Reclaim the use of your smile for the long term with Dental Implants
Nothing beats the function and feel of a natural tooth. However, sometimes we simply cannot keep all our natural teeth due to infection, trauma or illness. When a tooth is lost, many issues can arise from the imbalance it causes within the mouth. Teeth next to the gap move to naturally fill in the space which in turn causes more gaps. Cleaning can also become more difficult. The surrounding teeth can become compromised if small gaps trap food after meals (causing decay). Your jaw will also be affected. Your tooth is responsible for maintaining the shape and structure. Once a tooth is lost your jaw bone diminishes which can create a narrow jaw. This is why dental implants are so necessary.
Dental implants are the next best thing to a natural tooth and offer long-term results
Dental implants are now becoming a common solution to help restore a single lost tooth or missing teeth. Once the implant has been inserted and healed, a dental crown or bridge is placed over the implant to complete the procedure. Alternatively, implants may also be placed to give additional stability to a denture. This denture is known as an implant-supported denture and usually requires two implants per denture.
The benefits of dental implants speak for themselves
Dental implants are the preferred treatment for tooth replacement and are highly successful because:
- they are the closest solution compared to a natural tooth root.
- they allow us to completely restore the feel, form and function of your smile.
- Unlike dentures, they allow you to eat whatever you like.
- they provide structural support to the rest of the mouth. And restore full chewing function.
There is also no need to worry about your dental implants falling out. Unlike dentures which can fall out. or move out of place which creates a problem with speech.
The procedure involved for dental implants
Dental implants take two to three appointments to complete:
The first appointment is the consultation. This is where one of our dentists will walk you through the treatment and let you know what you can expect.
The second appointment is when the dental implant is surgically inserted into your jaw. The dental implant is biocompatible so there is next-to-no-risk of your body rejecting the foreign object. A temporary crown will be placed over the implant while your jaw bone heals around the implant.
The third appointment will take place three to six months later. This is how long it will take for your jaw to heal around the implant. When you come back for your third appointment we will place the permanent dental crown or bridge.
Whenever you get cosmetic, restorative or preventive treatment it is necessary you visit the dentist more regularly. By doing this we can ensure the ongoing health and well-being of your oral health and your restorative treatment.
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To find out more about how we can help you, or if you would like to know more about dental implants, contact us today.