What is a dental implant? Let us explain what they are and why we recommend them.
It is normal to feel self-conscious about gaps in your smile. Fortunately, we offer a long-lasting solution to restore your smile.
If you have lost a tooth, it is vital you have it replaced to restore your oral health, and a dental implant is the next best thing to a real tooth. Missing teeth not only affects your look but also your jaw and your remaining teeth. One of the functional problems of tooth loss is that the jawbone surrounding the missing tooth will start to deteriorate due to the loss of stimulation. This can, in turn, lead to further tooth loss down the track. The deterioration of the jawbone can also result in a sunken and hollow-cheeked appearance. Other concerns include:
- Your bite can become unbalanced
- Reduced chewing and speech ability
- Further gaps due to displacement of surrounding teeth
Replacing a tooth provides support for your jaw and remaining teeth. At the moment, there is no dental treatment as effective as a dental implant when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Not only does it restore the appearance of your smile, but also the function of it.
What is a dental implant?
Using biocompatible materials, we can recreate a complete tooth, including its root, and make it fit seamlessly into your smile when it comes to the colour, feel and function of it. No matter your situation, dental implants are usually the most beneficial solution as they provide a permanent, endurable and comfortable tooth replacement.
There are varying sizes in the dental implant screw, varying qualities of dental crowns and varying experience and expertise levels of dental implant dentists.
It is important when considering a treatment as serious as dental implants that you opt for the best treatment option available for your personal circumstance. Dental implants are not a treatment that you can cut costs on and still get the same result.
Who Could Benefit from Dental Implants?
There is a common idea that tooth loss only affects older people but in reality, it can happen to anyone. During your initial consultation, our dentist will thoroughly examine your current oral health and the cause for your missing teeth. Some of the possible reasons as to why you can lose a tooth include:
- Facial trauma
- Gum disease
- Lifestyle and dietary habits
- Severe dental decay
If you suffer from missing teeth, a dental implant might be the right option for you. Dental implants, when placed and cared for properly, can last a lifetime. Dr. Crooks has experience in more complex cases and are able to customize treatment to your specific needs.