Missing Teeth Treatment
The gap where a tooth or teeth have been removed is now more noticeable than before and you want to know if you can do something about it.
The answer is yes you can.
Replacing missing teeth not only improves your able to enjoy food but also improves your confidence and appearance of your smile.
Some considerations in the choice of treatment will include how soon you want to have the treatment completed.
Circumstances such as attending a function or special event, moving to a different location or relocating overseas need to be included for consideration.
Where a tooth or teeth have been removed, some options include:
This is a plastic or metal appliance designed to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.
Relatively quick to make. Less expensive than a bridge or an implant.
Removable. This is not designed to be fitted permanently and needs to be removed every night before bed. Period of adjustment to the denture can be anywhere from 6-8 weeks.
This is typically made of porcelain and other materials (depending on design) and fitted onto the teeth on either side of the gap (place where tooth is missing)
Pros: Strength, Durable. Can be done in 2 appointments spaced 2 weeks apart*
Cons: Using healthy teeth to support a missing tooth. Need to use specific cleaning tools such as a Super Floss to maintain healthy gums around the bridge.
*based on an estimate of average only. May vary from individual to individual depending on specific dental diagnosis and advice provided.
This is a titanium screw inserted into the jaw bone (the area under the gum) and integration can take anywhere from 3-6 months before a cap (porcelain crown) is seated on top (area above the gum) to replicate a normal looking tooth. Every effort will be made to match the colour of the tooth to the teeth on either side of the gap to ensure it looks seamless.
Replacement of individual tooth and preserve surrounding bone.
Strength and Durability.
Cons: More expensive than a denture or a bridge.
Family Dental Healthcare in Dee Why, NSW
Our number one goal is to help you and your family achieve and maintain healthy gums & happy teeth.