In the world of restorative and cosmetic dental care in the last 10 years, there has been something of a rising star in relation to oral implants
These simple devices are fitted to the jaw via surgery and allow for the stabilizing of a prosthetic tooth or teeth, which enables the person who is wearing them to be able to bite into food without worries that the implants or the teeth themselves will move.
But you may have heard stories relating to the fitting of oral implants and may have concerns that the procedure as a whole is not worth it. But there are many reasons why people are enthusiastic about the use of these implants in their own restorative dental care, and this article aims to explore why implants are so popular.
They are easy to care for
Once fitted, dental implants Melbourne are exceedingly easy to care for. In fact, they’re so easy to care for that after a few years of having them in, patients may forget which of their teeth is the implant and which are their real teeth! This is because, post-surgery, all that is required in order to keep your oral implants in good condition is to brush them twice a day, floss between them and attend check-ups with your dentist, thus making them more like real teeth. No need to soak them, no looseness and no discomfort.
They look great
The prosthetic tooth or teeth are also designed to look as natural as possible unless, of course, you were having an entire denture fitted and want to go for the phosphorescent Hollywood smile. In short, the cosmetic dental teams that will design your prosthetic teeth will be looking at photos of any natural teeth that you have and aiming to shape, shade and color match the prosthetic teeth to blend in. So, they will look striking and more importantly, natural.
You can eat with them!
It sounds obvious, but after you have had oral implants fitted, you can eat with them as you would with your natural teeth. Many people who have had dentures or bridges fitted have stated that they feel uncomfortable eating harder foods, such as apples or corn on the cob. As the oral implants are fused to your jaw and the prosthetic teeth are attached, this allows you to have a stronger bite and enables you to chew the food more thoroughly.
They last a long time
Provided that you maintain your oral implants correctly, they can last up to 20 years or even longer. It makes them a great investment in your smile and ensures that you won’t have to buy denture glue or any other prosthetic-based dental products for the next 20 years at least!
They have no side effects
The best part of having implants fitted is that long term, there are no side effects. After the surgery, you may experience a bit of soreness around the implant site, but this should be manageable with over-the-counter pain relief and should fade. Once the prosthetic teeth are fitted, there should be no rubbing or soreness, making them comfortable to wear without any problems.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.