Dental implants are titanium screw-like posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone underneath your gums.
Once in place, they allow your Kellyville Ridge dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
Because implants fuse to your bone, they become sturdy support for replacement teeth. Dentures and bridges attached to implants won’t move in your mouth.
This fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as crowns installed over implants — feel more natural than regular bridges or dentures.
For some, regular bridges and dentures are uncomfortable or even impossible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging.
Also, regular bridges must be attached to teeth on both sides of the space left by the missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Patients may get dental implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support dentures.
Here are some of the common reasons people get dental implants:
- Dental implants help you chew better
- Dental implants can help fill out a face that could look saggy due to missing teeth
- Dental implants can prevent progressive bone loss in the jaw
- Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth when it comes to functionality, appearance and feel.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The first step in the dental implant procedure is designing your treatment plan. The treatment plan is focused on your specific dental care needs and preferences.
Next, a screw-like post made of titanium is placed into the socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it fuses around the implant, securing it in the jaw. The recovery period can take 6-12 weeks.
Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, a small connector post called an abutment is attached to the post to support the new tooth securely.
To make the new crown, your Kellyville Ridge dentist makes moulds of your teeth and creates a model of your bite. The new crown is based on this model. Then, the replacement crown is attached to the abutment.
Your Kellyville Ridge dentist also will match the colour of the new crown to your natural teeth. The replacement teeth will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.
Dental Implants at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge
If you have one or more teeth that are worn, damaged, or infected by a cavity, Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge can fix it with custom-made, lifelike dental restorations, like dental implants.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone who has lost a tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth is a possible candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants can be installed in most adults. Ask your Kellyville Ridge dentist about the benefits and risks to see if dental implants are right for you.