Dental Implant – More Versatile Than You First Thought?
Most dentists would agree that a dental implant is the best way to replace a missing tooth. There is no other method of teeth replacement that can last as long; and furthermore, dental implants prevent the natural loss of bone which occurs when a tooth is lost – which no other method of tooth replacement can do.
You may be familiar with the dental implant procedure but were you aware that a dental implant has a variety of uses? These include:
• Single tooth replacement
• Multiple teeth replacement
• Replacing all of your teeth permanently
• Supporting a removable denture
Let’s take a brief look at how each of these methods works.
Single tooth replacement – A single dental implant is inserted into the jaw bone where the missing tooth was, to replace the missing root. A crown is then placed on top of that to complete the look. It has a high success rate and feels just like a real tooth would. Best of all, it will never decay or need root canal treatment.
Multiple teeth replacement – To replace multiple missing teeth with dental implants is both time consuming and costly. Instead, we can use a dental implant at each end of the gap to support a fixed bridge. This is strong enough to support one or more dental crowns which span the gap without the need for additional implants beneath.
Replace all of your teeth permanently – Implants can also be used to support both lower and upper sets of full dentures which remain permanently in your mouth. Dental implants in one day need as few as 4 dental implants for support and help us replace your teeth in double quick time. It’s convenient, hassle-free and life-transforming!
Supports removable dentures – Dental implants can also be used as a support for removable dentures. The denture clips onto implants to stop embarrassing slippage as you speak and eat, all while preserving the bone beneath.
So there you have it – 4 ways a implant-based restorations can help!
If you’d like to know whether you could benefit from dental implants then why not schedule a dental implant consultation with Point Cook Dental today. Call on 03 8595 2630 and let us show you how we can restore your smile beautifully.