Dental Implants

During our lives, losing teeth can happen due to a very wide range of reasons and this loss can potentially be very difficult to live with. Rather than just coping with missing teeth, the option to have dental implants ensures that you have the function of your tooth returned, while also having the aesthetic appeal that comes with a full set of teeth.

Dental implants are biocompatible titanium screws that are fused with the jaw bone, in a process called osseointegration, to replace missing roots. The screws are then restored with a porcelain crown to complete the missing tooth.

There are many reasons to pursue dental implants – benefits of implants over traditional replacement options include:

  • Prevention of bone loss that occurs after a tooth is extracted.
  • A fixed replacement option (compared to a removable denture).
  • Eliminates the need to involve surrounding teeth (as seen in bridge fabrication).
  • Aesthetically superior
  • Allows function that is comparable to natural teeth (eating hard foods).
  • Increase in self confidence due to a more natural replacement that won’t fall out when eating or sneezing!
  • Excellent long term success rate (survival rate of over 10 years 95%)

These many benefits demonstrate well why dental implants are a great choice for those interested in permanently replacing lost teeth. At Oak Tree Ballarat Dental, our skilled dentists are able to provide affordable dental implants to make this incredibly useful treatment option an exciting reality.

 

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