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Do I Need to Replace My Missing Tooth?

April 29, 2019
Posted By: Dr Baker Hamdi
Tooth Replacement in Kew East VIC

If you are missing just one tooth, especially if it is in the back of your mouth where it may not be visible, you might wonder if you really need to replace it. Replacing a missing tooth is about more than just aesthetics, and ignoring it could have ramifications on your overall oral health. 

When patients with a missing tooth come to our Kew East, VIC dental surgery, we are happy to talk to them about their tooth replacement options—and that includes dental implants. 

Benefits of Dental Implants 

Chew Comfortably Again 

If you are missing even one tooth, chances are your chewing has changed to accommodate the gap in your teeth. With a dental implant, you will be able to chew normally again, which can protect your other teeth from wearing down improperly. 

Eat Your Favourite Foods

Unlike other tooth replacement options, including dentures and bridges, with dental implants, there are no food restrictions. Chewing with a dental implant is very much like chewing with your natural tooth so that you can take a bite of that crunchy apple or juicy steak without worry.

Protect Your Remaining Teeth 

When one tooth is missing, the remaining teeth tend to gradually shift to fill in the gap. Picture a shelf of books and how the books slide to one side when one of the books is removed. Your teeth will do the same unless the gap in your smile is filled in with a tooth replacement.

Enjoy a Durable Tooth Replacement Option

Dental implants are a durable tooth replacement that is designed to last. In many cases and with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Learn More About Dental Implants at Our Kew East, VIC Dental Clinic 

If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to find out more about your options for tooth replacement, we welcome your call to our dental surgery, General and Cosmetic Dentistry. We look forward to seeing your smile. 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
To our patients,

General and Cosmetic Dentistry is still open and dental treatment remains a valid reason for you to leave home.

The practice will remain open unless further restrictions are implemented and it is mandated by the government or our associations that we close.

As we continue to see patients, we are doing our utmost to ensure your safety, according to the guidelines proposed by authorities, with the following protocols:
  • Any person who is unwell must refrain from attending the practice for a minimum of 14 days.
  • Any person who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 avoids attending the practice for 14 days.
  • Help us minimise the amount of traffic within our clinic by limiting who you bring with you to the appointment.
  • One parent per patient. Please do not bring siblings into the clinic.
  • All patients are to wash / Sanitise hands prior to entering the surgeries. Hand soap and paper towel is provided for washing hands.
  • All patients are to use mouthwash provided in the clinic prior to any clinical examination.
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