Missing teeth can mean forgoing some of your favourite foods, including certain vegetables. It can also mean shifting teeth, bone loss, and future dental health problems like enamel wear and bite issues. Fortunately, dental implants in Booragoon, WA may help.
What Is a Dental Implant in Booragoon, WA?
A dental implant is a tooth root replacement made of sturdy, biocompatible material like titanium. Your dentist in Booragoon, WA gently implants this post into your jawbone. After several months, the post bonds with your jawbone and is capped with a tooth crown.
A tooth crown is a tooth-shaped cover, coloured to blend with your smile.
In some cases, if you have significant tooth loss, your dentist in Booragoon, WA may suggest an implant-supported denture or bridge—four to six implant posts supporting a dental appliance.
What Are the Possible Benefits of a Dental Implant?
A dental implant restores your ability to eat many of your favourite foods, which can mean a healthier diet for you.
Dental implants may also stimulate your jawbone to discourage bone loss, which can mean an aged appearance for you. Additionally, dental implants can prevent your remaining teeth from moving toward gaps in your smile, which often means bite misalignment and tooth wear.
Taking Care of Your New Smile
With dental implants in Booragoon, WA, you brush and floss as usual, visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleans, but you do not have to add steps to your at-home oral care routine.
Of course, if you grind and clench your teeth, you should consult your dentist about a nightguard. Grinding and clenching may lead to wear on your natural teeth and your dental implant.
If you would like to learn whether dental implants in Booragoon, WA are right for you, we welcome your call to arrange an exam.