Though there are several options to choose from when you need to replace damaged or missing teeth, dental implants offer several advantages that make them the standout choice. Through the dental implants in Coorparoo we provide, you can achieve a natural-looking, permanent solution to your missing teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial replacement for the root of your tooth. It is essentially a titanium screw that we surgically position in your jaw bone to act as an anchor. As you heal over time, the implant fuses with your jaw’s bone matter, helping create a reliable and durable foundation for the crown.
Once the implant has completely fused with the bone, we attach a permanent crown on top to fill the gap of the missing tooth or teeth.
The type of crown varies depending on the type of teeth replacement you need. Crown types include:
- Single Tooth Replacement: As the name suggests, this process involves replacing a single missing tooth using an implant and one crown.
- Multiple Teeth Replacement: This involves replacing multiple teeth. Here, instead of a crown, a bridge is used. The procedure might involve the placement of several implants.
How Is a Dental Implant Fitted?
At the start of the procedure, one of our qualified dentists will take a series of scans of the affected area. This visual will help us determine if you have enough healthy bone structure to support the implant. It will also help us in knowing how to position the implant.
If the area does not have enough healthy bone, you will need to undergo a bone graft procedure to make the implant viable. Through bone grafting, you can rebuild the missing bone. However, if you have healthy bones, this procedure will not be necessary.
We then proceed to place the small titanium implant into your jaw bone surgically. We will leave it for between three and four months to allow the implant and the bone to fuse.
Once the implant has securely fused with the bone, you will return for your permanent crown or bridge that we either screw or cement into place.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Here are some of the many benefits that dental implants can offer our Coorparoo patients.
Prevent Bone Loss
Your jaw needs the stimulation your teeth offers. When you lose your teeth, your jaw lacks this stimulation and tends to lose its mass. As far as tooth replacement options go, dental implants are the only option that replaces jaw stimulation which the natural teeth offer and can help you prevent bone loss.
Easier To Maintain
Dental implants do not need you to purchase any special products to care for them. You will not need specific flossers, cleansing tablets, or adhesives. All you need to do is brush and floss like you would when cleaning your natural tooth.
No Risk of Cavities
Not only are dental implants easy to maintain, but they also cannot get cavities because the material implants are made of cannot decay. However, you will still need to brush your teeth to prevent bacteria from building up and damaging your remaining natural teeth, and visit your dentist regularly every 6 months for long-term results.
No Embarrassing Slippage
People with dentures can sometimes feel self-conscious about eating, speaking, or laughing in public because dentures can slip or shift inside your mouth. On the other hand, since we firmly anchor dental implants in place, there is no risk of experiencing embarrassing slippage.
Restore Your Bite Force
With other tooth replacement options, you will not get as much of your natural bite force because they only sit on top of your gums. However, because we anchor dental implants into your jaw, you can bite with an amount of force similar to your natural teeth.
Dental Implants in Coorparoo
If you need dental implants in Coorparoo, look no further than Dentists at Coorparoo. Here, we offer residents a wide range of dental implant procedures meant to help them restore the function and form of their oral health.
While the treatment is suitable for patients of all ages, it does rely on them having adequate bone density. Reach out to Dentists at Coorparoo at (07) 3847 8001 to book a consultation and determine if the treatment is suitable for you.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.