Each year, millions of Australians suffer from dental problems. One of these problems involves the loss of teeth. When your natural teeth fall out or are compromised, the damage tends to go well below the surface of the gum line. Roots are often destroyed or lost and the bone that supported those roots can deteriorate, leaving you with even more problems. A dental implant can help.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are small titanium devices that replace the natural root portion of your missing teeth. Titanium is both strong and biocompatible with the body. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws, and living bone tissue in the jaw will adhere to the implant’s surface. This means that the implant will actually become one with the bone.
The jawbone thinks that the implant is a true root and will fuse with it as if it were a natural root. This gives you a perfect anchor for your replacement tooth. Titanium implants are strong, stable, pain-free, and permanent.
It is important to replace your missing tooth
When you have missing teeth, bone loss can become severe and actually drastically change the appearance of your face. Replacing the lost tooth roots with dental implants can preserve the bone and provide you with a strong foundation for chewing.
A dental implant will camouflage a missing tooth, getting rid of that tooth gap. This can help prevent any embarrassment, and also prevent any shifting of your other teeth, which can lead to even more problems.
Dental implant advantages
There are a number of advantages when it comes to choosing dental implants over other traditional treatment options.
- There is no grinding down of adjacent teeth for a bridge. They keep the integrity of the jawline and facial structure.
- Dental implants keep your remaining teeth healthy because they are stand-alone solutions. There is no securing of partial dentures to your natural teeth with clasps that may actually loosen your natural teeth over time and cause additional damage.
- Dental implants use the latest in advanced materials and tissue management techniques to help you regain your self-confidence, quality of life and smile. They look feel and act just like real teeth.
- Dental implants are permanent. They are secured in place; they are stable, comfortable and can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are cared for just like regular teeth.