I need to replace a lost tooth, what are my options?

If you are looking to replace a lost tooth, then there are many different treatments available. Each treatment will have an advantage over another for a variety of reasons, and we will be able to assess which treatment is best for you after a consultation. A tooth may also be lost in a variety of different ways, but Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay will be able to provide you with the appropriate treatment.

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Emergency dentistry

If you are looking for a dentist in Mackay for an emergency, then Northern Beaches Dental will be able to provide you with a service such as this. Depending on the severity of the injury and the amount of pain you are in, several steps will be taken. Firstly, a sedative may be added in order to relieve you of your pain, and to also make sure that the area can be properly assessed. Secondly, the injured area may also be sterilised, depending on the risk of infection.

We may not be able to solve the problem on the day; however, we will make sure that you are pain free when you leave our practice, and at Northern Beaches Dental we aim to provide the most comfortable and relaxing experience possible.


A crown or cap is a porcelain cover to a tooth, that is often added when a cavity has destroyed most or all the tooth. A crown is an affordable and effective way to replace a tooth, and an aesthetically pleasing one, as the porcelain (or resin in some cases) will look exactly like a real tooth.

Dentures and bridges

Dentures and bridges can be an effective way to replace multiple lost teeth, but keeping a pleasing look. Dentures will work to replace an entire row, or a full set, which can often be a result of gum disease. If you are looking for a dentist in Mackay who can replace your dentures, then we have the facilities to do so. If you are concerned about a row of several teeth missing, then simply ask one of our dentists about bridges, and they will be able to advise you on the best course of action.

Dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most exciting and advanced treatments available to replace a lost tooth. Dental implants require a great deal of experience in order to carry them out, so if you need a dentist in Mackay to fit you with dental implants, then Northern Beaches Dental have the qualifications to do so.

Dental implants work by inserting a titanium screw into the jawbone, replacing the entire root of the tooth. Once the bone has grown into the screw, then a crown can be inserted onto the implant. Dental implants are extremely sturdy treatments, and with proper care should last your entire life. If the crown is broken or becomes eroded, then it can be easily and cheaply replaced.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.