Laugh, eat and speak comfortably with the help of dental implants from Teeth @ Mittagong west of Wollongong
Loose, wobbly dentures can become cumbersome. Dental implants offer a more stable, long-term solution to singular, multiple or even total tooth loss. Dental implants can help to renew your smile and the best thing is – they look and function like natural teeth!
What are dental implants?
Essentially a dental implant is a tiny biocompatible titanium screw that replaces the tooth’s root. Once the dental implant has healed in the jaw, the implant can be fitted with a restoration depending on your needs. If you only need to replace one tooth for example, the dental implant can be fitted with a single crown. Where multiple teeth need replacing, a bridge or a denture can be fitted.
The dental implant procedure
During the treatment procedure, the dental implant is inserted directly into your jawbone material at the site of tooth loss.
After a period of months your dental implant will fuse with the underlying jawbone and heal, providing a strong and durable tooth root alternative. This process is known as osseointegration and it gives the restoration stability, strength and support.
Once your dentist is satisfied with the healing process, the crown, bridge or implant over-denture is then placed over the implant to complete your smile.
Are dental implants safe?
In terms of the materials used, dental implants are made from the same materials that are used to reinforce bones when they fracture. Dental implants are biocompatible which means that the human body is known to accept the treatment as if the titanium rod was a natural tooth or bone. This titanium based metal used for dental implant treatments has been used in medicine for many years.
The process of integration known as osseointegration, was introduced in Australia in 1981 and is continually being studied and tested by dentists, doctors and scientists all over the world. Although further testing is necessary, evidence suggests that the treatment is safe and highly effective for replacing teeth and restoring functionality and aesthetics for suitable patients.
Dental Implants Mittagong
At Teeth@Mittagong we understand the need for a long-term solution to tooth loss, which is why we will generally recommend dental implants if you are found to be a suitable candidate for the surgery.