Look after your remaining teeth too

Look after your remaining teeth too

by | Jan 7, 2022

If you have lost teeth and are wondering how best to replace them, it pays to not only think about the missing teeth but the ones you have left too.

Here at the Healthy Smile Centre, we know how precious natural teeth are. Humans only get one set of adult teeth and they need to last for six or seven decades. Some may fail but hanging onto as many natural teeth as possible is always the best thing for your oral health and your overall health too. That’s why we see dental implants in Erskineville as the gold standard for tooth replacement.

Get the whole tooth replaced
Dental implants are the only method that replaces the whole tooth, crown and root. The implant mimics the root, it is tapered and often also screw-shaped to give as much surface area as possible. The implant is inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic (sedation too if you want it), and over the next few weeks to months, the titanium causes new bone growth all over the implant to hold it firmly in place.

We then put porcelain crowns onto the implants. You can have up to three crowns on one implant. The crowns are carefully crafted to match your remaining teeth, so that no one will know they are not natural.

Dental implants in Erskineville allow you to eat whatever you like and also speak, laugh and otherwise behave naturally and spontaneously without fear of your replacement teeth becoming loose and embarrassing you in some way. They will not affect the remaining teeth and will help support a healthy jawbone.

Cost considerations
If you are looking at replacing lost teeth, you may baulk at the cost of dental implants in Erskineville. At first assessment, they seem so much more expensive than either dentures or fixed bridges. But if you do some research, you will find out that the initial expense is justified, and that, in the long run, dental implants in Erskineville can work out the same price as the alternatives, maybe even more cost-effective. Your dental implants will last for at least 15 years, maybe decades or even a lifetime if you take good care of them.