Dental implants are a safe and straight forward treatment to replace missing teeth. If you have a denture or have lost teeth in the past, you can now restore the function and aesthetics with a dental implant.
The implant is an artificial root for your new tooth, inserted into your jaw. They are usually made of titanium which is compatible with human tissues. Once your bone has grown and bonded with the implant, a strong, artificial and realistic tooth known as a crown is attached to the implant to complete the restoration process. The result is a strong tooth restoring full functionality and providing a very natural appearance that is practically indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
The ideal dental implant patient is someone of any age who has lost one or multiple teeth due to decay, defects, diseases or injury. However it is vital that they still have healthy gum and enough bone to hold the implant. It is also important that they are committed to good oral hygiene and regularly check-ups to ensure that implants are looked after. People who smoke or suffer from chronic disorders such as diabetes and heart disease may still be able to get implants but this would be at their dentist’s discretion.
Implants are permanent and secure and do not require removal for cleaning or flossing nor any other extraordinary treatment. As opposed to a bridge or denture, a dental implant is just like a natural tooth. In addition to appearance, dental implants can have many other benefits over their alternatives including:
Like most dental treatments, the cost of dental implants will vary from patient to patient. The cost is normally determined by the extent of tooth loss and bone damage, pre-existing conditions and the type and number of replacement teeth you require. Your dentist will be able to discuss the cost with your during your initial consultation.
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Once your Sailors Bay Dentistry dentist determines that you are a good candidate for dental implants they will then develop your treatment plan. A treatment plan normally involves the following stages:
At Sailors Bay Dentistry we use the latest 3D X-Rays, surgical guides and treatment planning software. This simplifies your treatment allowing us to place our implants with speed and accuracy whilst avoiding trauma. In fact our practice is one of the 1% (including specialist practices) who has access to and routinely uses these technologies. For any further information on the benefits of a dental implant and how it can restore the functionality and appearance of one of your missing teeth, contact the Sailors Bay Dentistry team.
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