Ask Our Dentists about Dental Implants
Dental Implants are the most permanent solution for a missing tooth or teeth.
Replacing your missed or lost tooth? Well, there are a few dental options that include:
- Partial Dentures
- Full Dentures
- Dental Bridges
A dental implant is a lasting solution for a missing tooth. For some patients, dental implants last a lifetime. Missing teeth can also be treated with a denture procedure but dental implants are a much more natural-looking dental procedure. You can replace the teeth you have lost with a dental implant treatment by our dental implant dentists in Brisbane.
Some patients find living without one or more teeth unhealthy and painful. Some other patients may find that their missing teeth are affecting their level of confidence. They are not confident to speak and smile. Dentures and dental bridges can help in filling the gap however sometimes they do not feel as natural as the original teeth.
Your dentist may recommend you a dental implant solution. With a dental implant, the missing tooth can be replaced with a solution that is more durable and natural-looking.
Here we try to answer the most frequent questions about dental implants in Pure Dentistry:
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant has three parts, a post, a connector and a crown. The dental implant is a permanent tooth that is artificial and is used to replace a missing tooth or is used by the dentist to hold a denture in its place.
The post of the implant stimulates the root of the tooth and is placed into the jaw bone.
The connector, also known as the abutment is placed on top of the implant post.
The Dental Crown is the top part of the implant. it gives the dental implant a natural-tooth-looking appearance.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Value in investment because unlike bridges and dentures they do not require replacement after a few years.
Dental implants prevent dental shifting.
Dental implants prevent bone loss and consequently prevent change in the shape of your face because of bone loss.
Pure Dentistry Dental implant looks like and feels like a natural tooth. Most of our patients in Brisbane have selected the dental implants to restore their chewing ability after missing a tooth. Many people use dental implants to enhance their health and their self-esteem. The best solution to restore a lost tooth is dental implant, per many dentists in Brisbane.
Dental implants are a great way to prevent bone loss. When a tooth is lost, the bone near the missing tooth starts to recede and dissolve away because it is not required to support the tooth in there. The impact of losing the bone will eventually affect the shape of your face and the impact of losing bone is not limited to just your mouth. The good news with dental implants is that it reversed the bone loss. Your implant dentist will check that you have enough bone so that it can support the implant post.
When it comes to finding the best solution for a missing tooth, most of the dentists in Brisbane recommend dental implants because compared to a dental bridge, a dental implant preserves remaining teeth. A dental bridge can prevent dental shifting however, the disadvantage of a dental bridge is that it requires the dentist to cut down the healthy teeth near the missing teeth so that they can be used as anchors for the dental bridge. Some dentists in Brisbane prefer dental bridges to dental implants perhaps because a dental bridge is an easier procedure compared to dental implant. however, the fact is that with a dental implant, the dentist is not required to cut down the teeth next to the missing tooth.
Sometimes, depending on the patient circumstances, a dental bridge may be a fitter option compared to a dental implant. Dental bridges are a good option for patients who cannot undergo minor surgery procedures.
Dental implant vs Dentures
Dentures can help you prevent dental shifting (shift in the location of teeth because of a missed tooth). But dentures do not prevent bone loss. With dentures, you are still at the risk of bone loss and a change in the shape of your face. Dental implants however prevent bone loss. Many dentists believe that currently, dental implants are the best permanent tooth replacement solution.
Is dental implant treatment a dental surgery procedure?
Yes. The post of the tooth implant is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. In a few months, the implant post begins to bond to the jaw bone. The surgery starts to heal with the post inside the jaw bone. Once healed, a natural tooth-looking crown is connected onto the post connector. With your dental implant, you can eat, speak and brush just like your own natural teeth.
Tooth Extraction before dental implant
Unfortunately, some tooth cannot be salvaged after an accident for example or when the tooth is decayed very seriously. At Pure Dentistry dental clinic in upper mt Gravatt, our emergency dentists offer tooth extraction in a gentle and sometimes quick procedure. Our dentists are very experienced in tooth removal and use technique rather than force.
Our dentists are very gentle in tooth extraction; they rely on leverage not excessive force. The dentists are trained to use special tools and apply the exact amount of pressure against the tooth. With this tooth extraction technique, some teeth pop out in less than a minute.
