About missing teeth and dental implants with Dr. Andrew Ong from Polished Dental.
Are you about to lose a tooth, or you’ve been missing one for a while now? There are a multitude of options which depend on various factors. We have created a great video as an introduction as to what you are in for when you come and visit the friendly team at Polished Dental to discuss missing teeth, dentures, crowns/bridges, or an implant crown. We’ve also summarised the options below the video.
If you have a missing tooth and are noticing the space starting to get crowded by neighbouring teeth, gums in the area are shrinking away, having difficulty chewing, or simply would like to upgrade your smile – have a watch of the video below and get in touch with us for the next steps and to see how Polished Dental can help you regain confidence in your smile!
1) Denture – the most common choice. Can be made out of metal or plastic and it can be taken in and out of the mouth. It’s a straightforward process, quick, and fairly cheap. They do tend to break and sometimes aren’t as comfortable as the other options, so it’s worth discussing your individual circumstances with your dentist.
2) Crown/Bridge – relatively quick and simple. A bit hard to clean, but a great improvement on how your teeth look and feel. This is more expensive than a denture.
3) Implant Crown – a screw gets placed in the jaw and an dental implant tooth is screwed into it. This is the most natural looking option, but also the most expensive. It does take a bit of time to get set up properly as it’s very much a customised approach. Next to a real tooth this is the most natural looking and feeling option.
Any questions, or would you like to book in an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss how we can help you with missing teeth? Our Dental Clinic is based in Kenmore, Australia. So if you’re in neighbouring suburbs like Moggill, Brookfield and Bellbowrie and looking for a high quality option please feel free to book online or give us a call on 07 3878 3889.
Please note we are open 7 days and also have an emergency dentist service for Brisbane if you have an issue with a missing tooth and can’t wait.