Should I get dental implants?

Single tooth implant

Deciding whether you should get dental implants in Sydney is an important decision. But if you are struggling to eat the foods that you generally enjoy, particularly harder foods such as apples, for example, then it may be something worth considering. As teeth become weaker with wear and tear, and the roots of a tooth become loose, this can result in the tooth falling out, which can knock your confidence when smiling.

Dentures falling out can also be a worry for people when smiling or socialising with others. There’s never a good time for your dentures to come loose, and implants can also help to fix this situation too. Functioning just like a normal tooth, because the implants are fixed in place, you can eat the foods you love with confidence, and smile with assurance, too.

What are they made from?

The material used is generally titanium for the actual implant, and they considered to be the most suitable and reliable tooth replacement option available on the market. They are as close to your natural set of teeth that you are likely to get once the porcelain crown has been fitted.

What are the benefits?

Having this tooth replacement option has many benefits, particularly for self-esteem in the situation that you may have had teeth missing or noticeably loose teeth. Imagine that you are now able to eat all of the foods you enjoy, smile in the knowledge that your dentures will not come loose, and feel relaxed and assured about your smile. There’s nothing like feeling completely confident in your smile, and as implants are a long-term solution, there is no need to worry about having to have other work done just a few years down the line, especially if they are properly taken care of.

It is not uncommon for people to say that after having the fittings, their implants feel and function better than their natural teeth used to. The procedure has a very high success rate and as mentioned, there is no reason that a successful and well maintained implant cannot last a person the rest of their life.

The different options

Dentist explaining dental implants to patient

There are a few different options that you can have when considering implants. The single implant is simply a single tooth replacement to fill in the gap for a missing tooth.

A bridge is a good option if you have several teeth in a row that are missing, as these can also be fixed to the jaw with implants, to create a more stable and long term solution that will also function and look much in the same way as your natural teeth.

There is also ‘all-on-4’ treatment, a revolutionary and advanced treatment which allows for a full mouth of new teeth. This option uses just four implants; two on the top jaw and two on the bottom jaw.

Regardless of any implants, the bone health of the area must be in suitable condition. If it is not, in this case, bone grafting may be required, which can help restore the area for implants to be inserted.

Please note

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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