Are you tired of living with a gap in your teeth from a missing tooth? Are you curious about the best tooth replacement option for you and your smile? Living with a missing tooth can prove incredibly detrimental to your oral health, teeth and facial structures. We want the best for our patients at Burwood Diamond Dental, and for those suffering from missing teeth, our dental implant procedure may be the key to restoring a full, vibrant smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Out of all of the tooth-replacement options available in modern dentistry, dental implants give patients an incredibly life-like smile with minimal upkeep compared to other tooth-replacement options. A dental implant consists of a titanium screw placed into the jawbone. The screw is biocompatible and stimulates growth around the implant site. After healing, Dr Khoshamadim DDS can set a custom dental crown on top of the implant to successfully replace a missing tooth. Dental implants look and function like regular teeth, and patients should floss and brush them just as they would the rest of their healthy teeth.
For patients missing an entire arch of teeth, dental implants can assist in securing implant-retained dentures to avoid slippage and keep dentures in place. If you have further questions about dental implants and implant-retained dentures, please reach out to our staff for more information.
Dental Implants in Burwood
When patients come into our practice needing a tooth extraction or already suffer from gaps left by a missing tooth, our expert team is here to help. Upon initial consultation, we can determine if you are eligible for a dental implant procedure. If patients require dental implants, our team takes extra care to avoid any pain or discomfort during the experience with numbing agents and local anaesthetics.
Despite the surgical nature of a dental implant procedure, our patients can rest assured that we will be here to help them feel comfortable and at ease throughout their treatment. We will always explain our procedures in their entirety and make sure our patients know all the pros and cons of a given treatment or if any other options may assist in their situation.
Advantages of Dental Implants Compared to Other Options
Although many other tooth replacement options like dentures and dental bridges deliver outstanding results, patients may still choose dental implants for several reasons.
- Dental implants offer a long-term solution.
- With easy maintenance, dental implants cause less hassle
- Provide support and stability to the jawbone
- Support for natural teeth around the implant (an implant can avoid any collapsing or unwanted shifting)
- Improved cosmetic appearance
- Potential for increased self-esteem in social situations or while taking photos
- Improved speaking and chewing ability
What Can Happen If I Don't Replace My Missing Teeth?
Tooth replacement options like dental implants are crucial for patients and their oral health in several ways. Gaps left by missing teeth can lead to drooping facial structures, shifting teeth and creating a higher risk for gum disease and additional tooth loss. Some patients may also experience problems eating their favourite foods or pronouncing certain words. At Burwood Dental, we strive to keep our patients free of adverse changes to their oral health due to lost teeth.
With years of experience and expertise on our side, our team of dentists at Burwood Diamond Dental can successfully place a dental implant while keeping patients comfortable and informed before, during, and post-procedure. We warmly invite new and existing patients to arrange a consultation to begin their journey to a complete, fully-functioning smile once again.