Function and Reconstruction

As a specialist practice we focus on the bigger picture and take a long-term focus on solving dental issues

Due to disease, damage or neglect many of our patients experience considerable loss of oral function and fund chewing uncomfortable, suffer sensitivity and cannot bite effectively. This is why many of our patients at our Adelaide dental practice are more concerned about the function and vitality of their mouths than cosmetic issues.

If a tooth has been lost and the remaining teeth are strong and stable, dental restorations such as bridges can be easily anchored to the teeth for a faster and effective dental solution. However if teeth are missing, severely damaged or poorly aligned, they may require extraction. If adequate jawbone material is present, we offer two options: well-constructed dentures for those who are willing to try and adapt to their tooth loss; and dental implants for those who would prefer a long-lasting, functional solution.

Dental disaster management

Dental problems that initially appear minor can compound and seriously affect the patient’s general health and well-being. As we age, quality of life issues become more important and dental care a priority. Over time, numerous issues can occur such as:

  • Teeth are lost due to disease, breakages and other emergencies
  • Teeth wear
  • Teeth become unstable and move
  • The bite collapses and loses efficiency
  • Teeth no longer support facial soft tissues
  • Oral disease causes general health to suffer

At Lidums Dental we are committed to helping you achieve total oral health, function and aesthetics with high quality treatments tailored to your condition and finances. Discover more about restoring your optimal oral health.

At Lidums Dental we don’t believe in ‘patch-up’ dentistry

‘Quick fix’ and ‘patch up’ are simply not in our dental vocabulary, as we know that simply fixing one or two teeth will not greatly enhance facial appearance or produce significant changes to bite, function, health and stability. As one of Australia’s leading centres of excellence for full mouth rehabilitation, we understand dental care and management takes a more comprehensive approach.

We move beyond simply fixing tooth decay, broken teeth, toothaches and emergencies – our advanced restorative and reconstructive techniques allow us to greatly enhance chewing function, stability, health and overall comfort. Fragile teeth are strengthened, the bite improved and dental emergencies become a thing of the past. Paving the way for modern dental treatment, at Lidums Dental we pride ourselves on providing innovative solutions that have not been considered before.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.