What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implants are used to replace missing or badly damaged teeth. Once it is fitted, it will have the same functionality and appearance as a natural tooth.
Dental implants are composed of biocompatible titanium and once inserted they form a bond to the bone tissue; after a few months, they will adhere to the implant surface and become part of your body.
Since they don’t need to be removed for eating or cleaning, a dental implant can be an excellent option for patients who require a reliable and comfortable tooth replacement, which they will need no further treatment.
During the dental implant treatment, a titanium root is implanted underneath the gum and fused into the jawbone, providing a solid foundation for a crown or bridge to be placed.
Who needs a dental implant?
Dental implants are an increasingly popular choice for those looking to replace missing teeth. Unlike dental bridges or dentures, dental implant is anchored directly into the jawbone, making them a more permanent solution. But who is a candidate for dental implants?
Generally, dental implants are best suited for adults who have lost teeth due to physical injury, advanced gum disease, cavities, and the impact of certain medications. An implant can replace a damaged or missing tooth and will improve the ability to bite and chew food, and of course, improve appearance. Dental implants have a high success rate and your dentist will ensure that any complications or discomforts will be resolved.
If you think dental implants might be right for you, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist to discuss your options.
What happens during a dental implant procedure?
A thorough dental examination is performed and if required, teeth extraction or bone grafting will be done. Then the jaw is prepared for surgery. Firstly, a titanium screw, which looks like a tooth root, is inserted into the jawbone below the gum; it is left to heal and fuse with the bone for about two or three months.
Then the abutment is attached to the screw implant (the abutment is the metal component that acts as a link between the screw and the crown), and after a short period of about two weeks to allow for further healing, impressions will be taken to fit the new crown. This is then attached to the abutment.
There may be some residual post-operative discomfort but this is easily treated with anti-inflammatory medication and rest.
In order to ensure the success of this critical phase, patients are advised to refrain from eating hard or crunchy foods and to avoid smoking.
The benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are a popular and effective dental treatment for patients who are missing one or more teeth.
There are many benefits of dental implants, including that they:
Provide a natural-looking and feeling tooth replacement option
– Are a long-term solution – with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime!
– Help to preserve healthy bone and gum tissue
– Improve your ability to chew and speak
– Give you greater confidence in your smile
If you are considering a dental implant, be sure to consult with an experienced dental professional to discuss whether they are the right treatment option for you.
Do dental implants need any surgery?
Yes, a dental implant requires surgery to place the impslant in the jawbone. However, this is typically a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia.
After the implant has been placed, the area will need to heal for several weeks before the artificial tooth can be attached.
During this time, patients may need to eat a soft food diet and take care not to put excessive pressure on the implant site.
After the artificial tooth has been attached, patients can expect to see and feel results that look and function just like their natural teeth.
Dental implants Vs Dental bridges?
When it comes to dental implants vs dental bridges, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind.
- A dental implant is more expensive than a dental bridge.
- A dental implant requires surgery to place, while dental bridges do not.
- A dental implant is more permanent than dental bridges.
- A dental implant can help to preserve bone in the jaw, while dental bridges can lead to bone loss over time.
- The best option for each patient will vary depending on their individual needs and budget. However, implants are generally considered to be the superior option for those who can afford them.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Because they are composed of titanium, they will last for decades. Patients must commit to maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
The exact cost of dental implants depends on a number of factors, including the number of implants needed, the type of implant used, the experience of the dentist, and the location of the dental practice.
However, many dental insurance plans offer partial coverage for dental implants, and there are several financing options available to help patients cover the cost of this procedure. For more informations contact The Applecross Dentist team.
They are permanent and give the appearance of natural and attractive teeth, and the results are fixed, with no further intervention needed. They can give back your confidence in your smile and make eating enjoyable again.
If you are considering dental implants, be sure to consult with an experienced dental professional to discuss whether they are the right treatment option for you.
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The Applecross Dentist is leading cosmetic dentistry in Perth WA. We offer Dental Implants in Applecross and the City of Melville. Our patients come from Perth and surrounding areas including, Mount Pleasent, Ardross, Booragoon, Brentwood, Alfred Cove, Myaree, Melville, Attadale, Bicton, Palmyra, East Fremantle, Winthrop, Salter Point, Manning, Waterford, Karawara, Como, South Perth, Bentley and Kensington.