What are dental implants, and which individuals may choose to undergo dental implants in Melbourne?

In simple terms, a dental implant is essentially a small titanium screw (typically less than one centimetre in length) which is inserted into the jaw or skull.  The role of a dental implant is to support a prosthetic tooth (or even several teeth) within the mouth. An example of a dental implant which is the most common form of dental implant is a porcelain crown (or a ‘single’ tooth dental implant). Patients may choose to undergo a dental implant (or even several dental implants) if they have lost one or several teeth within the mouth. This could have been caused by several reasons, such as tooth loss or a freak accident.

How will having a missing teeth affect my health?

Having dental implants in Melbourne can improve your overall dental health condition, although many individuals may believe that having one or even several teeth missing in the mouth does not have an affect on your oral health, it can actually cause a wide array of issues. Gum disease can be caused by bacteria within the mouth, which can be caused by a missing tooth. Bacteria within the mouth is not the only concern when it comes to a missing tooth within the mouth, having one less or even several missing teeth within the mouth can cause extreme discomfort, as well as even pain when brushing, eating, and completing other dental tasks. Tooth loss can also be linked to other health concerns which aren’t necessarily oral, some of which being kidney disease, heart disease, as well as diabetes.

Many people may believe that oral and gum concerns are limited to the mouth, however concerns can spread to the rest of the body.

Benefits of dental implants in Melbourne

Dental implants are positive in the way that they can be maintained and looked after (after dental treatment) much like normal teeth. Many people have misconceptions about dental implants and may believe they stand out, and obviously differ from natural teeth, however this is not the case. Brushing, flossing, and partaking in other dental hygiene activities can all be completed in the same way as normal teeth within the mouth. Self confidence can correlate directly with an individual’s appearance, and having a smile with some imperfections may cause some individuals to feel insecure. Having a tooth missing may affect the way you perceive yourself, and the way in which others may view you, in terms of career prospects and other professional opportunities and therefore some individuals may feel more comfortable with a corrected and aesthetically pleasing smile.

What if I feel nervous about visiting the dentist?

Some individuals may feel anxiety when visiting the dentist for a variety of reasons. Some individuals may have a negative perception of dental or orthodontic situations if they have gone through a negative experience as a child. A phobia is an irrational fear of something, for example, maybe of a dentist, hence why many individuals refrain from attending their frequent dental appointments (although this may also be for financial reasons).

Chipped a tooth? Dental issues that require an emergency appointment

Do you suspect your leg is broken? If you do, you know to go to the nearest hospital for an emergency X-ray. Is your dog coughing a lot and being sick? Call the emergency vet!

Have you woken up and noticed one of your fillings has fallen out? No big deal, I will leave it until my next check-up.

Oh dear.

Unfortunately, many people are aware of what constitutes a trip to the emergency room for themselves and even their pets, but when it comes to assessing the need for a same day check-up with a dentist, many people fall short of the mark. This, unfortunately, rarely ends well and can cause further damage or discomfort that could have been avoided.

If you wake up one morning and you notice a lost filling, you need to call an emergency dentist for a same day appointment. Many dental surgeries, like Spa Dental Sydney CBD, are able to offer same day appointments for emergency patients, to resolve the issue and prevent further damage.

So what else constitutes booking an emergency dental appointment?

Unrelenting discomfort

You know it is time to book when that pain in your mouth is too much to bear.

If you are experiencing a throbbing, burning or sharp pain under one of your teeth, you need to book an emergency appointment. Given the urgency of this particular dental presentation, many dental surgeries, will be able to offer you a same day appointment, or will refer you to another dental surgery who may be able to help you.

Chipped, cracked or broken tooth

A chipped tooth is a common occurrence in children or those who play contact sports like rugby, but just because they are common, does not mean they aren’t an emergency.

If you notice your tooth is cracked, chipped or partly broken, then you need a same day dental appointment, even if there is no discomfort.

Delays in getting a cracked tooth fixed can lead to decay or allow bacteria to attack the pulp of the tooth, which can cause a very unpleasant infection.

Sudden swelling

Found a strange lump in your mouth? Don’t panic!

Most lumps that occur in the mouth are benign but, just to be on the safe side, it is worth visiting your dentist for an emergency examination of the area.

If the lump appeared suddenly and is sore to touch, then you likely have either an abscess or an ulcer. If your dentist is concerned about something more sinister, like oral cancer, then they can refer you for treatment with a specialist.

Broken or damaged brace

As strange as it sounds, if you are wearing a fitted orthodontic brace and you notice that a bracket is loose, or that the wire is broken, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible for a temporary repair.

This is to prevent your teeth, which are already being moved around by the brace, from becoming looser and potentially falling out.

Disclaimer

All dental treatments carry potential risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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