Did you know that you can have dental implants if you are only missing a few teeth?
When it comes to replacing missing teeth people often think that tooth implants are only suitable if you are replacing full sets of teeth. This is a myth, and if you are considering getting dental implants in Melbourne you will find that you can replace one or more teeth if you wanted to.
When you attend our practice, High Dental Implants Melbourne, you will have a consultation appointment with one of our qualified dental practitioners where we will carry out a full examination of your mouth. This will enable us to discover how many tooth implants you are likely to need and what sort of appliance is going to be most efficient at replacing your teeth.
Our implant dentist will explain to you that the tooth implant itself is not what replaces your teeth. This is a titanium screw that is embedded into your jawbone, in the same place that the root of your tooth would have been. A post protrudes from the top of your gum, and this is what your artificial teeth will be connected to. How many screws you will need inserting will depend on how many teeth you need replacing, but one tooth implant is capable of supporting more than one false tooth.
Treatments to replace multiple teeth
There are two types of appliances that you can have fitted onto your dental implants in Melbourne; which one you need will depend on the positions of your missing teeth. If they are all next to each other you are likely to need a partial denture fitted. This will restore the appearance of your teeth as well as giving you back the ability to chew confidently on whatever side of your mouth you want to.
If you have missing teeth on either side of an original tooth, a bridge would be more suitable, as it replaces both missing teeth and also offers extra stability to the remaining tooth in the middle. When you are replacing multiple teeth you may not require one screw per missing tooth, but this is something that our practitioner will discuss with you at your consultation appointment.
Replacing single teeth
If you are only missing one tooth, or you have multiple teeth missing but they have your original teeth either side of them, you are likely to have crowns attached to restore your smile. Dental implants in Melbourne are a popular way to replace single teeth, as the crown is permanently fitted into your mouth, so you do not need to worry about it coming loose or falling out when you are eating or speaking. The crowns can be tooth coloured too and are made to feel like your original teeth, so they are not easily noticeable to others and they are easy for you to adjust to.
Your crown will blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth, and if you take good care of your teeth it could last you for up to twenty years. It is important to take care of your artificial teeth just as well as your original ones, which means brushing them twice a day and having regular dental check-ups.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.