Modern dentistry has come a long way in the last 30 years, introducing a myriad of options for tooth replacement.
Missing or extracted teeth raise common concerns, including poor dental health and an unappealing smile. A high-quality dental restoration is the key to a healthy, happy smile.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are a number of options available to you that are offered by Crown Dental Group. The most common of these options are:
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the most advanced option for patients looking to replace missing teeth. An implant is a small titanium fixture that serves as a replacement for the tooth root of the missing tooth. Made from medical grade titanium and combined with a custom created crown, implants provide a secure and natural looking long-term replacement for the entire missing tooth including its root.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Replacing a missing tooth with implant dentistry comes with a range of health benefits. Some of these benefits include:
Preventing other teeth from migrating
When you lose a tooth, the teeth on either side of the gap start to shift in an attempt to cover the gap. This is problematic as it can cause your teeth to become misaligned.
Looking after the health of your jaw
By replacing the tooth root with a dental implant, the growth-stimulating pressure is restored to your jaw.
Encourage healthy digestion
A missing tooth has negative impacts on your digestion. Replacing this gap encourages healthy digestion and in turn, benefits your overall health and well-being.
Improving the aesthetics of your smile
An incomplete smile can lead to patients feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable when smiling. Dental implants offer a solution for missing teeth; rejuvenating the cosmetic appearance of your teeth.
What are dentures?
There is a misconception surrounding dentures, including messy adhesives, annoying cleaning routines and the embarrassment of slipping out. We are here to bust these myths and let you know that high quality dentures offer a comfortable, sturdy and incredibly natural-looking solution for a single missing tooth, multiple and full mouth restoration.
Types of dentures
There are several different denture appliances available at Crown Dental Group, designed to replicate the function of natural teeth. We’re then able to customise your dentures on-site in our dental laboratory in Rowville using the highest quality materials. You’ll benefit from faster turnaround times as we begin working on your dental appliances as soon as it’s prescribed.
- Acrylic partial dentures
- Cobalt chrome dentures
- Complete (full) dentures
- Flexible dentures
- Immediate dentures
- Implant supported overdentures
What are implant retained dentures?
Implant-retained over dentures are a permanent solution for replacing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. A single arch of dentures clips into four implants that have been placed into the jawbone. The arch can then be removed and clipped back in as required.
Implant-retained overdentures v traditional dentures
- Increased stability when eating, drinking and speaking
- More comfortable because they don’t rely on the gums for retention
- Help with retention of jawbone and health of gum tissue
- Better digestive health due to being able to properly chew food
- More natural look and feel
- Less bulky
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is made up of two crowns bonded to an artificial tooth in the middle. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants, which span the space where a single or multiple teeth are missing. Our dental bridges are fabricated with ceramics such as porcelain or zirconia to mimic the appearance of your natural teeth.
What are dental bridge benefits?
- Filling gaps of missing teeth
- Filling out your face for better facial shape
- Preventing surrounding teeth from shifting
- Restoring and enhancing functionality, such as chewing and speaking
- Upgrading from removable dentures to a permanent dental appliance
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