What Are Dental Implants?
If you have missing teeth, you might find day-to-day life a bit of a challenge. You may find yourself avoiding your favourite healthy foods because they are difficult to eat. You might also feel self-conscious about the empty space in your mouth, so you find yourself avoiding social occasions.
LN Dental provides dental implant treatment to replace missing teeth, helping many patients improve the quality of their lives in the process.
Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement because they are permanently attached to the jawbone. This means they look natural and function very much like your natural tooth.
How Does the Dental Implant Procedure Work?
The dental implant process takes place over a period of several months. Although this might sound daunting, it’s important to remember that your dental implant has the potential to last you for a lifetime.
Step one involves replacing the natural tooth root with a titanium tooth root. This is a digitally guided procedure to ensure the precise placement of the implants. The majority of our patients report a quick recovery from this well-tolerated dental surgery. Afterwards, it takes about three or four months for the artificial tooth root to permanently integrate into the jawbone.
After the healing process, Dr Nhan will check to make sure the implant has integrated adequately before attaching the second part of the implant, which is referred to as the abutment. This part of the implant is used to attach the dental restoration.
Next, LN Dental will talk to you about creating a customised dental prosthetic to attach to the abutment, giving you back the form and function of your smile.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Patients who have opted for dental implants are pleased with the appearance of their implants because they blend in so seamlessly with their natural teeth. They also appreciate the way they function so close to their natural teeth, meaning they have no food restrictions as they would with dentures.
There is also another benefit to dental implants in that they preserve the jawbone. When a tooth is missing, the body no longer sends nutrients to the area, so the bone begins to deteriorate. This can lead to the remaining teeth shifting to fill in the empty space. Ultimately, this can cause more tooth loss. People may also start to develop a “sunken in” look around the mouth, making them look older.
If you have been missing one or more teeth for a while, and your jawbone has already decreased in volume, Dr Nhan can talk to you about the possibility of a bone grafting procedure to increase the bone density—and to improve your chances of dental implant success.
If you are looking for the best in tooth replacement options, we invite you to consider dental implants. Dr Nhan can provide details about the treatment so you can make the best decision for your oral health. Give us a call to find out more about dental implants at our LN DENTAL CENTRE, NSW surgery, and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation.