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When To Get Dental Implants

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Dental implants can often be the best substitute for your damaged, missing, or infected tooth. They also protect your mouth from health issues that occur due to vacant spaces. These vacant spaces promote bacterial growth and can cause several other issues. Dental implants are an optimal solution for improving your quality of life and confidence if you struggle with the following problems, including:

  • Missing teeth
  • When dentures aren’t a suitable option
  • Tooth infection
  • Bone loss

 

Missing teeth 

If one or more of your teeth have broken or fallen out, you may worry about your smile. However, dental implants are an excellent solution to your missing tooth. This dental treatment is popular among people due to its promising results. Whether you opt for this treatment for your front or back tooth, no one will realise that you’ve had a dental implant as they are designed to replicate a real tooth and fit in perfectly with the teeth surrounding it. 

A dental implant will fill in the gap between the missing teeth, giving a look of a natural tooth. The best part is that you can undergo this surgery if you have one or more missing teeth or have several missing teeth in different areas. However, it’s best to visit a dentist to ensure you are a good candidate for a dental implant. 

If all of the teeth are missing or need to be removed, you may be suitable for All On 4 dental implants, where all of the teeth are replaced using only four dental implants. To find out more about All On 4 treatment and if it’s a good option for your situation, it’s best to visit our Gold Coast All On 4 clinic for a complimentary consultation with our highly experienced team.

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Dentures aren’t a suitable option

If dentures don’t properly fit in your mouth, they can cause great discomfort and pain. In that case, a dental implant is an ideal option for you. 

They are more secure than dentures, as they work like your natural teeth. Dental implants can save people suffering from pain and irritation from ill-fitted dentures by staying in a single place. As a result, you can also prevent gum irritation and discomfort. 

The best part is that dental implants also have a long lifespan. You don’t need to go through the painful and uncomfortable procedure frequently. Most importantly, you will be able to save both time and money by going for fewer visits to the dental clinic. 

Tooth infection 

When a tooth gets infected, your dentist may try to save it with root canal treatment, but if this is not possible they may need to extract it. If your dentist tells you that your tooth is infected completely and can’t save it, the best option may be to undergo dental implant surgery.

Once they remove your damaged tooth, your implant will act as your new tooth. You might be surprised to see that it will be durable, strong, and doesn’t actually feel like you have an artificial tooth. 

Most importantly, you don’t have to give any special care to your artificial tooth after the healing process is complete. All you need to do is clean it the way you did with your natural tooth. To avoid infecting other teeth, the dentist will recommend that you regularly brush and floss your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.

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Bone loss

You may not be aware, but jaw bone can start eroding in the areas of your mouth vacated by missing teeth and roots, which will continue to worsen over time. When you have implants, they will be present in the vacant spot and screwed firmly into the missing tooth’s socket. 

Since they are made from titanium, they naturally adjust with your bone tissues during the process called osseointegration. This prevents the deterioration of your jaw bone and doesn’t cause mouth regression, the shrunken appearance of the mouth that occurs in people who wear dentures. 

Bottom Line

If you’re experiencing missing teeth, you’re not suitable for dentures, your tooth is infected or you’re suffering from mouth regression or jaw bone deterioration, it could be best to opt for dental implants. To find out more about whether you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants, including All On 4 treatment, book your complimentary consultation to discuss your options with our highly experienced dentists at Oasis Dental Gold Coast.

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