Single Missing Tooth
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Single Missing Tooth

Single tooth implant are most commonly used to replace a single missing tooth, either just one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth but missing singly in different sites around the mouth.

 

Treatment options to replace a single missing tooth are:

 

1. Removable denture: 

 - removable, unnatural

-  may damage adjacent teeth with time

 - subject to breakage

 

2. Fibre Reinforced Composite Bridge
- Fibre reinforced composite bridge is a good long term provisional fix bridge, can give a natural looking result.
- No damage to adjacent teeth
- Can be done same day of tooth extraction
- Only last for about 5 years

 

3. Fix Bridge

The conventional fixed bridge  requires that your dentist drills down two adjacent teeth to create space for the crowns of the bridging teeth. Placing a bridge on natural teeth increases the functional forces that are placed upon them and makes the use of floss between the teeth more difficult.

Conventional bridges may need to be replaced if the supporting teeth develop decay or periodontal disease. In a certain percentage of instances while preparing the adjacent teeth for crowns (i.e. drilling down a tooth), the preparatory procedure will cause the nerve of the tooth to die and require root canal treatment to eliminate infection of the nerve. This can lead to a shortening of the lifespan of the supporting tooth, eventually leading to further extractions.

 

4. Implant Crown: One of the most popular treatments available for replacing missing teeth is a dental implant. This type of dental treatment reduces the need for cutting down adjacent teeth. After a tooth has been extracted the bone from that region is lost. Implants are a synthetic structure made from titanium, and are placed in the area that is normally occupied by the root. Placing an implant in this space can prevent further bone loss. Implants are treated just like a natural tooth, which allows normal cleaning and flossing.

After an initial assessment, the titanium implant is anchored to the jaw bone. After your natural bone has attached to the implant it is assessed, and once it is deemed stable by the dentist it is ready for restoration, and an abutment is then attached to the implant. During the next stage, an impression is made of the crown, and is fabricated. The fabricated crown which is an artificial natural looking tooth is then fixed in place on the abutment using cement or screws, and your new tooth is ready to resume normal functions.

In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.

An implant crown is not susceptible to cavities (being made of titanium) but, like any natural tooth, may develop complications if oral hygiene is not maintained. The implant restoration should be routinely evaluated at timely intervals that are determined by the conditions of the remaining natural teeth and the implant.

We are providing Single Missing Tooth treatments for patients from Kempsey and surrounding areas including South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Macksville…

If you are interested in any of these treatments, then call us today on 02 6563 1313 or email us to get started on a procedure that will replace your single missing tooth and bring back that smile

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