The effects of tooth loss and how to prevent them with dental implants Melbourne
If you have lost a tooth, it is important that you replace it sooner rather than later to prevent further missing teeth. Tooth loss as an adult can have a huge range of implications. Firstly, it can affect the appearance of your mouth and cause embarrassment, lower self-confidence and self-esteem, even causing social anxiety, or depression. Tooth loss can change the shape of your face, it can make your cheeks appear hollow and sunken and make you look a lot older than you actually are. This can affect the impression you make on other people.
Tooth loss can also cause dental health complications. Your remaining teeth can become crooked or wonky to fill the gap left by the missing tooth. Crooked teeth have their own problems. They encourage growth of bacteria in the mouth and increased levels of plaque and tartar on the teeth. This means not only do the teeth become misaligned, the teeth also become more prone to developing cavities and tooth decay. Tooth loss can also result in gum recession and bone decay. This is because the gum and bone are no longer needed as there is no tooth for them to support and therefore they start to recede and decay. This can weaken your mouth and cause your remaining teeth to become wobbly and fall out in a short amount of time.
Missing teeth can affect the way you eat and speak. You may not be able to bite and chew as you did before, and you may not be able to enjoy all your favourite foods anymore. If you have missing front teeth then you may not be able to pronounce all of your speech correctly and this can be embarrassing, especially in your job or career. To avoid all of these issues you need to speak to us at High Dental Implants Melbourne and find out about replacing your missing teeth.
Dental implants can resolve this
Here at High Dental Implants Melbourne we recommend dental implants Melbourne for replacing missing teeth for adults. Dental implants Melbourne can be used in adult patients of all ages, including more mature people.
They are small titanium screws, which are directly inserted into the bone socket of your missing tooth. If you are missing multiple adjacent teeth, then you may need 1 or 2 implants, and if you are looking to replace all of your teeth, then you may need approximately 8 to 12 implants across both arches. In this way, you can restore the function and appearance of your mouth. Dental implants Melbourne look and feel like your natural teeth. We will decide how many implants are necessary for you. We will also take into consideration your budget. If your jaw is strong and healthy then you may need fewer implants, but if your jaw has become weak over time then you may need more implants. No one has to know that you have dental implants unless you wish to tell them and the way they restore the function and appearance of your mouth, you will be able to forget that you have prosthetics replacing your original teeth. Speak to us at High Dental Implants Melbourne today to find out more.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.