Dental implants Melbourne for adult tooth loss
Many people are under the mistaken impression that tooth loss is an inevitable part of the ageing process. Although losing baby teeth is completely normal, losing adult teeth is not a normal part of adulthood and needs to be addressed immediately. If you have one missing tooth, you may quickly have multiple missing teeth, so you need to speak to us at High Dental Implants Melbourne and find out about replacing your missing teeth sooner rather than later.
Tooth loss from poor dental hygiene
As an adult, you may lose your tooth as a result of poor dental hygiene which can cause cavities, tooth decay or gum disease. Tooth decay and gum disease can be addressed if you visit the dentist on time. This means visiting the dentist at least once every six months and more often where necessary. Those with recurrent gum disease and a previous history of tooth decay may need to visit the dentist more often as you are more likely to lose a tooth earlier than others.
Tooth loss from an accident
Unfortunately, sometimes tooth loss can be unavoidable. You may have been in an accident or suffered an injury to your mouth, in this case, although losing the tooth may be out of your hands, it is very important that you do something about it and visit your dentist urgently so that the tooth can be replaced to prevent damage to your remaining teeth.
Dental implants for restoration
Here, at High Dental Implants Melbourne, we recommend dental implants Melbourne for replacing missing teeth, especially those lost early on in life. Elderly patients may prefer a more simple and quicker replacement option, such as a set of removable dentures. However, most patients should consider dental implants Melbourne for replacing their missing teeth. This is because dental implants Melbourne are a permanent solution for tooth loss. Once fixed into your jaw, a dental implant will last for the rest of your life and provide permanent support for whichever type of tooth replacement you choose. You can have a single crown, a bridge or a set of full dentures, depending on how many teeth you need to replace. They can restore the function and appearance of your mouth and as mentioned they can prevent further missing teeth.
Speak to our dentist today so that we can put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you. We will need to make sure that dental implant surgery is suitable for you and if not you will need to undergo general dental treatment beforehand to improve the condition of your teeth and gums before you can have the surgery. Once you have the surgery, the healing process takes approximately 4 to 6 months until you can permanently replace your missing teeth. This is quite a lengthy process, which means it needs to be initiated as soon as possible to prevent any unnecessary delays. We will examine your mouth and make sure that you are ready to replace the missing tooth and as soon as you are ready to do so we will begin the process. Speak to us at High Dental Implants Melbourne today to find out more.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.