Whilst dentures are not the most ideal way to replace teeth, it must be said that in certain circumstances this option has to be considered. Dentures are prosthetic teeth constructed to replace missing teeth. This appliance is supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of your mouth. Conventional dentures are removable; however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth.
Dentures require careful cleaning and regular maintenance or replacement as your mouth shape changes over time. They can be the cause of gum problems and further deterioration of the remaining teeth if not carefully and continually done.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. Essentially, a dental implant is an anchor, to which one can attach an artificial tooth or crown. The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone and left to naturally attach itself. Once it is firmly in place, the tooth or crown can then be secured.
By carefully selecting materials, artificial teeth are matched to the colour of the surrounding teeth, offering a natural looking solution for anyone with a missing tooth.
Word of Mouth Dentistry® strives to ensure that all our patients understand all parts of the implant process. It is essential for us to create a thorough and workable treatment plan for our patients that can then be implemented step by step, at a comfortable pace for our patients. The end result is the return to a wonderful smile!
Dental Implants also play a vital role in the prevention of further deterioration of your teeth.
Imagine dentures without the fear of them falling out or having to take them out at night. This is a great option to replace full sets of missing teeth. Dental implants are positioned as anchors, to which the specially made denture connects.
Talk to an expert at Word of Mouth Dentistry® about various options of teeth replacement including various types of implant dentures.
Using porcelain, bridges are bonded in place and are a permanent long-lasting solution. If you're missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in your natural function such as chewing and speaking, and also an effect on your self-confidence. In addition, you may find that over time the shape of your facial profile may change, along with your natural bite.
By replacing missing teeth through literally ‘bridging’ the gap, a dental bridge is one option to help restore your function, improve your health and alleviate the pain that an incorrect bite can cause.