It is important that you visit your dentist Wagga on a regular basis to make sure that your teeth are clean and that your gums are healthy. This is to help prevent the development of dental issues which can then cause complications later on in life. Regular appointments at your dentist Wagga here at Kooringal Dental, can help prevent the formation of plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth which are the main causes of an array of dental issues and eventual tooth loss. Your dentist Wagga will remove excess plaque and tartar from your teeth and carry out a thorough examination to check for any symptoms of cavities, tooth decay or gum disease. Avoiding the dentist and poor oral hygiene are two of the main causes of tooth loss. Your teeth may become loose and fall out or you may have to undergo an extraction if the damage is irreversible.
If you have lost a tooth or undergone a tooth extraction then to speak to our dentist Wagga and find out about replacing your missing teeth. We can offer dentures for replacing your missing teeth or if you are looking for a more permanent solution then you may feel the need to find out about dental implants.
Traditional dentures for replacing missing teeth
Dentures are removable false teeth, made of acrylic nylon or metal, designed to replace missing teeth. They fit securely over the gums and help restore much of the function of the mouth which may have been lost as a result of tooth loss. Depending on your dental requirements and personal preferences you may need partial dentures to replace a single tooth or a few missing teeth, or you may require complete dentures to replace a full arch of teeth. Some patients may require dentures to replace both rows of teeth.
Although traditional removable dentures have been the choice of tooth replacement for a whole generation, implant-retained dentures are becoming increasingly more popular. Implant-retained dentures are a permanent solution for replacing a full set of teeth. They are significantly more secure and help restore the full functioning of your mouth as well as the aesthetic appearance of your smile, which may not be achievable as confidently with traditional dentures.
You will have to book an appointment with us at the practice to find out if dental implants are suitable for you. They require good periodontal health and sufficient healthy bone to make sure the implant can be supported successfully. The procedure itself involves small titanium screws being inserted into the bone socket of your missing tooth or teeth. You can have between one and four dental implants depending on your dental requirements. The implant becomes embedded into your jaw through bone regeneration and once it has occurred successfully your dentures are securely attached to the implants, rather than sitting on your gums as with traditional dentures.
Speak to us at Kooringal Dental today to find out about tooth replacement therapy and we will put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you which meets your expectations, your personal preferences and is suitable for your dental requirements.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.