Do you have a gap in your smile which has been caused by a lost tooth? Well, if you have lost a tooth due to an injury for example and you would like to restore your smile to its best, you may want to consider looking at a way to replace your missing tooth. And what better way to start the process than by visiting a dentist in Sydney, who will be able to give you detailed information on what dental treatment is most suitable for you.
Dealing with a missing tooth?
Losing a tooth due to an accident can affect a person in a number of ways. You may find that your confidence is affected by this which means you may feel reluctant to smile in pictures. You may also find difficulty enjoying your favourite foods due to your missing tooth or teeth. If you can relate to any of these issues you may want to consider having dental treatment to replace the missing tooth. One of these options is having a dentist in Sydney replace your missing tooth via dental implants.
How can having a dental implant help me to restore my smile?
If you are interested in having dental implants, it is important for you to be fully informed of the treatment process and aftercare before going ahead.
Dental implant treatment is considered to be a long-lasting solution for individuals who have unfortunately lost a tooth or multiple teeth. Made usually from titanium, a dental implant is placed into the jawbone in order for a replacement tooth to be fixed on. The treatment process can be long, as several appointments are needed in order to firstly fix the implant, before fixing the replacement tooth. The implant is given time to fuse into the jawbone with the gum tissue which allows a strong foundation for the replacement tooth to be placed on, and which also adds time to the treatment process as the time it takes for the implant to fuse with the gum tissue varies from patient to patient.
If you are dealing with losing multiple teeth which are next to each other, it may be recommended that you consider implant bridges. A more extensive treatment, implant bridges can also be fixed to a patient’s jaw, ensuring stability.
There are many advantages of having a dental implant treatment. Firstly, because the implant is fixed into your jaw bone via a small incision, you can be assured that the implant will remain in place and will not shift or move in your mouth. This also means you are able to eat and drink your favourite foods without worry of the dental implant falling out.
Having a dental implant also helps to prevent bone loss and maintain bone structure which can be affected by the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth. If you were having issues speaking and/or eating with the loss of a tooth, you will be happy to know that by having a dental implant treatment, you will notice an improvement in your speech.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.