Missing teeth? It’s time to replace them!
Any tooth loss can have a significant negative impact on your self-esteem. It not only detracts from your appearance, but can also make it challenging to speak and eat properly. You might be unsure of your alternatives if you are lacking teeth. Implants for replacing teeth are among the most desirable solutions and a dentist South Yarra can provide this treatment.
Dental implants are tiny titanium screws that are inserted into the jawbone surgically. A crown or bridge can be connected to the implant once it is set in place, giving you a new tooth that looks natural. Dental implants are a long-term alternative to dentures and bridges for replacing missing teeth since they are permanent and have a variety of other advantages.
Benefits of dental implants
One of the major benefits of dental implants is that you will have natural-looking teeth once fitted with a prosthetic on top. Dental implants provide roots just like your original teeth have. They’re made of titanium because this metal bonds well with the human body and they are attached to your jawbone like your natural teeth are, so you can be sure that your smile will look great, but should also be reliable as well. Because of this, dental implants give you the same chewing ability as your natural teeth. This means that you can enjoy all of your favourite foods again, without having to worry about them breaking or damaging your replacement teeth. Alongside this, dental implants can also help to improve your speech by holding your teeth in place. This can make it easier to pronounce words clearly and confidently.
While you may not think there could possibly be any further benefits, there actually are! When you lose a tooth, the bone in your jaw begins to deteriorate. This can lead to a number of problems, such as facial sagging and difficulty wearing alternative replacement teeth such as dentures. Dental implants help to prevent bone loss by stimulating the growth of new bone around the implant. And of course, losing a tooth can take a toll on your self-confidence. Dental implants can help you to regain your confidence and smile with pride again.
How dental implants work
The process of getting dental implants is relatively simple. In most cases, you’ll need two appointments with your dentist. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your jawbone for the implant. This may involve removing a tooth unless it is already missing or grafting bone into the area, or both. Once the jawbone is ready, the implant will be placed.
At your second appointment, your dentist will attach a crown or bridge to the implant. This will give you a new, natural-looking tooth. The entire process usually takes several weeks to be completed, after which you could have a permanent replacement smile as long as you take care of it by brushing and flossing daily, and visit your dentist for routine check-ups. To find out if this is an appropriate treatment for you, book in for a consultation to discuss your goals for your smile and your dentist can examine your mouth. They will assess various things such as the bone density in your jawbone to see if this is an appropriate treatment for you. If it is, you can look forward to having a natural looking and functioning smile. So, there’s no time like the present to give yourself the gift of a gorgeous smile. You deserve it!
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.