When you have lost a tooth or teeth, it can feel like nothing short of a nuisance.
On the one hand, you now have a gap in your smile, but on the other hand you have also lost the full function of your mouth. Even if it is a molar tooth, the loss of this can create a tougher time when it comes to chewing food.
And if you have spent many years wearing dentures or bridges, you may be looking for a solution that is more permanent and can offer similar aesthetic results. This is where oral implants come in.
At Spa Dentist Kellyville, our dentist has extensive experience relating to the fitting and maintenance of dental implants and will work with you to ensure that both the aesthetic goals you desire and the functionality of your mouth are restored using this option.
You may be wondering if having dental implants fitted by our dentist offers any advantages over other options like dentures or bridges. Here, we aim to answer this question and many more.
Firstly, having dental implants fitted is more secure than wearing a denture or bridge. This is because our dentist attaches the implant to the jaw where, over a period of 3 to 6 months, it fuses to the surrounding jawbone, holding it firmly in place. To this implant, a single prosthetic tooth, bridge, or entire set of dentures can be attached, meaning that they will not move or require dental adhesive.
You may be concerned that dental implants will look false, especially when the prosthetic tooth is placed next to your natural teeth. However, our dental team will ensure that any prosthetic tooth blends in seamlessly with any natural teeth that you may have. Or if you are having an entire set of dentures fitted using oral implants, you can opt to have your teeth whiter and straighter if you wish. The aesthetic results are firmly within your hands.
With correct aftercare, which is extremely straightforward, dental implants can easily last up to and above 15 years. To keep them in good condition, you simply need to brush them twice a day as you would your natural teeth, floss between them, and of course attend check-ups to ensure that gum disease does not set in which can cause them to come out prematurely.
A potential issue that can occur with the use of dentures is that the gums and the bone recede due to rubbing. And of course, the absence of teeth if you have a tooth missing means that the jawbone will shrink down as it is no longer holding anything in place. This can destabilise any surrounding natural teeth, creating an orthodontic problem. As dental implants in Kellyville are fitted into the bone, they encourage it to regrow and act as a stable support for any natural surrounding teeth which may have fallen out of line.
As they feel like natural teeth and they do not move, dental implants in Kellyville can also improve your clarity of speech and will help you with pronunciation. They will also, of course, get rid of any whistling sounds associated with having gaps in between your teeth.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultations are required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.