When it comes to restoring your smile, dental implants are often seen as the go-to solution for damaged or missing teeth. But what if you are looking for an alternative to dental implants?
Perhaps you are not ready for surgery, have certain health conditions (such as gum disease) that make implant surgery inadvisable or are considering the cost of dental implants.
Whatever your reasoning, there is almost certainly a dental implant alternative that can restore your smile without implants.
In this article, we will explore some popular alternatives to dental implants at our clinic and provide valuable information to help you make an informed decision.
At Balmoral Dental Centre, dentures are a popular alternative to dental implants as they offer patients a non-invasive, cost-effective option for artificial teeth.
Full dentures made of high-quality acrylic material or acrylic with a chrome cobalt metal framework are popular among patients. They are held in place through suction or adhesive, providing an effective full-mouth tooth replacement solution.
Partial dentures are a popular option for filling gaps where teeth are missing and for those seeking non-invasive tooth replacement. Depending on our patient’s needs and preferences, these dentures can be made from Valplast, chrome or acrylic.
At Balmoral Dental Centre, our skilled dentists work with patients to determine the most appropriate course of action for replacing missing teeth.
Dentures are often recommended for patients who may have lost a significant number of teeth due to age, trauma or diseases such as periodontitis or severe tooth decay and cannot undergo a surgical procedure for implants. The denture-making process typically involves taking impressions of the patient’s mouth and creating a custom-fitted denture that feels comfortable and secure.
While full or partial dentures may not be as long-lasting as implants, they offer a more affordable and accessible option for individuals seeking tooth replacement. Additionally, dentures can be easily removed for cleaning and sleeping, making them a convenient choice for many patients.
We understand that not everyone is a suitable candidate for dental implants. That’s why we offer resin bonding as an alternative option for those looking to restore their smile. Our highly qualified dentists are skilled in the art of resin bonding and have provided this treatment to many patients with great success.
We believe resin bonding is a great option for those wanting a minimally-invasive procedure. Unlike dental implants, resin bonding requires little to no tooth preparation, meaning less discomfort for the patient and a quicker recovery time. Our experienced dentists will carefully match the composite resin material to your natural tooth colour and layer it onto your tooth, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking restoration.
Resin bonding is a highly durable option that can last many years with proper care. Our dentists will provide all the information you need to care for your resin-bonded teeth to ensure they remain healthy and strong for as long as possible.
Removable veneers could be the answer if you are looking for non-invasive and affordable cosmetic alternatives to dental implants.
Our patients love their convenience and affordability as they enhance smiles without the cost and hassle of dental implants. Plus, you can take them out whenever you like!
Removable veneers look and feel like your natural teeth and can be placed over your existing teeth, requiring no drilling and causing no damage to your healthy teeth.
Our veneers are custom-made to match the colour of your existing teeth and provide a natural-looking appearance.
Dental bridges are a common restorative treatment for patients missing teeth due to trauma or disease. They are cheaper than implants and offer a less invasive solution than some other options.
Our experienced dentist usually chooses one of the different types of dental bridges as an alternative to implants, depending on your requirements.
Conventional dental bridge
A conventional dental bridge comprises two dental crowns attached to the two natural teeth on either side of the gap. The crowns act as anchors for the false tooth or teeth in the middle, which replace the missing tooth.
Our skilled dentist will create a cantilever bridge if there is only one natural tooth next to the gap rather than two. In this case, the false tooth is attached to the single dental crown that is placed over the natural tooth.
Maryland bonded bridges
Maryland bonded bridges are a more conservative option requiring minimal natural teeth alteration. They consist of a false tooth held in place by metal or porcelain wings bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth.
A composite bridge is a replacement tooth made of dental resin bonded to adjacent teeth where teeth have been lost. It is cut to fit the existing gap and is then bonded to neighbouring teeth.
Restore Your Smile at Balmoral Dental Centre
Looking for long-lasting, comfortable dental implant alternatives in Brisbane? Look no further than Balmoral Dental Centre.
Our highly qualified and caring team of dentists stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in restorative dentistry to provide superior yet minimally invasive solutions. We take a comprehensive approach to planning your treatment, taking into account multiple factors to fully restore your oral health and function.
When it comes to materials, we spare no expense. We use premium dental products and local laboratories to ensure you receive premium products and care.
Our team has a warm bedside manner that will make you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your treatment. We are also QIP accredited, meaning we hold ourselves to a high standard of safety and quality.
If you’re interested in exploring alternatives to dental implants, contact us on (07) 3113 9789 today to book an appointment with one of our highly qualified dentists!
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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