Specialist Prosthodontics

Brightwater Special Dentistry

Prosthodontics is a specialist area of dentistry that deals with the reconstruction of damaged or worn teeth, and the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth, jaw or facial structures by artificial devices. These devices can include implants, crowns, bridges, dentures and veneers.

Dr Innes at Bright Smiles @ Brightwater is one of the few qualified prosthodontic specialists on the Sunshine Coast and has extensive experience with all of these techniques.

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Dental implants

A dental implant is a small screw-shaped implant which is inserted into the jawbone. The implant is a part of the jawbone. After a few weeks the implant is covered by a soft tissue. This soft tissue becomes a new bone which is just like the bone of the jaw. The implant is a replacement for a tooth root which has been lost. The implant will keep your jawbone strong and healthy.

Dental Crown

A dental crown is a thin covering of tooth-colored material, usually porcelain, that is placed over the natural tooth to protect and strengthen the tooth. A dental crown is placed over the natural tooth in order to: restore the appearance of the tooth; protect the tooth from further damage or injury; provide a better-fitting prosthesis; and enhance the chewing, biting and speaking functions of the tooth.


Absolutely essential for any patient who has lost one or more teeth and needs them restored. Dental bridges have two purposes. First, they are a way to repair a gap in the mouth left by a missing tooth. Secondly, they are an aesthetic way to restore the appearance of a missing tooth. This is a popular treatment for missing teeth in the upper jaw. A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option that is a combination of a crown and a fixed bridge. A crown is a replacement for the visible part of the tooth, and a fixed bridge is a replacement for the tooth itself.


They’re used to replace the teeth that are missing, to restore the functionality of the mouth, and to make the mouth look better. Dentures are made of plastic, acrylic, or metal.


The first thing you should know about dental veneers is that they are a cosmetic treatment that covers the front surface of your teeth. They are usually used to hide flaws in your teeth and to enhance the appearance of your smile