Dental Implants are a dental treatment to replace missing, broken or loose teeth. Implants replace the original tooth root. Implants are small fixtures or posts made from titanium. Titanium is same biocompatible metal used for orthopaedic plates throughout the body.
Dental implants are permanently fixed in the bone to replace missing teeth. Removable dentures or dental bridges used to be the only options to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Removable dentures need daily removal and cleaning, which can be a hassle.
The modern dental implant procedure involves placing a titanium fixture on the jawbone. The purpose of this titanium fixture is to anchor and support a false tooth, or a false set of teeth. The titanium implants integrate within the jawbone and act as an artificial root. An artificial tooth or crown is mounted on the dental implant. Our dentists advocate for dental implants as they are a effective tooth replacement method. Implants rebuild proper:
chewing and speech ability.
What is the procedure for dental implants?
Dental implants involve a two-step procedure:
In the first step the dentist will take some x-rays and assess your mouth and the implant site. They also assess the quality, density, width and length of the bone where the implant is going to go.
After the assessment, the dental implant will go on the bone. The bone is then allowed to heal. The healing may take 3-6 months. In the meantime, the dentist will make a temporary tooth to cover the implant area. This is usually done for front teeth.
In the second step the dentist assesses the healing of implants.
Once the healing is complete, the dentist will remove the temporary dental implant cap.
A permanent porcelain dental crown is used to fill the space. This is permanently screwed on the implant.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are many benefits of using dental implants. Dental implants can prevent bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. They can also preserve your natural facial structure.
Dental implants are a long-term solution. Whilst your implant may need adjustment from time to time, they can last a long time when maintained. We recommend good brushing and flossing of your teeth and proper care of your implants.
Cavities cannot develop in a replacement tooth. This is another key benefit of dental implants.
Our dentists can assist you with your implant needs. Please contact Cohuna Dental, Cohuna to find out more about our implant services. Our dentists will assess your mouth and inform you whether you would benefit from dental implants.