Replace Missing Teeth

Replace missing teeth

There are several ways to replace your missing teeth:

1. Dental Implants: are a fixed option and can be used to replace a single, several or even a whole arch of missing teeth. If you’re missing multiple teeth? The ‘All on 4’ implant option might be a great, fixed and cost effective solution for you.

2. Dental Bridges: are a fixed option used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth.

We offer three types:

Conventional Fixed Bridges

  • One or two false teeth (pontics) are fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the site left by the missing tooth

Cantilever Bridges

  • Commonly used for the front teeth, due to less biting load and material stresses
  • It involves fusing the false tooth (pontic) to one adjacent porcelain crown

Resin Bonded Bridges

  • Least expensive and primarily used on the front teeth
  • Uses metal or ceramic wings that are bonded (discretely), either to one or both adjacent teeth, allowing for a conservative preparation and minimally invasive option

3. Partial Dentures: Dentures are a removable option whereby acrylic teeth are held in place by clasping undercuts on the remaining natural dentition (teeth). They are available for a single tooth or multiple missing teeth.

Implant treatments may appear complex and invasive compared to conventional dentures and bridges, however, it is often a straightforward procedure over several appointments.

At Mosman Dentistry these are the 3 simple steps to replacing missing teeth with implants.

STEP 1: Initial Consultation, Treatment planning & Discussion of fees, and consent forms (Approx. 1hr)

  • We undertake a comprehensive exam in conjunction with your medical history and series of x-rays, photographs, impressions and charting of both existing dentition (teeth) and a screen of your periodontal (gum) health.
  • These findings are coupled with a 3-D CBCT scan to reveal tooth positioning and dimentions of vital bone structure – in height, width and depth.
  • We will discuss any concerns and answer any questions you may have about any aspect of the implant procedure.
  • This systematic approach has been developed in order to achieve successful and predictable results, in addition, to accurately quoting all costs for our patients prior to any procedure.

STEP 2: Surgery- case dependent

  • Our surgeons will place the titanium implant(s) into a predetermined position within your jawbone.
  • The implants may also have a form of temporary or a simple healing cap for gingival soft tissue molding in preparation for your final crown, bridge or denture.
  • The length of the procedure will vary depending on the difficulty of the case.

 STEP 3: Checks & Final Restorations Issue

  • Over the next several months, you will have standard check-ups (included in your fixed cost) to monitor your healing in preparation for your final restoration(s).
  • Final restorations are then fabricated to permanently custom fit on your healed gums.

Call our practice today and book a consultation to discuss all tooth replacement options and the various advantages and disadvantages.

71 Spit Road

Mosman NSW 2088

(02) 9969 0669

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