The Best Options for Restoring Your Smile
Missing teeth can significantly impact your ability to smile, talk and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. More than that, they can lead to a variety of issues, including difficulty chewing, speech problems, and even tooth decay in adjacent teeth. In this way, smile restoration is an essential part of maintaining your overall oral health and well-being. At Sensational Smiles Dental Clinic, we’re committed to restoring your smile and improving your quality of life with advanced and innovative dental procedures.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can be caused by tooth decay, accidental trauma, genetics and more. However, regardless of the cause, replacing them is often essential. Some of the main reasons for replacing missing teeth include:
- Aesthetic Concerns – missing teeth can have a serious impact on your confidence and self-esteem. Not only can gaps in your smile make you feel self-conscious, but missing teeth can lead to a sunken or aged appearance.
- Functional Issues – missing teeth can make it difficult to chew food properly and enjoy a healthy, balanced diet. In addition, especially when teeth are lost in the front of the mouth, it can lead to speech impairments.
- Oral Health – when a tooth is lost, your jawbone may start to deteriorate over time due to lack of stimulation, impacting the alignment of your surrounding teeth and making it more difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Fortunately, there are various tooth replacement options available. The choice of treatment will depend on your oral health, budget, and personal preferences. However, by consulting with our team at Sensational Smiles Dental, we’ll be able to help determine the most suitable solution for your needs and help you regain a healthy, happy smile.
Single Dental Implants
Single dental implants offer a permanent and natural solution to replace missing teeth. During the procedure, a small titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone, where it integrates with the bone tissue over time. A custom-made tooth crown is then securely fastened to the implant, restoring the missing tooth’s function and aesthetics. Unlike bridges, single dental implants do not require the removal or weakening of adjacent teeth, preserving your oral health. With a single dental implant, you can enjoy the confidence of a complete and natural-looking smile.
If you’ve lost multiple teeth, traditional bridges can provide a stable and functional replacement option. Bridges consist of two crowns that are securely anchored on either side of the gap, with artificial teeth (a pontic) bridging the gap between them. The crowns are cemented onto adjacent natural teeth that surround the empty space, creating the strength to support a fixed prosthesis, preserve your smile’s integrity and restore your ability to chew comfortably. What’s more, bridges not only improve the look of the mouth but they protect your remaining teeth by preventing them from shifting position to fill the gap. Bridges are an affordable option for replacing teeth while preserving your remaining natural teeth.
All on 4
All on 4 is a groundbreaking procedure that offers a rapid and effective solution for replacing a full arch of teeth, typically either the upper or lower jaw. Four strategically placed dental implants act as anchors for a fixed dental prosthesis, a complete set of artificial teeth that seamlessly integrates with your remaining natural teeth or the implants themselves. The procedure offers several advantages over traditional teeth replacement options: it reduces the need for tooth extraction, is less invasive, requires fewer preliminary procedures and provides exceptional stability and durability.
At Sensational Smiles Dental, we’re dedicated to providing personalised care and comprehensive dental solutions to restore your smile and enhance your overall well-being. Our experienced dentists will carefully assess your individual needs and recommend the most suitable treatment option for you. With our advanced tooth replacement options, you can regain confidence, improve your oral health, and experience the joy of a beautiful, healthy smile.