Dental Implants Sydney
Replacing a single missing tooth
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the site of tooth loss. Over a period of months, our dental implants are then left to fuse with the jawbone – creating a solid foundation for your new tooth. Once this is complete, a porcelain crown or bridge is secured to your implant, and with good care should last for many years!
Why a Dental Implant?
The most significant disadvantage of missing teeth to most people is aesthetic. The way you look affects the way you feel and lost teeth can make a big difference to your appearance. But the look of your smile is not the most important issue when it comes to teeth which are missing or have been removed for a number of reasons. When teeth are missing or removed, the structure of the jaw is drastically impacted and subsequent bone loss can drastically change the shape of your smile, how you chew and even how you speak without the support of dental implants.
Many patients are unaware that missing teeth or having teeth pulled also removes bone from your jaw. Your teeth help the bone mass in your jaw to stay strong and supported in an area of your mouth. So when teeth are removed, the resulting bone loss can change the way your jaw operates. As your teeth are constantly moving, missing or removed teeth that are not filled allow for your other remaining teeth to move into the space, causing spacing issues which can be painful. Having dental implants to replace teeth helps to stop bone loss by placing a screw in the jaw, standing in for the root of a natural tooth.
The Importance of Implants
As bone loses width and height due to a missing tooth or teeth, gum tissue also gradually decreases. With this, the ability to chew and to speak can be impaired, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and frustrated. Whilst bridgework and dentures address the cosmetic problem of missing teeth, they are merely covering the issue, as they do not prevent the bone loss.
Permanent dental implants allow you to maintain proper chewing function and exert appropriate, natural forces on your jawbone to keep it functional and healthy. Implants provide the bone with the stimulation it needs to maintain its form and density, which would have been provided by the teeth.
Blue Tooth Dental provides expert dental implant care at affordable prices in areas of the Inner West – Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville – For more information or to book an appointment, call one of our friendly team now on 02 9519 2691. We look forward to hearing from you.