Deciding to replace missing teeth is a good one. It not only makes laughing and eating easier, but it may also play a role in your oral health.
When teeth are missing, the teeth left behind may shift toward inviting smile openings. This can lead to wear on some teeth and a misaligned bite across your smile. Eventually, this may mean cavities and fractures.
If you’re considering tooth replacement, the best option for your smile is not always obvious. However, your dentist in Coffs Harbour may be able to help.
About Dentures in Coffs Harbour
Dentures are a tried and true tooth replacement option. They can stand in for complete tooth loss or incomplete loss—Full dentures and partial dentures, respectively.
With this option, your dentist takes impressions of your mouth. Then, we use these results to craft a custom full or partial denture.
Complete dentures rely on gravity, suction and the natural contours of your jaw for support. Partial dentures depend on clips and healthy remaining teeth for stabilisation.
Dentures are practical and removable, but they loosen over time as your jawbone shrinks from lack of tooth root stimulation. When this happens, you’ll need adhesives, relines or replacement dentures to accommodate the bone loss.
About Dental Implants in Coffs Harbour
Dental implants are tooth replacement roots surgically inserted into your jaw. They integrate with the bone over a period of months. Afterwards, your dentist caps the implants with dental crowns or a prosthetic like an implant denture or bridge.
Dental implants may stimulate your jawbone against shrinkage, which means you will not need adjustments or relines. They are also considered a permanent tooth replacement solution, unlike dentures.
Are You Ready to Arrange a Consultation?
We are always happy to help our patients choose the best tooth replacement option for their smile. If you would like to arrange a conversation with our dentist, we encourage your call.