Missing teeth can lead to reduced confidence and long-term, dental health defects. We need our teeth to chew, speak and smile so it is fortunate that there are modern options for replacing missing teeth.
Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
A dental implant is a natural-looking, permanent, artificial tooth that is submerged into the jawbone. These replacement teeth are created from extremely strong materials that is compatible with your jaw and body. Your bone grows to mould with the implant and bond to the fixture, known as ‘osseointegration’.
This procedure helps to prevent bone loss and stabilise surrounding teeth or dentures. Your Morningside dentist will assess your individual situation in order to determine the suitability of your bone and can even begin a process of growing or transporting additional bone to the area.
Although the initial investment is higher, we at My Dentist at Cannon Hill have devised interest free payment plans to assist with the costs.
Removable Dentures for Missing Teeth
Full denture and partial denture are alternative, affordable options for teeth replacement. These devices are removable for cleaning and are designed to look and feel like real teeth.
Many removable dentures rely on your natural teeth and gums for support. In this case, our dentist at My Dentist at Cannon Hill are experts at constructing the highest quality denture that fits well and looks natural.
Dentures are usually a less expensive option for replacing missing teeth.
Bridges for Missing Teeth
A dental bridge is a permanent, non-removable replacement for missing teeth that uses the adjacent teeth for support. Usually consisting of two crowns with a false tooth “bridged” between them.
Before a conventional bridge can be constructed, the teeth must be reduced in size for optimum support and a natural fit. At My Dentist at Cannon Hill, we pride ourselves in perfectly matching the porcelain colour and size to ensure you return to eating and speaking with ease.
The expert cosmetic dentist at My Dentist in Cannon Hill can help you find the right correction for missing teeth and leave you smiling. Contact us online or by calling 07 3902 1023.