lost tooth options

Your Options for a Lost Tooth

A missing tooth can cause teeth to shift and may lead to bone loss in your jaw. If you’ve lost a tooth due to an accident, decay or gum disease, it’s important to get the tooth replaced. Otherwise, you risk complications like further gum disease and tooth loss — and your face can start looking slack, and older. 

Key takeaways:

– Dental implants use ceramic or titanium posts in your jaw to support an artificial crown.

– A bridge uses two neighbouring teeth to support an artificial tooth.

– A partial denture is a replacement tooth that covers the gap.

Your dentist can advise you about the best option for you.

“Depending on your unique smile…your dentist can help you make the best choice!”


Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.