Missing teeth can cause problems with oral health that go far beyond mere appearances. Recent studies show that patients who opt for dental implants report an improved quality of life over other tooth replacement options. Here are a few reasons why you might consider choosing dental implants in our Chatswood dental clinic to fill the gaps in your smile.
Dental Implants Closely Mimic Natural Teeth
Not only do dental implants look natural, but they also replace the entire tooth, from the root to the crown. They also provide stimulation to the underlying bone to keep the jawbone and facial features looking young and healthy by preventing bone loss that commonly occurs with tooth loss.
Single dental implants can be maintained easily by brushing and flossing them along with your natural teeth. It is also wise to avoid chewing ice or hard candies that can damage natural teeth as well as your crown.
Dental Implants Work with Dentures and Bridges
When patients have multiple missing teeth, dental implants improve the choices patients have to replace their missing teeth. Dental bridges, when supported by dental implants, can replace more missing teeth without the need to place crowns on otherwise healthy teeth.
For some patients, denture fit poses a challenge. We can place four to six dental implants in each arch to act as anchors that hold dentures securely in place. You can still release dentures to clean them or have them adjusted at our clinic.
Dental Implants Replace One or All Missing Teeth Effectively
Dental implants can replace one missing tooth or all of the teeth, as needed. In many cases, we can place dental implants at the time of extraction to help patients avoid additional surgeries and trips to the practice.
To learn more about how dental implants can benefit you, or to arrange a booking to discuss dental implants, contact our Chatswood clinic for an appointment.