Missing Teeth- What Are Your Options!!

Updated: Apr 26, 2018


Problems

Missing or Failing Tooth

 •      Due to infection, failed root filling, trauma or root fracture                                                                                

•     Crown keeps falling out or not enough tooth left to attach a new crown

•  Tooth failed to develop


Solutions

Implant with single tooth

•      Ideal long term solution that looks, feels and functions just like natural teeth

•      Option for instant implant and instant tooth

•      Protects adjacent teeth and underlying bone helping maintain  lip and cheek support

•      Very high success rate (over 99%) when compared to alternative treatments


Alternatives

Leave a gap or wear a denture

•      Unsightly and embarrassing

•      May impair eating and speech

•      Bone and gum in the gap will shrink

•      The position of adjacent and opposing teeth will distort over time


Bridge from other teeth

•      Healthy teeth need to be drilled to attach the bridge, shortening their lifespan making future solutions more complex and costly

•      Bone supporting the gum beneath a bridge will shrink due to lack of use leaving a gap

•      Extra stress on supporting  teeth during chewing


Replacing several adjoining teeth with implant Teeth


More than one tooth missing or failing

•      Dislike wearing a denture or have a failing bridge

•      Unable to chew properly and eat what you want with confidence

•      Not enough teeth to support a bridge

•      Do not want teeth damaged by a bridge


Solutions

Implants supporting teeth

•      Ideal long term solution that looks, feels and functions just like natural teeth

•      Fixed in place, no need to remove them to clean

•      No need to damage adjacent healthy teeth

•      Very high success rate (99%)


Alternatives

Bridge supported on teeth

•      Supporting teeth need to be drilled to attach the bridge thereby shortening their lifespan

•      Bone supporting the gum beneath a bridge will shrink due to lack of use leaving a gap


Partial Denture

•      Can be loose and uncomfortable, trapping food beneath whilst eating

•      Replacement required every few years as dentures become looser


Leave a gap

•      Unsightly and embarrassing

•      May impair eating and speech

•      Positions of surrounding teeth will distort over time


Replacing a complete set of teeth with implant teeth

Problem

Upper and/or lower teeth missing or failing

•   Remaining teeth unable to support a denture or bridge

•   Loose, uncomfortable or poorly fitting denture

Solution


Implants supporting a permanently fixed bridge

•      Looks and functions like natural teeth that are completely  secure and cannot move

•      Only removable by a dentist

•      The ultimate solution


Implants supporting a removable bridge

•      Solid foundation for natural chewing function that look like natural teeth

•      Less bulky than  a denture

•      Easily removed for cleaning

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