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    Missing Teeth? Everything You Need to Know about Dental Implants

    Missing Teeth? Everything You Need to Know about Dental Implants

    Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious when eating, talking or smiling. And even worse – an empty socket can create oral health problems, and even cause your jaw to deteriorate.

    Thankfully, modern dental technology offers a solution. Dental implants can give you replacement teeth that look, feel and function as naturally as the original.

    Are you missing teeth, and perhaps considering this procedure? You’ve come to the right place. This article runs through everything you need to know about dental implants.


    What is a Dental Implant?

    Simply put, a dental implant is an artificial tooth that gets surgically implanted into your mouth.

    How does this work? Well, the ’tooth’ part of the implant, known as the crown, sits atop a titanium post. This titanium post is surgically implanted into your jawbone. In time, the jawbone grows around the post to support it just like it would support the root of a natural tooth.

    Once the implant procedure is complete, the new tooth feels and acts a lot like a real one. It’s permanent, it looks just like your other teeth (because the crown is custom made specifically to match your tooth colour), and you can chew with it and care for it much like you would your other natural teeth.

    Visit our page on dental implants to learn more.


    The Benefits of Dental Implants

    Dental implants carry a range of benefits.

    It goes without saying that they fix up your smile. This makes your grin look better and makes you feel better. It also lets you chew, brush and speak normally.

    Implants also keep your remaining teeth and your jawbone healthy. Left untreated, a missing tooth can create a number of problems. Bacteria gathers in the gap left behind, other teeth can move out of place, and the jawbone beneath the missing tooth can even deteriorate. Dental implants put a stop to all of this.

    Finally, implants are a long-lasting, no fuss solution. Removable dentures can be handy but may slip out, can cause speech problems, and need to be cared for differently than natural teeth.


    Will Dental Implants Work for Me?

    Generally speaking, if your teeth, gums, and jawbone are all healthy, dental implants will work for you. If you’ve got problems with your gums or any sort of bone degeneration or disease, implants may not be the best choice.

    Regardless of patient health, dentists must assess implant patients on a case-by-case basis.


    Dental Implants at Karalee Family Dental

    Karalee Family Dental has been providing implants and general dental care to the Ipswich community, including Karana Downs and East Ipswich, for years.

    We use the highest grade titanium for dental implants, ensuring the likelihood that the implant is accepted by your jaw, and your treatment is hassle-free. We also use the latest dental technology for all treatments and put patient comfort and customer service above all else.

    Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth or even the full upper or lower arch, we can help.

    If you’ve got missing teeth and are considering implants or other replacement options, contact us.

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