Dental bridge work is one of the options for patients who have one or several missing teeth. But there are a whole range of options to replace a tooth (or a set of teeth). This will give you an overview ranging from less to more complex treatment options.
At NewSmile Dental Perth, our first step is to discuss your diagnosis and requirements, so you have a full understanding of the treatments we offer at our practice in Perth.
Removable partial dentures can be the lowest cost method of replacing missing teeth. They are used to prevent additional problems caused by one or several missing teeth. In general, partial dentures are held in place by metal clasps, and are made of either metal or acrylic. The gums of the artificial tooth appliance are made of acrylic.
The benefits of partial dentures are:
- Restoration of your speech and chewing capacity
- Preventing further migration of the remaining teeth
- Preventing apparent sagging of your facial structure (lips and cheeks)
- Can be easily removed for cleaning
Unfortunately, partial dentures do not stop the shrinkage of jaw bone or gum caused by tooth loss – but they are a quick and non-invasive method of replacing missing teeth. Your dentist at NewSmile Perth will first perform a thorough diagnosis, to determine if partial dentures, bridge work, implants or even full implants with All On 4 can be a suitable solution for you.
It is important that your removable dentures fit well. If not, they can cause a bad bite, and trauma to your gums and remaining teeth. The quality of the fit also influences your overall appearance and other functions such as speech.
Single or multiple implant, crowns and bridge work
If there is not enough bone for implants, a bone-grafting procedure can be done at our in-house implant clinic by the Complete Implants Perth team.
How does a single-tooth replacement with a dental implant work?
- The implant is placed in your jaw bone and fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration.
- An abutment and porcelain crown are attached to the implant with a screw, emerging through the gum like a natural tooth.
When is dental bridge work used to replace missing teeth?
When your teeth are not able to be saved and all need to be removed, All On 4 treatment offers you the benefit of new, comfortable and esthetically pleasing teeth, immediately performed with just one procedure. At our state-of-the art dental centre in Perth, we are partners with the only official All On 4 Clinic for WA.