It’s the time of year when we dream up our goals and aspirations for the year to come. A new year is an exciting opportunity; it’s a clean slate and a chance to start afresh.
For some of us, a smile we are unsatisfied with might hold us back from feeling as confident as we could be. For those with missing teeth, this could even make eating difficult.
It’s the perfect moment to take a step in a positive direction. Fortunately, modern dentistry has fantastic solutions for restoring your smile and restoring you to good oral health. The technology associated with these procedures has come a long way in the last decade, so if you’ve looked into dental implants before but been spooked by the procedure, now is a great time to talk to a dentist about what’s possible.
The benefits of dental implants
Unlike removable dentures, dental implants are affixed directly to your jawbone, feeling just like your own teeth. There are plenty of benefits to investing in dental implants, especially if you’ve been living with a gap where a tooth used to be.
- They’re permanent — Once fixed in your mouth, dental implants won’t budge. They are anchored through your gum to the jawbone, and the healing process happens around this anchor, resulting in a tooth that looks and feels like a real, natural smile. Best of all, you can care for them and brush them just like real teeth – no need to pop them in a glass of water by your bed.
- There are options for replacing one or many missing teeth — Dental implants which are individually anchored to the gums are great if you have one or two teeth missing, while all-on-4 implant technology is a new development that allows for whole sections or rows of teeth to be inserted on just 4 anchor points. The result is a smile transformation that you’ll love, and a more robust alternative to dentures.
- Once healed, you won’t notice them — Dental implants are fully integrated into your smile just like real teeth would be. After they have fully healed, you can brush, floss, chew and smile with them just like they’re part of your original smile. With regular visits to the dentist for check ups, your implants will last you just like real teeth. The result is a natural smile that you’ll soon forget even includes implants. And the seamless colour-matching process ensures no one else will either.
- They improve your aesthetic smile and your overall gum and mouth health — Gaps in your teeth open your mouth up to the risk of food getting trapped and infections developing in your mouth. Infections directly in the gums can spread to the jaw, risking infection of the bone. Not only does a dental implant bridge any visual gaps in your smile, it fills in gaps in the gums to protect from infection.
How all-on-4 dental implants can change your life
All-on-4 dental implants offer a great alternative to dentures for patients who may have lost several teeth due to ageing or other factors, and have lost confidence in their smile, their comfort with eating and drinking, and don’t want to feel encumbered while speaking with dentures. Traditional dentures offer the appearance of a smile, but their temporary attachment in the mouth can often feel insecure, and they can slip out while eating, drinking and talking. For many patients, dentures are an awkward solution to missing teeth.
Enter all-on-4 dental implants. For appropriate candidates, these implants are affixed to the mouth using 4 titanium rods as anchors. The bone and gum heal around the anchor points for an invisible result that looks just like the real thing, after which an acrylic or porcelain crown of teeth is fitted to give you a permanent smile solution.
What does a dental implant cost?
Dental implants do require a surgical procedure in order to be affixed in the mouth, and depending on the materials you choose, whether you need a bone graft, and the number of implants you need, the price of installation will vary. The friendly and professional team at Sydney Road Dental Care is happy to work with you to discuss payment options and offer a no-obligation new patient consultation during which time you can discuss your desired outcomes and dream for a better smile.
Why the new year is a great time to invest in dental implants
No matter what else the new year has in store for you, a brand-new functional and beautiful smile will transform your confidence and quality of life as you enjoy food and drink without a second thought. The beginning of a new year is also typically a quieter time, with work shutdowns and holidays booked, making it the perfect window in which to recover after dental implant surgery. If you’ve been considering transforming your smile for a while, there’s never been a better time to do it.
Kick off the new year with a bang at Sydney Road Dental Care
Sydney Road Dental Care is all about transforming or maintaining our clients’ smiles as part of an all-round excellent experience. As with all of our dental services, we’ll work with you to discuss a personalised plan that suits your needs and will have you smiling again. If you’re ready to change your life this new year, get in touch with our team and set up your initial, risk-free consultation. We’d love to hear from you and help you make your dental dreams a reality.