Many people think that losing teeth is a part of growing old. True, as one approaches the golden years, the body slows down. But this is not an actual cause of tooth loss.
So when worse comes to worst, and you’re left with a gap in your mouth, what should you do? At Your Gold Coast dentist, we can help.
Dental Implant: Solution to Missing Teeth
One revolutionary restorative dentistry service is the dental implant. This restorative device provides a permanent solution to missing teeth. It has three parts: the implant, abutment, and the dental crown.
The implant is a titanium post surgically inserted in the jawbone. This serves as the tooth root. After the jawbone and gums have healed and a period of osseointegration passed, an abutment is placed which connects the implant to the dental crown. The crown serves as replacement tooth.
The result is a natural looking and feeling tooth replacement.
Negative Effects Of Missing Teeth
If left unreplaced, a missing tooth can lead to other dental problems, such as below:
- Bite, chewing, and speech difficulty
- Shifting out of position of remaining teeth
- Disrupted distribution of pressure during eating
- Progressive bone loss
- Not enough support on your cheeks, giving a hollowed look to your face
Benefits Of Dental Implants
- Permanent solution to missing teeth
- Return proper distribution of pressure
- Halt bone loss
- Stop teeth from shifting
- Improved smile profile
- Can be used together with bridges
Who are ideal candidates?
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for this dental treatment. If you have missing teeth and would like a dental implant, you must first have a healthy jawbone. Proper bone density is important as well as a strong immune system to fight off possible infections.
Those with progressive bone loss would have to undergo bone grafting first. This process involves the adding of a bone portion from one area of the body to the jawbone. Bone can be taken from your body as in the pelvis and the chin (autograft), from a deceased donor (allograft), or using bovine bone (from a cow). After bone grafting, your bone mass increases, until you are ready for the implant.
Durable Tooth Replacement Options At Your Gold Coast Dentist
If you have missing teeth, come and see us right away. Our teeth replacement options are made from durable and aesthetic materials for best performance.
Learn more about this amazing dental treatment at Your Gold Coast Dentist today!
Call (07) 5594 6699 or visit us at Gold Coast Parkwood Piazza, Shop 10/300 Olsen Avenue in Parkwood on the Gold Coast.
Evening and Saturday appointments available!