Here at Adelaide Dentalcare our practice caters to 3 common tooth replacement practices that include; dental implants, dentures and bridges. Each are unique in their own way and are used for specific purposes. In your initial consultation we will discuss and determine the best fit and option that suits your issue at hand and lifestyle. Please explore below and do not hesitate in getting in touch with us today in finding out more information.
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbones beneath your gums. This is done so the dentist is then able to mount the replacement teeth or implants into the frames in order to cosmetically restore your teeth. Overtime the implants will fuse with your jawbone providing stable support for your new teeth. In order to receive dental implants you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone support. This is in order for the bone to support the implants. In consultation we will be able to determine what we can and cannot do giving you the best possible solution.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth at any time. There are two main types of dentures that our dentists will discuss with you depending on what is best for you and your situation.
The two types of dentures are full dentures and partial dentures. As the name suggests full dentures are used for when all of your teeth are removed so it is essentially a complete replacement set of teeth. Partial dentures rest of metal frameworks that attach to your natural teeth. The denture part is to cover the teeth that are no longer there.
Bridges are made to replace one or more of your missing teeth. They are either supported by your own natural teeth or by. Getting a bridge requires at least two visits. The first visit your dentist will prepare your teeth and cover them with a temporary crown.
In this consultation the dentist will take an impression of your teeth for future use. The bridge is then placed during the second.