Have you lost a tooth and not sure what to do about it? Maybe you have lost more than one tooth? Perhaps you are having problems with existing crowns, bridges or dentures?
Such issues can happen to anyone and when it does, it can really knock your confidence and affect both your social and work life. However, there is now a modern solution to missing teeth, in the form of dental implants in Sydney CBD.
Having artificial teeth fitted with implants can be the answer you are looking for, in order to provide a stable foundation for artificial teeth, whether that be one, several, or indeed all of your teeth!
What kind of artificial teeth are there?
The main type of artificial teeth are crowns, bridges and dentures.
A crown can be used to restore teeth that have broken or become weak. A crown is fitted over the remaining part of the tooth, giving it renewed strength and regaining the shape of a natural tooth.
Bridges are required if more extensive restoration is needed than a crown can provide. Bridges are made with a metal base in order to make them hardwearing and give them a solid structure, and porcelain can be added to the base of the bridge to give it the appearance of a real tooth. Another advantage of a bridge is that they are strong and fixed into place and therefore will not come out when you are eating.
A denture is made to fit comfortably over your gums and resembles the appearance of real teeth and gums in order to recreate the look of a natural smile. Dentures are made of a hard wearing substance which require good oral hygiene to keep clean.
How can implants benefit me?
Having implants fitted, before you have crowns, bridges or dentures, are a modern solution to replacing missing teeth. Small metal screws, made of titanium, are placed into your jaw in the place of the missing tooth. Once established, the bone gradually bonds with the implants, creating a stable and secure base for artificial teeth. Your dentist can then fix crowns, bridges and dentures onto the implants in order to create a natural looking smile. This is now considered the most popular choice for replacing teeth and can be used as a secure base for replacing either one single tooth or multiple teeth.
There are so many benefits to having implants, compared to traditional options for missing teeth, that choosing implants really could be one of the best decisions you ever make! Implants will give you the feeling and appearance of real teeth and provide support for your face, so that your natural facial shape and smile are maintained, often taking years off your appearance! They provide a solid, secure foundation for artificial teeth so that you can bite, chew and smile without fear of your teeth becoming loose or falling out.
If good hygiene is maintained, then implants can last you a very long time. They also help to stimulate the jawbone to grow, as it bonds to the metal screws, creating new tiny blood vessels and creating a mouth that is healthy and strong.
So, if this sounds like it could be the solution for you, then get in touch with your dentist, who will go through your treatment options in detail with you.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.