Dental Implants

When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants offer an effective and long-term solution. They are medical grade metal frames or posts, which are surgically placed into a patient’s jawbone, where they naturally fuse with the bone to provide a stable support for mounting a prosthesis. This technique can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, and even an entire upper and lower set of teeth.

Compared to other tooth replacement treatments, most people find implants more stable, secure, and comfortable option. They are an excellent alternative to dentures, providing patients with permanent benefits for their self-esteem and smiles.

Types of Dental Implants

There are different types of dental implants available, including:

– Endosteal (in the bone): These implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, and they’re normally shaped like small cylinders, screws or blades. It’s the most commonly used type of dental implants.

– Subperiosteal (on the bone): For this type, a metal framework is fitted on, or above the jawbone, but underneath the gum tissue. Posts attached to the metal frame protrude through the gums to hold the artificial teeth.

Additionally, dental implants also come in varying shapes, heights, and sizes; and a dental specialist can help you determine the best option which suits your condition. The choice is typically made based on factors such as, where the implant will be inserted; the bone volume available; and the type of artificial tooth or teeth to be supported by the implant.

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Benefits of Dental Implants:

Compared to removable dentures, fixed dental implant solutions have more to offer, as has been clearly demonstrated by several research studies. Some of these benefits include:

– Improved aesthetics: Without teeth, one’s face may sag and even appear sad or sunken. Dental implants are designed to integrate with the jawbone, which gives them a natural look and feel that allows you to maintain your natural appearance and smile.

– Greater chewing capability: A simple task like chewing can be quite difficult when using sliding dentures. However, since dental implants function like natural teeth you are able to bite and chew on food with ease, so you can enjoy all your favorite meals with more confidence and no pain.

– Less bone resorption: Implants are the only dental restoration solutions that protect healthy jawbone. When you lose one or more of your natural teeth, the bone that previously supported these teeth loses its strength and firmness, and also begins to deteriorate. However, as substitute tooth roots, dentals implants offer the same function as natural tooth roots which includes stimulating bone growth, and hence preserving it. They also help prevent bone deterioration (resorption) which normally occurs with tooth loss.

– Improved speech: Unlike removable dentures which may slip in your mouth while talking and make you slur or mumble your words, fixed dental implants enable you to speak naturally without always worrying that your artificial teeth might slip at any time.

– Improved self-esteem: Since the teeth restored using implants look, feel, fit and function just like your own natural ones, this enables you to eat, speak, laugh and smile with renewed confidence; and generally feel much better about yourself.

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– Improved comfort: Dentals implants eliminate a lot of the discomfort associated with removable dentures, since they are fixed in place. This solution, therefore, allows you to go about your day with greater comfort and not constantly worrying that your dentures might slip and fall out.

– Durability: With proper care and maintenance, many implants can last for many years and even a lifetime.

At the Malo Clinic Sydney, we provide our patients with some of the best alternatives to conventional removable dentures including: All-on- 4, and All-on- 4 Zygoma dental implants. To find out more, simply give us a call or download our free booklet to read about the full benefits of these solutions.



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