Tooth loss can occur as a result of poor oral hygiene, genetics or as a result of an accident. At Dental on York, your Sydney dentist, we understand that tooth loss can inhibit your quality of life. Not only does it impede your ability to chew and talk, but also your confidence when smiling. Our aim is for all our patients to have functional smiles that they love.
Are you suffering from tooth loss? Read on to see how you can restore your smile in 2021 with dental implants.
Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants
For those with missing or damaged teeth who wish to restore a natural-looking and functioning smile, dental implants may be a suitable treatment option. They can give you the confidence to smile, eat and live your daily life. In some cases, they can also help retain your facial structure and surrounding facial tissue.
Dental implants are not a necessity, and other solutions for missing teeth exist. But this cosmetic dental treatment can have a significant beneficial impact on suitable patients who choose this path.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a permanent solution to a missing or damaged tooth. It is a titanium root that gets implanted by your dentist into your jawbone, below your gum line. Once your initial healing phase is complete, your dental implants offer a solid foundation for artificial teeth.
Your dentist will work with you to perfect the design of your prosthetic tooth or teeth to complement your face, mouth and existing teeth. This includes colour matching for the perfect shade of white.
Dental implants are designed to leave you with a smile that looks, feels and performs just like the real thing.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
This question is best answered by a dental professional. To determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, you will need to have a detailed consultation.
During your consultation, your dentist will assess your oral health and go over your medical history. They will discuss the details of dental implants with you and answer any questions you may have. They will also take X-rays of your mouth. This is to determine if the area of your jawbone can accommodate the dental implant/s.
Should you be a suitable candidate, the planning to restore your smile can begin.
Who Makes A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?
The good news is that most people who wish to get dental implants are good candidates for the procedure. There are several characteristics that a good candidate for dental implants should have:
Good Oral Health
If you wish to restore your smile with dental implants, you must have good oral health. Your mouth should be free of infection and your gums healthy enough to support your implants.
If your current oral health is not suitable for dental implants, not all hope is lost. Your dentist can put together a treatment plan for you to restore your oral health, improving your candidacy.
Suitable Bone Structure and Size
Dental implants get implanted in your jawbone. Because of this, there needs to be enough bone and it needs to be strong enough to support the structure of the implants. The x-rays you have in your initial consultation will help determine this.
The initial phase of healing after the insertion of your implants is vital to the success of your treatment. Your mouth will need time to heal and your gums and bone will need time to knit to the implant/s. Smoking can hinder the healing process.
If you are a smoker and wish to have dental implants, it’s important that you quit or kick the habit for a period. This will help to ensure the success of your treatment and healing.
Commitment To Good Oral Hygiene
Dental implants need the same maintenance and care as your natural teeth. This includes brushing, flossing and keeping up with regular and ongoing dental check-ups. Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, which can negatively impact your dental implant/s.
Routine dental check-up appointments allow your dentist to monitor your oral health. This means they can help you prevent any dental issues, and treat them quickly if they do come about.
Do you want to restore your smile with dental implants? A commitment to good oral hygiene will go a long way in safeguarding your investment.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Modern dentistry has allowed dental implants to become one of the most popular and common solutions for replacing missing teeth. With a wide array of advantages, it’s no surprise they have become the preferred option over traditional dentures, amongst many patients.
- They provide a realistic look and feel comparable to that of your natural teeth
- They are a permanent solution and don’t need removing
- After a while, they essentially become part of you, offering you optimal comfort
- Eating and talking are easy with dental implants – they function as your natural teeth would
- They restore your confidence with your improved oral health and full smile
- They are durable and, if you look after them, can provide you with a lifetime of service
Restore Your Smile With Dental on York
Do you have missing teeth? Are you feeling unhappy with your smile? Is 2021 the year you restore your smile to its former glory? Dental on York is here to help you to achieve the smile you have been dreaming of.
Our dentists are experienced in transforming smiles through a range of cosmetic dental treatments. Any treatment plan we recommend to you is 100% custom-made for you.
Dr George Lee and Dr Andrew Lee are both known for their depth of knowledge and high level of technical expertise. With 35 years of experience, both dentists have successfully tackled many complex dental cases. At our Sydney CBD dental practice, your smile is in safe hands.
We’re the Sydney dentist you can trust to help you restore your smile. Contact our friendly team to see what we can do for you.