Several missing teeth, one dental implant in Melbourne
If you have lost several teeth in a row, chances are that you have been struggling with either a partial denture or a fixed bridge. Neither is a brilliant solution to lost teeth.
Partial dentures are teeth on a plate that go behind the rest of your teeth. They can lift up when you yawn. They can click against your natural teeth. They get food stuck under them and they can get stuck in food too.
Fixed bridges are more stable, but they can break. Also, having a fixed bridge means losing the use of 2 perfectly good teeth either side of the gap in order for the bridge to have something to attach to.
If you’d like to say goodbye to all that hassle then getting a dental implant in Melbourne from High Dental Implants Melbourne could well be the answer.
One dental implant in Melbourne
Perhaps you have thought about getting a dental implant in Melbourne but have been put off by the cost of replacing several teeth. But it may not be as expensive as you think.
This is because you may not need to replace each tooth with a dental implant post. If the teeth you have lost are all next to each other, one dental implant may be enough. One dental implant can hold up to 4 teeth in a row.
How dental implants work
A dental implant is a tapered post or screw that we fit into your jawbone in a procedure that takes place under local anaesthetic. We can also give you sedation if you are very anxious. We’d rather you went through the procedure feeling relaxed than all keyed up.
The dental implant replaces the root of the tooth. It has an internal thread and we can vary what we put into it. First in goes a connecting piece called an abutment and it is onto this that we attach replacement crowns. We can put on a single crown, or up to 4 on a bridge.
Once the bridge of teeth is in place, you can treat it like natural teeth, with a really good clean twice a day.
Give us a call to find out more.