Dental implants enable the complete restoration of the function and appearance of a missing tooth. A tooth could be lost due to extensive decay, a root fracture, or even an accident or trauma. In these cases, implants can be a great option because they are fixed in place and feel just like a natural tooth. For those patients who are missing multiple teeth, implants are sometimes used in conjunction with dentures so that they can be fixed in place.
If you feel in need of a dental implant, our dentists at Alphington Dental Care will be more than happy to help you. We work closely with specialist dentists to arrange for you to have implants placed safely and with the best likelihood of a successful outcome.
What is a dental implant?
There are two main components making up a dental implant. Firstly, a titanium screw is surgically implanted into the bone. After the jaw bone heals, a dental crown is then attached onto the titanium screw so that it is fixed in place. This is a simplified overview of a highly complex procedure. Not all patients will be suitable for implants so each case must be assessed on an individual basis.
What are the benefits of implants?
Restoring the appearance and function of teeth can help to bring back your confidence during social and professional life. The importance of a natural looking smile cannot be underestimated.
Not only do implants look great, they also feel comfortable. They are shaped just like your natural teeth tooth so that you will be able to clean and take great care of them.
With implants, you will notice a remarkable improvement in your ability to chew and eat food. People with missing teeth can struggle with everyday activities that others take for granted. Implants will help you to no longer have to worry about this.
Some patients have struggled wearing dentures for years. They often worry about their dentures slipping and falling out when speaking, laughing and eating. With implants holding the denture in place, the worry about dentures moving is gone!
With the advancements in modern dentistry the success rate of dental implants continues to improve. If you have otherwise healthy gums and bone, then implants are usually a great option. Those with less than satisfactory gum or bone health can usually have treatment, such as bone grafting, to help bring the oral health to a level where implant placement is possible.
For missing teeth, there is no better option than dental implants. Under the hands of our highly qualified dentists at Alphington Dental Care, we can arrange for you to have dental implants placed that will restore the appearance and function lost with your missing teeth.
If you are considering an implant, the best thing to do would be to come in for a consultation with us. During the discussion, we can advise you on the best way to go about the procedure and the results you can expect.