Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience. Millions of people in Australia lose teeth for many reasons, such as injury or periodontal diseases that have gone untreated. Whatever the reason, the space left by the tooth can lead to further bone loss, trouble chewing, or general discomfort.
For many years, the only viable solution was to get a bridge installed or to get dentures. Younger patients are less inclined to take up those options, leading them to live out years with an inconvenient space where the tooth once was. However, in recent years, dental teeth implants have become an effective alternative to those suffering from tooth loss.
Dental teeth implants are inserted into the space where the tooth once was. A titanium screw is surgically inserted into your jawbone; once it heals, it integrates with the existing bone, becoming part of your tooth. This screw acts as a support, similar to the way your missing tooth did. The implant is made to look like a normal tooth. When the operation is finished, you should not be able to tell the difference in appearance or feel from the rest of your teeth. The procedure has a success rate of about 96 to 98%, and can improve your smile, speech, and overall self-esteem.
National Periodontics has experienced dentists who have successfully putting in implants for over a decade. Their team has the expertise to discuss all of the potential options with you, allowing you to make the right choice for your long-term dental health. A consultation with them can help you figure out a customised plan to fit your medical needs and determine costs of the procedure upfront. Dental teeth implants can offer anyone who has lost a tooth an alternative treatment that makes it seem like they never lost it in the first place.