Have you ever considered getting dental implants? Should you consider them? Let's find out! Dental implants are essentially artificial roots for your teeth. Crowns are placed on top that both match and feel very much like your real teeth. They make a great alternative to both dentures and bridges.
There are also other advantages to dental implants worth considering. Because the tooth is fixed in your mouth, they let you speak and eat much more easily than if you had dentures. They also are just as comfortable as your original teeth. With good dental hygiene and care, your implants can last for the rest of your lifetime.
Anyone with healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant is eligible for dental implants. Once you have made the decision with your dentist to get implants, the first step involves getting a small titanium post placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth in question. The jawbone will actually grow around this titanium post, which helps to anchor it. After this has happened, another small post is connected which helps hold the new tooth to the root post. Your dentist can design the new tooth to match and fit well with all of your surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are for you if you want the realistic look and feel of real teeth without the extra-required care of dentures or a bridge. Each procedure uses local anesthesia and so there should be little to no discomfort or pain.
To comply with the AHPRA Legislation we are required to advise that "Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner."
Please feel free to contact us here at Morrin Dental if you have any questions!