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Dental Implants

Dental implanted toothDental implants are artificial teeth that look and feel like a natural tooth. The biocompatible post is set down into the jaw, like that of an anatomical tooth root. Its design promotes permanent fusing with bone tissues, allowing the restoration to become a permanent part of your smile. When your implant is fully integrated, we top it off with a porcelain crown or bridge.

Implants are ideal because of their

  • Predictable process
  • Durability and strength
  • Overall lifetime
  • Easy maintenance
  • Non-invasive relationship to other teeth
  • Promotion of healthy bone
  • Ability to support soft tissue facial features

Getting dental implants doesn’t happen overnight. The process requires careful planning and stages of care to ensure a successful outcome.

Typically, we start by referring you out for a cone beam X-ray, allowing us to view a three-dimensional view of your overall oral anatomy. If you qualify for dental implants, we’ll discuss the individual procedure, how many implants you need and the best type of fixed restoration (crown, bridge, etc.) to go on top of them. It’s at this stage of the process where we’ll create a customised care plan and then review all appointments, costs and financing options.

If you’re ready to move forward, we’ll plan the first stage of implant treatment. At this point, the implants are installed into the bone. Although it’s a minor surgery, it’s a relatively pain-free process that’s easier than having a tooth extracted. You can plan for this first appointment to last approximately 90 minutes.

After installation, the implant is left in place for approximately three months. This period allows the bone and implant to integrate, fusing it permanently in place. Since implants are made of titanium (a material that’s also used for surgical joint replacement), it naturally attracts bone formation. Full osseointegration makes implants highly unlikely to fail.

When your implants have fully integrated, they’re capable of supporting a tremendous amount of weight. At that time, we can attach a small abutment to the top of the implant so that a crown or bridge can be bonded over it. Depending on how many teeth are missing, it’s possible to use as few as four implants total to support a full-arch prosthesis.

Some people also request dental implants for stabilising removable dentures/plates, especially if they have trouble getting an appliance to fit correctly. In that case, the denture snaps onto the abutments and is still taken out when you sleep.

Modern dental implants offer the longest-lasting solution when it comes to replacing missing teeth. With a success rate of over 98%, it’s possible to keep your implants for the rest of your life. Simply brush and floss them like natural teeth. Although implants cannot get tooth decay, it’s important to keep the gums and bone around them healthy. In doing so, you can ensure that your investment outlasts any other type of tooth replacement.

Nearly any healthy adult qualifies for implants, as long as they have enough healthy, sound bone to support the restoration. If you have any bleeding disorders, bone disease or are a heavy smoker, these factors may impact your candidacy, but they are not an immediate contraindication. We’ll want to evaluate each situation on a case-by-case basis.

Request a Consultation

Learn more about our dental implants Gosnells and find out if you qualify. Request a consultation from Ashburton Dental Centre today!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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