Among the cosmetic dental treatments offered by Sunshine Dental Group is the increasingly common dental Implants. Read on and watch the video below to learn how dental implants can help you achieve a healthy mouth and an attractive smile:
For over 40 years, dental implants have been used successfully in millions of people worldwide who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, trauma or injury, or any other reason. Dental Implants are one of the most successful and aesthetically pleasing ways of replacing missing teeth with a high success rate.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a strong, small titanium screw which is placed into prepared sites in the jawbone(s), replacing the root of the missing tooth or teeth. After a short healing period, the bone grows onto the surface of the implant (a process known as osseointegration) so it can anchor a replacement tooth, typically a crown, pontic or bridge, securely to the implant.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- They look, feel and function just like natural teeth.
- Dental implants prevent the need to sacrifice healthy tooth structure from adjacent teeth as is required for a traditional bridge. There is no need to grind down adjacent healthy teeth.
- Dental implants allow you to eat and speak with comfort and confidence. Not having to cover up holes in your smile with your hand, and eliminating the discomfort associated with dentures. Smiling and laughing are for the good times and should be enjoyed with confidence.
- Time-tested results: for over 40 years, dental implants have been used successfully in millions of people worldwide as a treatment option for missing teeth. Success rates are extremely high and thirty-year studies report that with the right oral and general health, 95% success rates are achievable.
What is Involved in the Implant Procedure?
- A thorough examination: During this FREE initial consultation, the dentist will perform a thorough dental examination, take photographs and x-rays of your dentition and discuss the treatment options. You will be asked to have a bone scan of the relevant jaw bone prior to your second visit.
- Inserting the dental implant: The dental implant is placed into the jawbone. This is performed under local or general anaesthetic (depending on the situation) at our surgery. Instructions for postoperative care are given. Healing time depends on bone quantity, quality and the clinical situation.
- Attaching the abutment: Once the implant has become osseointegrated, it is uncovered and an abutment attached to it.
- Fitting the false tooth: Your new artificial tooth or teeth is attached to the dental implant.