What Are Your Options If You Have Missing Teeth?

Losing your teeth can be very devastating. But luckily, you have quite a company. According to the National Institute of Dental and craniofacial research, 3.75% of adults in between the ages 20 to 64 have no teeth and on average have 24.57 remaining teeth. Also there are plenty of reasons to rectify this issue by replacing your teeth. Missing teeth can directly affect your smile and your way of speaking and chewing. Other than that, they can also cause bone loss around the area.

Once you have decided to replace your lost teeth, you have several options to choose from. They are discussed here,

Dentures

Dentures are artificial teeth that are removable and easy to fabricate. They are partial dentures that can replace one or few teeth and complete dentures that can be used to replace your whole set of teeth. Though they are designed to mimic the appearance and functionality of your original teeth, it is normal to feel some level of discomfort while using dentures.

Bridges

They are anchored to the adjacent teeth to fill the gap where the missing tooth once used to be. The adjacent natural teeth are modified here to accommodate the abutment teeth (crown like structures) that support the replacement tooth in between. This preparation could damage them permanently and unnecessarily. But if the adjacent teeth are already in need of crowns, then this is the best teeth replacement option for you.

Dental implants

Surgically fixed dental implants in Sydney offer a supporting base for the area which needs tooth. As they are fixed directly into the bone and get fused with it, they can last a lifetime. Once it is secure, an abutment is placed on top of the dental implants.

Advantages:

  • They don’t slip or shift, causing any inconvenience.
  • As they are more rigid, you can chew and speak without any trouble.
  • They have no hooks or clasps and offer a more natural-looking smile.
  • They do not depend on other teeth for support. So, they do not disturb the structure of the neighbouring teeth.
  • They are easy to maintain and do not require overnight soaking.

On the whole, they function, look and feel like natural teeth. Thus, Dental implants in Sydney are considered as one of the best ways to restore a stable and healthy smile. However, the higher dental implants cost in Sydney discourage patients from choosing it. Still there are clinics that offer dental implants in Sydney at affordable rates without any difference in the quality of the treatment.

Have a consultation with your dentist to know more about your options. And choose what suits you based on your objectives, concerns and budget.

About Dr Paulo Pinho:

Dr Paulo Pinho has more than 15 years of experience in performing oral surgery under local and general anaesthetic.  As an experienced and dental implant & wisdom teeth removal professional, Dr Paulo Pinho uses high quality dental implants and cutting-edge technologies to offer dental implants at affordable rates for Australians. To perform dental implants and wisdom teeth removal in Sydney, he has limited his practice. To know more, Visit http://www.drpaulopinho.com.au or Call 1300 721 184 for more information Dental Office: Suite 4 Level 12, 187 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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