A Fixed and Lasting Solution for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a versatile treatment option for missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth to give you a natural looking and fully functional smile. With titanium implants inserted in your jaw, they provide a strong foundation for artificial teeth, helping restore your smile and improve oral health.
At Bellevue Hill Dental, we’re committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health and aesthetics with treatments designed to suit your dental needs. We work with you, understanding your concerns and requirements for personalised treatments that align with your lifestyle. If you’re experiencing bone loss, shifting teeth, difficulty chewing, speaking or smiling because of missing teeth, then dental implants may be a viable treatment option for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements placed into the jawbone to provide a secure anchor for replacement teeth. The titanium implants are placed into the jawbone, and a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture is then attached to the implant. The prosthetic attachments and whether bone drafting will be needed depend on each specific case.
What is Involved in the Dental Implant Procedure?
The dental implant procedure begins with a comprehensive consultation to determine. During the consultation, we conduct an oral examination, taking your dental and medical history, x-rays and digital scans. This helps us ascertain the amount of bone loss, the size and shape of the jawbone, and the existing alignment of the teeth. Bone density is important to determine the stability of the implant and the success of the procedure. If the jawbone is not dense enough, the implant may not be able to integrate into the jawbone properly.
In some cases, a bone graft may be required to help secure the implants in the jawbone. Factors such as the patient’s medical history, medications, and lifestyle habits will be taken into consideration to determine if the patient is a good candidate for the procedure.
Once the initial assessment and evaluation are complete, we move forward with the procedure, which is broken into several steps:
- Our dentists will insert the titanium implants into your jawbone. This is generally done under local anaesthesia or sedation.
- The implants need some time to heal and fuse with the surrounding bone. This can usually take three to six months, depending on the individual healing capacity of each patient. You will be given temporary teeth to wear during this time.
- Once the implants have fused to the jawbone, your permanent replacement teeth will be attached and fixed on the implants.
- We recommend a few follow-up visits to check the fit and functionality of your new implants after the procedure. Other than that, you’re all set with your new smile.
Dental implants can last many years with the proper care and maintenance. Our dentists will help guide you with oral care and hygiene after your dental implants to ensure a maximum lifespan and lasting oral health.
Say Hello to a New and Healthier Smile with Bellevue Hill Dental
Not only do dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, but also help protect your overall oral health. Dental implants help preserve the integrity of your facial structure by preventing jawbone deterioration and teeth misalignment due to gaps in teeth – improving functionality and aesthetics.
Our gentle and friendly dentists are here for you every step of the way, keeping you informed throughout your treatment and giving you any support you need. With state of the art technology, the latest techniques and a fully equipped dental practice – we ensure a comfortable experience with treatments designed to meet your dental and lifestyle needs.