Clifton Hill Dental
Dr Nick Malamas

Dental Implant Options for Full Tooth Loss

March 6, 2020
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Posted By: Clifton Hill Dental

Some people believe that if they have full tooth loss that dental implants are no longer an option. However, four to six dental implants can sometimes support an entire arch of restoration teeth on a denture.  If you have sporadic tooth loss, you may also consider an implant-supported partial denture.

We consider dental implants in Clifton Hill a favoured tooth replacement option for those looking for a more permanent and hassle-free treatment.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are durable posts typically made from strong titanium. Your dentist surgically places the post in your jaw where it integrates with the bone over time. After several months, when integration is complete, your dentist places a replacement tooth, commonly called a dental crown over your implant.

Because dental implants are strong, you can typically opt for a denture or partial denture secured with this technology as well. This method means you are not paying for multiple dental implants to secure your restoration.

Your dentist in Clifton Hill provides an exam to determine whether dental implants will work for your tooth replacement needs. Considerations for candidacy may include jawbone integrity, the position of your upper sinus and your overall health and wellness.

If dental implants are not the right option for you, your dentist may recommend alternative options to help restore your smile.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are similar to natural teeth because the technology offers a replacement tooth and root. This treatment restores your bite and may help prevent jawbone shrinkage, which often occurs following tooth loss.  Dental implants also prevent your natural teeth from shifting toward the smile openings created through tooth loss.

Dental implants may last for decades and even for life with proper upkeep.

For Dental Implants in Clifton Hill, We Welcome Your Call

We invite you to get in touch to arrange an exam or if you have any questions.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.