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Why Investing in a Single Tooth Implant is Worth It: A Look at the Long-Term Benefits

woman turned backwards in dental chairIf you’re missing a tooth, whether through injury, infection or some other cause, it can affect the way we feel about ourselves. You deserve to have a beautiful smile and losing a tooth can keep us from smiling confidently. Change of bite, bone loss and movement of teeth are also some of the issues arising from missing teeth.

Single-tooth implants offer many advantages for patients who are missing a tooth or teeth, including several that make them an ideal long-term choice over partial dentures or bridges.

The Long-Term Advantages

When a patient’s dental situation can be solved through multiple solutions, like a partial denture, bridge, or implant, it’s our belief that single-tooth implants have a higher long-term value than other choices.

In terms of aesthetics, the single implant and the crown that is placed on top of it have greater durability, so long as the patient adheres to proper oral hygiene. You only need to clean around the one implant, rather than in and around a bridge or dealing with the daily upkeep of dentures or partial bridges.

When a patient opts for a fixed bridge, over time, the gums around where the tooth is lost can recede, and it can lead to food pack or a dent in the gm which can jeopardize the aesthetic.

With a single implant, the anchor replaces your tooth root, preserving the integrity of the jawbone. Because implants integrate with your jawbone, they actually help keep the bone intact.

With a single tooth implant, only that one tooth is affected. Unfortunately, in the case of bridges, you may have to have healthy teeth ground down to fit the piece in place. Likewise, you may have to have surgery or teeth pulled to accommodate dentures.

Our Payment Options

If you decide to choose a single tooth implant to address your needs, insurance coverage will depend on the level of coverage with your health fund. Some may cover a fraction of the cost, while others may not cover implants at all. It’s a great idea to check directly with your plan provider before your consultation to ensure you have a full understanding of your potential financial obligation.

payment-supercareMany Australians may be unaware of the option, but you may also be able to finance your dental procedure with Supercare. This is an early release of superannuation funds for eligible procedures, and you can apply for the early release of your superannuation to cover certain essential dental procedures. It allows you access to the funds you need without delay.

Our other options for payment include:

  • National Dental Plan (NDP)
  • Zip
  • Afterpay
  • TLC Dental Loans

Restoring Your Smile is Our Priority

Single tooth implants provide a natural, functional and durable long-term replacement for a missing tooth, while preserving your facial structure, preventing bone loss, and maintaining the health of your remaining teeth.

Contact us today to see how we can help you, and take that first step toward a brilliant smile.

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