The Life Changing Impact of Dental Implants
There’s never been a better way to replace missing teeth than what the modern dental implant has to offer. Unlike traditional treatments, implant therapy uses a biocompatible, artificial “root” that’s anchored into the mouth and integrates with the body as if it were the real thing. Their integrity and durability allows us to use implants to replace as few or as many teeth as necessary.
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
98% of implants last for life. Yes, you read that right. Assuming that the implant integrates properly with the body and is maintained correctly over the years, most of our patients can expect their new “tooth root” to stay there for decades. Although the restoration on top may gradually wear out, the implant itself should not.
Stronger Than Natural Teeth
Crafted from titanium (a material frequently used in joint replacement,) dental implants can bear more weight and biting forces than even the healthiest of natural teeth. Because of this unique trait, they can be used in pairs or sets to support multi-tooth fixed restorations such as bridges and dentures.
Becoming a Natural Part of the Body
“Osseointegration” is the process where your body forms new bone around an implant and fuses it into the jaw. Although getting an implant may sound uncomfortable or invasive, it’s actually considered to be a less-invasive and healthier alternative than getting a bridge or removable denture. Thanks to modern implant advancements, it’s almost like having a real tooth all over again.
Find Out if You’re a Candidate
There are a few requirements necessary before a person can elect to have implant therapy. When you visit our Brighton or Ferntree Gully practice, we’ll evaluate your oral health and anatomy to determine if you’re a candidate. At the time, you can select whether or not you’re ready to move forward with treatment. Schedule your consultation today!
Our dentist will require you to have a specialised CBCT scan (‘CT Scan’) prior to placing any Implants in your mouth. The CT scan shows the exact amount of bone support available in the mouth, as well as the location of the sinus and the facial nerves. These are all things that need to be deliberated when planning a Dental Implant, to minimise the risk of complications.
To be assessed to see if you are suitable for a Dental Implant placement, call our reception on (03) 9752 2694 for a no-obligation consultation to discuss the possibilities.
All patients who undergo surgical procedures will be given instructions on how to care for the area at home and any precautions which should be strictly obeyed will be clearly explained. We encourage patients to ask one of our dentists all questions that they may have.