Dental implants are used by a dentist in Parramatta to replace missing teeth caused as a result of tooth decay, gum disease or an accident in which an injury may have been sustained to the mouth. Dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. They provide an enduring remedy and they help restore the appearance and health of a patient’s mouth. Dental implants are also an excellent choice because they function just like natural teeth. They help restore the ability to chew and eat just as before tooth loss. They rectify any speech disturbances which may have occurred as a result of tooth loss and they also restore a youthful appearance and improve the aesthetics of any smile which may have been affected by unsightly gaps in the teeth.
Dental implants are made of titanium. They are small screw-like components which replace the root of a missing tooth. They vary in width and length depending on the size and shape of the jaw. Titanium is the same material that rockets are made of; this is why they are remarkably strong. Although modern dental implants have been used for the last 50 years, implantation has a history which traces back to the Mayan civilization when tooth-like shells were used as implants to replace missing teeth!
There are many advantages to replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. Speak to your dentist and find out if dental implants are suitable for you. If not you will be able to find out about other tooth replacement options which are more suited to your needs. If your dentist is happy that oral implants are the right choice of tooth replacement for replenishing your missing teeth then you will be prepared for implantation surgery. Dental implant surgery requires healthy teeth and gums. You may need some restorative treatment and you may need some bone grafting to make sure there is sufficient bone for the implant to be inserted into. The process itself takes between 4 to 6 months to complete and then you will have a crown or a set of dentures to replace your missing tooth/teeth.
Promoting good dental health
Once your implant is fixed into place it will help improve the health of your teeth. Dental implants help prevent cavities and tooth decay; implants are cavity resistant. You need to maintain a good oral hygiene routine for them to last for as long as possible, often dental implants can endure for the rest of a patient’s life. Dental implants help to prevent bone decay and loss of jawbone, they preserve and stimulate bone growth, unlike dentures alone. These titanium roots also help prevent your remaining teeth from weakening as toothlessness can affect the health of surrounding healthy teeth. Each of your teeth works to anchor the others next to it and when you lose a tooth, the other teeth start to shift to fill the gap in the arch. If you have lost a tooth or you are undergoing a tooth extraction, speak to your dentist today and find out more about replacing your missing teeth and how dental implants may be a suitable choice for you.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.