Are dental implants right for you?
We are living longer and healthier. In fact, before long the average life span for Aussies will hit 90 years of age.
To be a healthy 90 we need a good diet and keep fit and active. Ageing well means looking after your teeth too – that means replacing a missing tooth is important.
Afterall, its no fun struggling to eat the food you love…..
If you have a single or multiple missing teeth, dental implants may well be the perfect option for you.
Dr Nimesh at Timeless Smiles Dental has placed many implants in his career. Not only that he has worked with a very well known and respected specialist practice (Designer Smiles Dental) for over 8 years. His experience and understanding of oral surgery and dental implants gives him a leading edge and ensures a great outcome for all his patients.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and have been a successful option for a few decades.
A dental implant is a small titanium alloy screw which connects a replacement tooth to the jawbone. Dental implants allow for strong, permanent, natural-looking replacement teeth.
Not only do they offer you the opportunity to improve the aesthetic of your mouth and smile, they also provide a high-quality solution to patients who have lost teeth through a sporting accident, or gum disease, or significant dental decay.
They Look And Feel Like The Real Thing
Dental implants are designed to be as close to natural teeth as possible in structure and appearance. They look and feel just like a natural tooth.
At Timeless Smiles, we only use a TGA approved dental implant system and locally qualified dental technicians make all our crowns.
You – or anyone else – won’t be able to tell the difference. You will be able to speak, smile and eat with confidence.
High Success Rate, Lasting Effect
The success of implants is governed by expert clinical judgement, proper planning and excellent execution. A single tooth implant in a healthy individual has a success rate as good as 98% according to clinical studies.
It’s A Fairly Painless Procedure
While the thought of it probably sounds daunting, dental implant procedures are less painful than a tooth extraction. It takes 2-3 visits and you’ll also heal much quicker and be able to return to normal life in almost no time after the procedure.
Dental Implant versus Bridge – which is better?
One of the biggest benefits of implants is that they protect the adjacent teeth. The implant does not put any strain on surrounding teeth.
Implants are also generally easier to maintain. The cleaning process is a little easier than a fixed bridge and flossing between implants is possible.
There’s no point beating about the bush: dental implants are expensive.
The important thing to remember is the comfort and satisfaction of chewing the food you love and the long life of the implant ultimately outweighs the financial cost.