Dental Implants Sydney Olympic Park
If you have missing teeth and want a solution that is as close to natural as possible, dental implants would be your ideal choice. An implant is used to replace the missing tooth root and to support dentures. They are extremely comfortable and look exactly like your natural teeth. An implant does not come loose like dentures often do. Implants also aid oral health and hygiene because unlike bridges they are not anchored to other teeth.
There are several advantages in opting for dental implants:
They are the most comfortable option
Dental implants provide the best solution for missing teeth both in terms of comfort and appearance. The implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned inside the jawbone, over which an artificial crown is mounted. Since the implant is fused to the bone, it feels more comfortable than dentures that can be removed.
Speech and eating unaffected
Dentures can move around in the mouth and can hamper the way you speak or eat. Implants do not have this problem at all.
Better oral health and hygiene
Bridges require other teeth to be modified to support them. Implants can be positioned independently and do not require other healthy teeth to be worked on. So you have a healthier oral cavity and improved oral hygiene because it is much easier to clean around implants than around bridges.
Implants last you a lifetime
High quality implants are quite durable and can last you an entire lifetime.
When you have implants, they do not feel any different from your natural teeth. You can go about your daily activities without worrying about whether your teeth will be moving around in the mouth. With dental implants, you can smile, speak, and eat confidently.
The implant procedure
There are typically two stages in an implant procedure.
Stage 1: The dental surgeon will perform the initial imaging to understand the problem, and then prepare a treatment schedule. The gum tissue is then opened up and the implant placed inside the bone using a drill. After the gum tissue is closed, it will start healing.
Stage 2: The gum tissue will have to heal for a while. After about 3 to 6 months, the surgeon will place an abutment on top of the implant screw and then the crown is placed on the abutment.
Once the implant is in place, you can use it as you would your natural tooth. If you feel that dental implants may be the right solution for your missing teeth, get in touch with us to have a consultation with our dentists.