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Are Dental Implants Permanent?

December 29, 2020
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Posted By: Mount Waverley Smiles
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Dental implants are the only tooth restoration procedure that is designed to be long-lasting with few complications. If you have a lost a tooth due to tooth decay, gum disease, infection, dental extraction, or an accident, dental implants can be a wonderful alternative to bridges and dentures.

Dentures must be relined or replaced every few years, and dental bridges need to be restored if they wear down, while dental implants are a healthy long-term solution for missing teeth. They are strong, will not shift or fall out, and function just like your natural tooth. Patients never have to worry that they can't enjoy their favourite foods or that a loose denture impacts their speech.

Dental Implants Restore Your Missing Tooth

Dentures replace your lost tooth by sitting along your gum lines, but they can never fully replace your tooth. Dental implants fuse and integrate with your jawbone, which stimulates healthy bone growth and prevents the jawbone from receding. 

Once the dental implant has healed, it will feel and function much like a natural tooth.

Patients often prefer the permanent nature of dental implants over dentures and dental bridges. Not only does the implant support bone health and gum tissues, but they are also strong and provide support. 

When a tooth is missing, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate and recede over time. This can change the contours of your face, as well as impact your ability to eat or speak. When dentures sit along the gumline, the jaw bone will change shape, necessitating regular visits to the dentist to reline and refit the dentures. 

Dental Implants Can Transform Your Life

Dental implants not only restore the gap in your smile, but they also improve your oral health and the way you feel about yourself. While it's best to restore a tooth soon after it is lost, we have dental procedures that can improve your bone density to place a dental implant. 

If you are interested in a permanent tooth replacement procedure, call Mount Waverley Smiles today to arrange a consultation. 

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.