If your teeth have started to fall out but you are reluctant to replace them with dentures, it may be time to think about getting dental implants Bondi Junction. This is a treatment that enables you to replace your teeth so that they look, behave and function exactly as natural teeth should. Made of porcelain, these false teeth are incredibly difficult for other people to spot as they appear so natural.
Implants can be permanently fixed into your mouth, so you will not need to worry about taking them out at night. Furthermore, you can clean them just like you would your natural teeth, as long as you adhere to your dentist’s advice about what products to use. This treatment is not only used as an alternative to dentures but to crowns, bridges and partial dentures as well. This means you can benefit from this treatment regardless of how many teeth you may be missing.
Prevent your face from changing shape
If all of your teeth have fallen out, then your jawbone would no longer be stimulated. This lack of stimulation is due to the absence of tooth roots. Without roots inside the jawbone, there is no need for the body to send resources to the site of the lost tooth. This can eventually change the shape of your face as the jawbone would disintegrate over time, leaving you with a bit of a sunken appearance. If you were to get dentures, you would be replacing your missing teeth, but this still does not mean that your jawbone gets stimulated.
On the other hand, if you choose to have oral implants, you can have a completely different experience altogether. These small titanium screws are inserted directly into your jawbone, meaning the jawbone continues to stay stimulated long after tooth loss and you can avoid a prematurely aged appearance. How many titanium screws you will require depends on how many teeth you want to replace. One screw can support more than one tooth, and a full set of teeth can be replaced, using between four and twelve screws, depending on your circumstances.
Chew and smile exactly as you used to
If you are missing a single tooth or many teeth, then it can be incredibly difficult to chew with confidence. Additionally, it can affect the way you position your tongue in your mouth, making it hard or awkward to pronounce certain sounds. With tooth implants, you can correct this problem. As they are permanently attached to your jawbone, it is highly unlikely that the implants would come loose. Moreover, such a secure fit will allow you to bite into and chew even the toughest of foods with the confidence that your implants will not move out of place.
Oral implants are very durable; if you take good care of them, they will last you upwards of ten years. However, if you neglect them, they will likely become damaged or need replacing a lot sooner.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.