Everything you need to know about dental implants: types and benefits
Not replacing your teeth once you lose them can have significant health implications and can result in further tooth loss, not to mention your appearance may change.
Save yourself from further embarrassment, challenges and spending unnecessarily on procedures that could have been avoided by restoring your missing teeth sooner rather than later.
If you are not sure which method of restoration is right for you, let us introduce High Dental Implants Melbourne. Implants are a groundbreaking treatment that have changed the lives of Australians with dental issues for the better.
In this article, we will answer your frequently asked questions regarding High Dental Implants Melbourne to make your decision for choosing a replacement device easier.
What is the fuss about using a small titanium screw and why is it so efficient in restoring teeth?
Essentially, the success of an implant is due to our body’s ability to heal. Over time, the bone and metal fuse in a process we call osseointegration. The small piece of metal we insert into your jawbone is made from titanium which the body identifies as tissue and then grows around it.
This screw is the new artificial root for your new crown that holds it in place while you eat, drink, talk and sleep. The only way you can remove the implant is surgically by a dentist, which means you do not have to worry about the device potentially coming loose over time.
Are dental implants a ‘one-size-fits-all’ option?
Just like our personalities, our mouths are also unique as are the dental issues we face.
You might have one tooth missing as a result of an accident, playing sports, or have lost multiple teeth due to years of neglect.
The nature and severity of your condition requires customised treatment that is unique to you.
That said, there are different types of single and multiple tooth implants options available.
A knock to the mouth might damage a couple of teeth beyond repair, requiring you to get a dental implant. A tooth implant can hold up to three crowns if all the missing teeth are next to each other.
Things become a little more complicated if you are missing more than a few teeth, especially if you have lost yours or have extreme decay in your last remaining pearly whites. In this case, not only can standard implants prove to be expensive, but you might not be a suitable candidate healthwise for the treatment.
When you lose teeth, and they are not replaced, your bones go through a process called resorption, meaning your jaw shrinks and your facial structure changes shape. You need sufficient bone for standard implants, which is something you might lack with resorption. Not having bone requires you to undergo bone graft surgery, which can add months to your overall treatment time.
If you have experienced significant tooth loss, All-on-4 or same-day implants might be a better fit for you. Using four implants embedded where there is available bone, your teeth can be restored without needing bone grafts.
Know what option is best for you with High Dental Implants Melbourne – talk to our implant dentist to start the process toward getting a new set of teeth.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.