Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the most advanced dental solution for people wanting to replace their missing tooth or teeth. They are made of biocompatible titanium. We insert the implant surgically so that it fuses with the jawbone. This process is called ‘osseointegration’. Like the roots of natural teeth, they can provide an excellent long term anchor for replacement teeth, including crowns and bridges.

Implants may also be fitted with clips to securely hold dentures.

When are dental implants used?

Dental implants can offer an ideal solution for people who have lost one or more teeth. This may be the result of tooth decay or an injury. Candidates for implants should be in good general and oral health and have adequate bone in the jaw to support the implant. WA 3D X-ray (CBCT) will be needed to assess your suitability in having a dental implant to ensure adequate bone quality.

What are the benefits?

Implants provide a number of important cosmetic and functional benefits:

  • They are an excellent long term solution, providing teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
  • You can clean implants along with natural teeth.
  • Implants are strong enough to provide a reliable foundation for chewing.
  • They prevent further bone loss and help to maintain the jawbone’s shape and density. This ensures the integrity of the facial structure and facial appearance.
  • Single implants do not involve the adjacent teeth, unlike traditional options such as bridges.
  • They can be a definitive solution to replacing teeth.
  • Unlike a bridge, the adjacent teeth do not need to be cut or prepared.  So an implant avoids the need to cut otherwise perfect unfilled teeth.
  • They do not come out or slip unlike removable dentures-so there is no discomfort or embarrassment.

There are many different types of dental implant available and your dentist will advise you.

Considerations

Implants may not be for everyone! If you have some general health issues, you may find that they are not the best solution for you. You should discuss this with your dentist. Your initial consultation will confirm your suitability.

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