Dental implants can help improve happiness and boost flagging self-confidence. Dental implants provide aesthetic, long term solutions for missing teeth. There is a story behind every missing tooth, dental implants have many advantages such as:
- Allow for proper chewing.
- Provide reliable stability.
- Retain healthy teeth.
- Feel attractive.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small part made of titanium or titanium zirconium which is placed in the jaw bone in place of the missing natural tooth root. It is simply placed under a local anaesthetic, and is easily tolerated by the human body, with bone bonding around the part securing it in place.
Once healed, a single crown, or a multiple tooth bridge can be easily fixed to the part, creating a brand new tooth in the place of the old. Implants can also be used to create and anchor an entire arch.
Why not Dentures or Bridges?
Dental implants provide a tight, secure fixing of restorations, can eliminate the discomfort often associated with ill-fitting dentures, help encourage the preservation of natural jaw bone and consequently the facial structures, as well as preserve healthy neighbouring teeth from the grinding required in conventional bridge therapy maintain your smile.
In the long term, dentures are not always the most cost-effective solution. The initial costs of an implant treatment vary depending on the complexity of each case. You are never tooth old for dental implants. Implants can be placed as soon as the jaw bone stops growing.
At Elwood Family Dentist we only utilise the best implant systems, such as Straumann and Astra. The quality of the system can have a large impact on the success of a treatment. Straumann implants are clinically proven to have a 98% success rate. Although associated with greater initial investments, in many cases dental implants may offer a more economical solution in the long term.