Maintaining good oral health and preventing tooth loss
Losing a tooth in adulthood can be extremely embarrassing, distressing and be an uncomfortable situation to find yourself in. If you experience tooth loss, it is vital that you visit your dentist in Sydney as soon as possible to get checked out. Advances in dental technology means that there are now many different options available to replace a lost tooth or missing teeth. Tooth loss can occur due to many different factors, the main factor being poor oral hygiene. This is why maintaining good oral hygiene is an essential part of daily routine and this needs to be supplemented with regular visits to your dentist in Sydney. Good oral health is vital for overall well-being and if dental issues can be detected early then tooth loss can be prevented in most cases. These issues include tooth decay and periodontal disease which can both be detected very early on and treated successfully preventing tooth loss. In the event of tooth loss, although it may be upsetting at first, rest assured that your dentist in Sydney has many different options available to replace your teeth, whether you are looking to replace one tooth or your whole set of teeth, speak to us at Spa Dental Sydney today.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a well-established and increasingly popular choice of tooth replacement therapy. They are permanent fixtures that are designed to fuse with your bone providing strong support for replacement teeth following tooth loss. You can find out more about dental implants by speaking to our team at Spa Dental Sydney. Following a thorough discussion and a full examination of your mouth, you can find out how dental implants can help with your tooth loss today.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are small components made of titanium. The implant is fitted into the bone socket of the missing tooth and the surrounding bone cells grow around the dental implant securing it permanently into the jawbone. This process may require up to 12 weeks from when the implant has been inserted for it to become permanently fused into the bone. Once this has occurred successfully a small connector post, also called an abutment, is attached to the implant whose function is to attach the new tooth securely in place. New teeth are developed by making an impression of your existing teeth, and using this model a crown can be designed to match your natural existing teeth. The crown is then securely fixed to the abutment. Removable dentures can also be used on dental implants as an alternative to multiple crowns, to suit your personal preferences.
The advantages of dental implants
There are many advantages of dental implants including the restoration of function of your mouth which may have been lost due to tooth loss. Dental implants also improve the aesthetics of your mouth by fusing with your bone, they look and feel just like your natural dentition. Dental implants also improve your oral health in general as remaining natural dentition stays in place, and is supported further by the stability of the implant, thus enhancing the life of your natural teeth by the overall positive impact of the implant itself.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.