Bridges, Dentures and Partial Dentures

Missing teeth leave a gap in your smile, which can have a negative impact on your self-confidence. Tooth loss also puts your oral health at risk and may limit the foods you can eat and restrict nutrition. When you choose to replace missing teeth, you don’t have to cover your mouth when you smile.

At Beale & Cullen Dental, we have tooth-replacement options to meet the individual needs of our patients based on their goals for their health and appearance. While many patients today are opting for dental implant treatment, it is not the only alternative.

If you have missing teeth, we invite you to arrange a consultation to discuss the alternatives to complete your smile.

Dental Bridges to Fill the Gap in Your Smile

Replacing one or two missing teeth is possible with a fixed dental bridge.

A dental bridge requires the placement of crowns on one or two healthy adjacent teeth to suspend an artificial tooth in place. 

A custom dental bridge will blend in with your smile, closely matching your natural tooth colour.

Complete (Full) Dentures

When patients face full-mouth extractions or have complete tooth loss, a full set of dentures offers a reliable solution. The days of old, boxy-looking dentures are over. Today’s dentures are designed for both fit and aesthetics so that you can feel confident in your appearance.

When patients wish to avoid slipping or falling teeth, retaining dentures using 4 to 6 dental implants improves stability. With implant-retained dentures, you can eat a diet with more variety and laugh without concern for an embarrassing denture mishap.

We also offer immediate dentures for patients who want to avoid going without teeth for even a day. Immediate dentures require some planning before your dental extractions, but you can walk out with them on the same day as your surgery. 

Regular adjustments will improve fit until healing completes and your final dentures take their place.

Partial Dentures

When natural teeth remain, they can provide an anchor to secure partial dentures in place. Like dental bridges, we match them to your natural teeth for a seamless result.

Partial dentures come in a variety of options. We can help you decide on which type based on your goals and needs.

  • Flexible base – most natural fit and lightweight
  • Resin base – lightweight and durable
  • Metal base – durable and long-lasting

Both Dr Beale and Dr Cullen see themselves as educators and partners in your oral health. We will spend time discussing all of your options and help you make the choice that gives you confidence.

Contact our Christchurch dental practice, located on Papanui Road, to arrange an appointment. We look forward to seeing your smile.