Dental implants are often the ideal way to replace missing teeth. They are a screw-like fixture that is placed in the jaw. When restored with a crown they offer an aesthetic prosthesis that mimics a tooth and restores function, without damaging the adjacent teeth. Implants have a variety of uses and benefits. They can replace single to multiple teeth, improve your smile and also be placed to help stabilise and add to the retention of dentures.
It is important to replace missing teeth for a number of reasons:
- Teeth will begin to tilt and move into the space creating gaps between teeth and gum/tooth decay issues due to difficulty in cleaning
- Tilted and missing teeth will change the way you bite leading to potential jaw joint issues and pain
- Lack of support will put stress on other teeth leading to increased tooth fractures and issues with the remaining teeth
- Once a tooth has removed the bone and gums shrink in the area leading to change in facial aesthetics and lip support.
At Torquay Dental we are highly trained in placing dental implants, and screening if implants are the right solution for you. Using quality materials and 3D imaging and planning we can deliver a highly predictable result. With today’s advancements we can also place implants in some areas where there is not enough bone, using procedures such as bone grafts and sinus lifts.