I Have Back Teeth Problems
Sick and tired of ugly black fillings?
Maybe you have teeth that keep on breaking and need re-filling?
Or you may have pain in your teeth when chewing?
Are you wanting long term fixes so you don’t have to worry about chewing on them? Missing some back teeth?
Whilst they may not affect the way you look, missing or broken down back teeth can affect your well-being more than you may realise. Not being able to function and chew food adequately can lead to digestion problems. Infection in the teeth can lead to infection in the bone and in the bloodstream with systemic effects. Missing back teeth can lead to collapse of the TM joints and can lead to Headaches, neck aches, ear congestion, vertigo and other alignment and postural problems.
Below are some videos on how we have corrected back teeth problems with a variety of treatment methods
What are my options for treatment?
We would need to assess you for your exact needs, but generally, there are these options.
- Fillings – for treatment of small decay areas.
- Inlays or onlays – a stronger and longer term alternative to fillings, and generally for larger cavities
- Crowns – for rebuilding broken down teeth and restoring strength
- Bridges or Dental Implants – for replacing missing teeth.
How long does treatment take?
- Fillings – done in one appointment
- Inlays or onlays – made of porcelain or gold, generally need to be handcrafted or milled by a machine and can take 2 visits.
- Crowns – 2 visits
- Bridges or Dental Implants – Bridges will take 2 visits, and implants generally need a healing period but it depends on the density of the bone and how firmly the implant is held as to whether it can be loaded immediately or not.
How long does it last?
- Fillings — Generally 5-8 years, but can be less or longer.
- Inlays or onlays — a stronger and longer term alternative to fillings, and generally for larger cavities. Gold can last a lifetime, porcelain about 15-20 years
- Crowns — On average these last 15-20 years, but gold crowns can last a lifetime.
- Bridges or Dental Implants — Bridges last on average 15-20 years, implants can last a lifetime if looked after, but the crown or bridge on top of implants have a similar lifespan to conventional crowns or bridges.
How these last depend greatly on how they are looked after once they are in. What ever can wear a tooth down, or break a tooth, can wear or break a prosthetic tooth. Proper oral hygiene and maintenance must be carried out. They generally last 15-20 years, following good home care maintenance. All our porcelain work is guaranteed for 5 years. We will assess and treat all risk factors so that you will be able to enjoy your new smile for many years to come.
Does the treatment hurt?
There are varying levels of discomfort expected with different procedures, depending on what is needed. Whilst we cannot guarantee 100% pain free experience, we do our utmost to make sure you are comfortable through all treatment, but ensuring that you are completely numb, and stopping at any time you have any concerns.
For those who are scared of the treatment or don’t want to sit through lengthy treatments, you can choose to be sedated, so that you can enjoy the entire experience and wake up and it’s all done!
How much does it cost?
Each case varies in complexity, in the number of teeth that need to be treated, and each case is individually designed to suit the needs of the individual.
After our thorough diagnosis, we can give you an accurate and prompt quote on treatment that is specifically designed to suit you.
Can I see the results of others who have had this problem fixed?
Here are some of our happy clients to whom we are grateful to for allowing us to share their results and educate others on the possibilities.
What is my next step?
So that we can best help you it’s important that you come in for a personalised consult and diagnosis with Dr Vicky Ho. Alternatively, you can also choose a complimentary discussion where you can meet our team, and learn about which options are available to you. Call us now on 94683322 to arrange your appointment.
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