It is important that you visit your dentist at least once every six months for a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, and to make sure that plaque and tartar are not building up in your mouth. Your dentist will be able to detect any dental conditions early on, before they can progress or cause further complications in the future. Any dental problems can be treated successfully before they affect surrounding healthy teeth and your dentist can also recommend professional cleaning on a regular basis to keep your mouth clean, healthy and free of disease. If you do not visit your dentist every six months then plaque and tartar are able to build up in your mouth, resulting in tooth decay and gum disease. These two issues are the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. If detected earlier on they can be treated successfully, but if you avoid the dentist then they can result in missing teeth. If you have lost a tooth or if you are missing teeth then rest assured that you are not alone. Research has shown that the average Australian adult has 4 to 5 missing teeth and a staggering 1 in 25 people over the age of 15 have no natural teeth left.
Tooth replacement therapy has become more reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing than ever before. Speak to your dentist to find out about the different treatment options available for you depending on your personal preferences and your dental requirements. Dental implants Melbourne are one of the most popular choices of tooth replacement therapy amongst dentists and patients alike. Although dental implants were first used half a century ago, the last few decades have seen a surge in their uptake for tooth replacement therapy. The process itself has improved and dental implant surgery has over 98% success rate, so find out more about dental implant surgery and how it can help address your missing tooth or teeth.
Is dental implant surgery suitable for you?
Dental implant surgery is an invasive procedure, therefore, you will need to provide a medical history as well as undergoing a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to make sure that it is suitable for you. There are some underlying illnesses such as diabetes, immune system disorders, blood clotting disorders and cancers, where dental implant surgery is unsuitable. In this case you can discuss other treatment options with your dentist.
Dental implants provide a permanent solution for your missing tooth or teeth. The procedure itself is carried out over approximately three months, but this enables the dental implant to be embedded successfully into your mouth, so that it becomes a permanent fixture which is set for life. Once the surgery has been carried out successfully you will be able to choose a crown, a bridge or a set of dentures to replace your tooth or teeth, according to your dental requirements and your personal preferences. Speak to your dentist to find out more about dental implants today and begin your journey on replacing your missing teeth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.