We can replace missing teeth with Dental Implants for people of all ages with the proven long – term solution for functionality and appearance. Dental implants have become a treatment option for many patients who are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant is a replacement tooth “root” constructed of medical grade titanium. They are the most natural-looking tooth replacement option and can improve the form and function of your smile. Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are accepted as a natural part of our anatomy. Over time, the jawbone fuses around the implant, creating a permanent foundation for a custom crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are the only tooth-replacement option that closely mimics the anatomical structure of natural teeth.
Dental implants are widely used to:
- Replace a single tooth (or many single teeth using one implant per tooth) with a ceramic crown secured to the top of the implant to give the appearance and function of a natural tooth.
- Secure a full or partial implant supported ceramic fixed bridge.
- Retain removable dentures to prevent movement and dramatically improve the stability
What’s involved in dental implant therapy?
First, your dentist will perform a thorough evaluation, including X-rays and a soft-tissue analysis to determine if you are suitable for dental implants.
The first stage of therapy involves implant placement. Your dentist will place the implants into the jawbone at the first surgical appointment. This surgical appointment is preformed in the dental office under local anaesthetics. It can also be opted to be done under Sleep Dentistry or General Anaesthetic for enhanced patient comfort.
The implants are allowed to heal for a period of two to six months. After this healing time, we restore the implant(s) with a custom crown, bridge, or denture. The total process tends to take a period of four to seven months.
Is dental implant therapy the right option for you?
To receive dental implants, you must be in good overall health and have adequate bone density. In some cases, your dentist can perform pre-operative therapies like bone grafts that will enable you for implants, if you weren’t formerly suitable.
Your dentist will thoroughly explain your treatment options and recommend the procedure that best fits your lifestyle.
Dr Vijay is our experienced Dental Implant provider. Call today to reserve your Dental Implant consultation with Dr Vijay