The dental implant in Melbourne explained
What is a dental implant? If you haven’t yet been faced with replacing a missing tooth or teeth, chances are you haven’t come across these marvels of dental technology.
The reason the dental implant is marvellous is because the body sees it as living tissue. Implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material. This means that, when titanium is inserted into the body, it is viewed as natural tissue. In the case of a dental implant in Melbourne, when it is inserted into the jaw, the body grows blood vessels and bone around it, fixing it in place as securely as a natural tooth root. The healing period takes a few weeks, but once complete, you have a stable foundation on which to fit a replacement crown.
Because both parts of the tooth, the root and the crown, have been replaced, it opens up a world of possibility that you don’t get with other types of replacements. Full chewing power is restored, meaning you can eat whatever you like with an implant-supported tooth. No need to stick to a soft food diet. Not only is this more fun for the taste buds, but it’s also good for your health. You don’t have to miss out on the nutrition you get from crunchy apples and chewy nuts.
Teeth that have been replaced with implants are also maintained in the same way as natural ones, with twice-daily brushing and flossing and bi-annual visits to the dentist and hygienist. No need to leave your teeth by the side of your bed in a cup or take them out to clean.
They are also long-lasting. A dental implant in Melbourne will last at least 15 years, and in some cases longer.
And implants are also incredibly versatile: they can replace one tooth, a few, several, a whole arch or a full set. They can be fitted into the cheekbone, and dentures can be stabilised on just 4-6 implants.
Talk to our implant dentist here at High Dental Implants Melbourne today about how we can help you fill the gap in your smile with a dental implant in Melbourne.