Do you have a gap in your smile from a lost or damaged tooth? You may be wondering what your options are for restoring your smile. Traditionally a denture plate or bridge may be suggested, but newer technology exists in the form of dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are surgical screws, most often made of titanium, that are screwed into the jawbone. The screw is designed to replace the roots of the missing tooth and act as an anchor for a crown. Over time, the bone grows around the screw until it becomes part of the jaw, once healed, a crown is placed over the top of the screw. Providing a permanent solution for missing teeth.
The process for a dental implant can take some months to complete. However once done, it provides a long-lasting, comfortable solution for missing teeth.
Why Choose A Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a fantastic option for anyone looking to restore both the look and function of their smile. Missing teeth can impact your self confidence, but also your ability to properly bite and chew, leading to uneven wear and pain in surrounding teeth.
Dental implants require no special cleaning, storage or upkeep and allow you to enjoy your smile as close to its natural state as possible. It is important to discuss dental implants in detail with a qualified and experienced dentist. As with all procedures, it does come with risks and it is not an instant solution.
At AlexandraHills Dental our fully qualified dentists can walk you through your options and help you decide what is best for your smile. We have many years of experience in successfully carrying out dental implant procedures and restoring smiles.
Contact the team at Alexandra Hills Dental today on 07 3824 4488 and begin your journey to a healthier, more functional smile.