Missing teeth can have a huge impact on all aspects of your life. They can ruin your self-confidence and lower your self-esteem, preventing you from expressing yourself in social situations, often causing social anxiety too. Not only can this affect your mental health, but missing teeth can affect your ability to speak clearly, eat the food that you enjoy and have a significant effect on the appearance of your smile and your face in general. Missing teeth result in an aged appearance, making you look much older than you actually are. Losing teeth also impacts your remaining teeth. If you have one missing tooth it is likely that you will have more quite soon.
Lost teeth weaken your mouth, they weaken the jawbone as a result of bone decay at the site of the missing tooth. This causes the remaining teeth to shift to fill the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. Tooth loss causes a range of problems and eventually more of your teeth may fall out as already mentioned.
To prevent tooth loss it is important that you visit our dentist here at Kooringal Dental on a regular basis for the examination of your teeth and gums, making sure that they are free of cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. It is important that you have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months to remove excess plaque and tartar from your mouth. These are the main causes of dental health issues and by keeping your mouth clean and free of bacteria, plaque and tartar you can enjoy good dental health for the rest of your life. If you have a missing tooth or you need to undergo a tooth extraction then you need to speak to us at the practice and find out about dental implants Wagga. Dental implants Wagga are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. They provide you with a long-term solution for tooth loss. With dental implants you can restore the appearance, function and health of your mouth better than with other dental prosthetics.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium screws that fit into the bone socket of your missing tooth and work as a secure foundation for your choice of tooth replacement. This could be a single crown, a partial denture or a full set of dentures depending on how many teeth need replacing. Assessing the number of teeth that need restoring our dentist will decide how many dental implants you require. Sometimes you may need one implant to replace one missing tooth or to replace two or three adjacent missing teeth. A full arch of teeth can be replaced using 4 or 6 implants. You will need to undergo dental implant surgery and once the implants are in place your teeth can be replaced within 6 to 12 months. Speak to us at Kooringal Dental today and find out more about dental implants Wagga and how you can restore the appearance of your smile, the function of your mouth and boost your self-confidence. The longer you wait to address your missing teeth the more complications you will face. We are here to help you begin your journey to replacing missing teeth as soon as possible.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.