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If you are self-conscious about your missing or damaged teeth, then a dental implant is not only good for your self-esteem but has plenty of other benefits as well. If you live in Sydney, Smile makeover Expert Glebe can help you. Call 8294 6468 to make an appointment. Mention this article and your first consultation is FREE.
Why You Should Use Smile Makeover Expert Glebe in Sydney?
Smile makeover Expert Glebe is a leading cosmetic dentistry practice in Sydney. They have many years of experience and three top specialists in this field of dentistry.
The surgery is only 2 km from Central Station (catch the 431 bus from the city or Central Station) but has plenty of parking available both on site and street parking..
Dental Implant Expert Sydney
In a recent article about replacing missing or damaged teeth, Dr. Lee says dental implants are fast becoming the gold standard for tooth replacement.
They are a longer lasting alternative and the most natural looking restoration option.
One of the benefits of dental implants is they are strong and secure so you can bite into an apple for example, rather than cut it up. Not only do Dental Implants look natural, in fact they look like the teeth you were born with but you can eat anything you would normally eat with natural teeth.
What Makes Dental Implants So Popular?
Dental implants are titanium screws that are implanted into your jawbone beneath your gums that replace the original roots of the missing tooth. Once in place, they provide a solid foundation to have a crown placed on the implant.
Dental Implants look good when you talk or smile but they also help regenerate the bone. If you leave a missing tooth out for too long, the bone in that area will gradually subside and if you have a few missing teeth that can change the way you look – and make you look a lot older.
See the following video to see what we mean.
Dental Implant Video 1 – Consequences of missing teeth
As you can see in the video, while you may have got used to those gaps between your teeth they are doing more harm than you notice, because it happens over time.
Smile Makeover Expert Glebe is a specialist in this field and is able to provide a full range of options.
Dental implants aren’t the right option for everyone, but there is an option for everyone.
In the following video you will see three options which cover the full range of solutions available to you, they are:
- Partial Dentures
- Dental Implants
While a Dental Implant has the highest up front cost, they last a long time (often a life time) so are the most cost effective treatment over time. However, it is best that you choose the right option for you considering all your circumstances and Smile Makeover Expert Glebe in Sydney, will help you to do just that.
Are Dental Implants the Right Option For Me?
During your initial consultation. You will most likely have x-rays on the specific area of your mouth where the implant is intended to go. These x-rays will help identify if the bone in the area is strong enough to support a dental implant. It will also reveal if there is enough room to place a dental implant in that region of your mouth.
During your initial consultation at Smile Makeover Expert Glebe, they will also discuss your medical history with you. A dental implant is a surgical procedure so they want to be assured that you are physically capable of handling the procedure and aren’t allergic to any medications. If all looks well, Drs George or Andrew Lee or Dr Mo Murad will discuss cost and schedule a surgery date with you.
Dental Implants Video 2 – Single Tooth Replacement – Options
How Do You Know if Dental Implants the Right Option for You?
Dental implants are suitable for use by most people but there are a few things that will need to be checked first to ensure you are a good candidate. They include:
Do You Have Healthy Gums?
Your gums must be healthy enough to accept and form around the implant to provide support and strength. However, if your gums aren’t healthy, for example, if you have gum disease, this can generally be treated quite easily with modern dental practises.
If you need to replace several teeth with dental implants, you would first have the remaining teeth extracted, which means there may be a waiting period before your gums are healthy again. If replacing several teeth isn’t your goal then you would just need to take the steps recommended Smile Makeover Expert Glebe to fight the gum disease before implant surgery can be performed.
If, for some reason dental implants are not a good option for you, Smile Makeover Expert will discuss all options with you during the initial consultation.
Is your Bone Structure Adequate For A Dental Implant?
Dental implants are embedded into the jawbone. So there must be a sufficient amount of bone, and the bone must be strong enough to support the structure. If your x-rays reveal there are issues with the bone where your implant will be placed, there are special procedures that can help rebuild the bone to the point that it will support a dental implant. Your Smile Makeover Expert will discuss these options with you and chart an appropriate plan of action especially for you.
Do You Smoke? Smoking Can Affect Dental Implants
Your mouth will need time to heal, and your gums and bone will need time to take hold of the dental implant. Smoking can negatively impact these processes, therefore if you do smoke it is highly recommended that you quit or at least cease smoking for several weeks to ensure post care treatments and healing are successful.
Make a Commitment to Good Dental Health Practices and Regular Check-ups
Dental implants require the same care and maintenance as natural teeth. If bad dental hygiene habits are picked up after dental implant surgery, the implant will be impacted by gum disease and may cause the dental surgery to fail.
Dental Implants – The Permanent, Natural-Looking Solution
Dr. Lee says, Dental implants are incredibly strong and stable, as they replace the missing tooth from the root. They restore a lost tooth and end up looking, feeling, fitting and functioning just like your natural tooth. The titanium fixture that gets inserted into the jawbone, if taken care of properly, can last you a lifetime. It also serves to help you avoid bone deterioration that may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of daily life.
Dental implants are gaining popularity over other forms of dental restoration and cosmetic dentistry treatments for missing teeth. The videos in this post, explain the benefits of dental implants but if you have any questions, please feel free to call Dr. Lee at Smile Makeover Expert Glebe to arrange a free consultation or to make an appointment.
Ring 8294 6468 and mention this article.
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