Strike action will be taking place from 7am Saturday 24 February 2024 to Thursday 28 February 2024. Please continue to attend your appointments unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

The strike action may mean our A&E is a lot busier than usual, which means the waiting times will be longer. If you need help which is not life threatening, please use 111, Pharmacies, GPs or Urgent Treatment Centres. Thank you for your understanding during this period.

Missing teeth (hypodontia)

In the UK, 3-5% of the population are born with missing teeth. This can result in gaps and spaces in the mouth where the teeth are missing.

In the hospital, we provide treatment for patients with multiple missing teeth. You will be assessed by a consultant orthodontist and a consultant in restorative dentistry. They will formulate a plan and decide how best to deal with the missing teeth and gaps. This may involve closing the gaps and camouflaging that you have missing teeth, or creating the right amount of space to provide you with replacement teeth.

This treatment can take at least 2.5 years to complete.

Before brace treatment - gaps due to missing teeth

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X-ray showing missing adult teeth

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Example of a resin bonded bridge used to replace a missing upper left 2nd tooth

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Example of a resin bonded bridge used to replace both upper left and right 2nd front teeth

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