Healthy teeth are essential for a beautiful smile, but not all people are born with them. Tooth decay, gum disease, old age and injuries can lead to tooth loss. When this happens, it is really important for anyone missing one or more teeth to look into dental implants in order to prevent jawbone degeneration and to preserve their facial structure.
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants in Erskineville make it possible to achieve permanent tooth replacement at any age. Dental implants are small titanium posts, which replace tooth roots in the mouth. They are surgically placed into the jawbone by implant dentists, such as those at Healthy Smile Centre. They offer an enduring and sturdy solution for patients with missing teeth, restoring their biting and chewing abilities to full strength. Dental implants in Erskineville have many benefits, but some of them may be surprising to the uninitiated.
Improved Comfort and Appearance
Eating difficulties will be relieved once dental implants are put in place. Whether a patient is missing a front tooth or one in the back, eating certain foods can be a struggle and can cause a patient to develop unhealthy eating habits. Dental implants help patients enjoy various healthy but crunchy foods, such as fruit and vegetables.
Also, because implants replace the whole tooth from the root to the crown, they look, feel, and function like real teeth. Modern replacement teeth that are attached to the implants, such as crowns, bridges or dentures, are made of high quality materials colour-matched to the surrounding teeth for a seamless finish.
Prevention of Bone Loss
After losing a tooth, the bone that surrounds and supports it, gradually shrinks, leading to bone loss. People who are missing teeth and are long-term denture wearers usually develop a sunken-cheeked appearance due to the loss of supporting teeth and facial bone.
Simultaneously, remaining teeth in the mouth can also shift following tooth loss, resulting in jaw pain and bite problems. Fortunately, this type of bone loss is avoidable with dental implants, since they fuse with the jawbone and stabilise it. No other tooth replacement method can offer this important health benefit.