Dental Implants and Other Dental Treatments
For many patients the loss of one or more teeth can be a very traumatic experience and can lead to a range of associated issues from an aesthetically compromised smile to self-confidence concerns and more.
The most advanced and effective solution for people with missing teeth is dental implants.
Melbourne residents can undertake this procedure which sees a small titanium screw being placed into the bone to replace the root of the tooth. This technology can be used to replace a single tooth through to replacing all missing teeth or can help to stabilise a loose and an ill-fitting upper or lower denture.
The Disadvantages of Removable Dentures
Removable dentures can be uncomfortable and painful because they rest on the gums. Therefore, eating can be very unpleasant and difficult. With dentures, you have only about 10-20% of your natural chewing capacity. This greatly restricts what you can eat in comparison to an upper or lower denture implant.
The dental implant replaces the function of the tooth root and transmits the chewing force from the tooth crown to the jaw bone. This natural force keeps the jaw bone vital so that it does not recede. The titanium implant fuses to living bone, resulting in teeth that feel and look completely natural.
Our Melbourne cosmetic dentists are aware of studies which report that many denture wearers suffer an increased lack of confidence after having dentures because they have trouble eating, singing, laughing, being active, and sometimes even having conversations due to the fear that their dentures will slip or fall out.
All-on-4 is a modern technique that can restore teeth with artificial bridges that are anchored by four fixtures rather than an implant per individual tooth.
Mini dental implants are an FDA approved, long-term treatment option for denture stabilisation. Mini denture implants for Melbourne residents have become increasingly popular among both oral surgeons and cosmetic dentists.