It’s great being Australian. We have wonderful long summers, endless choices of beaches to surf on, bush to walk in, and sports to play. No wonder we are such a happy nation of fit people. No wonder we also risk losing teeth in face plants and surfing accidents.
If this has happened to you and you have found yourself with a bloody mouth and teeth in bits around you or being washed away by the ocean, you are probably now wondering how best to replace those little beauties that make smiling and eating so much easier. At High Dental Implants Melbourne, we think the best replacement for a knocked-out tooth is often a dental implant in Melbourne.
Why? Let us tell you.
If you have a dental implant in Melbourne fitted, you can expect it to last for at least 15 years, probably decades, possibly even the rest of your life. If you’re young and you’ve lost a tooth in an accident, you could be looking at 50, 60 or 70 years with a replacement tooth. Dentures and fixed bridges need to be replaced every 7-10 years, which over the course of your lifetime, is a lot of replacement replacements.
No need to affect your remaining teeth
A dental implant in Melbourne is fitted into your jawbone. It does not need to rely on adjacent teeth for support the way a bridge does. Bridges require two neighbouring teeth to support them, and these are ground down to be covered with buttress crowns. With a bridge, you don’t just lose one healthy tooth, you lose three. Plus, one dental implant can hold up to three teeth on a bridge.
Maintain a healthy jawbone
When you lose a tooth, the area of bone where the root used to be stops receiving the stimulation it needs from vibrations in the root when it meets the tooth in the opposite jaw. These impact vibrations signal to the bone to renew itself, and without them, the bone actually starts to dissolve itself, and the gum recedes. A dental implant in Melbourne keeps your jawbone strong and healthy.
Why not book an appointment to find out more?