Improve your smile in Sunbury with implant dentistry
A missing tooth on a child is a cute rite of passage. On an adult, a missing tooth can cause damage to your self-confidence. However, many patients are surprised to learn that the permanent teeth aren’t always permanent. Adult teeth can be lost for many reasons including decay or trauma.
Regardless of why a tooth is missing, replacing it is important. First, replacing a tooth is important for your dental health. When a tooth is lost, the remaining teeth in your mouth will begin to shift out of place. This can cause misalignment and can also create pockets where food and bacteria can become trapped, leading to further tooth decay or gum disease. If several teeth are missing, it can lead to drooping in the face as the jaw loses stimulation and resorbs.
Secondly, tooth replacement is important for your overall self-esteem and wellness. If you’re constantly hiding your smile or trying to avoid situations where others will notice your missing tooth, it can cause you to feel less confident and begin to affect your relationships with others.
Once you’ve decided to replace the tooth, you’ll quickly learn that you have several options including dentures, crown and bridge appliances, and implants. While they all have advantages and disadvantages, many patients who want a nearly permanent solution choose implants. Implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone. After the jaw heals, a crown (or replacement tooth) is attached to the implant, giving patients a happy, confident, and secure smile.
One of the greatest advantages of the dental implant is that it’s as strong and durable as the original tooth. Patients with a dental implant will speak as clearly, smile as brightly, and continue to eat all their favourite foods. Furthermore, once the tooth is in place, patients can forget about it. The tooth can be cared for with simple brushing and flossing, and no one will ever have to know it’s not an original tooth.
Implants and any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. We will discuss the risks of the procedure during your consultation as well as examine your health to ensure you are a suitable candidate for implants. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
The team at Smile in Style has been helping patients achieve the smile they want and the healthy mouth they need for many years. To learn more about dental implants or any cosmetic dentistry treatments, call our office in Sunbury 03 8001 6021 or in Moonee Ponds 03 8400 4104.
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