Replace your missing teeth with dental implants

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Back in the day when someone lost one or more of their teeth there was no sustainable replacement measure aside from dentures or dental bridges. Since the addition of dental implant technology, there is now a way to replace missing teeth using a natural looking and permanent alternative.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant has two separate parts:

• A titanium tooth root replacement made from biocompatible materials
• A dental crown made from strong porcelain materials

The treatment involves the removal of the defective tooth and the placement of the dental implant followed later by the fitting of the crown.

What makes them the best tooth replacement treatment?

Dental implants have a number of benefits for the patient.

Dental implants can:

• Restore functionality and speech
• Rejuvenate your oral health
• Stop adjacent teeth from shifting
• Assist with bone density
• Last a lifetime if cared for correctly

Dental implants are strong and durable. Compared to bridges and dentures, dental implants help to maintain healthy gums and jaw bone which otherwise can start to shrink in size with time.

Why do you need to replace missing teeth?

The jaw bone, like all other bones in the body, requires stimulation to keep it healthy otherwise the bone feels it is unused and shrinks over time. This can lead to further tooth loss and may lead to periodontal disease if left untreated.

Does the gap in your smile cause you to feel embarrassed?

Patients sometimes feel that the gap in their teeth is causing them to shy away from smiling. Sharing your smile has a range of benefits that can impact your overall health and wellbeing. It has even been proven to help with landing a date and moving forward with your career.

How smiling can help you

When it comes to improving your health, smiling can benefit you in a number of ways. Studies have shown that people who smile and laugh more are less likely to develop heart disease. This is thought to be because smiling helps the body to relax, lowering the heart rate.

Smiling has also been proven to reduce stress levels, countering stress hormones with the release of endorphins. It can encourage others to trust you, help alleviate pain, inspire confidence and attract a partner.

Are your missing teeth affecting your smile?

Find out how our Armidale dentists here at New England Dental in NSW can help you feel more comfortable smile with dental implants. Book a dental implant consultation with our friendly team today.

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