Preventing jawbone loss with dental implants

Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular tooth replacement treatment. They work by replacing missing teeth with a strong, biocompatible titanium root and a natural-looking porcelain crown. They are a great leap forward from dental bridges, which can trap food and plaque and can be difficult to clean. Because they replace the whole tooth and its root, a dental implant in Melbourne can ensure a natural-looking smile with easy maintenance requirements.

Protecting your jawbone with dental implants

No matter how many teeth you have missing, if you do not get them replaced with dental implants, you will suffer jawbone loss. Your jawbone requires vibrational stimulation from your tooth roots to keep strong and healthy. Without vibrations coming down through your roots, your jawbone becomes redundant and will begin to resorb. The only tooth restoration choice that can stop jawbone loss is a dental implant in Melbourne. The replacement titanium tooth root of a dental implant in Melbourne will send those vital vibrations down to your jawbone when you chew your food, keeping your jawbone strong.

The importance of quick treatment

Bone resorption can happen quickly after you lose a tooth. In the first year alone, patients can experience around 25% of jawbone loss in the affected area. If you’re missing a tooth, or have a failing tooth, contact us quickly to see how we can help you. Getting a dental implant in Melbourne should prevent you from suffering with jawbone resorption. If you have had a missing tooth for a while, we may be able to strengthen your jawbone and fit dental implants. If you are missing all of your teeth, we can fit All-on-4 dental implants for a full arch of teeth in a single day. This treatment gives you a new set of natural-looking teeth fixed in place with just four implants per arch. In some cases, more implants will be needed. Generally speaking, All-on-4 dental implants do not need to be removed for cleaning like a set of dentures would.

Suffering with tooth loss? Give us a call today to see how we can help you with a dental implant in Melbourne.