Missing teeth have a dramatic impact on our patients’ oral health and self-confidence. Choosing the best way to replace missing teeth depends on your goals for your smile and your overall health. Many of our patients choose dental implants in our Darwin dental clinic because of their advantages over other teeth replacement options.
Dental Implants Potentially Last a Lifetime
Dental restorations typically require replacement every 5-7 years depending on your habits and oral health routines. Dental implant crowns are no different. The dental implant itself, however, is designed to last a lifetime with the proper care.
The dental implant post, made of titanium, fuses with the natural bone for a stable foundation. Replacing your dental implant crown is less complex and costly than replacing an entire dental bridge or denture.
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss
Bone loss occurs when teeth require extraction and the root of the tooth is no longer present to stimulate the jawbone and maintain density. This not only destabilises the foundation of your teeth but can also give the facial appearance a sunken, aged appearance.
Dental implant screws act as the root of the tooth and keep the bone from shrinking away. Dental implants are the closest thing to having your natural tooth back again.
Dental Implants Are Easy to Care For
Caring for dental bridges is not complicated, but it does require some extra effort and special tools, such as interproximal brushes. Single dental implants only require the same type of care as your natural teeth – twice-daily brushing and daily flossing – to keep the surrounding teeth and gums healthy.
Regular dental check-ups, cleanings and x-rays will help our dentists verify that your dental implant is healthy and functional.
We Look Forward to Hearing From You in Darwin
To learn more about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, contact our Darwin dental surgery to book a consultation, and our experienced dentists will help you make a choice that works best for your smile.