Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, so not too many of us remember the last time the UK made the traditional proclamation of succession in 1952: “The King is dead–long live the Queen!”
Monarchy may seem an old-fashioned system of government today, but when it was instituted, it was an incredibly advanced technology of government. The orderly process of succession allowed societies to maintain order in their social institutions despite the death of the individual. An individual might say, “Our days are like grass; like wildflowers we bloom and die,” (Ps. 103:15), but society could be an eternal blossom, forever attractive and radiant.
This orderly succession isn’t limited just to monarchy, or even any kind of political leader. With the advanced procedure of dental implants, we can perform an orderly succession. Though individual teeth may die, your smile can stay beautiful, and you’ll never have a day with a visible gap in your smile.
Dental Implants Are Like Your Third Set of Teeth
People naturally have two sets of teeth. Usually, the first starts emerging when we are babies, and stays until it is replaced by the second starting when we are just six years old. This second set of teeth is supposed to last us the rest of our lives, though that’s a tall order when modern Australians live over 80 years on average.
We are lucky that dental implants can serve as a third set to help bridge the gap. Unlike previous tooth replacement options, such as traditional dentures, dental implants are anchored in the jawbone similar to natural teeth. This lets them function like natural teeth, you can bite and chew normally!
But there’s one way that dental implants are better than a third set of teeth: you don’t have to wait for them to come in. With dental implants, you never have to sing, “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.” We can place dental implants right after we remove your natural tooth. This usually includes placing a provisional crown on the implant so it looks just like a natural tooth right away. Even if we can’t place a provisional crown right away, we can use other methods to make sure your smile looks whole through the entire process.
The Long Reign of Dental Implants
Dental implants have another thing in common with monarchs: they can enjoy a long and peaceful reign. Once dental implants are anchored in the bone, they have an indefinite lifespan. We don’t have data showing that they last a certain length of time and then tend to fail. Even though we have studies that last for 20 or 30 years, these all show that over 90% of implants are still in service. And the people with implants the longest (40 or 50 years) may pass away with their implants still in place and still fully functional.
We Can Replace Your Entire Smile
Dental implants aren’t just good for replacing one or two missing teeth. We can use them to replace your entire smile at once. And using our advanced digital dental implant approach, we can do it with roughly the same speed as replacing a single tooth. One procedure and you can have an entirely new beautiful smile.
A Smile Fit for a Queen
If you are facing the loss of one or more teeth, it can seem tragic. But there is no need for despair. Instead, you can arrange for a successor to your natural teeth, dental implants, which will look, feel, and functional like natural teeth.
To learn more about your options for replacing your natural teeth with dental implants in the Sydney area, please call (02) 9686 7375 today for an appointment with an implant dentist at My Hills Dentist in Baulkham Hills.