Replacement of Missing Teeth
There are a variety of ways you can replace a missing tooth. Options include a removable denture, fixed bridge, or a dental implant. Our knowledgeable clinicians can consult and guide you along a path tailored made for you.
We also consult and work closely with specialists to ensure you are being provided with the best treatment options and the highest standard of care.
While we can offer great options for replacing missing teeth, we must stress that at the end of the day there is nothing better than your natural tooth.
If you need any further information on the below prosthetic devices please don’t hesitate to contact our clinic for a consultation.
Our teeth play a significant role and impact how we live our lives. They influence our quality of life, including our appearance, how we speak and eat, as well as our self-esteem and confidence. If we lose a tooth or many teeth, one way of replacing them is through removable dentures (false teeth).
Dentures are a cost-effective replacement option for missing teeth in people of all ages. They are typically made of acrylic resin material, but sometimes they are made of acrylic combined with a slimline framework made of Cobalt Chrome, a lightweight metal. Either material will ensure a design that replicates your natural teeth.
Typically there are three types of dentures:
Full Denture – complete removable set of false teeth, can be for upper, lower or both jaws. These are made of acrylic which replicate the natural colour of your gums and teeth.
Partial Denture – partial set of removable false teeth that clip onto your existing teeth. These are typically created with a slimline cobalt chrome material fused to acrylic which replicates the natural colour of your gums and teeths. Partial denture can also be temporary while you are transitioning through treatments, for example filling a missing single tooth while you wait for your implant placement (discussed below)
Implant-Retained Denture – A full or partial denture that is anchored to an implant. Can be removable or fixed on either the upper or lower jaw. Does not cover the roof of your mouth like a conventional full upper denture, which allows for better taste sensation
Bridges are a strong, stable and permanently fixed alternative to dentures. They can replace single or multiple missing teeth, depending on the situation. Essentially a bridge is a prosthetic device constructed by two crowns with a “floating” crown connected in between. Traditionally a bridge is placed over natural teeth either side of a missing tooth, to restore the gap created by a missing tooth. The aim of a bridge is to restore function and aesthetics to look like a normal tooth. With the advancements of dental implants, a bridge can also be constructed using one or more dental implants, instead of a tooth/teeth, to support the prosthetic device
A Dental Implant is a surgical dental procedure performed to replace a missing tooth. Unlike removable dentures, implants are permanently placed into your jawbone and then restored with a crown to replicate a natural tooth.
Dental implants can also be used to hold dentures in place (implant-retained denture) or complete a bridge prosthetic device (implant-retained bridge).
Our clinicians at Admire Dentistry work closely with trusted specialists to ensure your implant procedure and restoration is a pleasant experience.