If you are missing just one tooth, especially if it is in the back of your mouth where it may not be visible, you might wonder if you really need to replace it. Replacing a missing tooth is about more than just aesthetics, and ignoring it could have ramifications on your overall oral health.
When patients with a missing tooth come to our Kew East, VIC dental surgery, we are happy to talk to them about their tooth replacement options—and that includes dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Chew Comfortably Again
If you are missing even one tooth, chances are your chewing has changed to accommodate the gap in your teeth. With a dental implant, you will be able to chew normally again, which can protect your other teeth from wearing down improperly.
Eat Your Favourite Foods
Unlike other tooth replacement options, including dentures and bridges, with dental implants, there are no food restrictions. Chewing with a dental implant is very much like chewing with your natural tooth so that you can take a bite of that crunchy apple or juicy steak without worry.
Protect Your Remaining Teeth
When one tooth is missing, the remaining teeth tend to gradually shift to fill in the gap. Picture a shelf of books and how the books slide to one side when one of the books is removed. Your teeth will do the same unless the gap in your smile is filled in with a tooth replacement.
Enjoy a Durable Tooth Replacement Option
Dental implants are a durable tooth replacement that is designed to last. In many cases and with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Learn More About Dental Implants at Our Kew East, VIC Dental Clinic
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to find out more about your options for tooth replacement, we welcome your call to our dental surgery, General and Cosmetic Dentistry. We look forward to seeing your smile.