefit of working with Mint Dental is that you’re working with dentists who can offer first-class implant-based systems that combine more traditional models of tooth replacement with the strength of dental implants.


Instantly gain access to our incredible dentists, who use advanced equipment to diagnose your problem faster and more accurately than ever before.

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Alternative Options

In recent years, missing teeth patients have moved away from older, less reliable treatments that typically don’t last forever or wreak havoc on their lifestyles.

Bridges, for example, require healthy neighbouring teeth to be compromised, and denture wearers tend to have a lower quality of life.

With that being said, these treatments are more affordable in the short term, which might make them more of an accessible tooth replacement for some patients.

Dental implants, in comparison, although an investment, last longer, look better, and prevent bone loss.

What Do With Several Missing Teeth

Dental bridges are a cost-effective solution. But as aforementioned, dental bridges need to file down neighbouring teeth and do not mimic natural teeth as well. It might be a much better solution to combine bridges with implants to avoid causing damage to healthy teeth and provide a more stable structure for the false tooth.

Implant-supported bridges are commonly used to replace multiple gaps across the mouth and help patients save money on their treatment.

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When you have a lost tooth in the portion of your visible smile, our dentists would likely prescribe single implants, which will be the best way to restore stability and aesthetics simultaneously. Once the implant has been positioned, a healing period of three months (osseointegration) will be required.

As dental implants act as an artificial tooth root, which the final restoration screws into, patients can benefit from added security compared to cemented products like dental bridges.

While dental bridges are great for replacing single-tooth loss, it’s not always the most natural-looking option for patients needing to replace front teeth. The same can be said for dentures.

Solutions For Complete Tooth Loss

Patients with a mouth empty of teeth are often classed as complex cases, especially if they’ve had other restorative work done in the past. Often, these cases require careful attention, diagnosis and planning from an experienced prosthodontist, gum specialist and implant dentist.

All-on-4 seems to be the fastest (also called teeth-in-a-day) and most cost-effective solution in edentulous cases.

All-on-Four uses a full arch of fixed implant dentures supported by four or six dental implants. The procedure offers patients cheaper rates per implant and is hailed as the graftless solution, meaning you’ll likely be able to bypass a bone graft or sinus lift.

Other alternatives that are better than dentures include implant-retained dentures or implant-supported bridges.

Compare Implant-Based Solutions Below:

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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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