Filling the gap with dental implants in Melbourne
Although they have been around for a while, there’s a good chance you may not have heard of dental implants in Melbourne. One reason for this is that dental implants do such a good job of replacing lost teeth that most people remain blissfully unaware that their colleagues, friends, even their romantic partners have dental implants in their mouths. Unlike dentures, which we all know about because they are always falling out and wobbling around and so are a comedy sketch staple, dental implants do their job. There’s just nothing to make jokes about when it comes to dental implants in Melbourne.
Here at High Dental Implants Melbourne, we have seen time and again the difference that having dental implants can make to people’s lives. Let’s take a quick look at what is so great about them.
Because tooth implants are embedded into the jawbone, where the bone grows all over them to hold them in place, they provide as much chewing power as natural teeth. Other options, such as dentures, can only provide a fraction of this. With full chewing power, you can eat what you like, which is great for steak sandwich fans.
You can replace as many teeth as you like with dental implants in Melbourne. One implant can support up to three teeth on a bridge and there are techniques, such as All-on-4, where you can support an entire arch of prosthetic crowns on just four implants. These days as well, it’s possible to get what we call same day teeth. This means you walk out with a set of temporary crowns in place. No gaps to feel embarrassed about while your implants heal into your jawbone.
The initial cost of dental implants in Melbourne may seem high, but you can expect them to last for at least 15 years, usually a whole lot longer if you take good care of them. In practice, it is not at all unusual for dental implants to last for decades, perhaps even for the rest of your life (although the porcelain crowns may wear out and need replacing). Other options need to be replaced every few years.