Everton Park  07 3355 1422
Mitchelton  07 3354 3341

Everton Park (538 South Pine Road) 07 3355 1422  |  Mitchelton (Suite 1/17 Blackwood Street) 07 3354 3341

Why Replace
Missing Teeth?

Do you have gaps in your smile? From Dentures to Implants, we can help to replace your missing teeth with a modern range of Teeth Replacement Solutions.

About Swish Dental

Nobody likes having missing teeth. It affects confidence, chewing ability and can cause teeth to shift, tilt and decay. At Swish Dental we provide all the dental treatment options to replace your missing teeth to avoid all the potential unwanted side effects of spaces.

If you have one or more missing teeth, you would probably feel less inclined to smile or subconsciously hide it with a hand when you smile or giggle. Most people replace their missing teeth because they want to feel more confident about their smile – instead of feeling awkward doing something as simple and natural as smiling. Important as that may be, there are many more reasons for replacing your missing teeth that have absolutely nothing to do with appearance.

For starters, did you know that missing teeth can affect your ability to speak clearly or eat certain types of food? Left untreated, it can also lead to a host of complications including: Weakening bones, gum recession, gum infection, improper bite and bone loss.

Thankfully, we can easily prevent these conditions by having your missing teeth replaced. At Swish Dental, we offer a range of Teeth Replacement Solutions to restore health, function and beauty to your smile.

Our modern treatments are designed to replace your missing teeth with aesthetically pleasing results. Not only do we use quality dental materials that are robust and durable, our cosmetic dentists use advanced techniques to ensure the prosthetic teeth precisely conform to desired shape, size and colour so as to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth.

Nobody likes having missing teeth. It affects confidence, chewing ability and can cause teeth to shift, tilt and decay. At Swish Dental we provide all the dental treatment options to replace your missing teeth to avoid all the potential unwanted side effects of spaces.

Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth

  1. Avoids problems (chewing forces may shift causing front teeth to flare out creating unwanted spaces, altered bite can cause the collapse of facial features, premature aging, prevents tooth drifting and food packing, unstable bite)
  2. Restores smile (appearance and confidence)
  3. Restores function (chewing ability)
  4. Back teeth protect front teeth when the jaw closes (back teeth stop and guide teeth into correct seating position)

Why is it important to replace your missing teeth?

There are many reasons why you should replace your missing teeth as soon as possible. Missing teeth affects not just your oral health but also general health, and may extend into areas that impact your daily lifestyle, appearance and self-esteem.

Here are several reasons why you should not leave your missing teeth untreated:

Drifting teeth

When a tooth is missing, the neighbouring teeth may start to drift towards the newly vacated space, causing misalignment issues. When the teeth are no longer properly aligned, it also makes chewing and biting more difficult. Another problem with teeth drifting from their original positions is that their roots become destabilized and loosened – making them prone to damage and falling out.

Speech problems

A lack of teeth can make speaking clearly difficult. They can make a person speak with a lisp or a whistling sound when they pronounce certain words.

Bone resorption

Your jawbone mass is maintained through stimulation that comes from biting and chewing. A missing tooth not only creates a void but essentially removes the required stimulation for its once supportive bone mass, resulting in its gradual deterioration – a process known as bone resorption.

Altered facial appearance

Your teeth play an important role in propping up your facial structure. That is why missing teeth – especially in cases of complete tooth loss – can lead to sunken cheeks and a droopy facial countenance, making the person look older than he or she really is.

Improper bite

Missing teeth can affect your dental bite in such a way that causes your jaw to move in an unnatural way. With an unbalanced bite, you may start to grind your teeth subconsciously. Over time, the teeth grinding habit can lead to problems like worn or broken teeth, and even serious bone issues like Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).

Nutritional deficiency

When your missing teeth cause discomfort when you bite or chew, you may eventually give up eating certain types of food or choose to eat only soft foods. In the long run, your overall health may be compromised as your body would be missing out on important nutrients necessary for healthy living.

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Treatment for Missing Teeth

At Swish Dental, we can provide the following types of treatment to replace missing teeth:

  • Affordable Dental Implants
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dentures

Please find a summary of the available options right below.

Missing Teeth Diagram

Teeth Replacement Solutions

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

A dental implant treatment involves the insertion of a titanium post that serves as the artificial root, upon which prosthetic teeth may be securely mounted. When the implant and jawbone have fused together through a biological process known as Osseointegration, it creates a very strong and stable structure for your replacement teeth. The greatest benefit of dental implants is that they allow your implant-supported teeth to feel, function and look like natural teeth. Dental Implants are the no 1 recommended option for replacing missing teeth. They do not damage adjacent teeth, they preserve the bone and are the longest lasting option.

Dental Bridges

Typically made from porcelain, a dental bridge treatment involves the placement of a bridge-like appliance that is attached to a tooth or an arc of teeth. The two ends of the appliance are anchored on teeth adjacent to the gap. The two ends of the finished bridge may be cemented or bonded to hold the appliance (and artificial teeth) in position. Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges available so our dentists will advise you which one best suits you. Some bridges involve trimming adjacent teeth to the missing space. 

Dental Bridges
Dental Implants


Dentures are false teeth that have to be removed on a daily basis. They can be used to maintain a space whilst waiting to have a dental implant or dental bridge done. Removable dentures offer the most basic, least invasive and inexpensive option. However, they may lack the stability of more permanent solutions like dental implants. Our modern removable dentures are made of high quality materials that closely mimic real teeth.

Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist who can restore health and beauty to your smile?
Please contact Swish Dental on (07) 3485 0895 (Everton Park Practice) or (07) 3485 0875 (Mitchelton Practice).

Book now to find out how to replace your missing teeth. If you are undecided, have a dental splint/denture made to stop the teeth from shifting