Dental Treatments

Dental Implants and Missing Teeth

Dental Implants

Teeth can be lost through a number of reasons such as through disease, decay, or trauma. Missing a tooth or teeth doesn’t only affect your smile and your ability to eat, it can also make you look much older. Even missing one tooth can damage a person’s confidence, especially if they are young.

Having missing teeth can bring on speech problems and also cause remaining teeth to shift which can create cosmetic dental problems and increase the risk of cavities, malocclusions and gum disease. If there are many teeth missing, it can cause the skin around the mouth to sag and it also means that the jaw bone dramatically shrinks and changes shape. This occurs because the roots of the missing teeth that had stimulated the surrounding bone have gone. With no stimulation the bone literally dissolves.

These problems can be remedied in a number of ways — the most common approach being to place dental implant(s), or a bridge or partial denture.

  • If you have one missing tooth then a single tooth implant procedure can be performed. A dental implant looks, feels and functions just as a natural tooth does.
  • If you have two or more missing teeth, you can have a fixed bridge placed on two or more dental implants to provide stability.
  • If you are missing your upper or lower jaw teeth, then a replacement of all teeth can be done with four or more dental implants, in many cases using the All on 4 treatment.

Properly placed, dental implants are mostly a stress-free and everlasting substitute for a missing tooth or teeth. The About Smiles team in Chatswood, Zetland and Eastgardens are experts in all aspects of teeth replacement treatment. With a dedicated operating theatre, an on-site laboratory, we are also able to place dental implants, crowns and full arch bridges within a single day for many patients.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

For more information please contact us here or call us Chatswood (02) 9415 3555, Zetland (02) 9313 6388, Westfield Eastgardens (02) 8488 9994, we look forward to caring for you.

CHATSWOOD

(02) 9415 3555

Zetland

(02) 9313 6388

Westfield Eastgardens

(02) 8488 9994

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About Smiles Dental Centres Chatswood

Chatswood

Phone: 02 9415 3555
Address: 2/63A Archer Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
Email:
chatswood@aboutsmiles.com.au

About Smiles Dental Centres Eastgardens

Eastgardens

Phone: 02 8488 9994
Address: 229/152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens NSW 2036
Email:
eastgardens@aboutsmiles.com.au

About Smiles Dental Centres Zetland

Zetland

Phone: 02 9313 6388
Address: 4/6 Defries Avenue, Zetland NSW 2017
Email:
zetland@aboutsmiles.com.au