Missing natural teeth or gaps needing replacement? Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting back a great smile and being able to bite and chew with confidence. The use of dental implants represents the gold standard replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants are a more conservative option when compared to bridgework alternatives on natural teeth.
Dental implants are titanium screws that mimic tooth roots in shape. They are carefully placed in the jaw where teeth are missing and once healed, crowns, bridges and dentures can be attached, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration.
Dental implants may be placed at the time of tooth removal so we would always recommend we look into this option before considering an extraction.
Through the use of our digital workflows with CT scanning and 3D printing technologies, we can provide keyhole implant surgeries that enable a quicker and more comfortable healing compared to traditional approaches.
We are proud to offer our patients advanced oral surgery techniques under high-powered magnification by our specialist in this field.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a prosthesis used in dentistry to replace lost teeth. They involve implanting a titanium screw into the jaw where the lost tooth used to be. We can then attach crowns, bridges or dentures to fill the gap naturally and efficiently.
What Can I Expect During This Procedure?
Your first step to being fitted with a dental implant is the initial consultation with your dentist. During this visit, your dentist will take a 3D scan of your teeth to see where the titanium screw can be fitted. You may start the process that same day or you may be called in for a separate visit, depending on the type of work needed. You will be given a local anaesthetic or, if you are overly anxious, you can be sedated. The implants are surgically inserted into your jaw and a crown or dentures are affixed.
How Long Does A Dental Implant Last?
The good news is, dental implants are not subject to rotting and decay, like natural teeth so they should last you a considerable amount of time. However, maintaining a good oral hygiene regimen still necessary. The implant itself may not be subject to decay, but a lack of oral hygiene can lead to your other teeth decaying and subject you to gum disease. At The Dentist, you’ll be given information on how to look after your oral hygiene, including care of your new dental implant.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?
When a dental implant is placed in your jaw, it stimulates bone growth and stabilises your jaw. This is especially important as a missing tooth can result in bone and gum tissue disintegrating over time. At The Dentist, we’ll ensure your dental implant looks like your natural teeth. Not only that, it will also function just like your natural teeth. Once healing is complete, you can speak, laugh, eat and do everything you used to do before you needed a dental implant. Best of all, this is a long-term solution and with the right care, you may not need to replace your dental implants for many, many years.