Understanding Dental Implants – How they Work and Why They Might Suit You

Thankfully, it can be said that most of our dental patients will go through their lives not really needing to experience the pains and trauma associated with damaging or losing a tooth due to mishap. Without getting too much into detail, it’s plainly understood how most people would try to avoid such a predicament as far as possible. But can it really be helped for such an accident to happen, especially to those who live more active, sporting lifestyles that could see a potential for accident or injury? In some cases, unfortunately not.

However, there are most definitely professional means through which a patient may be able to complete their smile, and fill the gap left by a lost tooth. Among these is through getting dental implants, which provide a permanent means for patients to regain their smile, and proper function of their teeth once more. Even if not because of an accident, damaged and cracked teeth can sometimes require replacing. With dental implant surgery, patients now have a way to safely replace their damaged teeth, while not having to worry about whether their implant will last.

Consultation is Always the First Step

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when considering the prospect of needing a dental implant. Most patients may find the details of this procedure to be absolutely terrifying, and complicated. Regardless, a consultation will not only help you better understand the procedure, but also determine your suitability for dental implants. At Carrum Downs Dental Care, our friendly dental team is always ready to help you identify your suitability for dental implants and make helpful recommendations to ensure a safe and comfortable procedure. Among the considerations we can help with are:

  • Whether a patient has sufficient bone mass for the procedure, and
  • Whether bridges or dentures might suit the patient’s needs better.

Bridges or Dentures May Not Complete Your Bite

While it is true that there’s more than just one way to fill a gap left by a missing tooth, returning your teeth to their full functionality is among the most important considerations to be made, when deciding on the feasibility of getting dental implants. With bridges or dentures, some patients may not feel a completeness of their former bite, prior to missing their teeth. Dental implants, however, will provide a firm and secure fixture that helps patients feel more confident with having the full use of their teeth.

Carrum Downs Dental Care is Ready to Help with All Your Family Dental Needs

Be it for a check-up or for dental implant surgery, our family dental clinic in Carrum Downs is always ready to help you find the reliable dentistry that you need. Regardless of your considerations, our friendly dental team is always just a call away. Contact us by calling 03 9783 0600 to see what we can do for you and your family today.