Australia is such a great country to play sports in. Aussie Rules, rugby, racket sports, surfing, biking, skating. They are all wonderful and somewhat risky ways to move your body. And, if you land a face plant with any of them, you could end up losing some teeth. That’s not a lot of fun when you are young and faced with false teeth for the rest of your life.
You’re going to want to find a way that you can have teeth that look great and allow you to carry on as before with as little hassle and discomfort as possible. At Healthy Smile Centre, your dentist in Alexandria, we often suggest dental implants as a great way to replace lost teeth for young people as well as older patients.
How dental implants work
Dental implants are different from dentures because they are fitted right into your jawbone. We put them in under local anaesthetic. These little titanium posts or screws replace your lost tooth roots. They aren’t in a socket held in place by fibres like your natural teeth are, but instead they fuse with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration.
This process takes anywhere from 2-6 months to complete and you have to wait until fusion is complete before you can eat whatever you want again. The good news though is that the younger you are, the quicker this process generally is, so you may have to be on a soft food diet for only a few short weeks.
Once your implants are securely fused, we can add up to 3 crowns to any one of them. This means that if you have lost up to 3 teeth in a row, you only need to have one dental implant to replace them. The crowns are made of dental porcelain; sized, shaped and coloured to match your own teeth.
More good news. Taking care of dental implants is easy. Just a thorough clean twice a day, a good flossing, and regular trips to the dentist in Alexandria to make sure you get rid of plaque is all you need.
Want to know more? Come on in for a consultation.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.