Dental implants for a happy and healthy mouth



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Tooth loss is more common in Australia than you may think. Unfortunately dental health is still a major issue with cavities, tooth decay and different levels of gum disease prevalent within the community. If these issues remain unaddressed then they cause irreversible damage to your teeth and result in tooth loss. Thanks to advantages in dental technology, preventative dental treatment and restorative dental treatment can prevent tooth loss however if you avoid the dentist then you may not be able to save your teeth.

Effects of tooth loss

If you lose a tooth this can have a negative impact on the rest of your teeth. It can affect the alignment of the remaining teeth as the teeth try to fill the gap left by the missing tooth. You can experience bone decay and gum disease. The teeth above or below the missing tooth can drop causing issues with your bite and this can affect the function of your mouth. Tooth loss also has a significant impact on the appearance of your teeth. If you are suffering from missing teeth then rest assured that there are plenty of solutions available for you.

Dental implants

Dental implants Ryde are one of the most popular solutions for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are used worldwide to replace missing teeth in patients of all ages. Dental implants are so popular because they are able to offer a long-term solution for your missing teeth. They are fixed in the mouth and therefore replace your missing teeth securely ensuring comfort. In comparison to traditional tooth replacement options dental implants are a surgical procedure and therefore more invasive however once the implant is embedded into your mouth it can remain there for the rest of your life.

Dental implant surgery

Speak to your dentist and find out about dental implant surgery and if dental implants are the most suitable solution for you. To undergo dental implant surgery you must have healthy gums and bones. Your dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth and this will include an X-ray, CT scans and an intra-oral scan as necessary to find out if you have sufficient gum and bone to hold the implant in place. As a result of tooth loss many patients suffer from bone decay and gum tissue loss which means that the implant may not be able to fit in the mouth. If this is the case then your dentist can speak to you about bone grafting and gum grafting. Bone grafting and gum grafting help restore the strength of your jaw and it allows you to be eligible for dental implants.

Once your dentist is happy that the implant will fit in place they will measure the space to calculate the exact dimensions of each implant so that they can be individually manufactured for your mouth. Once the implants are ready you will be booked in for dental implant surgery. The surgery may take several hours and you will be offered anaesthetic and different levels of sedation according to your personal preferences. You will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

DISCLAIMER

All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.

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