Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement because they offer a permanent solution that mirrors the function and appearance of healthy teeth in almost every way. They look natural and require only the same care you would take in normal oral hygiene regimens with natural teeth.
Dental implants host a variety of benefits that sometimes are not achievable by other means. Their appearance, function, and longevity are all strong draws for patients seeking a resolution to a variety of dental problems.
We’ve found that patients who opt for dental implants are almost invariably happy with the result. It’s common that we hear that they appreciate the way they function so close to their natural teeth, meaning they have no food restrictions as they would with dentures.
Dental implants also have a way of preserving the jawbone below lost teeth. When a tooth is missing, it’s not uncommon that the jawbone begins to deteriorate. This can lead to the remaining teeth shifting to fill in the empty space – ultimately causing more tooth loss. Dental crowns can
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 generally well-tolerated dental surgery.
It tends to take about three or four months for the artificial tooth root to permanently integrate into the jawbone. After this healing process, the dentist 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.
If you have an implant-supported bridge, for example, your dentist may recommend a small cleaning brush and floss threader to keep debris and bacteria away from your gums. This is a simple addition to your at-home routine.
The process of having dental implants put in requires surgery, and that means that it will almost invariable cost more to have done. But we encourage you to consider that a dental implant is a permanent solution that can last you a lifetime if cared for properly. The initial up-front cost does not appear so high when compared to the cost and inconvenience of repeated treatments of different varieties.
If you’ve found yourself experiencing any dental trouble, we encourage you to get in touch with us at LN Dental. With years of experience in helping our patients restore their smile, we’re just the dental professionals to speak to about anything that is troubling you.
To get in touch, give us a call at (02) 9644 1499 or book an appointment today!