Dental Implants: How They Compare to Alternatives
If you’ve been impacted by an accident, infection or trauma resulting in the extraction or loss of a tooth, you’re probably weighing up your treatment options. Find out more about dental implants and their alternatives and get one step closer to finding the right treatment for you.
Tooth-supported fixed bridges are the most common alternative to dental implants for missing single teeth. A fixed bridge is attached to the two healthy adjacent teeth in order to provide support. A common issue of fixed bridges is the lack of stimulation of natural bone growth, resulting in the possibility of bone deterioration over time. Bridges generally only last for around 10 years as flossing and maintenance is difficult.
If you choose to avoid or delay treatment, you may be at risk of jawbone loss. When a natural tooth root is extracted, the surrounding bone gradually loses density. Over time, this can cause serious aesthetic and functionality problems resulting in additional dental treatment and procedures. Treatment sooner rather than later is the best way to minimise bone deterioration.
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At Pitt St Dental Centre, we are skilled in dental implants in Sydney. Offering high quality dental implants made to match your existing teeth perfectly, our dentists help you replace a lost tooth with a permanent solution.
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