When a patient of any age loses one, multiple, or even all of their teeth due to injury, defects, disease or decay, implants become a highly successful tooth-replacement solution. Implants protect your jawbone from deterioration and loss of strength and firmness, keep adjacent teeth from shifting, and remain fixed in place. The biggest advantage of the implant is they look, function, and feel like natural teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into an individual’s jaw to hold a replacement tooth.
Types of Dental Implants
The endosteal is one of the most common types of dental implants that are generally used for individuals that have dentures that are removable.
The subperiosteal implants are those that are placed on top of the jaw. These are normally used on individuals that are not able to wear conventional dentures as well as those that don’t have the minimal bone height that is required.
How they are done
• First and foremost, the dentist examines the individual’s teeth carefully and takes a number of x-rays to determine whether the implants will agree with the said individual.
• This is then preceded by a dental implant being placed into the individual’s jawbone by the dentist as well as some stitching of the gum back into place. This will see the tissue heal as the implant bonds with the bone and attaches to the gum.
• Once the tissue has completely healed, the dentist will proceed to attach an abutment to the implant.
• After which an artificial replacement tooth is made and attached to the abutment by the dentist.
Dental Implants In Bentleigh Dental Care
Bentleigh Dental Care uses a digital, computer guided implant system to allow precise positioning of the implant. This increases the accuracy and therefore a safer procedure than relying on freehand of a surgeon. Also by using a small keyhole to place implants, patients report less discomfort, faster healing, and quicker recovery from the surgery.
Bentleigh Dental Care is proud of the opportunity to have one of Sydney’s best implant surgeons for complex cases to ensure you have the most scientifically evidence-based implants of the highest quality. We want you to have the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner before proceeding.
Whenever an individual loses one, two, three or even more of their teeth due to dental injuries, dental implants become an absolutely necessary procedure to undertake so as to replace the lost teeth. Most especially because teeth play an important role in further accentuating our aesthetic appearance.
How to care for Implants
Seeing as the implant feels and looks like your natural teeth, it is pertinent to render it the same type of care that you normally provide to your natural teeth. This will include brushing and flossing your teeth regularly as well as checking in with the dentist every once in a while for regular checkups.