These are titanium screws placed into the jaw onto which crowns are attached to replace missing teeth. They are the ideal tooth rep[lacement as they are permanent and do not require preparation of surrounding teeth. However, there must be sufficient bone to place an implant in. This can be determined by taking radiographs beforehand. In certain situations a bone graft is required to be placed prior to placing an implant.
Smaller implants can be used also to provide retention for dentures. We have been placing implants for over the past 10 years and with a success rate of over 95% they are truly an ideal total tooth replacement.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Implants can range from single-tooth replacement to a complete upper and lower arch replacement. The dental implants themselves are titanium screws placed into the jaw onto which crowns are attached. The crowns are usually made of high-grade porcelain fused to precious metals such as gold. You can choose to either have the dental implant procedure take place in the dental chair under local anaesthetic or in hospital under general anaesthetic. The Dundas Dental team will consult with you to establish your suitability, time requirements and costing for the dental implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Many patients are unaware that missing teeth or having teeth pulled also removes bone from your jaw. Having dental implants to replace teeth helps to stop bone loss by placing a screw in the jaw to act like the root of the tooth. Dental Implants are the ideal tooth replacement as they are permanent and do not require preparation of the surrounding teeth. Smaller implants can also be used to provide retention for dentures.
Am I Suitable For Dental Implants?
You’re a candidate for dental implants if you satisfy the following:
1 Have adequate bone (in terms of both quality and volume)
2 Practice good oral hygiene
3 Meet the general medical requirements
There needs to be sufficient bone to place the implant into, which can be determined by taking radiographs beforehand. In certain situations a bone graft is required to be placed prior to placing an implant. Your bone quality and volume will be assessed in an examination with one of our friendly and experienced dentists.
For more information and advice on dental implants, please contact us at Dundas Dental in Sydney today on 02 9199 0782