Tooth loss affects millions of people across the country. Having missing teeth can make chewing, biting and socialising difficult and even make some people self-conscious about their appearance. Fortunately, Dr Elie Alam at Painfree Dentistry in Harris Park offers a reliable and realistic solution to tooth loss: dental implants.
Here are three reasons why we believe dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement solutions.
#1 Restores Natural Function
Because dental implants are permanent and support a person’s oral health, we consider them to be the gold standard of tooth replacements. Dental implants also fully restore the person’s natural ability to chew, bite and speak with ease. They also support one's facial muscles and promote jawbone health.
#2 Designed to Last for a Lifetime
Before placing the dental implant, your dentist ensures the patient is relaxed and their mouth is numb, so they don't experience pain or discomfort. Your dentist then gently inserts the dental implant below the gumline in the jawbone.
Once the implant is in the proper position, the gums need time to heal. Over the healing process, the implant and jawbone naturally merge through a process called osseointegration. This process reinforces the strength of the bone and implant, providing a stable and secure foundation for the prosthetic teeth so the patient's new smile can last for a lifetime.
#3 Easy to Maintain and Clean
Dental implants are an ideal tooth restoration option for many patients who wish to replace missing teeth permanently. The artificial teeth we attach to the dental implants are high-quality dental crowns customised to match your smile, meet your unique set of dental health needs and exceed your expectations.
Because dental implants look, fit and function like natural teeth, they are easy to maintain and clean. We recommend cleaning your mouth just as you would your natural teeth for those who have dental implants.
Brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily are essential for cleaning away plaque and calculus from the teeth. Good oral hygiene also promotes gum health and reduces the risk of developing periodontal disease. In addition to practising excellent oral hygiene at home, it's important to visit your dentist regularly for routine dental exams and cleans.
Realistic and Reliable Dental Implants in Harris Park, NSW
Are you interested in dental implants as a permanent tooth replacement option? If so, we invite you to contact our dental clinic today. During your appointment, Dr Alam can assess your oral health, discuss your needs and determine if dental implants are right for you.
One of our friendly staff members can arrange your appointment for a time and day that works best with your schedule.