Dental Implants

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Dental Implant Solutions

Missing teeth can result in altered chewing ability and also affect your confidence when you smile. When missing teeth are left for many years, this can also place additional strain on other teeth resulting in unbalanced forces which can cause teeth to chip or fracture. The technology of dental implants is continually evolving. They are considered the standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth in many situations. At Putney Dental Care, we offer dental implant solutions at a specialist level to ensure that you receive quality care with confidence.

Why Implants?

Dental implants have been developed since the late 1960’s and have been used extensively for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots that are fused into the jawbone to replace natural teeth that are missing. Implants and their crowns are designed to mimic the look and function of natural teeth.

A completed dental implant has three main components:
A titanium implant: a metal root
An abutment: a post
A Crown

The Consultation Appointment

The planning process begins with diagnostic tests to confirm that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure and to help plan the best treatment for you. These includes a dental examination, photographs, dental casts of your teeth, and 3-D scans of your jaws. Discussion of your full medical history to ensure that you will be safe throughout the whole process. Local anaesthetic: at Experteeth Dental Sydney, dental implant surgeries are routinely done without the need to go to hospital or to have general anaesthesia. Patients will be able to drive home after and many patients resume work the next day.

Dental implant procedure: this involves 3 main stages:

I. Insertion of the implant: The dentist will prepare a site in the gum and bone and a cylindrical shaped implant is installed into the bone. Stitches are removed after 2 weeks.

II. Insertion of the Abutment, and Impression Taking: An abutment is fitted after the bone has healed around the implant. The abutment acts as the support post and connector between the implant and the artificial tooth (crown).

III. Insertion of the Crown (Tooth) Your dentist will check that the implant has integrated and is strong enough to support chewing forces. The crown is then attached on top of the abutment. Most of the time the Crown and the Abutment are attached to the Implant Fixture using a screw, this allow easy retrieval of the suprastructure for maintenance in the future.

3 Staged Treatment

I. Insertion of the implant: The dentist will prepare a site in the gum and bone and a cylindrical shaped implant is installed into the bone. Stitches are removed after 2 weeks.

II. Insertion of the Abutment, and Impression Taking: An abutment is fitted after the bone has healed around the implant. The abutment acts as the support post and connector between the implant and the artificial tooth (crown).

III. Insertion of the Crown (Tooth) Your dentist will check that the implant has integrated and is strong enough to support chewing forces. The crown is then attached on top of the abutment. Most of the time the Crown and the Abutment are attached to the Implant Fixture using a screw, this allow easy retrieval of the suprastructure for maintenance in the future.

Maintenance

So how long dose a dental implant last?
Our answer is: it will last as long as your other teeth do!

Dental implant crowns are typically 3x-10x stronger in strength than your normal enamel; they are made out of ceramic and metal, hence immune to dental decays. However, dental implants are threaded structures, which means they are prone, as your normal teeth would be, to periodontal diseases (in this case they are called peri-implantitis). Therefore you still need to perform oral hygiene practices.

Our dentist will give you full instruction of how to look after your dental implant, and your teeth in general. We recommend a 6-monthly checkup and clean regimen, at which our dentist can give your teeth a full scale and clean, as well as maintaining your dental implant. We give all our implants a 5 year warranty as long as patients keep to the maintenance schedule.

 


Disclaimer: Information on this page is adapted from the Australian Dental Association Inc.
Medical and Detnal conditions are complex, you should not rely on information provided here for self-diagnosis and treatment/prescription