Having no teeth can be challenging, negatively affecting your health, work, quality of life & self-assurance.
“Around 35 million people worldwide are missing teeth… impacting many factors of their life…”
Do you ever find yourself covering your mouth or avoiding others for fear of showing your missing teeth? You’re not alone.
Around 35 million people worldwide are missing teeth in either or both their upper and lower jaw. And for many, living without teeth is impacting several factors of their life, not just the appearance of their smile.
Bone loss: the hidden consequences of missing teeth
Missing teeth can have obvious aesthetic consequences on your smile. However, it’s the additional social and physical impact of tooth loss that’s often underestimated. Living without teeth can take a real toll on your confidence and ability to socialise with others, as well as your physical ability to enjoy certain foods. And the consequences don’t stop there.
While tooth loss can reduce your chewing capacity, missing teeth also have a huge impact on your facial aesthetics (not just your smile). What most people don’t know is that tooth loss can lead to bone loss.
Your jawbone serves the function of supporting your teeth. Without the stimulation from your natural teeth, the jawbone begins to dissolve over time, leading to changes in your facial structure. This is why many people with missing teeth have sunken facial features and develop a prematurely aged appearance. But the good news is there are ways these consequences can be avoided.
Dental implants: restoring your natural smile
While there are several tooth replacement options available for individuals with missing teeth, dental implants are fast becoming a solution of choice for patients and dentists alike, due to their aesthetic and functional benefits.
Unlike removable alternatives such as dentures, dental implants offer a permanent and more stable tooth replacement option for those missing single or multiple teeth. So how do they work?
Implants are attached to the jawbone via a metal post.”
Unlike dentures, dental implants are attached to the jawbone via a metal post that has the unique ability to fuse to the surrounding bone in a process called osseointegration. This creates a stable base for the artificial tooth that is attached to the implant at a later stage.
Aside from offering aesthetic benefits (no more acrylic gums), dental implants are designed to feel and function more like your natural teeth. Due to their increased stability, patients can speak, smile, eat, just like they used to, without restricting their diet.
Most importantly, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can help prevent bone loss by providing the jawbone with the stimulation it needs for growth. So you’re investing in more than just a healthier smile.
“Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can help prevent bone loss by providing the jawbone with the stimulation it needs for growth.”
Get the best care & advice from Perth’s dental implant experts
At Aria Dental in Perth, our highly trained implant dentists can help you enjoy the best dental health. Whether you’re considering dental implants or needing advice on your existing implants, our experienced dentists and leading prosthodontist can help you.