Sunshine Coast Dental Implants, Bridges & Dentures
Wattle Street Dental provide dental implants, bridges and dentures on the Sunshine Coast. Tooth replacement is usually a last resort for patients, and we’re here to help you through what can be a stressful period. Our tooth replacement solutions use the latest in dental technology, ensuring a realistic look with a perfect, comfortable fit.
Tooth replacement procedures we offer to our patients include:
Different tooth replacement solutions may be better suited to your personal circumstances. We’ve listed some of the main pros and cons of the different procedures below – if you have any questions about which option is best suitable for you, please give us a call on 07 54477669.
Dentures are one of the cheapest tooth replacement treatments available and don’t require invasive surgery. Our team source the latest in dental technology to ensure our patients’ dentures look beautiful and realistic. Dentures are available in full and partial arrangements. Full dentures rest on your gums and palate (roof of your mouth), while partial dentures use a metal frame that attaches to your existing teeth.
Dentures require diligent care and attention; their lifespan will depend on your oral hygiene and any underlying health issues. The typical lifespan of dentures is between five and ten years, though it’s not unheard of to have dentures lasting much longer in patients with good oral hygiene habits. Leaving dentures in the mouth at night time promotes tooth decay and gum disease, so if you’re worried about pulling them out before bed every night, they may not be the best option for you.
Bridging is a fantastic and realistic replacement option if there’s healthy teeth near your removed tooth. Bridging methods use your surrounding teeth to support an bridge tooth. Bridges look incredibly realistic and despite being attached to surrounding teeth, still look like individual pieces.
The downside is that your existing teeth need drilling to support the bridge tooth, which means you’ll need to visit the dentist more regularly and take extra care with your oral hygiene habits. Because of this, bridging isn’t usually recommended for younger patients who’ll need to take care of their teeth for longer. If looked after properly, bridges can last up to 20 years.
Implants are the best option, and their results speak for themselves. By implanting a fake root system into your jaw bone, we’re able to place realistic teeth that are supported by your mouth just like your original teeth. Implants look exactly like real teeth, and by being physically attached to your mouth bone structure, they feel exactly like real teeth when you’re chewing, flossing and cleaning.
As they require surgery, implants will cause some discomfort for weeks or possibly months following the procedure. Implants last the longest out of all available procedures, but like your original teeth, it’s important to take care of them to ensure they stay in good shape.
We use 3D X-ray and 3D printer to make stent to ensure the dental implant is placed with efficiency, minimal trauma and accuracy.
Choosing the Right Solution for You:
Still unsure what method would be right for you? Book in an appointment to see our friendly team of oral hygiene professionals. In addition to a complete oral health check up, we’ll have a serious discussion with you about the pros and cons of the different solutions available to you. Not all tooth replacement options are best suited to different lifestyles, health conditions and budgets. Because of this, we work closely with our patients to ensure they live comfortably with the best tooth replacement solution available to them.