One of our goals at Gawler Dental Clinic is to stay current with the most effective dental available, and this includes dental implants at our Gawler, SA dental surgery. For missing teeth, dental implants provide an experience that is closest to your natural teeth. We use the highest-quality materials to create natural-looking dental implants to complete your smile.
Many people don’t realise how important it is to replace missing teeth. Neglecting to replace even oven one missing tooth can lead to more complicated oral problems.
If you have a gap in your smile and would like to learn more about tooth replacement options, we welcome your call to our dental team.
The Dental Implant Difference
There are several options available for tooth replacement, including dentures and bridges, but a dental implant is the only one that includes a titanium post that we place into the jawbone. After the healing process—anywhere from three to six months, depending on the individual—the implant becomes integrated into the jawbone, mimicking the tooth root. Once your dentist places the restoration on the implant, you have a prosthetic that is very much like a natural tooth.
The Oral Health Benefits of Dental Implants
People who opt for dental implants at our Gawler, SA dental clinic report many benefits:
- There are no worries about a dental implant slipping or moving while eating or speaking because it is a part of the jawbone. Dental implants provide unmatched stability when it comes to tooth replacements.
- With dentures, people generally have to be careful about what they eat, avoiding foods that are too crunchy or chewy. Patients who opt for dental implants are free to enjoy all of their favourite foods.
- Dental implants protect the facial structure because they prevent the jawbone from shrinking. Over time, denture wearers tend to develop a sunken-in look that not only ages them but also requires a resizing of their dentures.
- Dental implants are long-lasting, and with proper care, your dental implants can last for the rest of your life.
We can also use dental implants to hold a denture in place.
Taking Care of Your Dental Implants
Taking care of your dental implants is not much different than taking care of your natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly, and stay current with regular visits to the dentist to check the integrity of the implants periodically. Although your dental implants are not prone to tooth decay, you can still develop gum disease, which can lead to implant failure.
Learn More About Dental Implants
Don’t let missing teeth compromise your oral health or impact your ability to chew and speak properly. We invite you to contact our Gawler, SA dental clinic to find out more about dental implants or other tooth replacement options.