Having missing teeth can have many negative effects on a person’s well-being. Missing teeth are often noticeable when a person smiles, talks or laughs. As a result, people often feel very self- conscious and may avoid smiling for photos or opening their mouths too widely.
Missing teeth can also have a number of health consequences. Dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular long-term solution for replacing missing teeth.
Dental Implants can be thought of as artificial teeth roots made from titanium which is positioned into the jaw. After they are inserted, they bond with your bone and a strong, ceramic tooth is placed on top.
Dental implants are an ideal solution for a range of dental problems including tooth decay, dental injuries and malformed or missing teeth.
Dental Implants are the most natural looking option for missing teeth. They are custom made to match the colour, shape and size of the patient’s existing teeth.
As well as looking good, dental implants are very comfortable and can be used exactly like normal teeth. This means you can smile, laugh and talk with ease and comfort. You can also eat whatever you like without any issues. You care for them the same you care for regular teeth, with regular brushing and flossing.
Safe and Long Lasting Solution
Dental Implant placements have been conducted for over 30 years with a success rate of approximately 95 per cent. They have become one of the most effective, safe and predictable dental procedures when conducted by an experienced dentist such as Dr Edwina Toulmin.
With proper care, your dental implants should last the rest of your life, although there will be times when the porcelain crown may need maintenance.
Any healthy adult may be able to have an implant. To be a good candidate for the procedure, you need is to be in good health, both orally and generally. Your gum tissue needs to be healthy and you need enough space in your jaw for the implant. But for most, dental implants represent the best possible solution to a missing tooth or missing teeth.
Dental Implants Worth it?
For more information about dental implants and to find out if they’re right for you, consult our North Sydney Orthodontics Dr Edwina Toulmin at McMahons Point Dental.
Dr Edwina combines her high level of experience and knowledge with a friendly and gentle approach, making her one of the best providers of dental implants in McMahons Point, Crows Nest, St Leonards and North Sydney surrounds. Book an appointment today.