How Dental Implants Help
Our dental implants in Wollongong are the next best option after natural teeth. This tooth replacement procedure includes a root made of titanium steel and either a crown, bridge, or denture placed on top.
Some patients need just one implant to support a dental crown, while others need several to support dentures or a bridge. Each patient’s individual dental needs will dictate the amount and placement of implants needed.
Dental implants are the standard tooth replacement today since they are the only option that replaces the whole tooth, from root to tip. This is incredibly helpful for the dental restoration features applied on top, as it provides a lot of stability when attached.
When teeth begin to deteriorate, you must treat the issue quickly and effectively. When left untreated for too long, the bone within the jaw can start to deteriorate, too. With no root, there’s no stimulation for regrowth and tooth loss can become permanent.
Luckily, a dental implant does double duty as both support for the restoration and stabilizer for nearby teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A dental implant has three main components that work together to provide sturdy, stable support for your new smile:
The small titanium rod surgically placed into the jaw bone is typically referred to as the implant itself, or the implant post. After implantation, the rod is left in place so the implant can integrate with the surrounding tissue and bone and properly heal.
The second portion of the implant is called the abutment, which connects the implant rod to the third portion.
The third portion is known as the restoration, which could be a denture, bridge, or crown. With this finally installed, your smile will be complete and with fully restored function.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Benefits of Dental Implants
If you have the jaw to support implants, then you may be a good candidate for our dental implants in Wollongong.
The following are additional benefits of implants in comparison to other available tooth replacement options:
- Long-lasting: Implants fuse into your jaw bone and can last a whole lifetime. They also never need to be removed and cleaned like dentures.
- Comfort: The best part about implants is that once you’re fully healed, it feels just like a normal tooth. No slipping and no glue needed.
- Restored eating and speaking: Since they feel so much like a natural tooth, implants also restore the full ability to chew and speak without interference, discomfort, or embarrassment.
- Stabilize Neighboring Teeth: When a tooth is missing, adjacent teeth tend to shift inwards toward the gap and can create a look of crooked teeth. An implant stabilizes the adjacent teeth and keeps the proper alignment of your smile.
Why Choose Wollongong Dentist 4 U?
Our office has experience fitting dental implants in Wollongong for patients with all kinds of oral health needs. We handle the whole process, from consultation to the final restoration. We will ensure that every step of the way goes swimmingly to deliver you that megawatt smile you desire.
The Dental Implant Process at Our Office
Every dentist handles the implant process a bit differently. Our dental implants Wollongong method ensures complete patient comfort and beautiful, natural-looking results.
Before the procedure, you’ll need to first come in for a consultation with our implant experts. We’ll ask about your dental history, take some X-Rays, and do some digital scanning with 3Shape TRIOS Intraoral Scanners.
These digital scanners allow us to get a clear look at your smile and let you see what we’re seeing as we explain whether or not you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
The implantation procedure will take about an hour, but you’ll feel comfortable and at ease the whole time. Local anesthetics will ensure that there’s no pain. Patients report only a little discomfort and pressure during the procedure.
After we have successfully inserted the implant rod, the patient must wait until the rod heals and fuses with the bone.
At that point, about six months later, we’ll add an abutment and discuss your restoration options to complete the smile.
Your New Smile with Dental Implants
When all is said and done, you’ll be amazed at the difference one dental implant (or more) can make. Not only will the gaps be filled in and your smile complete, but it will also feel just as stable and normal as your own natural teeth.
It will be hard to tell the difference between what is a restoration and what’s your own tooth.
Make Your Smile Shine Today With Our Dental Implants
Are you ready to do something to change your smile for the better? How about a permanent addition that can fill in any gaps due to tooth loss that looks and feels just like the real thing?
Contact our office today to learn more about our dental implants in Wollongong and book your consultation! If you need any dental help, get in touch with our experienced Wollongong dentists and Fairy Meadow Dentists today!