It can take a bit of the enjoyment out of life. Sure, dental issues aren’t serious like heart problems. But even if they don’t make you sick, they can be quite disabling.
Don’t be embarrassed! While you might be terribly embarrassed and emotional about your teeth, we won’t judge you on the state they are in. If you think about it, our job is to help those whose teeth are in trouble. Not those whose teeth are perfectly healthy!
If you are on a budget, make sure you have some idea what it is. We work with all budgets and it’s common to stage treatment so that it can fit a person’s budget without compromising the quality. In other cases, we can organise a payment plan to help budget your treatment.
Knocked your front tooth?
A lot of people lose a tooth from getting knocked at sport as a kid, or in an accident. Even years later, they are sometimes putting up with a tooth that is missing, or wearing a partial denture that is uncomfortable and not looking great ten years later.
Nowadays, there are many ways to replace a missing or damaged front tooth, including porcelain bridges or implants. Both of these are fixed in the mouth like your original teeth.
Think your teeth are hopeless?
Occasionally people are embarrassed to come see us because they think their teeth are too hopeless to fix. Often we find that their teeth are a lot less serious than they thought, and repairing them is not too difficult. However, if their teeth really are beyond help, we take great pride in helping people transition from natural teeth to artificial ones with as much dignity and comfort as possible.
In some cases, it’s possible to remove the existing teeth, and place implants and solid replacement teeth in the same appointment so you never wear a loose denture!
Are your dentures loose and rubbing?
While some people cope well with dentures, others just never really cope with them. We see a lot of people who are gaggers and really have a hard time coping with the bulk of a denture in their mouth. Or who worry that the denture is rubbing on their natural teeth causing the gum to shrink away, or decay to start.
In some cases, implants can help stabilise your denture so it’s more stable and solid. In others, your denture can be completely replaced with implants supporting solid, fixed teeth.
If you have something that’s annoying you about your mouth, come and see us and we’ll advise what options are available to help you. If you are scared and anxious about dentists (let’s face it, probably half the population is) we take extra time and care, and sometimes use tablets to sedate people a little
When something is wrong in your mouth
Individual results may vary. Surgical and invasive procedures carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.