As one of our cosmetic dentistry solutions, Dr Nick Sheptooha in Brisbane provides dental implants for a long-term solution to tooth loss. They are solid, stable, functional and practical: dental implants could very well change your life.
Why should I replace a missing tooth?
The loss of a tooth can severely affect our eating patterns, self-confidence and appearance. Missing teeth and gaps in the mouth can not only distract from an otherwise beautiful smile, but also cause a severe decline in your oral health. Missing teeth can impact the balance and health of your mouth as they:
- Can cause the remaining teeth to shift in an attempt to close the gap – resulting in crooked teeth
- Cause an incomplete cleaning surface, resulting in an increased risk of tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease
- Cause the remaining teeth to become brittle, weak and more prone to falling out
- No longer stimulate the underlying jawbone, which results in bone loss
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to this problem; actually mimicking your natural teeth and providing a fully functional replacement for missing teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are generally made from titanium and are essentially a screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Dental Implants take on the role of an anchor within the mouth, which is then used to fasten ‘false teeth’ into position. As the mouth heals, approximately four to six months after surgery, the bone and implant begin to fuse together. Small posts or abutments are then attached to the Implants, which are used to anchor Crowns, Bridges or more complex structures.
A Natural Finish
Dental Implants will enable you to recover the natural function of your teeth and recapture your beautiful smile. The dental implant root is extremely durable and with porcelain crowns you have not only a beautiful smile, but one with natural-feeling function.
Dental Implants at Nick Sheptooha Dental Practice
After deciding together on implants as the treatment choice for you and having the desired result in mind, Dr Sheptooha will undergo the careful and meticulous process that is necessary to achieve this.