3 effective ways to replace missing teeth

If you are missing one or more teeth, or suffering from cracked chipped or discoloured teeth do not despair.

Dr Danny Lamm Dental Practice in Malvern East can restore your cracked, chipped, discoloured or missing teeth back to full health with cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Replacing your missing teeth will not only benefit your facial appearance but also your oral and general well-being.

Dr Lamm, Dr Creighton and Dr Sourial provide a range of dental treatments to patients in Malvern East and surrounding areas of Melbourne, from general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry to oral surgery and orthodontics

After a full mouth examination by one of our experienced and caring doctors, they can determine the treatment plan that is best suited to your individual circumstances and dental requirements. While each patient has different needs and concerns, below are some of the most common dental procedures recommended to restore our patients smiles back to full health.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are an option when you are missing one or more teeth. Dental Implants are generally made from Titanium and are essentially a screw that is placed into the jawbone. They take on the role of an anchor within the mouth, surgically inserted into the jawbone to support replacement teeth.

As the mouth heals, approximately two to six months after surgery; the bone and implant begin to fuse together. Small posts, commonly known as abutments, are then attached to the implants, which are used to anchor crownsbridges or dentures. Read on to find out more about these replacement options.

With dental implants, you can eat and speak as you did previously — things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.

CROWNS

Crowns are an option for teeth that are broken, cracked and damaged beyond repair and in desperate need of saving. Crowns are a strong ceramic sleeve that is moulded to comfortably fit over the original tooth. The mould of the crown is constructed from the original tooth, so fitting is completed in one easy action.

Crowns will also restore strength and appearance of the troubled tooth so you can smile and chew as you would with your original tooth.

Benefits of Crowns:

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Covers and restores teeth that are discoloured or malformed
  • Restores teeth that are damaged from root canal treatments
  • Matched to the original tooth colour

BRIDGES

Bridges are a great option when you have more than one tooth missing or a vacant space inhibiting your great smile. Bridges along with crowns can also restore health, maintain the aesthetic appearance of your smile and can restore spaces of up to four missing teeth.

Bridges are an artificial tooth or a row of teeth fused between two porcelain crowns to restore the vacant space in your smile. The ceramic teeth on either side of your bridge are fitted neatly onto the remaining tooth in your mouth so the bridge is firmly fixed in place.

Benefits of Bridges:

  • Strong and Durable
  • Improve confidence in your smile
  • Ensure the stability and strength of remaining teeth
  • Improve speech
  • Add support to facial structure
  • Lasts up to 10 years

As you can see, there are various ways in which to restore the health of your smile. If you are concerned about the state of your oral health or are suffering from either a missing or chipped tooth, here at Dr Danny Lamm Dental Practice we can help.

For more information about dental implants, crowns and bridges, or to arrange an appointment at Dr Danny Lamm Dental Practice in Malvern East please do not hesitate to contact us.