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Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing a missing tooth or a number of teeth. The finished result is a healthy, natural-looking smile and beautiful teeth.

A dental implant is a surgical procedure that positions metal screws into the jawbone beneath the gum line. The implant is made using pure titanium, which allows new bone cells to grow around it, locking it firmly in place. The implanted screw acts as a support anchor for any of the following:

Implants act as a replacement for the root of the natural tooth. It’s an excellent, durable long-term option for restoring your smile. They do not come loose or need to be removed like traditional dentures.

Brighten Your Smile with Implants

Illustration of dental implantHaving a full set of clean, straight teeth brightens your smile and may improve the quality of your life. Even if you only have one tooth missing, it can negatively affect your confidence and appearance.

Replacing a missing tooth is particularly important in the front of your mouth. Obviously, the more visible the defect, the greater impact it has on your smile and natural appearance.

With dental implants, your smile and the tooth function will be more natural. The result is increased comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating.

Our goal at Total Dental Care is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.

If you want your prosthetics to last a long time, you need to take care of them. A visit to the dentist for a check-up and clean must be scheduled at least twice a year. Good oral hygiene and regular dental exams are necessary to prevent further problems.

Why Get A Dental Implant?

Replacing missing teeth is important to your health, your smile, your confidence and also to the health of your other teeth. There are many benefits to dental implants for tooth replacement that make them a superior solution compared to other options:

  • Implants are a permanent, convenient and durable solution.
  • Implants prevent bone loss in the jaw that is associated with missing teeth.
  • Implants last longer than bridges and dentures.
  • Implants allow you to eat any of the foods you enjoy.
  • Implants improve a person’s appearance, confidence and self-esteem.
  • Implants do not cause any damage to the surrounding teeth.
  • Implants are a comfortable and convenient solution.

Are You Healthy Enough for Dental Implants?

If you are considering dental implants, your health is a major factor in determining if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Illnesses like diabetes, cancer, or leukaemia may interfere with healing after surgery. You need to have healthy gums and a reasonable amount of dense bone tissue in your jaw to support the implant.

If you are a smoker and you want implant surgery, you will have to give up smoking before surgery and for a period of at least one month after surgery. This is because patients that smoke tend to have slower healing capabilities.

FAQ

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Just about anyone who is missing a single tooth, multiple teeth or all teeth are ideal candidates for dental implants.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

It varies from person to person and with health and lifestyle habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are highly successful, with reported success rates above 90-95 percent.

Do dental implants last?

Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not prone to dental disease such as decay; however, it’s crucial that your gums are healthy so your implants can last a long time. Scrupulous home care by the patient and regular professional cleanings and check-ups are all critical factors in extending the life of your dental implants.

Custom Fit for A Perfect Smile

When you come in for your personalised consultation with us, we will examine your suitability for an implant or implants. This includes scans to check that adequate bone density is available and to determine exactly where the implants will be placed in the bone to support the teeth.

During this appointment, we will thoroughly explain the implant treatment plan, the procedure and required appointments, as well as post-surgery healing and care. The actual surgery is quite straight forward. It causes no discomfort to the patient during the procedure and minimal discomfort for a few days during healing.

Make Your Appointment Today

Our goal at Total Dental Care is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile. We’d love to help you achieve exactly that with custom-fit dental implants. Contact us today to get started and book your visit.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Dental Implants Maroubra, Kingsford NSW (02) 9344 4433