Replacing a single tooth with an implant can provide the best and most natural aesthetic results and will positively impact your natural teeth through ensuring they remain in the correct positions.
A single dental implant will spread the load created during eating so your teeth wear evenly and will reduce the chances of stresses affecting your jaw joints (temporomandibular joints).
There will be no need to grind down healthy teeth to support a bridge and the implant post will protect against bone loss in your jaw.
Dental implants are a great way to replace multiple teeth, and will protect any remaining natural teeth through keeping them in position, while preventing bone loss around the dental implants.
A relatively few number of dental implants can be used to support multiple teeth, or even complete arches of teeth, holding a bridge securely in position so you can enjoy all your favourite foods.
Many people struggle to wear full dentures, particularly lower dentures as retention can decrease after just a few years and dental implants can offer a good, affordable and long-lasting solution.
They can be used to replace the denture entirely with a fixed bridge of teeth, or to secure a removable denture firmly in place. The denture simply clips onto special attachments on the implants or onto a metal bar and can easily be removed for cleaning.
Dental implants are commonly used to replace lower dentures as these frequently causes wearers more problems than upper dentures, but there is no reason why dental implants cannot be used to replace upper dentures, although you may need a greater number of implants to secure the denture in place.
At Banyule Dental we provide the most comprehensive range of dental services in the Greensborough area in a friendly, caring environment.
Our emphasis is on patient education and preventative procedures, however we provide the full range of treatment options including cosmetic/reconstructive work, dental implants, crowns/veneers, orthodontics/Invisalign, wisdom tooth surgery and treatments for sleep apnoea/tooth grinding.