In the modern world, appearances are more important than ever. Especially if you are someone who runs their own business or represents a corporation at meetings.
And one of the most important aspects of someone’s appearance is their smile. So, if you have gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth, this can lead you to feel self-conscious about how you look.
In years gone by, the only way to conceal missing teeth was to wear a bridge or partial denture. In 2022, however, there is a more comfortable and permanent solution; oral implants.
By having dental implants Bondi Junction fitted, you can rest assured that your smile will look flawless and, with the correct level of care, that new smile will last up to 20 years or more.
So, why is it worth investing in oral implants if you have missing teeth?
They are long lasting
As mentioned before, if you have oral implants fitted, they will last up to and over 20 years with ease.
The aftercare required to keep your implants healthy is fairly straightforward. You simply need to brush, floss and attend biannual check-ups with your dentist to ensure that any signs of gum disease are treated promptly. So, they are no different in many respects to regular teeth.
They look great!
Your implants will be carefully crafted to look and feel like real teeth. Your cosmetic dental team will colour match the prosthetic teeth to your surrounding natural teeth, so they will not stand out or look fake.
If you are having an entire set of dentures fitted, why not go for that gleaming Hollywood smile?
Have a realistic feel
Many people who have worn dentures have stated that at certain points, it was hard to grip and bite into food. This is because the dentures simply didn’t feel like part of them.
Implants are fitted into your jaw, and the prosthetic tooth or teeth are placed on top of them. Due to this, they feel more like real teeth and allow you to bite into food with greater ease. In fact, if you have had to give up certain foods due to missing teeth, oral implants can provide you with the perfect opportunity to begin eating them again. Great!
Prevent secondary issues
When you have missing teeth, you are at a higher risk of developing secondary issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. This is because there are gaps in your mouth where bacteria can hide and multiply.
Implants block these gaps completely and, provided you brush them twice a day as well as floss them, they can prevent these secondary issues from occurring completely.
Regrow lost bone
When you lose a tooth or teeth, the jawbone around it shrinks back because it is no longer holding anything in place.
This can cause any surrounding natural teeth to fall out of their natural alignment and, if you have enough teeth missing, it can cause your face to look gaunt or asymmetrical. Implants fuse to the bone in your jaw and allow it to regrow, meaning that your face will look fuller and there should be no secondary issue with misalignment occurring.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.