At Mysmile Clinic in Elsternwick, dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. They look and feel natural, and can be used in a variety of restorations, whether you’ve had one tooth knocked out accidentally, or you’ve lost several to decay and deterioration over the years.
The benefits of having dental implants in Elsternwick
Having missing teeth can make you more susceptible to tooth decay. This is because gaps in the teeth can be difficult to keep clean, so food particles and bacteria can gather in them. If you’re missing several teeth, your jawbone can start to deteriorate, which can alter the underlying firmness of your facial structure. Unlike removable dentures, having dental implants in Elsternwick will reduce or eliminate all of these problems, leaving you with better dental function and improved oral hygiene.
Stages of improvement
The implant process begins with a consultation. Our friendly team will discuss with you in detail your dental history, and make sure the treatment is appropriate for your condition. Using contemporary equipment, we’ll take images of your teeth and mouth to help us create a treatment plan that’s customised precisely to your needs. We’ll also make sure your overall oral health is good enough to receive the implants.
Then comes the minor surgical procedure, in which our dentist will place small titanium posts, resembling tiny screws, into your jawbone. After a period of healing, you’ll then return to our practice, to have your new teeth attached to these posts.
Because the jawbone bonds with the implanted titanium, in a process called osseointegration, your new teeth have a strong and secure base, so you can use them just like you used the ones you lost. You’ll be able to enjoy biting and chewing your food, and you won’t have to worry about the replacement teeth sliding out of your mouth at the dinner table. You’ll have a bright and tidy smile, and you may even find that the implants make certain words easier to pronounce. Plus, they’re easy to keep clean. And if you look after your dental implants in Elsternwick, they will last for the rest of your life.