More than 5 million teeth are knocked out each year, many due to sporting injuries, so it is therefore not that uncommon for individuals to be involved in an accident of some kind that requires dental work. Even slight trips or falls can spell disaster if the impact is on the face and mouth.
Even with all the preventive care available, dentists cannot always stop the loss of a tooth due to a sporting injury or accident. They will work hard in every other way to ensure that patients do not need to have a tooth removed due to poor oral hygiene, but even with all of the tools and technology available to them, they cannot save every tooth.
They can however provide their patients, who have lost a tooth for whatever reason, an opportunity to enjoy a full set of functional teeth again which can aid in keeping them healthy and confident in their smile as well.
Replacing a visible tooth has many benefits. It is strongly recommended that an individual replaces a missing tooth as quickly as possible so that the impact to their surrounding teeth is minimised. Patients can enjoy eating, chewing and speaking naturally and no longer need to be embarrassed about their gappy smile.
A dentist in Sydney CBD will work with the patients that they have who have lost one or many of their teeth and will offer a range of different options and treatment plans that can suit even the most complicated of cases. This type of professional, friendly and inviting practice blends modern technology with tried and true traditional practice, so that their patients can feel secure in knowing that they are being treated by professionals who are experienced in their field.
Why choose dental implants?
These tooth implants give the body another chance at restoring itself so that there are potentially less long-term complications that need to be dealt with as a result of missing teeth. It is the closest way in which an oral health care professional can imitate a natural tooth and root.
This is important because of the way the body reacts to a missing tooth. When a tooth root is gone, the jawbone is no longer stimulated as it should be and therefore begins to break down over time, thinking that it is no longer needed. Dentures, which sit on top of the gum line, do not stimulate the jawbone as they should and this is why a person who has dentures finds that their face begins to sag over time. Jawbone degradation could even be the reason behind slipping dentures in their mouth.
An implant however will continue to stimulate the jawbone as a natural tooth root once did. A titanium rod is inserted into the jaw and over time, this material is known to bind and fuse with the bone itself to create a permanent and stable location for dentures, crowns or bridges to be attached to. This gives patients security in knowing they now have fully functioning teeth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.