Missing a tooth? bring back your smile with dental implants
At LARA dental we are always striving to provide our patients with superior levels of treatment and our dental implants have helped many of them to regain their smiles.
Why Should You Consider Dental Implants?
More than a third of Australians over 45 are missing at least two teeth and many of them don’t know how important it is to replace them. It is easy to assume that a missing tooth is purely an aesthetic issue. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are serious health problems that can arise from missing teeth that are left untreated. Once a tooth is gone, the area of jawbone underneath it will start to deteriorate. This means that the teeth that surround the space will begin to shift in order to try and plug the gap, which can lead to a misaligned jaw and bite. Not only that but because the jawbone is no longer there to support certain muscles in the face, you could even develop difficulties in eating and speaking.
Dental implants are essential in halting this process and if you want to secure your oral health in future, this is one of the best permanent tooth replacement options to consider.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
With all the advancements in modern dentistry, dental implants are still the most effective way for patients to replace the form and function of their missing teeth. Dental implants use small titanium fixtures that are placed directly into your jawbone acting as an anchor for the placement of an abutment later in the process. Because titanium enjoys biocompatibility with the body, it is very rarely rejected and actually fuses with the jawbone permanently. After an initial healing stage and the completion of the implant fusing, your jawbone is now being notified that it is needed and stops dissolving.
Following this, a crown is fitted to your dental implant using an abutment which will replace your custom-made tooth and become one with rest of your smile. This combination of the dental implant and your crown creates a prosthetic that recreates your natural tooth in almost every way. There are no special cleaning methods needed and you will be able to properly chew and digest foods with no problem.
What Are the Requirements for Dental Implants?
There a number of factors that determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implant surgery. You will need to have the required amount of jawbone in order to perform the procedure and some patients need to undergo bone grafting for dental implants to be successfully fitted. If you suffer from gum disease it could put the success of your treatment at risk and it is essential that you clear that up before we can proceed with the dental implant surgery. Your general health will also be considered as you need to be able to handle the treatment and the potential complications that can arise from any surgical procedure.
Dental Implants from LARA dental
We have a team of highly trained, experienced practitioners who are passionate about helping you to achieve your dental goals. Our holistic approach to dentistry means that we can offer dental care that is tailored to your unique needs and to exceed your expectations. Whenever you come in to see us, you’ll be greeted by a warm, friendly and encouraging environment.
We offer restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry solutions, all under one roof. Whether it’s a full mouth dental implant restoration or a simple check-up, we take great pride in providing you with the best care possible.
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