If you’ve recently lost one or more of your teeth then your dentist might suggest dental implants to restore your smile. Deciding whether or not to go ahead with dental implants isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, since the initial outlay can be relatively high; but more importantly, questions like ‘are dental implants safe?’ and ‘How can they help me?’ probably spring to mind. So without further ado, let’s dive in and find out.
Firstly, you’ll be pleased to know that the procedure itself is very safe. Thanks to advances in dental technology, a team of dentists can plan the entire dental implant placement procedure using CT scans and X-ray pictures before any surgery is undertaken. This minimises the time spent in surgery and makes the procedure time quicker and more comfortable.
Provided you’ve chosen an implant dentist who has undergone extensive dental implant training and has many years of experience in placing dental implants, then there is far less risk of anything going wrong during the procedure.
That said, why choose evasive surgery to fit dental implants over more traditional methods of teeth replacement such as bridges and dentures? Let’s take a closer look.
• Look like you, only better – When you lose teeth your bone starts to shrink away and your face can take on a sunken, older look. Dental implants are the only form of missing teeth replacement that can give back structure to the face and stimulate the jaw bone, ultimately putting a halt to bone loss. The result of course, is a younger looking you.
• Increased comfort – removable or partial dentures can be painful especially when they start to rub and slip as your jaw bone starts to shrink. Dental implants do away with this problem since they’re inserted into the jaw bone and therefore look, feel, and act just like natural teeth. What’s more, if you’re in a hurry to restore your smile, you may be able to have teeth implants in one day!
• Eat what you like – Dental implant supported teeth restore your chewing power to almost that of natural teeth. Suddenly you can enjoy all the foods that you used to such as crunchy apples, chewy toffees, and succulent steaks. Without the limitations of unstable dentures, no foods are out of bounds.
So there you have it, not only are dental implants safe but they can restore your confidence, make you look younger, and bring back the old you. Are you keen to find out if dental implants are right for you? Why not book a consultation with Point Cook Dental on (03) 8595 2630 and speak to our friendly, experienced dental team.