Jan 2014 missing teeth
Dr Geoffrey Deeb in Holland Park can restore your cracked, chipped, discoloured or missing teeth back to full health with cosmetic and restorative dental treatment.

If you are missing one or more teeth, or suffering from cracked chipped or discoloured teeth you may be wondering what options are available to help restore your smile. Restoring your missing tooth or teeth is not only important for your confidence, but most importantly your oral and general health.

Here at Dr Geoffrey Deeb in Holland Park we offer a range of dental procedures using advanced dental materials and technologies to cater for all types of dental issues, from simple yet professional cleaning, right through to advanced restorative and cosmetic dental care.
After a full mouth examination here at Dr Geoffrey Deeb we can determine the treatment plan that is best suited to your individual circumstances and dental requirements. While each patient has different needs and concerns, below are some of the most common dental procedures we recommend to our patients.

Crowns and Caps

If you are suffering from cracked, chipped, discoloured or missing teeth a crown may be the solution for you. A crown is a full tooth cover restoration that is placed over a cracked, broken, root filled or a heavily filled tooth to protect the tooth against fracture. Some people refer to dental crowns as caps. Dental crowns are similar in shape and shade to dental veneers except that crowns cover all the surfaces of a tooth whereas veneers only cover the visible outside surface of the tooth.
Geoffrey Deeb dental can determine if a crown is the most suitable dental option to restore your smile based on a number of indications including:

  • If a large part of a tooth has splintered and the rest of the tooth is at risk of further fracture, a dental crown can protect the remaining part of the tooth from fracture.
  • If a significant part of a tooth is lost to dental decay and there is a risk that he filling could come out or fracture crowns are a stronger solution and are able to protect against tooth fracture.
  • During root canal treatment, a large portion of the tooth is removed and the remaining tooth tissue can fracture and discolour after root canal treatment. A crown can increase the success rate of a root canal treated tooth, protect the structure of the tooth, increase its longevity and its aesthetics.
  • If a patient grinds their teeth and his/her teeth have chipped and fractured, dental crowns offer protection against further tooth fracture.
  • For cosmetic purposes, people who have large mismatched fillings on their front teeth may opt to have crowns to improve their smile.

Dentures and bridges

Dentures or ‘false teeth’ are designed to replace missing teeth. This equally applies to people who are missing a few teeth as well as those who have lost all of their teeth. They look and behave in the same way as your natural teeth and have proven to be a popular alternative to missing teeth.

Denture Options

• Full or complete dentures: these false teeth are designed to replace all the missing teeth in both your upper and lower jaw. There is the conventional type of denture which is designed to be worn a month after full tooth extraction. The other type of denture is the immediate denture that can be worn straightaway but will require some adjustments later on.

• Partial dentures: this type of denture replaces the spaces left by a few missing teeth. There are two types of partial dentures: fixed and removable. The fixed denture is also known as a ‘bridge’ and is fixed permanently in place via dental cement. This is a comfortable and natural looking denture but it tends to cost more than its removable counterpart. The removable denture is fastened to your teeth via metal clasps, which can snap on and off as need be. The advantage of this is that it can be taken out to be cleaned which is easier to do than with the fixed version.

 

If you are looking for a bright, healthy, beautiful smile, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced team here at Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland Park on 07 3397 1923