Dental Implants in Eatons Hill

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are the best alternative to natural teeth and we are proud to offer them as a treatment option for our patients. Implants are designed to fill in a gap left by a missing or extracted tooth, allowing you to restore your bite, eat comfortably, prevent bone loss, maintain the shape of your face, enable natural speech and maintain the alignment of your natural teeth.
A dental implant is a surgical component that connects with the bone of the jaw to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown or bridge. The titanium pin is surgically implanted in the jaw bone and serves as an anchor for the crown. Over time, and as you heal, this post fuses with the natural bone matter in your jaw, helping to create a long-lasting and reliable foundation for your new tooth.
As a result, multiple visits are required during the replacement phase, as the body needs time to heal and complete the “fusing” or osseointegration process before the crown is attached. Denture implants or All-On-Four implants are also a choice for those requiring multiple teeth replacement.
dental implants in eatons hill
dental implants in eatons hill

Why do I need an implant?

Untreated missing teeth can lead to bone loss, jaw recession, shifting of teeth, increased risk of tooth decay, and can cause more teeth to require extraction. In addition, leaving a gap can alter the shape of your face and lead to sacrificed muscular support and in turn, premature ageing. Dental implants will provide a strong foundation in order to support your jaw and mouth, providing stability, function and restoring the shape and contouring of your jaw.

How long does a dental implant last?

The longevity of the implant will depend on a number of factors like your health, the quality of your dental hygiene and your dental pressure, such as the amount of dental chewing you eat and drink, in your everyday dental activities. Practicing good dental health is always advisable, regardless of whether or not you require dental implant surgery. No dental treatment can be guaranteed forever, but follow the advice of your dentist and your dental implants will have a long life expectancy.
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