Get the smile you deserve
Anyone who has ever suffered dental trauma or lost teeth will tell you that it is never an easy thing to happen. Whether you slipped during a football game, on ice, or in any number of other ways – losing a tooth is never easy. However, thanks to the wonders of modern dentistry and engineering, restoring and replacing a lost tooth has never been easier. Most people who have lost a tooth opt for dentures or dental crowns because they are not sure of what dental implants in Melbourne actually are, or how they could be benefiting from them.
You are never too late to improve your oral health
Many of us – especially those who are older – opt for dentures and dental bridges if ever a tooth is lost. Although, as anyone who continually wears dentures or has a dental crown will tell you, these treatments are not without their faults. A common concern and issue which is faced by many denture-wearing seniors are having dentures that are loose-fitting.
Besides being uncomfortable and hindering their ability to chew even the simplest of foods, if these dentures fall out it can be severely embarrassing as well as costly. Whilst these problems can be the cause of severe discomfort and annoyance, many elderly people feel that they are too old to be eligible for treatments such as dental implants. However, they may be pleased to know that this is not the case and that you are never too old to undergo dental implant treatment and make loose or ill-fitting dentures a thing of the past.
How do I find out if I am eligible?
If you have a missing tooth and would like to find out whether or not dental implants could help permanently and comfortably bridge the gap, then simply contact a trustworthy provider of restorative dentistry in your local area.
In doing so, you can arrange to have your teeth professionally examined to determine whether you are eligible for implants, or whether some treatment may be required beforehand. This is essential as a patient’s gums and jawbone must be healthy to allow for the dental implant process to work best. As such, any signs of gum disease, such as gingivitis must be identified and eradicated, prior to undergoing the dental implant process.
What does the dental implant process involve?
As mentioned, receiving dental implants involves a short dental operation. This typically begins – after the patient has been deemed fit enough to proceed – with the patient being administered a local anesthetic. Thereafter, a small hole is made into their jawbone within the gap they are aiming to fill. Into this hole, a titanium-alloy socket is embedded and sealed over. After a healing period which then follows, this titanium-alloy socket will merge itself with the bone tissue within the patient’s jaw. After this has happened, the socket will be permanently fixed in one position and will be strong enough that a denture can be fixed within it. After the denture has been attached the patient can enjoy all the benefits of having a full set of natural teeth for years to come.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.