At Harris Dental Boutique in Bargara we offer our patients a healthy and long-lasting solution to tooth loss
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically inserted into your jaw. The implant is made from titanium, a biocompatible metal that your body is unlikely to reject.
Did You Know…
Did you know that last month a study was published showing that dental implants are currently the most popular restorative dental treatment for replacing missing teeth?
The study analysed 10 years’ worth of material on dental implants and found that not only are they the healthiest choice for your mouth but that in the long run they are also the most cost-effective.
Dental implants are the healthiest choice because they act as a natural tooth root for a prosthetic tooth. By replacing the tooth root, this ensures the continuing health of your gums and jaw. A natural-looking prosthetic tooth is attached to the dental implant which fills the gap and allows you to eat normally.
As far as costs go, dental implants are—long-term—the most cost-effective treatment for missing teeth. There are several reasons for this:
- The implants themselves are a permanent solution to missing teeth—once you’ve got the implant you won’t need another.
When we say that a dental implant is permanent this is assuming that you maintain the health of your teeth and gums. If proper oral hygiene is not maintained than we cannot guarantee the ongoing health of your dental implant and prosthetic tooth
- The maintenance of dental implants is straightforward: all you need to do to maintain the health of your implant and prosthetic teeth is continue a healthy oral hygiene routine. This just means brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing at least once a day, drinking plenty of water and visiting Harris Dental Boutique for regular dental check-ups.
When you visit us for a dental check-up we’ll thoroughly examine your oral health and our hygienist can clean your teeth—this is the kind of clean your teeth cannot get from brushing and flossing.
What is involved with dental implants…
Getting dental implants usually takes 3 appointments. The first appointment is a consultation for us to discuss with you the various stages of the dental implant treatment. The second appointment is when the titanium implant will be surgically inserted into your jaw.
It will be upwards of 3 months before your jaw has healed around the implant. Once it has you’ll have your third appointment. The third appointment is where a prosthetic tooth or multiple teeth can be placed onto the implant, or the dentures are locked into place.
The time it takes for your jaw to heal around the implant will vary for a number of reasons:
- Quality and quantity of the bone
- Whether the implant is being inserted into the upper or lower jaw
- The difficulty (or lack thereof) of the individual situation.
The best way to find out if dental implants are for you is to come in and see a Harris Dental Boutique dentist who can discuss what options are best for you.
Dental implants Bargara
For more information on our dental implants, or to book an appointment at our conveniently located dental practice in Bargara, please do not hesitate to contact us.