Dental implants for enduring tooth replacement


Tooth decay and gum disease are the most common causes of tooth loss here in Australia. If you do not brush your teeth properly or you enjoy sugary treats and sweets on a regular basis, then it is likely that you will have increased plaque and tartar build-up on the surface of your teeth, which can result in tooth decay and gum disease. Smokers are more prone to developing tooth decay and gum disease as are those who avoid the dentist. If left untreated tooth decay and gum disease can have irreversible effects and cause a range of unpleasant symptoms. If, unfortunately, you are suffering from tooth decay or gum disease that has caused irreversible damage to your teeth then your teeth may become loose and fall out or you may need to undergo a tooth extraction. In this case you will be left with a missing tooth.

Effects of a missing tooth

A missing tooth can cause a range of issues in all aspects of your life. It can affect the appearance of your teeth, making you feel self-conscious and embarrassed with a negative effect on your self-worth and wellbeing. A missing tooth can affect the health of your remaining teeth causing them to weaken or shift in position to try and fill the gap left by the missing tooth. Tooth loss can also affect your ability to speak properly, eat properly and enjoy your favourite foods. It can also result in gum loss and bone decay.

Replacing missing teeth

If you lose a tooth then it is important that you speak to our dentist and find out about having it replaced sooner rather than later. Here at Spa Dental Sydney the most popular method of replacing missing teeth is dental implants Sydney. Not only at our dental practice, in fact dental implants Sydney are the gold standard in tooth replacement therapy across the world. If you have lost a tooth then you need to book an appointment with our dentist and find out about your eligibility for dental implants Sydney. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth depending on your dental needs. Each dental implant can support up to three crowns and our dentist will put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you.

Dental implant surgery is an invasive procedure that is carried out under local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic for your comfort and ease. A small hole is made in the bone socket of the missing tooth for the implant to be placed in. Once the implant has been inserted into your jaw a healing process known as osseointegration will take place. Osteoblasts or bone forming cells will form around the implant so that it is fixed into place forever. You will need to look after your dental implant as you do your normal teeth. This means brushing your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day and flossing between the teeth, including around the implant, to prevent bacteria and food particles from lingering around the area. You will also need to visit the dentist on a regular basis to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and strong. To find out more speak to us at Spa Dental Sydney today and learn how oral implants can save you from a range of complications following tooth loss.

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