Replacing Missing Teeth

How to Replace my Missing Teeth

A missing tooth can affect not only your ability to chew food, it also affects your confidence when you talk and smile. If you leave your missing teeth untreated, it can even affect your speech and cause crooked teeth. The empty pocket can also be a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause further gum disease. As dental health advocates, we recommend you to replace missing tooth immediately.

What are my Options to Replace Missing Teeth?

There are three tooth replacement options that you can undergo in North Shore Periodontics. The most advanced option is the dental implant. It can withstand greater biting force than dentures and does not need any support from adjacent teeth. The dental bridge is the more economical option but it does require using adjacent teeth to put the new tooth in place. The classic set of dentures is still a viable option, especially for multiple missing teeth.

Here is a more in-depth look at your tooth replacement options.

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are surgical posts, usually made with titanium, that is surgically positioned in the jawbone. A new dental crown is then attached to the post to replace the missing tooth. Periodontists will scan your teeth to guide the positioning and ensure that the crown is a snug fit.

Using the latest in dental implant technology, North Shore Periodontics offers dental implant solutions that fulfil your tooth replacement needs. Combined with our dental health experience and high standard of care, you can receive your much-needed dental surgery with confidence. Here are the advantages of replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • Withstand greater biting forces than dentures
  • Do not require support from adjacent teeth like bridges
  • Eliminate “hollowed” cheeks appearance after tooth extraction
  • Maintain usual oral health routine
  • Indistinguishable from other natural teeth
  • Look and feel completely normal

Here at North Shore Periodontics, we aim to give our patients only the highest quality dental treatment. That is why our dental implant treatment is performed by our trained dental surgery specialists using quality products and equipment from trusted brands.

If you are in Chatswood, North Sydney and North Shore, contact our dental implant Crows Nest specialists on (02) 8026 0400 today and schedule an appointment.

What are the Requirements for Dental Implants?

To be a candidate for a dental implant surgery, you need to have a healthy jawbone and no existing gum disease. Our Sydney periodontists will perform a series of scans to ensure the health of your bone structure. Other factors include your medical history and habits. If you have a history of diabetes or smoke cigarettes, the dental surgery may not be successful.

What are the Components of a Dental Implant?

  • A titanium root that is embedded into the jawbone
  • An abutment which connects the root to the crown
  • A crown that is cemented into place
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Dental Implants Components

How does North Shore Periodontics Prepare for your Dental Implants?

  1. Our periodontists will perform a series of diagnostic tests to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the dental surgery. These tests will include dental examinations, dental casts of your teeth, and 3D scans of your jaws. This will ensure that the implant will fit you properly.
  1. We will get your full medical history through an interview. Certain diseases like diabetes affect the success of your dental surgery.
  1. Before the operation, we will put you under local anaesthesia in contrast to general anaesthesia. This enables you to go back to your own routine immediately after the surgery.

What are Dentures?

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and gum tissue. As the classic tooth replacement option, dentures have withstood the test of time for a good reason. They are the economical option to restore your oral function. However, dentures will take some time getting used to and will never feel as natural as dental implants. If not fitted properly, they may even become loose while eating or speaking.

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For those who want to replace missing teeth without hitting the budget, choose dentures. But for a permanent tooth replacement option, choose dental implants.

For affordable yet high quality dentures, contact North Shore Periodontics dental clinic today and our team of friendly Crow Nests periodontists team is more than happy to serve you.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth replacement device that uses adjacent teeth as anchors to support the new tooth. The teeth beside the gap are reduced in size to fit the bridge. Our periodontists will take an impression of your existing teeth to provide an exact mould for your teeth. The replacement tooth is then cemented in place as one piece.

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Since the tooth bridge is cemented into place, it is not removable like dentures. It is also only suitable for short gaps, unlike dental implants. It also requires trimming healthy enamel from your teeth. However, dental bridges look and feel natural. It also doesn’t affect your daily oral hygiene routine. With good oral care habits, dental bridges can last a lifetime.

For tooth replacement in Crows Nest, Chatswood, North Sydney and North Shore contact our amazing today at North Shore Periodontics dental clinic and schedule for an appointment.

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