Do You Know These Seven Things about Dental Implants?

Do You Know These Seven Things about Dental Implants?

Dental implants have transformed tooth replacement, and most dentists consider them the gold standard.

Of course, the benefits of dental implants in NSW are more than aesthetic. They restore bite function almost to the degree of natural healthy teeth. And they are the only option that offers complete anatomy restoration—from root to crown.

Let’s explore seven things you may not know about dental implants.

7 Things about Dental Implants You May Not Know

Many patients understand that a dental implant is an ‘implanted’ tooth replacement, but some don’t know that dental implants offer distinct benefits.

1. Full Anatomy Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are the only choice if you want to restore your tooth root and its crown. Restoring your root provides added support to your bite force, making dental implants similar to natural teeth.

2. Excellent for Single Dental Implants

Dental implants are the option most dentists recommend if you have one or two missing teeth. And your dentist in Warriewood takes special measures to ensure your implants match your biological teeth, including the shape and shading.

3. Recommended for Full-Arch Tooth Replacement

If you have significant tooth loss, you may think removable dentures are your only option. But our dental office can restore your smile with all-on-4. This approach means we use approximately four dental implants to secure a denture-like arch of replacement teeth to the jaw. This fixed method means no tilting or rocking. You’re likely to enjoy the secure fit!

In many cases, we can provide you with teeth, through all-on-4, in a few short days!

4. Supports Jawbone Health

When you lose a tooth, jawbone deterioration often follows. This is because it needs tooth root stimulation to remain viable and healthy.

When the jawbone deteriorates, it can cause oral health complications and a premature aged or sunken look around the lower face. Because dental implants also replace tooth roots, you may not have this level of bone loss.

5. Promotes Improved Oral Health

Tooth loss is about more than smile aesthetics. When you lose a tooth, your remaining teeth tend to shift, making their way toward these inviting smile gaps. Soon you are left with an uneven bite and specific teeth taxed with most of the chewing.

Eventually, tooth loss can lead to oral health complications like fractures, wear, and tooth decay.

6. Doesn’t Require Special Maintenance

Most tooth replacement options need maintenance. For example, removable dentures require or should have a denture bath, special cleaning brush, and polish. Additionally, they need relines and replacements periodically.

For dental implants, you simply brush, floss, and visit the dentist like before. No special steps or products are needed to maintain your dental implants’ integrity.

7. May Last a Lifetime

Dental implants are known for longevity, surpassing other tooth replacement options. In fact, even if you replace your tooth crown or all-on-4 arch in the future, your dental implants should still be viable.

Your implants can last for decades and sometimes for life!

The Dental Implant Process and All-on-4

Your dentist first evaluates you to determine your candidacy. You may be an instant candidate, or you could mean pretreatments like the grafting of bone, or a sinus lift to make implants a reality.

If you proceed with dental implants, we will schedule your treatment.

Treatment means surgically placing dental implant posts into the jawbone. This is an image-guided undertaking. You’ll not feel pain during the placement because we use strong local anesthesia to ensure the treatment area is numb.

The next step is placing your all-on-4 arch or dental crown.

Of course, the process varies slightly if you need extractions before All-On-4 Treatment Warriewood.

Are You Considering Dental Implants in Warriewood, NSW?

We welcome your call to learn more about our dental implant options or if you’re ready to book a consultation with one of our implant dentists. As of this writing, we’re offering a free dental implant consultation. However, we recommend contacting a team member to learn more, including limits or exclusions.