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The benefits of dental implants


Dental implants are widely recognized as a stable and cost-effective solution for replacing missing teeth. It is an emerging branch of dentistry that is gaining rapid acceptance and adoption in the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry.


Dental implants offer a more stable and permanent alternative to removable dentures and bridges. To a patient, a dental implant not only provides a natural-looking tooth replacement solution, it restores the health and function of the missing tooth or teeth.


A dental implant refers to a tiny "root-like" post that is used to support natural-looking prosthetic teeth. The artificial root is strategically placed into the jawbone and for a period, left undisturbed to allow healing. During this time, the titanium post fuses with the surrounding bone tissue to form a stable anchor for the replacement tooth.


This advanced technique delivers a host of benefits to tooth loss patients. There are many reasons why you should consider dental implants as a highly effective and reliable teeth replacement option.


They enjoy high success rates. Dental implants have a success rate of 90-98%, according to findings compiled by the Australian Dental Association. That gives you a fairly high chance of achieving positive results from your implant treatment.


They feel and function like natural teeth. Since dental implants are permanently fixed to your existing bone structure, they afford unprecedented support for your new set of teeth. Basically, they feel and function like you were born with them!


They last longer. If you look after your dental implants by maintaining proper oral hygiene, it is possible that they might even last a lifetime. Although they are costlier than removable dentures, dental implants represent long-term savings when you consider how durable and hassle-free they are.


They prevent bone loss. When the titanium implants integrate with your jaw bone, they not only help to stabilise your facial structure, they also prevent bone loss and gum recession.


They look realistic. The natural-looking prosthetics used in conjunction with your implants will blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. They are completely undetected even at close scrutiny. This represents the advances that dental material science has achieved in the 21st century.


If you are considering dental implants as an option, speak to a dentist at Ballarat Implant Centre, an exclusive treatment facility incorporated within Dentistry@Ballarat. For more info on Ballarat Implant Centre, call +61(3) 53649511 or visit ballaratimplants.com.au


Why do you take an hour for the first exam, when other dentists don’t? Why do I need to see a hygienist? Can’t the dentist just clean my teeth? Will they cost more? I haven’t been to a dentist in years & I’m worried about what they might find. What’s the difference between a porcelain filling
and a cheaper one?
How do our dentists look
aftertheir own teeth?
Why do I need X-rays?
Do they do me any harm?
If it isn’t currently broken,
do I need to get it fixed?