When you have missing teeth, it’s not just your smile’s appearance that is affected; oral health issues can quickly arise when a tooth is missing.
On the surface level, missing teeth can affect eating, talking and may be unsightly, but it is the long-term issues caused by failing bone structure and possible infection that can cause permanent issues. Dental implants offer a solution which both rejuvenate the cosmetic appearance of your smile and help return the function of your teeth.
Why is it so important to replace missing teeth?
Besides the obvious aesthetic effects of losing a tooth, there are many long-term health issues that can arise. Gaps left by missing teeth can erode, which forces your gums to recede. This will weaken neighbouring teeth and cause them to collapse into the empty space.
Due to the sudden structural changes in the face, bone loss will also occur around where the tooth was lost. As the jaw bone relies on the presence of a tooth to stimulate bone structure, the disintegration of bone may occur.
As the jaw bone no longer supports the cheeks and lips, sagging skin may give off the sign of rapid ageing. Additionally, depending on where you are missing teeth you may find it harder to chew some foods, and it may even affect your speech.
How can dental implants replace missing teeth?
The goal of dental implants is to provide a permanent and comfortable option for missing teeth, help mend facial aesthetics as well as help mitigate any possible health risk caused by gaps in the jawline. They do this by being virtually identical to natural teeth in strength, function and appearance.
They work by replacing the missing tooth’s root with a dental implant, so the growth-simulating pressure is restored to your jaw bone, which adds support for the skin around the affected area. Once the implant has bonded, a visible crown is attached to the root. Each crown is custom-made to suit the individual, this helps recreate your personal smile.
Restorative dentistry can also help you keep your natural jawline after suffering extensive damage. And as such at Redlands Gentle Dental Care, implants come in many options: such as single dental implants, implant supported dentures for multiple teeth, and full arch restorations. This allows for a wide array of options to suit everyone and every need.
Who can get dental implants?
Paying a visit to one of our practices should be your first point of call when it comes to restoring your smile. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your proposed treatment and also walk you through the treatment plan. Not everyone can get dental implants, your suitability for the treatment will help determine which type of dental implants to get and how successful it will be.
If you show a lack of jawbone, unsuitable oral health or have any signs of gum disease then you would not be a suitable candidate for dental implants. At Redlands Gentle Dental Care, we will work with you so that the treatment is as successful as possible.
If you lack the adequate amount of jaw bone needed for the treatment, then we can arrange a bone graft prior to the implant. We can also help you treat any gum disease present before the treatment starts.
Dental implants at Redlands Gentle Dental Care Brisbane
At Redlands Gentle Dental Care, we provide high-quality dental implants that will help you restore the form and function of your smile, as well as help, improve your overall dental health.
If you have recently suffered from tooth loss, contact with our friendly team today, or if you would like to find out further information on how dental implants could benefit you download our free “Everything you need to know about dental implants” guide.