The most effective and long lasting way to replace your missing, damaged or decayed teeth…
At Duncraig Dental Care in Perth we can replace your missing teeth with dental implant technology as a permanent solution to your missing, damaged or decayed teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jawbone at the site of tooth loss. When a prosthetic tooth or teeth are used to cap the implant (usually a crown, fixed bridge or a full set of dentures) one or more missing teeth can be replaced. This fixture becomes a part of your mouth and your dental implant can look and feel just like a natural tooth.
What is involved in the dental implant procedure?
At Duncraig Dental Care we will discuss your treatment plan during a thorough consultation. Each person’s mouth is different, which is why everyone’s treatment will vary. However, we can take a look at a general outline of what happens during a dental implant treatment to better explain the process:
- A dental implant is an artificial root placed during a simple surgical procedure, which is a very strong, biocompatible material placed during a simple surgical procedure. After an initial healing period, during which the implant is left to integrate with your jawbone, it is uncovered and connected to a small metal post that will secure and support the artificial tooth. The implant material is extremely biocompatible which allows the bone to grow to the implant and bond to it. This makes the implant very strong and permanently implanted into your jaw; this process is called ‘osseointegration’.
- After you have healed we will restore the appearance and function of your smile with a natural looking restoration such as a crown, bridge or fixed/removable denture.
What are the advantages of having dental implants?
If you select a dental implant restoration, their secure, fixed position can reduce the pressure on the remaining oral structures and teeth by offering independent support and retention of crowns, bridgework or overdentures. This also helps preserve neighbouring natural tooth tissue by avoiding the need to cut down adjacent teeth for conventional bridgework.
Dental implants will preserve bone and significantly reduce bone resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone height. Long-term data on implants suggest that these restorations last for a much longer time than conventional methods. Dental implants allow patients to feel more confident about their prosthetic tooth, and this security can make your implants feel more natural in your mouth.