Missing Tooth Treatment

Missing Tooth Treatment

Missing Tooth Treatment Browns Plains, QLD

Missing Tooth Treatment: A missing tooth can result from gum disease, tooth decay, injury, or a genetic condition. However, in terms of replacing a lost tooth or making adjustments to the overall appearance of your mouth, there are different treatments depending on the cause of the missing tooth. Many smile makeover treatments include tooth replacement.

Your dentist may recommend an implant-supported bridge or denture when multiple teeth are missing. A single missing tooth, however, may require a fixed bridge, an implant-supported crown, or a removable partial denture.

If you're considering a smile makeover, you should talk to your dentist about all your options.

Best options to replace a missing tooth

Dental implants, fixed bridges, and removable partial dentures are just a few of the ways a dentist can replace your missing teeth during a smile makeover.

Dental implants

When one needs to replace a single tooth then a dental implant is a good option. In this procedure, the dentist attaches a titanium metal post or frame to your upper or lower jaw.  The titanium metal serves as a root for your replacement tooth. The dental crown is then attached to the implant. Also, this ensures long-term durability by providing a secure hold on the replacement tooth. 

While cost will vary depending on several factors, it is best to consult us for a quote. Call 0434 921570 to fix an appointment.

Fixed dental bridge

A dental bridge is a good choice if you do not want to get a dental implant. You might be able to use this tooth replacement option if you’re missing one or more teeth in the same area.

A fixed bridge replaces a single missing tooth by connecting the replacement tooth to adjacent teeth (teeth-supported bridge) or adjacent implants (implant-supported bridge). Thus, using a dental prosthetic or artificial tooth, a fixed bridge bridges a gap left by a missing tooth. Dental cement is used to bond the prosthetic to adjacent teeth.

Removable partial dentures

A removable partial denture is often the most affordable way to replace a missing tooth during a smile makeover.  When a smile makeover is performed, a partial denture can replace a single missing tooth or a small section of missing teeth. A partial denture can be used when only some of your teeth need to be replaced. A dental appliance such as this one is made up of replacement teeth attached to a healthy-looking pink base and rests upon the gums.

The removable plastic base is generally held in place by the natural teeth, but some dentures are attached to the natural teeth with clasps. Although relatively secure and should not come loose while worn, they can still be removed, unlike dental implants and fixed bridges.

How to choose the right option for you?

During a smile makeover, dental implants, fixed bridges, and partial dentures can all be used to replace a missing tooth. In the end, the best option depends on both the patient’s preferences and the recommendation of the dentist. In order to make an informed decision, the patient should consider the price, long-term durability, appearance, and care routine for each option. There may be additional options to consider as well, depending on the specifics of the situation and the number of teeth to be replaced.

Are you considering a smile makeover?

Contact our practice today if you have one or more missing teeth, damaged teeth, severe stains, periodontal disease, or other oral health or cosmetic concerns. We are glad to assist you throughout the process.

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