If you have severely damaged or missing teeth, you may be searching for a permanent solution to improve the aesthetic of your smile and restore functionality to your mouth. The best dentist in Newcastle will provide a range of solutions to help restore and enhance your smile.
As someone with a missing tooth, you may be wondering whether replacement teeth or restorative dental procedures are necessary. Generally speaking, it is better to replace missing teeth to avoid long-term complications. Even teeth that are at the back of your mouth and out of sight can cause impacts to your smile. If you do not replace a missing tooth, you might experience:
Shifting smile as your existing teeth move into the new gap
Crooked smile and changed bite
Limited function of your teeth particularly while chewing
Weakened jawbone and lower jaw bone density
It’s important to note that every patient’s circumstances are different. Therefore, you should visit your dentist near me to understand the best treatment for restoring your smile. Through examination and potentially x-rays, a dentist will determine the correct course of action for you.
If you have only recently lost your tooth due to an injury, you should seek emergency dental. Injuries to the mouth can sometimes cause more trouble that what is visible to the eye. Your dentist Newcastle will assess the damage and determine whether any urgent action is required. At Newcastle Dental Care, we offer emergency dental services and are also a complete dental Newcastle, Afterpay dentist Newcastle and nib dental Newcastle.
Three of the more common solutions offered by dentists for missing or severely damaged teeth include dental crowns, bridges and implants.
Crowns, bridges and dental implants
Crowns, bridges and dental implants are permanent and effective solutions for improving the aesthetic of your smile and restoring functionality in your mouth.
Crowns: A dental crown is a cap that covers your existing tooth and masks evidence of decaying or broken teeth. A crown can sometimes be placed atop a dental implant.
Bridges: A bridge is an artificial tooth (or row of teeth) that replaces missing teeth and attaches to the existing teeth on either side of the gap.
Implants: A dental implant is a screw-like tool implanted into your jawbone and gum. A dental crown can be use in conjunction with an implant to represent an artificial tooth.
To have a crown, bridge or implant placed in your mouth, you will need to have impressions taken before the procedure. This will allow your dentist to create a custom-shaped crown, bridge or implant that suits the exact dimensions of your gap and smile. At our dentist Newcastle, we have access to modern CEREC technology which allows us to quickly and safely take an impression of your mouth. This ensures we can create your tooth restorations instantly and reduce your time at the dentist.
To learn more about our restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry options, contact our afterpay dentist Newcastle on (02) 4929 4287 or visit our website to book an appointment.