Implant dentistry is the most advanced therapy available for replacing missing teeth. Dental implant restorations generally look, feel and act close to natural teeth. Patients who have been treated with implants are able to chew all the foods they desire and no longer have to suffer the embarrassment of having gaps in their smile or deal with appliances such as dentures or bridges.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the best alternative to natural teeth, because they replace teeth over fixtures anchored to the bone without taking support from other teeth or surrounding gum. An implant consists of two parts: a titanium peg that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone, and a porcelain crown which sits on top of the peg and effectively replaces the tooth. We can replace a single or multiple missing tooth over implants. Dental implants can also be used to improve retention and support of removable dentures.
Dental implants have been used successfully for more than 30 years. The development stage of dental implantology ended more than two decades ago, and research studies have clearly established the safety and effectiveness of dental implants.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
- Makes replacement teeth either fixed or more retentive.
- May prevent bone loss that occurs after a tooth is lost
- prevent the shaving down of healthy teeth for a bridge
- provide patients with the confidence of real teeth
- allow patients to eat all the foods they enjoy
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
You might be a candidate for dental implants if all of the following apply to you:
- You are in good general health
- You have healthy gums
- You are not suffering from excessive bone loss
- You are over 15 years old
- You are not a chain smoker
- You have a missing tooth or teeth and you want to eat, speak, and chew normally!
Simple Implant treatment procedure is mostly done in two stages over a period of 4-6 months. If available bone is inadequate than addition procedures are required to increase bulk of bone such as bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration. We must allow enough time for the healing process and ensure better result.
Some people think that dental implants are out of their price range, this is not necessarily the case. Visit North Rocky Dental today to discuss the different options that are available and determine if dental implants are right for you. Call 07 4928 7700 to book an appointment.