Replacement of Missing Teeth
Regain your confidence with replacement of missing teeth
Replacing a missing tooth or teeth has never been easier.
Whether you have a single missing tooth, or multiple missing, there may be several options available to replace them. Your Medland Dentist will take the time to understand how your tooth or teeth were lost, and help you to decide which option will be the right fit for you.
If you a missing a single tooth, a dental implant or a bridge are common options that can effectively restore the function and appearance of your missing tooth, giving you full use of your teeth and a happy, confident smile.
If you are missing multiple teeth then there are a few options available depending on the situation and your preferred outcome. These options may include multiple single implants, implant-supported bridges, dentures or implant-retained dentures.
Your Medland Dentist will carefully consider your individual situation, concerns and ideal outcome, and let you know everything you need to know about those options so that you can make the decision that works for you.
The close collaboration between your Medland dentist and the on-site laboratory means that we can achieve exceptional outcomes, from a single tooth replacement to a whole arch of missing teeth, and complex situations.
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Replacement of missing teeth FAQs
Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive regarding replacing missing teeth.
If you have any other questions please contact our friendly team.
For conventional bridges, one tooth on each side of the missing tooth is prepared for a crown. The replacement tooth (pontic) is fused to the crowns and then the bridge is cemented in place. Effectively, the replacement tooth is supported by crowns fixed to its neighbouring teeth. Like crowns, dental bridges may be fabricated from ceramic or ceramic fused to gold materials. Stressbreakers may be used to allow some independent movement of the support teeth and promote better longevity of the treatment.
In some situations, a bonded bridge may be used, especially when the missing tooth is a front tooth. This reduces the amount of tooth preparation of adjacent teeth and relies on a wing of ceramic or metal bonded to the adjacent tooth.
Dental implants are a very successful and accepted treatment option to replace lost or missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root which can be used to support several types of dental prostheses, such as crowns, bridges or dentures. The implant fixture, or artificial root, is commonly connected to a supporting structure by way of a screw that then supports the replacement tooth/teeth. The implant is constructed of a strong, biocompatible material called titanium which becomes integrated with the jaw bone – a process called osseo-integration.
If you have a single missing tooth, missing teeth or dentures, you may wish to consider dental implants to restore the full use of your teeth and to create a happy, confident smile.
Dentures can be a cost-effective replacement option for teeth lost due to conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma. However, traditional dentures are the tooth or teeth replacement options that feel and function least like your natural teeth.
Implant retention of dentures gives greater benefits than traditional dentures and can dramatically improve the appearance, how you speak, eat and taste, as well as self-esteem and confidence.
Implant bridges can remove the need for dentures entirely, offering a replacement of your teeth, fixed in place much like natural teeth.
Each of our Dentists are highly trained, skilled clinicians who prioritise the health and well-being of our patients.
Staying at the forefront of Brisbane’s dental industry, we are committed to utilising the latest technology and techniques to ensure that our patients can be proud of their healthy, beautiful smile.
If you have concerns about your smile or dental health and would like to learn more about treatment options that are available to you, please contact us on 07 3426 5777 or fill out the contact form and we’ll do everything we can to help.
Our welcoming and stylish dental practice is located at 66 Lambton St, Annerley, Brisbane QLD, Australia.
Providing a central and accessible location catering to patients Brisbane wide.
Our staff are passionate about ensuring every patient leaves Medland with a smile, and with full confidence they are receiving the best dental care in Brisbane.