There are a number of options that we can provide to replace any gaps or missing teeth that you may have. In order to help you make a choice that you will be happy with, your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and gums before discussing the suitability of each alternative.
These options include:
In cases where we plan to remove a tooth or teeth, there are also options to replace these teeth with bridges, dentures or dental implants at the same appointment. If you have any questions regarding the options to replace missing teeth, feel free to give our clinic a call on (03) 5672 1948
Dentures are removable appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. Carefully created to fit the shape of your gums, they are an excellent option when a number of teeth are
They are made up of pink plastic, used to simulate the appearance of the
They can be used if all the teeth are missing from one or both jaws (full dentures), as well as if only one or a few teeth are missing (partial dentures). There are then two different types of partial dentures - plastic acrylic or metal chrome - depending on the material used to create the supporting framework.
These various choices make dentures a very versatile option when replacing missing teeth.
A bridge is
With new advancements in technologies, bridges can be tailored to precisely match your existing teeth. They may be made of
Once we have prepared the teeth for the bridge, detailed
Dental implants are artificial teeth that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing natural teeth. They closely mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, making them an attractive alternative to conventional dentures.
Depending on the number of teeth to be replaced, one or more dental implants may need to be placed, and this will be discussed during your consultation. They can even be used to hold in full dentures to improve stability and patient comfort.
Implant placement will normally comprise of 3 appointments, where the artificial root will be inserted into the jaw bone and the porcelain or acrylic prosthesis then attached. After the process is complete, patients will leave with a tooth, or teeth, that look and feel real.
Our implant specialist Dr Vandana Budhwar is Melbourne University trained and only we use the highest quality Swiss made Straumann components which are warrantied for a lifetime meaning if the implant fails, it will be replaced for free.*
All implants are placed according to ADA guidelines to ensure a successful outcome
* Warranty may be voided if the patient contributed to the implant failure like taking up smoking, poor oral hygiene etc.
We have been a pillar of the local community for many years, offering dentures,