Dental Implants – a great solution
Dental Implants have been available for well over forty years now. They are an excellent solution for missing teeth or replacing badly broken teeth that are not repairable. Dental implants can significantly increase your quality of life and improve self confidence.
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or to help retain a denture. Once placed into the jaws, healing time known as osseointegration is required which can take up to six months. In order to properly assess whether implants are viable for you, a 3D scan of your mouth and jaws is taken. In most cases patients can have titanium fixtures placed under local anaesthetic without the need for a hospital visit. The success rate for dental implant integration is around 96% .
Dental Implants – Maintenance
Once placed in the mouth and a prosthetic tooth has been made on an implant you still need to attend regularly to ensure the bone and gum level is well maintained. It is not a simple set and forget procedure. Once placed, implant fixtures have to be maintained like natural teeth to avoid perimplantitis. Dental implants can help to maintain and jaw bone integrity that would otherwise recede away. Commonly we use world leading brands such as Straumann, Nobel Biocare and MIS. Implants can also be used to stabilise loose or ill-fitting dentures. Call us on 9380 5886 for a consultation to see if implants would be a good option for you.