If you’re missing one tooth or many teeth, it’s important that you meet with a skilled dentist so you can get this problem addressed. During your consultation, we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and address any concerns.
The most common reasons for tooth loss is: severe injury and trauma, extensive tooth decay or periodontal (gum disease) and recession. It is important to replace missing teeth to restore correct bite support, and prevent jaw joint disorders, restore full function when eating and talking and to restore the appearance of your smile.
There are a number of alternatives to restore missing teeth and spaces.
Dental Implants: implants are one of the best options to consider for tooth replacements. Implants are titanium fixtures that serve as the replacement root of missing teeth, once integrated they can have crowns placed on top to restore one tooth, bridges placed on top to restore many teeth or dentures on top to hold them in place.
Dental Bridge: a dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration that literally bridges the gap between teeth. It uses the neighbouring teeth as supports to hold a middle missing tooth.
Dentures: dentures are removable appliances and are held in place using your gum structure or denture glues or implants. Dentures are usually used when many teeth are missing and/or when a fixed bridge or implant alternatives cannot be used. Dentures are removed daily for cleaning.
Depending on your circumstances or the number of missing teeth, the dentists at Chatswood Dental Centre will provide a complete exam and diagnosis, and can discuss options and help you decide which treatment is best for you.
Chatswood Dental Centre has national accreditation.
Accreditation is based on the integration of a set of national safety and quality health service standards into every day practice culture and patient safety.
The attainment of these standards means a dental practice has proven to be of the highest calibre in delivering safe quality patient care.