I Have Missing Teeth
I Have Missing Teeth
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Are your missing teeth holding you back?
At Dental Boutique we offer a number of viable treatment options to replace missing teeth . As a leader in cosmetic dentistry, we use modern advances in technology to replace missing teeth that will meet your dental needs and desires.
The Concerns with Missing Teeth
- Moving Teeth
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, the space left by the missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to fall into it, or the opposing tooth may grow upwards or downwards into the empty space.
Movement in teeth may cause sensitivity to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth due to their exposed roots when they drift into the gap.
- Aged Appearance
Having missing a tooth or teeth may make you look older. Loss of teeth from the back of the mouth may cause sunken cheeks and loss of teeth towards the front may lead to a sunken lip appearance as well.
- Changes to your bite
Your bite may also change and pose a problem for you by possibly causing headaches, migraines and pain in the jaw, neck or shoulder pain originating from pain in the jaw joint.
To replace a missing tooth/ teeth, there are multiple options available. To understand your circumstances, we will need to conduct an assessment. During this consultation, we will listen to what you want and need before we offer possible treatment options.
- Dental Implants or All On 4
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth replacements, which behaves, feels and looks like natural teeth. They are fixed, long term options that allow patient to eat and chew normally. No adjacent teeth will need to be damaged to secure the implant in the jawbone.
- Porcelain dental bridges
Porcelain Dental Bridges are also another option to replace missing teeth. To ensure the bridge is placed correctly at the site of the missing tooth, the two teeth either side of the gap will need to be correctly prepared for support.
Dentures have been the industry standard for replacing missing teeth for hundreds of years before bridges or implants were available. Dentures may prove to be a good, removable choice for some patients. With recent technology and working together with leading dental laboratories, we are able to create lifelike prosthetic teeth that are aesthetically pleasing and functional. However, dentures may still have the tendency to move around while eating and talking, to fall out when you sneeze or laugh too hard and food trapping under the denture.
Dental Implants or All On 4
Varying time between 3 days and 3 months.
Generally 2-3 weeks start to finish.
Varying time between a few days to a few weeks.
Does it Hurt?
Patient comfort is our top priority. To ensure our patients are relaxed and comfortable during any treatment we offer sedation options to calm nerves or for lengthy treatments so you can wake up to your new smile without feeling a thing!
For All On 4 treatment, we generally carry out this treatment option under sleep dentistry. To reduce discomfort after surgery, we provide our patients with medication required, follow up calls and a review at the clinic a few days after the procedure.
Why Dental Boutique
At Dental Boutique we aim to design simple, pain free and predictable smiles. We are trained in smile makeovers and use technology to create predictable 3D smile design photos and videos personalised for you to help you envision what your smile will look like before treatment.
- We are one of the few practices in Melbourne with the ability and expertise to offer and perform All On 4 dental implants treatment.
- We offer all patients undergoing All On 4 treatment a Digital Smile Design and Trial Smile where they’ll get to see and test run what the final result will look and feel like.
- We take the time to assess and treat all risk factors in order for you to be able to enjoy your new smile for many years to come.