Heard about dental implants, and curious to know more? Maybe you know someone who has a dental implant and has recommended it to you? Or perhaps you just want to grow your knowledge on the options available at your dentist.
They are a screw-like structure that can be placed in your jaw to replace a missing tooth’s roots. This structure (often a screw-like shape) can then support a dental prosthesis, like a crown or bridge. The implant is a strong foundation as it is surgically positioned into your jawbone beneath your gums and fuses with the bone. Dental implant surgery is safe and can be completed at a number of dental clinics.
Who needs dental implants?
Dental implants are popular among patients who are missing a tooth or have a severely damaged tooth that needs to be removed. It’s important to replace or fill the gap of a missing tooth so that your bone structure and jaw doesn’t weaken over time. They will help to keep your jaw and gums strong. Also, a crown or bridge (to go on top) will help to improve the appearance of your smile.
Regardless of whether you’ve lost your tooth due to decay or an injury, it’s important that you chat with your dentist to analyse all the possible options for replacing it. While dental implants are common and may be recommended, you need to consult your trusted dental clinic to know the best possible option for you.
Dental implants aren’t necessarily expensive, and thanks to very modern technologies, the procedure is safe and simple. Complications following the surgical procedure are very rare, but it is important that you know what to look out for and be conscious of. If you want more information about the process involved, you can chat to your dentist. They will brief you comprehensively prior to the procedure so you are ready for what will take place.
Cosmetic dental treatment on the Central Coast
Dentists will provide advice on a range of cosmetic, orthodontic and prosthodontics. This includes crown and bridge treatment too! We can look after all ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, and gold restorations as required. This means aesthetic, or cosmetic, dentistry – such as veneers, crowns and bridges, aesthetic reconstructions, and tooth whitening.
You can ask Coastal Dental if you have any further questions; they would be happy to help clear your doubts.