Patients with missing teeth often investigate tooth replacement options. There are many out there, but your cosmetic dentist in Melbourne, CBD typically recommends dental implants for a more natural replacement. Dental implants are the only option if you want to restore your tooth’s root as well.
Restoring your tooth’s root may help prevent bone loss in your jaw, which can lead to a sunken or aged appearance around the lower face.
The dental implant process starts with an evaluation to make sure implants are a safe and viable option for your tooth replacement. If dental implants are right for you, your dentist surgically places your implant posts.
This is not typically painful because the area will be numb, and when the numbing agent wears off, you should only notice residual soreness for a few days. Most patients report a relatively easy and quick recovery.
After your implants fuse with your jawbone, you are ready for a replacement tooth—a dental crown. Your dental crown matches the shade and shape of your surrounding teeth. This fusing or integrating process typically takes a few months.
If you are interested in tooth replacement, or if you would like to learn more about dental implants in Melbourne, CBD, we encourage your call.