Dental implants have revolutionised the way dental professionals can treat tooth loss
Traditional restorative treatments like dentures and bridges have never successfully mimicked the strength, appearance and performance of a natural tooth. Dental implants differ from these traditional restorative devices as they act as a replacement for your natural tooth root.
These devices are essentially titanium screws that are inserted into your jaw bone and over a period of months are accepted as part of your biological makeup. This in turn provides a solid foundation for prosthetic tooth replacements that with good care can last a lifetime.
Why replace missing teeth?
Aesthetic benefits aside, there are many reasons why you should replace a missing tooth. Tooth loss can cause existing teeth to migrate from position, your jaw bone and gum tissue to deteriorate and difficulties when speaking or chewing.
Nothing compares to a natural tooth, but if you have suffered tooth loss dental implants are one of the most effective restorative treatments available today.
The benefits of dental implants
- Identical to natural teeth in appearance, feel and function
- Prevent remaining teeth on either side of the void from migrating
- Decreases stress exerted on the surrounding teeth
- Helps retain bone structure
- Decreased chance of gum tissue shrinkage
- A permanent solution to tooth loss
At Geoff Ross Dental we have close working relationships with local periodontists and can work together to restore your smile at our Melbourne dental clinic.