We operate under the umbrella of “general dentistry” in the Perth area. For us, that means we do everything from emergency dentistry to preventative dentistry to cosmetic dentistry. Basically, we are qualified and motivated to do whatever you need to attain optimal dental health. Among those services: providing solutions for those who are losing their teeth.
If you are losing your teeth and want to know your options, here is a brief summary to give you an idea of what to expect when talking to the dentist.
Bridges or “Partial Dentures.”
Bridges or “partial dentures” are for people who have enough good teeth left but want to fill in gaps that are unsightly and affect the structural integrity of the rest of your teeth. They are anchored to two teeth on either side for support. This is usually the least invasive option.
Dentures are full sets of teeth. They come in “uppers” and “lowers.” The upper teeth have an artificial palate, extending over the roof of the mouth. That makes uppers very stable. Unfortunately, they also cover up all of the taste buds on the top of the mouth. Most users get used to this in no time.
Dentures are a great option for most people, but like any prosthetic device, they don’t return full function to the user.
Implants are the most expensive option, but they are just like having natural teeth. Implants are done in two parts. First, the artificial root is implanted into the gum. Then, a crown is inserted into the implant.
Each implant is done separately. This makes implants a perfect solution for someone who has lost one or two teeth by trauma and wants to keep their mouth natural. It is also a great solution for those who can afford an entire set, because you don’t lose any function like you would with bridges or dentures.
To learn more or to make an appointment, call eDental Perth today: (08) 9361 1728.