If you have a missing tooth—or several missing teeth—you may have thought about tooth replacement. You want to be able to smile with confidence and enjoy your favourite foods again. You want to restore what has been lost.
At Mount Waverly Smiles, we offer a variety of tooth replacement choices, including dental implants in 3149.
A single dental implant replaces a single missing tooth, but a few strategically placed implants can restore your entire smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace your root and your tooth, and this makes the technology different than other replacement choices.
It starts with an exam and chat in our dental clinic. Your dentist in Mount Waverley, VIC wants to make sure that implants are the best option for repairing your smile.
If you are a good candidate, the process includes a few steps. First, your dentist surgically implants a thin but strong replacement root in your jaw. After several months, the new root integrates with the bone, and you are ready for your replacement tooth, also called a dental crown.
For patients with complete tooth loss, your dentist may be able to implant four to six replacement roots and provide an arch of new teeth on a denture or bridge.
Dental Implant Benefits
There are benefits to dental implants that include aesthetics and oral health.
The benefits of dental implants may include jawbone support, enhanced dietary choices, and help with tooth shifting.
When teeth are missing, your jawbone tends to deteriorate without tooth root stimulation and support. Additionally, you may find your diet limited to softer foods. Smile gaps may also invite remaining teeth to shift, which throws off your bite. When your bite is off, you may notice tooth wear or even breakage.
We Welcome Your Call
If you’re considering tooth replacement and would like to learn more about dental implants in 3149, we encourage your call.