Dental implants are a permanent way of affixing teeth onto the gums. They are a better solution compared to removable dentures as you can clean and maintain them just as though they were your natural teeth. Overall, there are a number of causes that can lead you to consider the installation of dental implants:
Teeth loss due to injury
In accident cases where a tooth has been lost without the hope of replacing it back to its socket, a dental implant is a good replacement option. An implant ensures that you have a fullly functioning set of teeth. This helps to avoid premature wear of the adjacent teeth. However, if you have lost several teeth due to your accident, your dentist may suggest permanent partial dentures instead. These are better suited for multiple teeth replacements as it may not be practical to install individual dental implants in all the sockets.
Teeth loss due to periodontal disease
Periodontitis is responsible for a high number of teeth losses every year. This is caused due to the loosening of the gums and infection of the periodontal pockets. If you have lost a tooth to periodontal disease, you can get a dental implant and not have to worry about losing your new tooth to the disease. Being artificial, dental implants are not susceptible to infection and can last indefinitely,
Teeth loss due to root canal infection
Root canal infection occurs where tooth damage leads to the infection of the tooth pulp. This damages the root of the teeth, causing inflammation, pain and sometimes an abscess. With time, if the root canal therapy treatment is not sought, or if the treatment is not successful, tooth loss may occur. Dental implants are a good option for such cases because the metallic tooth anchor cannot be affected by any recurring infection.
Impacted teeth refers to any abnormally growing teeth, such as teeth growing on the side of the gums, in front of other teeth, or teeth that are unable to sprout above the gums. If you have impacted teeth, your dentist will suggest surgical removal to prevent teeth congestion and possible gum infection. A dental implant may then be suggested to fill the remaining gap and restore oral function.
Last but not least, dental implants are also ideal for cosmetic treatments. You may seek a dental implant if you wish to fill any dental gaps that you may have due to prior lost teeth. Dental implants can also be installed if you wish to replace partial dentures, bridges, decayed teeth, discoloured teeth or malformed teeth.
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23 November 2015
Miranda Raff here. My brother is a stressed-out dental student, so I'm starting this blog on his behalf. I work in a travel agency and my brother is mortified by the number of dental tourism stories I bring home. I book short holidays for people who seem as though they are going to enjoy some relaxation in an exotic country, only to learn that they plan to have cheap dental procedures. Whilst there are good dentists in developing countries, according to my brother, the complex procedures these people plan to have simply can't be finished in such a limited time. This blog is an attempt to inform you about the high skill levels and advanced technology found in Australian dental surgeries. New techniques are being developed every year and Australian dentists are at the forefront of offering these solutions. I really hope this blog helps you to appreciate our dentists.