Dental implants are titanium posts. Dental Implants are inserted into the bone to replace missing teeth. They serve as a tooth root substitute. The bone around the implant integrates with the implant thread and creates a strong foundation. It is possible to have more than one tooth replaced and this might involve having more than one implant. Dentures can be stabilised with implants. They may be the only option if the loss of teeth has caused the mouth to shrink.
Patients need to have healthy gums and enough jawbone to support the implants together with the replacement teeth. While we ask that all our patients maintain good oral hygiene, this is particularly important following an implant. Regular visits to the dentist or hygienist are critical to ensure the longevity and success of the treatment.
Implants can involve undergoing surgery twice or more over a period of several months. Once the surgery is performed and the bone has integrated successfully, we can now restore your implant with a crown at Canberra Dental Care.
Replacing your missing teeth will not only benefit your facial appearance but also your oral and general well-being. Once a missing tooth is replaced you will be able to eat and speak as you did previously – things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
From start to finish this process takes time. Your dentist will explain the whole process to you and answer any questions you may have.
Following an initial appointment, we will refer you to a specialist Periodontist. They will perform the implant surgery. This will take time to heal. Once the area is ready, a replacement tooth will be attached to the implant.