Why should you get a dental implant?
Dental implants can be a permanent tooth replacement solution, providing long term, durable results that restore full functionality in a natural looking, aesthetically pleasing way. Missing teeth may affect your speech and ability to chew and over time can even lead to bone loss. Dental implants are a modern form of tooth replacement technology.
What is a dental implant?
The dental implant is an artificial tooth root. It is usually made of titanium which is very strong and readily accepted by human tissues. The implant is inserted into the jaw and then left for around six months for the bone to fuse with the implant, creating a strong anchor for the replacement tooth. After the bone has fused with the dental implant, the treatment is completed with a finely sculpted replacement tooth known as a crown that is screwed onto the implant by your dentist. The result is a very strong, durable and natural looking replacement tooth that functions and appears just like a real tooth.
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Are dental implants suitable for everyone?
Not all patients with missing teeth automatically qualify for dental implant treatment. There are certain criteria that need to be fulfilled before a person can be considered for the surgical procedure:
- State of your oral health: Your general oral health needs to be in good order for dental implants to be successful. If your remaining teeth and gums suffer from dental ailments such as gum disease, decay or oral infection, they will first need to be treated before implant treatment can commence.
- Bone quantity and quality: For successful implant placement, you would need sufficient quantity and quality of bone to be present in your jaw. If the dentist determines that you lack adequate bone structure to support the implants, he or she may recommend a variety of techniques to increase the bone mass to an acceptable level.
- Oral health maintenance: Your ability to maintain oral health after treatment will also determine the success of your treatment. For the most part, you should treat your implanted teeth the same way you would care for your regular teeth. Your dentist will advise on post-surgery care and ways to maintain your newly placed implants for the long haul.
If you have missing teeth, call our friendly team who can answer your questions on the different treatment options available and book a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.
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