Once the badly damaged tooth is removed by the dentist, our implant dentist can start the dental implant procedure.
Which patients are not good candidate for a dental implant?
A dental implant is not recommended for pregnant women. Most dentists in Brisbane do not recommend a dental implant to young people because the jawbone development needs to complete before a dental implant can be used.
Your dentist will check the jawbone to ensure sufficient bone is available.
Dental implant for a reasonable price near mt Gravatt
The out of the pocket cost of the implant depends on your health fund dental insurance cover. The need for other dental procedures like bone grafting or tooth extraction can also affect the price of a dental implant.
Dental implants require a dentist to undergo extensive extra training and use quality dental materials. This tends to increase the cost of dental implant treatment. A dental implant is a great investment in your health. Shop around in quality dental clinics in the Mount Gravatt area and get prices. There is always a lower price for dental implants in Brisbane.
In addition to the price factor, most importantly, make sure that the implant dentist is well trained and is interested in a “long-term success” of your dental implant because, unlike dental crowns and fillings, a dental implant is a permanent fixture in the mouth and it is important that they stay healthy.
At Pure Dentistry, we use automated systems and modern equipment to keep our overhead costs down. We work hard to provide our patients with the most reasonable prices in Mount Gravatt area. Our prices are competitive in 4122 area without compromising the quality of service. If you would like to know more about the cost of dental implants book a consultation with our dentist.
Are you considering the cost of a dental implant?
In your dental implant consultation, our implant dentist can check your suitability for a dental implant procedure and then provide you with a quote.
Dental Implants: Information
A Dental Implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root placed into the dental arch. The Implant can be used to support a single crown or a dental bridge. Implants are placed into the bone where the roots of the natural teeth are, placement is determined by the nature of the final restoration, and is made of medical-grade titanium. The main advantages of Implants are that they can replace missing teeth without restoration or involvement of the adjacent teeth, and they can function and look like natural teeth.
The stages involved in Dental Implant procedures are:
Implant Consultation, Assessment, Record Taking and Measurements
This is the most important phase of treatment to ensure the maximum success of the treatment. It may involve interviews, health assessments, clinical examinations, photographs, diagnostic models, and x-rays to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan. It is imperative that there is enough space for the Dental Implant, therefore several types of diagnostic imaging & several X-rays may be required. Different types of imaging that may be required include Cone Beam CT (3-D X-Ray), periapical radiographs, and OPG.
A thorough scale & clean will be required. The health of the surrounding dental tissues is required for the success of the Implant. This includes ensuring there is no soft or hard tissue disease such as decay and periodontal disease, including periodontal disease, and the presence of broken or infected teeth. These need to be dealt with before Implants are embarked upon and other preventative measures may need to be implemented. Temporarily bonded teeth may need to be removed. Bone augmentation may also be required to ensure sufficient bone for implant placement.
Surgical Placement of the Implant and Temporisation
The placement of the implant may be at the time of tooth removal or 10-16 weeks later, again depending upon the nature of the final restoration. The implant is placed under local anaesthesia. The prophylactic antibiotic cover is usually required. Depending upon the individual case, a temporary crown may or may not be placed.
If a two-stage procedure is decided upon, the implant will either be stitched around or covered by the gum. A second minor surgical procedure will then be performed 12-26 weeks later.
Some discomfort associated with the surgical stage is to be expected, usually similar to that of a simple extraction.
The final restoration/s is/are usually porcelain crown/s or bridges. These are attached to the Implant via a form of Implant abutment. Several appointments are usually required for this stage for preparation and insertion.
Review and Maintenance
For the success of the implant and final restoration, it is imperative that they are reviewed. A review of the Dental Implant is scheduled for 2 weeks postoperatively. Also, regular check-ups need to be maintained. After placement of the final restoration, a review is required 1 week after, then every three months for 12 months. Regular dental check-ups and cleaning need to be maintained for the life of the Implant to ensure success.
Research has shown implant integration to be successful in over 95% of cases. There are many types and sizes of implants and these are chosen based on individual cases. Dental Implants need to integrate with the body in order to be successful. Biological acceptance by the body relies on several factors so it is important that any predisposing factors are addressed. Although it is impossible to predict the longevity of each individual Implant, factors that may be related are overall general health, nutrition, oral hygiene and tobacco use.