We can replace gaps with beautiful teeth. Smile your best smile again!
Have you lost one or more teeth? Is it affecting your smile?
Losing a tooth comes with many consequences. It can decrease your confidence when the gap is visible and change how you pronounce certain words. Chewing becomes harder and often means you have to adjust your diet. A gap in your teeth can also feel very annoying against your tongue and, if the gap is large, it can even deform the structure of your face over time.
Missing teeth can severely impact on your quality of life, but it doesn't have to be that way.
At Better Dental, we can replace your teeth in various ways, such that they are comfortable, look great, and are affordable. Our replacement options are sustainable and will bring back your quality of life, so you can bite into that apple again, have your favourite steak, and smile with renewed confidence.
Dentures replace part of or all of the teeth in one jaw. They are the lowest cost option, removable for easy cleaning, but need maintenance and adjustments over time. Many people find it easy to get used to them and they can protect your remaining natural teeth from excessive wear.
As their name suggests, bridges “bridge” the gap of a missing tooth. They do this by attaching to the teeth either side the gap. These two neighbouring teeth are each given a crown, which are tooth-like caps that are directly cemented onto these teeth. A ceramic tooth is positioned above the gum and then fused to the two crowns to fill the gap. Now the gap is completely filled with a ceramic tooth that is permanently fixed to your teeth. There is no surgery involved and the whole process can be performed with two appointments, which can be done within one to two weeks.
If you don’t have teeth on either side of the gap and the gap is large, then the same “bridging” effect can be achieved with implants at either side of the gap. The implants provide artificial tooth roots, which can serve as anchorage when fusing the ceramic tooth.
Bridges typically last decades and can be made from different materials. At Better Dental we meticulously construct them to look and feel natural and ensure that they are inserted carefully to provide you maximum comfort.
Implants are the most durable construction and most biologically sound tooth replacement option. This is because they are completely independent of your other teeth and they are the only replacement option that maintains the jawbone structure.
Dental implants consist of multiple components, but the actual “implant” is a small artificial tooth root inserted delicately into your jawbone. Your body’s healing process fuses the artificial tooth root to your bone, similar to that of a natural tooth root. Other components connected to the artificial root make up the tooth.
Teeth replacements with implants look very natural and beautiful. Once fully healed, they are incredibly durable and can withstand the same chewing forces as a healthy natural tooth.
If you don’t like the idea of a denture and having a removable prosthesis in your mouth, “full arch” or “full jaw” dental implant bridges may be the right option for you. They are typically fixed to only four implants per jaw but replace your entire set of top teeth and bottom teeth. Only your dentist can remove them with special tools. They are easy to clean, fit very comfortably, and give you peace of mind knowing they are permanently fixed.
Let us help answer the most common questions you might have.
The upfront costs of implants are greater than their alternative replacement options due to the complexity of the surgical procedure and the components involved. However, the lifetime value of implants is usually higher as they typically last longer and require minimal maintenance. Over time, implants are often more cost effective than dentures and bridges.
That depends a lot on the materials used and on the length of the bridge. Our dentists will always discuss with you all suitable options and their costings before deciding on the most appropriate treatment plan.
They are permanently fixed to your teeth and don’t need any surgery. Also, if one or both of the neighbouring teeth require a crown, then the crowns are used for both purposes, which will save you some money.
Dental technicians can also make dentures, but they don’t have the anatomical and medical training to diagnose pathological changes, assess the bone types and shapes correctly, nor the specifics of a patient’s individual mouth. Dentures take a lot of skill to make and that’s why it takes around five appointments to create a really good denture. Each step in the production process is crucial and our dentists at Better Dental are focused on achieving the best result for you.
Yes, they are called implant supported dentures and we can reuse your old denture for this.