Katoomba Dental Centre

When Saving Your Teeth Is No Longer an Option

March 15, 2020
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

Of course, we want you to keep your teeth for life. However, some circumstances make tooth replacement a better option than keeping your adult teeth. If tooth replacement is the healthier choice for you, we offer a variety of options in our Katoomba dental clinic.

Reasons You May Need Tooth Replacement

There are a variety of reasons you may need tooth replacement, including:

  • Trauma
  • Severe decay
  • Health conditions or medications
  • Congenital defects

No matter the reason, your dentist in Katoomba wants to help you achieve a beautiful smile that allows you to enjoy your favourite foods again. At Katoomba Dental Centre, we care about the look of your smile as well as the function.

Additionally, we hold no judgments when it comes to tooth loss. Our goal is always to restore your smile, which we hope will boost your confidence.

Tooth Replacement Options in Katoomba

In our dental clinic, we offer everything from dentures to dental implants, and your dentist can help you decide which option best fits your needs, budget and lifestyle.

Tooth replacement options may include:

  • Dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants

Dentures rely on the structure of your gums for stability. Partial dentures, on the other hand, depend on supporting teeth and clips to stay in place. For those looking for added assurance, we also offer implant-supported dentures—up to six dental implant posts may support an entire denture.

A dental bridge is a restoring tooth or teeth bridged between dental crowns. The crowns top healthy teeth on either side of your smile gap, allowing the restoring teeth to complete your smile.

A dental implant is a thin but durable post. Your dentist implants it in your jawbone where it integrates over time. When integration is finished, we add a dental crown to complete your restored tooth.

Are You Looking for a New Smile?

When saving your teeth is no longer a good option, the team at Katoomba Dental Centre is here for you.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
In accordance with recent ADA recommendations, we are operating at Level 1 restrictions. We can continue seeing patients for all routine treatments, including checkups and cleans. We will continue to screen patients before seeing our dentists, and any patient that is suspected of having COVID-19 will not be able to be treated. This protocol will be in place until at least the 31st May 2020. If you have any questions, please call us.