Gaps in your smile don't just affect how you look. Depending on how many teeth are absent, they can also affect how you eat and speak, as well as increasing your risk for oral health problems.
If you're missing one or more teeth, our Brisbane dentists can discuss the different options we offer for filling the gap and restoring a natural-looking smile. The three common options are:
Implants can replace one tooth, several teeth or all teeth in the mouth. The implant itself is a titanium post, shaped like a screw, that's placed in the jaw bone by an oral surgeon. Once it's had time to fuse with the jaw, we can cover the implant with a realistic crown.
A fixed bridge is a custom prosthetic tooth that's supported by the surrounding teeth. This may involve fitting crowns over the neighbouring teeth or attaching metal wings to the back of the teeth, depending on where the bridge is located in the mouth.
Removable dentures are custom made to fit your mouth. A partial denture can replace a single tooth or several teeth in a row, while a full denture replaces all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. If you still have some teeth remaining, these will need to be extracted before you can have full dentures.
If you want to know more about the treatments we offer for replacing teeth, or you're ready to book a consultation, call your local Swish Dental clinic in Brisbane today.
Healthdirect. Dental implant procedure [Online] 2019 [Accessed October 2019] Available from: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dental-implant
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Healthdirect. Dentures [Online] 2019 [Accessed October 2019] Available from: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dentures