Missing Teeth

Losing a tooth can affect your appearance, self-assurance, chewing, speaking, and overall dental well-being. Thankfully, modern dental advancements offer a range of fantastic choices to replace missing teeth.

Are you missing a tooth? Unsure how to replace it? Let’s explore the available options.

Options for replacing a missing tooth

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What treatment is right for me?

Based on your tooth loss circumstances, your dentist will recommend either dental implants, a dental bridge, or a removable denture.

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Dental Implants - Replacing a Single Tooth

Dental implants are highly dependable and in demand for those seeking a lasting and functional tooth replacement choice. Following the implant's placement, a crown is affixed on top to finalise the treatment.

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Dental Implants - Replacing Multiple Teeth

An implant-supported bridge effectively mimics multiple missing teeth. In cases where all teeth along the jawline require replacement, full-mouth dental implants offer a permanent natural-looking and functional solution.

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Dental bridges effectively "bridge" the gap in your smile. They are securely anchored in your mouth, using dental crowns on your natural teeth at both sides of the gap to ensure lasting stability.

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Dentures are an excellent option for those seeking an affordable solution to replace missing teeth. These removable devices aid in restoring your smile and enhancing function. You can choose between partial or full dentures depending on the number of teeth missing.

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Restored Dental Functionality

Replacing a missing tooth restores dental function, empowering individuals to chew, speak, and bite easily and confidently. Whether opting for a dental bridge, denture, or dental implant, all options offer improved oral function and enhanced quality of life.

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Why should you replace a missing tooth?

Restored Function

A missing tooth can significantly hinder proper chewing and speech, making it challenging to enjoy meals and communicate clearly. Replacing the missing tooth restores functionality, allowing you to eat, speak, and enunciate with ease.

Bite Alignment

The gaps resulting from missing teeth can trigger adjacent teeth to shift or tilt, potentially causing misalignment and leading to issues such as uneven wear on the remaining teeth. Movement in your teeth can also cause food to get trapped in your teeth, leading to decay and further issues. Prompt replacement helps maintain the proper alignment and promotes overall dental health and comfort.

Jawbone Preservation

The surrounding jawbone may weaken or shrink over time when a tooth is lost. Replacing missing teeth contributes to preserving the jawbone structure.


Missing teeth impact your smile and overall facial appearance. The shrinking of your jawbone can result in a sunken facial appearance. Replace missing teeth to boost self-confidence and achieve a natural, pleasing smile.

Wondering which option is for you?

Everyone’s oral situation is unique, and while all treatment options have advantages, consulting a dentist is crucial to determine the most suitable method for you.

Contact Walloon Dental at 07 3067 7990 or book online for personalised advice from one of our experienced dentists.

Easy Payment Options

Did you know we have flexible payment options available? You can pay for your weekday and Saturday dental treatment with Zip, Afterpay or National Dental Plan.  Dental treatments are important to your overall health, and it’s best to get that toothache sorted as soon as possible. With Zip, Afterpay and National Dental Plan, the benefits include:

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