Dental implants are a common choice for patients who have lost a tooth (or severely damaged a tooth) and would like to restore the functionality and appearance of their smile. Implants have been used for many years and provide an effective, long-term solution for patients. Professional dental implants are one of the most reliable, well-known, and safe ways to replace missing teeth.
So, what are dental implants? Essentially, implants act as a small anchor in your jawbone that can hold artificial teeth in place. A complete implant is made of three different parts – a titanium screw, the abutment, and the crown. The screw itself provides the same function that a tooth root would. It is inserted into your jawbone.
They are a permanent fixture, as they become integrated and fused with your jawbone in the position that your natural tooth was lost. This fusion can take up to 12 weeks or more, and once the healing process is complete, the implant will be your new best friend.
Some of the benefits of them include:
A natural look
A stable dental restoration that is fully independent and doesn’t rely on neighbouring teeth
Improving the aesthetic of your smile
Long-term solution to missing teeth
Comfortable in your mouth
Durable and not susceptible to dental disease like your natural teeth
Restoring your self-confidence
Safe and effective procedure to install the implant
Restoring the function of your smile, so you can eat and chew normally
Avoiding damage to your jawbone structure.
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone can weaken, and this can negatively impact the health and function of your mouth. Your Dentist Geelong is likely to recommend dental implants if they feel that the structure of your jawbone is going to change or get weaker due to the loss or damage of your tooth. Because a dental implant acts just like a tooth root, it drastically reduces the likelihood of your jawbone weakening.
Where can you get dental implants?
When looking for Dental implants in Geelong, look no further than the Creative Dental Haus team. Our dentist will begin by conducting a comprehensive examination of your mouth to see if you are a suitable candidate for implants. Every individual is different, so we will need to work out if dental implants are right for you.
At our dental clinic, we have a no judgment approach to dentistry, which means we will never lecture you on any matter. In the case of dental implants, many people lose or damage teeth throughout their lifetime, so there really is no need to be embarrassed or nervous. Our Dentist has extensive experience working with people who are looking for dental implants, and we are always glad to be of assistance.
During your first appointment, we will use 3D imaging technology to get a precise visualisation of your jawbone and dental structure. With these precise measurements, we can plan your implant procedure with precision. Our experienced dentists use the latest cutting-edge products and processes to give you the best results for suitability and durability.
At your second appointment, we will put the dental implant in place using advanced modern technology. This process is safe and we will aim to make it minimally invasive. You may feel some slight discomfort during the procedure and following the procedure, but some patients don’t feel any pain at all! Our modern technology means the entire procedure is quicker, more accurate, less painful and less traumatic than old-school traditional systems.
After twelve weeks, you will return to our Dentist to check that the procedure went well and your implant is acting as it should. It’s at this point when we can attach a new crown (artificial tooth) and your smile will be back to its fully restored state.
Maintenance and check-ups
You must regularly brush and floss your dental implants to ensure they remain in a healthy condition. It’s important that you see your dentist every six months for a routine check-up. During those appointments, your dental specialist can examine the implant and answer any questions you may have.
Maintaining good oral health and visiting your dentist regularly is also important to uphold your overall health and avoid the need for any further dental implants. Our team can provide advice on the best methods for strong oral health.
At our clinic, we offer all your dental needs under one roof. From dental crowns and dental veneers to teeth whitening and dental emergencies, we have everything you need.