Dental implants Melbourne are one of the most popular methods of replacing missing teeth. This is because they have many advantages and provide a permanent solution for tooth loss. If you have lost one tooth, you are missing multiple teeth or you need to replace all of your teeth, then you need to speak to your dentist and find out about dental implants. Dental implants have been used across the world for more than 50 years and are known as the gold standard in tooth replacement therapy. Even the very first dental implant in a human patient lasted for the rest of the patient’s life and more than 50 years later dental implants have a success rate of more than 95%.
Improve and restore the appearance of your smile
A missing tooth can affect the appearance of your smile. Depending on how many teeth you are missing it can cause your face to become shrunken or your cheeks to collapse and create an aged and sunken facial appearance. This can affect how others perceive you, but it can also affect your own self-confidence and wellbeing. Oral implants can help restore the appearance of your smile and because they are embedded within the jaw no one will even know that they are there. The crown or dentures that you use to replace your missing teeth will be designed to match your natural dentition and with good dental hygiene you can maintain a beautiful smile for the rest of your life. You can change your crown or dentures every 5 to 10 years, however your implant will stay in place.
A fixed solution
In comparison to traditional dentures, dental implants are fixed into your mouth, therefore you do not have to worry about taking them out or putting them back in and you definitely do not have to worry about them falling out. They allow you to carry on with your everyday life as you did before losing your teeth. They function like your natural teeth and restore the function of your mouth as to how it was prior to tooth loss. This means you can eat your favourite food with confidence and enjoyment and any speech disturbances that may have occurred as a result of missing teeth will also be corrected as soon as you replace your missing teeth.
A standalone procedure
Another advantage of having dental implant surgery to replace your missing teeth is that it does not affect the adjacent healthy teeth. Rather it strengthens the jawbone and as a result helps strengthen your remaining teeth. This is in comparison to having a bridge to replace your missing teeth which requires preparation of the adjacent teeth which means they are more prone to damage in the future. Dental implant surgery is a standalone procedure, the implant will be inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth and fitted with a crown, a set of partial dentures or a set of full dentures depending on your dental needs. Speak to your dentist today to find out more.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.