Dental Implants at Canberra Dentistry:
When a tooth is removed, the gap in the jaw can limit one’s chewing ability. To further complicate the issues, the tooth next to it and the opposing tooth can grow into the missing tooth’s space, creating an issue for normal biting altogether. A dental implant is a restoration designed to replace the missing tooth without damaging the adjacent teeth. The material used for dental implant is fabricated from a very strong, biocompatible medical grade titanium alloy, and it works as an artificial tooth root that is submerged into the jawbone, with a dental crown fitted on top of it. It satisfies the purpose of aesthetic and the function of the natural tooth.
In suitable candidates, this procedure can also be used to replace a whole arch of missing teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
1. Restores the look of your smile in a natural manner that does not cause any compromise to the surrounding;
2. Assists in preserving the remaining jawbone structure, such that the jawbone where the missing tooth is, does not deteriorate;
3. Enables you to regain your ability to speak and chew and also helps to reduce the chance of future infections or gum problems.
Why are dental implants needed?
Losing a tooth can cause many discomforts. However, due to advancements in the medical technology there are various options to restore your tooth to its full functional capacity – gone are the days of old fashioned removable denture plates. At North Sydney Dentistry we offer you the solutions to a missing tooth. Dental implants are titanium fixtures implanted into your jawbone to act as the roots for your teeth. Unlike the bridge procedure, dental implants do not disturb the adjacent teeth.
What are dental implants made of?
Canberra Dentistry uses commercially and medically pure Titanium. This is the same metal that has been successfully used in other medical fields, such as hip replacements, and has been tried and tested for many years.