How Can You Replace Missing Teeth?


Many of our patients wonder whether it’s important to replace missing teeth. Our dentists Shire recommend that most people replace their missing teeth to ensure there is no further damage to their smile. A gap in your smile can encourage a range of problems to arise. If you don’t replace missing teeth, you may experience:

  • Bone deterioration and bone loss
  • Drooping muscles
  • Changes to your bite
  • Tooth misalignment as other teeth move to fill the gap
  • Gum decay
  • Painful shifting teeth

Thankfully, modern dental technology means replacement teeth and restorative dentistry are simpler and more affordable than ever before. You can avoid further damage to your oral health and restore your smile by visiting your local Caringbah dentist. Some of the treatment options available to people with missing teeth include:

  • Dental implants: An affordable, screw-like block of titanium that is surgically implanted into the jawbone where your tooth has become missing. An implant can then hold dentures and bridges. Implants can sustain oral health and prevent further alteration to your smile.
  • Dental crowns: A synthetic cap that is placed over your existing tooth to restore both functionality and appearance. It is suited best to severely damaged or decaying teeth. Most dentists, including our Caringbah dentist, use porcelain dental crowns.
  • Dental bridges: A tooth replacement that is attached on either side to your remaining, healthy teeth. Our dental bridges are stain resistant and long lasting, offering you up to 15 years with a stunning smile. Dental bridges may replace one or more missing teeth.

Implants, crowns and bridges have several benefits. Firstly, they are guaranteed to restore your natural-looking smile and offer pleasing aesthetic results. Our dentists are highly trained in dental restorations, so they can craft tooth replacements that perfectly match the rest of your smile. It’s a great way to instantly get your confidence back. Secondly, implants, crowns and bridges can help to restore functionality in your mouth. If you have been struggling to eat or drink since losing your tooth, a dental restoration may help you chew comfortably again. Lastly, they can all be provided in a relatively pain-free and minimally invasive procedure at your trusted dentist near me.

Every patient is different, so it’s important that you see your bulk billing dentist Caringbah to find a solution that meets your particular needs. Not every patient will be a suitable candidate for dental implants, crowns and bridges, so you will need to speak to your Caringbah dentist first to see if these are appropriate treatments considering your circumstances.

If you have just lost your tooth due to an injury, you should book an emergency appointment with our dentist in Caringbah. David Reid, or one of our other dental professionals can assess your mouth to ensure no serious damage has occurred. They will also be able to recommend the best steps moving forward for restoring your smile.

To book an appointment with our dentist near me, visit our website or contact our friendly dentist Sutherland Shire on (02) 9525 0595.

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Suite 4B, Level 1, 38 President Ave

Caringbah, NSW 2229

(02) 9525 0595

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Monday : 9:00am - 7:00pm Tue - Fri : 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday : 8:00am - 12:00pm

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The Caringbah Dentists will be deferring all non-essential dental treatment , based on advice from the Australian Dental Association to all dental practices in Greater Sydney.

Starting immediately, we will be deferring non-essential appointments from Saturday 10 July until further notice.

We do apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused you.

For all patients that have existing appointments, we will be in touch with you as soon as we can to reschedule your appointments.

During this lockdown, we know some of our patients will still need advice on their oral health and we are still here to help.

All of our dentists will be available to have telephone consults for our patients should you have any concerns. Please call 9525 0595 and our lovely receptionists can organise a time for one of our dentists to call you. This service is at no cost to you. We are here to help as much as we can.

The practice is still open for emergencies and your dentist will be able to advise you, should you need to come in for an appointment.