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    What are my options for replacing missing teeth?

    What are my options for replacing missing teeth?

    If you have suffered from single, multiple or even total tooth loss, our dental practice Redbank Plains Dental near Ipswich offer advanced restorative treatments.

    Losing a tooth can be the result of a number of instances. Including, but not limited to: oral trauma, loss of tooth due to tooth decay, extraction due to irreversible decay, periodontal disease, accidents obtained during sporting events, and many other various accidents. If you have had the misfortune of losing any of your teeth, we can help. At Redbank Plains Dental we offer tooth replacement solutions such as dental implants and dentures to help restore your smile to its former glory.

    What are dental implants?

    Created using titanium alloy, a dental implant will require surgery to install. During surgery this titanium alloy support is placed into the area exposed due to tooth loss, to act as a replacement “root”. Dental implant restorations are extremely stable, due to the fact that over the following months a successful implant will actually encourage bone regeneration around it. During this time the implant will integrate with your jawbone, like the roots of your natural teeth.

    At the end of your restoration process this will also act as a support for your porcelain crown (for singular tooth restoration) or bridge (multiple tooth restoration) to be placed upon, in order to recreate the functionality and aesthetics that were lost with your teeth. These bridges and crowns are created to duplicate the look, functionality and feel of your natural teeth.

    What if I can’t afford implants?

    If implants seem a bit out of your price range, or the idea of surgery seems a bit drastic to you, dental implants aren’t your only option. At Redbank Plains Dental we also offer dentures.

    Dentures are essentially prosthetic teeth, created to mimic the look and function of your natural teeth as closely as possible. Dentures provide structural balance to your facial features, talking, and chewing abilities. Generally dentures are a removable option, although you can talk to our friendly staff and discuss the option of implant supported dentures.

    What are the benefits of tooth restorations?

    Dental implants and dentures can offer the wearer a range of benefits as they:

    • Provide a tooth loss solution
    • May correct speech impediments that resulted from the loss of a tooth or teeth.
    • Restore chewing functionality
    • Stop bone degeneration of the jaw, and in some cases may reverse damage (depending upon severity of the bone degeneration)
    • Look and feel like your natural teeth


    It’s never too late to restore your smile and reverse the effects of tooth loss. If you have suffered tooth loss, contact our friendly staff at Redbank Plains Dental to book a consultation at our dental practice located in Redbank Plains near Ipswich to discuss your tooth replacement options.

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