The benefits of dental implants are more than merely aesthetics. Having a full set of teeth is not only beneficial to a person’s confidence but can prevent other dental issues arising. Getting dental implants in Melbourne can be life-changing, as well as very long-lasting. Dental implants are designed to mimic a real tooth, even down to the root system. They look, feel and function just like a real tooth.
What other dental issues may arise from tooth loss?
If adult teeth have been lost due to an accident, illness or any other reason, this could have a detrimental effect on remaining healthy teeth, the gums, jawbone or in worst case scenarios, even facial structure. Dental implants in Melbourne can prevent these further problems so are offered at all good dental clinics, such as High Dental Implants.
If left untreated surrounding healthy teeth may shift and create gaps. Trapped food pieces may help bacteria reproduce more, which can result in gum disease or bad breath. The jawbone can weaken due to lack of stimulation and the face can take on a ‘sunken’ look if there is no bone structure support.
What is the process for a dental implant in Melbourne?
The process may sound daunting but overall it is a very straightforward procedure. It is a clinically proven and safe option for teeth restoration.
Dental implants are small metal screws inserted into the jaw in place of the missing tooth or teeth.
Once these screws are secured, the artificial tooth or teeth can be attached to the implant and fill the offending gap.
How many teeth can be replaced?
Dental implants in Melbourne can fill a single gap, several missing teeth or even cover a whole upper or lower arch and to make it even easier, there is now an option called ‘All-on-4’ implants where a complete arch can be restored by using only four dental implants. All-on-4 is designed to be attached where the bone is thickest and strongest for maximum support and after the new arch is held firmly in place it will be more comfortable to eat and talk.