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Dental Implants at East Adelaide Dental Studio

Today’s dental implants are one of the most durable and predictable solutions for missing teeth. Implants are biocompatible restorations that mimic the shape and function of a tooth root. If you have a missing tooth or plan to get one extracted, then implants are the gold standard for smile rehabilitation.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

When you lose a tooth, the teeth around it start to shift and tilt out of place. This can lead to abnormal wear patterns, broken dental work and even TMJ disorder. The bone around the empty socket will also start to shrink. Timely tooth replacement maintains natural biting, chewing and tooth alignment.

Reasons to Get a Dental Implant

Illustration of dental implantImplants are the only tooth replacement option designed to outlast and outperform restorations like bridges and dentures. Although there’s no guarantee on their life expectancy, a well-cared for implant can potentially last several decades after placement.

Implants are:

  • Stronger than natural teeth
  • Non-invasive to adjacent tooth structures
  • Capable of single or multi-tooth replacement
  • Healthier for your supporting bone
  • Supportive of your natural facial profile

The Treatment Process

If we determine that you make a good candidate for implants, we’ll plan out a treatment guide that outlines the overall number of appointments and costs involved.

Getting dental implants requires a brief, minimally invasive surgery. Usually only local anaesthetic is needed. However, if you need adjunctive services such as a bone graft or sinus lift, we will need to discuss working with a specialist.

Since implants must integrate with the bone supporting them, your body will need several months to rest after the placement and before a permanent restoration is attached. In the meantime, we can make a temporary crown or bridge to go over the implant site for aesthetic and functional purposes.

When your implants are fully integrated, the temporary restoration is removed and a permanent crown or bridge is attached to the supporting abutment.

Why Implants Over Something Else?

Implants are the only missing-tooth solution that’s designed to look and feel like natural teeth. Since they set directly into your bone, they don’t require reshaping neighbouring teeth or wearing a removable prosthesis.

Caring for implants is simple; just brush and floss them like any other tooth. The leading cause of implant failure is a type of gum infection known as peri-implantitis. Fortunately, daily home care can prevent this unwanted inflammation.

Find Out if You Qualify

Are dental implants Glenside right for you? If you have missing teeth, request a consultation today.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental Implants Glenside, Fullarton, Burnside, Adelaide Surrounds SA | (08) 8379 3529