There is no one “best” option for all of our patients, but there are certainly a number of options available. The important thing to remember that replacing one or more missing teeth is not just essential in terms of being able to chew and speak properly, but it can also protect you from further tooth loss.
When a tooth is missing and the gap left behind is not filled in with a replacement, the rest of the teeth in your mouth will tend to drift in order to fill in the empty spot. Over time, this will interfere with your bite and can cause your teeth to become worn down. Eventually, you might even lose more teeth.
Talk to our Maroubra Junction, NSW dental clinic about tooth replacement options, including:
- Dental bridges: When you are missing a couple teeth that are adjacent to each other, a dental bridge can fill in the space—protecting your remaining teeth from shifting and restoring your ability to chew properly.
- Partial or Full Dentures: This popular tooth replacement option is particularly useful for patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth. For added stability, we can connect them to dental implants.
- Dental implants: Widely considered the ‘gold standard’ of tooth replacement, dental implants take the place of your missing tooth root. Once a dental crown is attached, you have a tooth replacement that looks, functions and feels very much like your natural tooth.