If you are one of several million Australians who is missing at least one tooth, then your dentist might recommend a dental implant at your next check-up. While it might not seem like a significant problem to lose a tooth, it can be quite detrimental to your oral health.
You can have difficulty eating, notice changes in your speech, and lose your confidence as well. One missing tooth can even be responsible for premature aging, chronic headaches, and damage to your other teeth. If your dentist said a dental implant is an excellent option for you, then it might pay to listen to them.
A dental implant is a post with a screw in it that goes into your jawbone. An artificial tooth then goes on top, looking like and operating as your old tooth would have. There are many instances when a dentist might recommend a dental implant.
You might have one or more missing teeth, a fully-grown jawbone, and enough bone to secure your implants. If there isn’t, there could be a possibility of a bone graft.