Dental Implants have been used for several decades with many studies showing very high long term success rates. They have fantastic aesthetic and functional results. Replacing missing teeth can avoid problems such as the obvious cosmetic appearance of the unsightly gap, adjacent teeth can move into the space, increased bone loss and potentially the space can affect the way you speak.
Dental implants are like artificial roots of teeth which are placed into the jaw. By placing a dental implant into the bone, to replace a missing tooth, you can prevent bone loss, avoid any facial changes, and maintain the position of your teeth. Once the implant screw is placed in the bone, the dentist will monitor healing and when ready place an implant crown on top of the implant screw. This implant crown is created by our highly skilled laboratory technician to ensure it feels and looks as natural, as the rest of your teeth.
Dental implants can replace single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth or all teeth. If you are suitable for dental implants, our implant dentist will carry out a full detailed examination and may need to take a 3D CBCT scan to accurately assess if dental implants are the best option for you. Our dentists have been trained in accordance with the ADA guidelines and ensure they continually go on courses to stay up to date with the latest dental implant techniques.
Implant bridges have been used for several decades with many studies showing very high long term success rates. They have fantastic aesthetic and functional results. Replacing missing teeth can avoid problems such as the obvious cosmetic appearance of the unsightly gap, adjacent teeth can move into the space, increased bone loss and potentially the space can affect the way you speak.
Implant overdentures have been used for several decades with many studies showing very high long term success rates. They have fantastic aesthetic and functional results. Replacing missing teeth can avoid problems such as the obvious cosmetic appearance of the unsightly gap, adjacent teeth can move into the space, increased bone loss and potentially the space can affect the way you speak.
As the modern solution for replacing missing teeth, dental implants offer a more stable and permanent alternative to removable dentures and bridges. There are many reasons why dental implants have, in a relatively short time, emerged as a popular restorative treatment.
Let’s take a look at the list of comprehensive benefits that this advanced dental technique offers:
Perhaps the biggest surprise you can expect after you have had dental implants placed is how they feel as though you’ve always had them! Unlike removable dentures that are sometimes ill-fitting or dentures that depend on the rest of your healthy natural teeth for support, dental implants are lodged to your existing jawbone just like your natural teeth.
The dental implants serve as a strong, “root-like” base that supports your prosthetic teeth, sitting snugly alongside your natural teeth and blending in seamlessly. That is perhaps why many folks have remarked that dental implants offer the most true-to-life teeth replacement solution.
Not only do dental implants hold your teeth firmly in position, your replacement teeth are virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your natural teeth. Modern advances in dental materials have made possible the creation of implant-supported prosthetic teeth that display life-like details and natural aesthetics. The tooth-like material we use can mimic the shape, size and colour of your natural teeth – even the way in which it reflects light under different lighting conditions.
Dental implants offer a permanent foundation for your prosthetic teeth. While implant treatments cost more than getting dentures, they also last longer. In the long run, this may represent cost savings. In fact, dental implants can even last a lifetime if you look after them properly.
When you lose your teeth, the supporting bone structure will start to disintegrate due to lack of stimulation that comes from biting and chewing. When the titanium implants integrate with your jawbone and replaces your tooth roots, they can help to stimulate and preserve the supporting bone. This, in turn, can help to stabilise your facial structure, thereby preventing bone loss and gum recession.
Are you considering dental implants as a viable treatment option for replacing your missing teeth?
Please contact Swish Dental on (07) 3485 0895 (Everton Park Practice) or (07) 3485 0875 (Mitchelton Practice).
After gathering information via x-rays, the dentist assesses the treatment options open to you. The advantages and disadvantages of the various solutions are openly discussed so that you are well-informed on every aspect of the options before making a decision.
The surgeon creates a suitable “bed” in the jaw bone, and the dental implant is then usually inserted under local anaesthetic. Sometimes a temporary restoration may be placed on the implant during the healing stage. This allows you to enjoy a natural looking smile early on in the process.
Excellent oral hygiene is vital for successful healing. After one week stitches are removed. A healing phase of between six weeks and a few months is essential for the bone to securely attach around the implant. Each case is individual so may vary.
Your final crown is connected to the implant, leaving you free to smile, bite and chew like before. At Swish Dental, we will offer provide you with a maintenance plan to ensure your implant remains healthy and stable for as long as possible.
No. As long as there is enough bone to place the dental implant, you should be able to have this treatment. If there is not enough bone, extra bone can often be placed. Generally, the dentist will need to take a CT Scan to assess the amount and thickness of bone currently present.
No, we will ensure you have a temporary crown or some sort of replacement tooth to fill any missing spaces which affect your smile while the dental implant integrates with the bone. In all cases you will be explained exactly how the implant will be placed, temporised and then finally restored, ensuring no surprises or embarrassing days with missing teeth.
We will take every measure to ensure you are comfortable and pain free during the dental implant procedure. All treatments are carried out under local anaesthetic and after the implants are placed we supply painkillers to ensure that our patients remain comfortable. We also offer sedation, for those patients who are really nervous and would rather be in a state of relaxation.
Yes. As part of our consultation we will screen your gums and bone for any infections. Prior to dental implant placement your remaining teeth and gums need to be healthy. We will offer any additional treatment to ensure that your mouth is healthy prior having implants.