Tooth loss does not have to mean loose dentures, restricted diets and embarrassment
Dental implants are based on sound science and can offer superior results
Dental implants are essentially small titanium screws that act as replacement teeth, and are surgically inserted into the jawbone. They are a strong, reliable and long-lasting treatment that restores the original function and comfort combined with enhanced aesthetics.
Traditional dental restorations for missing teeth involved dentures or bridgework. Though these options restored some function, they did so at a cost the surrounding teeth. With advancements in modern dental technology, we can use dental implants as one of the most effective restorative treatment options to date. They will never decay or require root canal treatment, and with good care can last a lifetime.
Dental Implants are the most effective and comfortable alternative to natural teeth. Implants are essentially replacement tooth roots and function as secure foundations to replace teeth which are missing or to be removed, e.g. following trauma or breakdown.
The Importance of Dental Implants
If you live in South Australia and are missing teeth, it’s not only detrimental to the aesthetics of your smile; it can also be detrimental to your total oral health. A tooth that is lost can cause:
- An increased risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay
- The remaining teeth to shift, causing an otherwise straight smile to become crooked or misaligned
- Further tooth loss and jawbone resorption
Dental implant teeth look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Implants stop shrinkage of the underlying jaw bone, thus maintaining gum and facial support.
The diagram below shows the loss of bone over time once teeth are no longer in place. Bone will shrink once teeth have been removed. Dental Implants stimulate the bone and bone shrinkage can be avoided.