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Do you have a missing tooth or missing teeth? If you’re looking to fill a gap in your bite, then dental implants may be just what you need.
A dental implant is a lasting, durable, and natural-looking solution to missing teeth that gives you the confidence of knowing that your teeth are going to perform as you want them to.
Dental implants are fixed into your mouth and give you the freedom to chew, smile, talk and live your life without complication. Dental implants are so realistic that you will not even know they are there.
Missing or damaged teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious or uncomfortable. Give your confidence the boost it needs and get a dental implant through Brisbane Dental Implant Group today.
A dental implant is made up of a couple of parts. The first is a titanium fixture which is placed in your jawbone beneath your gums. This is performed under an anaesthetic.
The metal fixture is implanted into your jaw where the missing tooth’s roots were. Bone will grow around and fuse to the implant, which will help to hold it in place.
When the titanium fixture is sufficiently fixed in place, an artificial tooth (sometimes called a crown) is attached to the metal fixture. A dental implant supported crown is a false tooth – but it’s not like a denture, because it offers a lasting solution.
You cannot take a dental implant out once it’s installed unless you see your dentist. Dental implants work best when:
At Brisbane Dental Implant Group, we take the time to ensure you understand every part of the procedure and whether this is right for you.
Your dental implant procedure is going to take place over a couple of visits which are spaced out over a few months.
The procedure is spaced out like this because there are operations and tests which have to be done to ensure the security of the implant. The stages are as follows:
While the process of getting an implant is a little slow, the end results are totally worth it when you have full functionality of your teeth!
The cost of your dental implant will depend on the amount of work you need done. They are not inexpensive though, and it’s best to speak to your dentist about the cost to get a proper estimate. Your health insurance may cover some of the cost of your dental implant.
After every stage of your operation, you can expect to be a bit sore and tender in your mouth. This is normal, and your dentist will advise you on the best way to promote healing for your teeth.
It’s important to keep your teeth clean by brushing and flossing and ensure you are keeping up with your regular dental check-ups.
You may be wondering if dental implants are right for you. This is normal – after all, this is a lengthy procedure and can be seen as invasive, which can make this a choice worth considering. Ultimately, the only person who can answer the question of whether dental implants are suitable for you is your dentist.
Your dentist is going to take x-rays, which will reveal whether the bone in your jaw is strong enough to support your dental implant. These x-rays will also show you whether the bone is strong enough to support a dental implant.
A dental implant needs time to heal, and your gums and bone will need to be able to heal around your dental implant properly. If you’re a smoker, then you need to be aware that smoking will hinder the healing process and may mean that the implant does not take hold properly or sufficiently.
It’s highly recommended that if you do smoke, that you quit entirely or for the weeks when your implant is healing.
A key part of getting dental implants comes down to having healthy gums. If your gums are not currently healthy, all is not lost – you can treat gum disease easily with dental care.
You will need to speak to your dentist to ensure that you have the right approach in place to care for your gums.
Dental implants offer a range of benefits over other dental solutions such as bridges and dentures, chief among them being the fact that this is the closest possible solution to your natural teeth. You can ensure your replacement teeth are stable and can eliminate any pain or frustration that comes from using a bridge or a denture.
We would love to answer any further questions you may have, so contact us today! Find out more about getting dental implants to replace a missing tooth today. Call us on (07) 3244 2400 or book your appointment online.