Implant Dentistry Melbourne
If you have a generally healthy set of teeth yet are feeling self-conscious because you’ve lost a tooth to periodontal (gum) disease or through an accident or injury there’s no need to despair because dental implants will help you regain both your confidence and your smile!
If you think finding a dentist who can provide dental implants in Melbourne is tricky, your troubles are over because at Dentist@330 we have years of experience helping patients recover from all types of oral health issues.
A dental implant is an artificial root which is inserted into or over your jaw. Its function is to hold your replacement tooth, bridge or dentures securely in place so that you can regain your quality of life. An implant will improve your appearance and allow you to once again eat the foods you’ve been missing out on due to a lack of chewing ability.
There are two types of implants; let’s take a look at which one might be best for you.
1. Endosteal Implants
These are the most commonly used implants and are blades, screws or cylinders that are inserted inside the actual jawbone. Each one of these implants can hold several teeth and they’re perfect for people who have removable dentures or bridges and who wish to capture the more natural look and feel of implants dentistry.
2. Subperiosteal Implants
Yes we know this is a bit of a mouthful, if you excuse the pun! Subperiosteal implants are inserted over your jawbone with the metal posts sticking out from the gum to hold the replacement tooth. These are best used if you don’t have enough bone height to use regular dentures comfortably.
Dental Implant Procedures
If you just need one implant it will be inserted into your jaw, replacing the old tooth’s root. After this your dentist will attach a temporary tooth replacement to the implant, to instantly improve your appearance. After two to six months the implant will be fully integrated into the jawbone and your dentist will fit a metal post to hold the crown. (Some implants already contain the post which means that this step is not necessary). Your temporary tooth will be replaced and once the post is secure you can then return and have your crown fitted.
The process is almost the same if you need more than one tooth replacing except your dentist will insert a number of implants into your jawbone and instead of eventually having one crown attached, you will be fitted with a bridge that will replace all of your missing teeth.
Advantages of Implants over Bridges and Dentures
Implants are incredibly realistic looking making them ideal for anyone who wants a natural looking smile – which let’s face it is most of us. They are also better for your oral health as they don’t lean on the adjacent teeth for support. Bridges and dentures can also cause bone loss but because the implant is inserted into the jawbone the chances of this happening are reduced. Furthermore they are held firmly in place so you don’t need to use an adhesive and you won’t experience any of the uncomfortable looseness or annoying clicking noises that can occur otherwise.
Interested in finding out more about how implants dentistry can help you regain your confidence? Dentist@330 works with the finest local oral and maxillofacial surgeons and periodontists to provide you with the highest quality yet affordably cheap Implant Dentistry Melbourne.