Dental Implants in Chatswood
Are you missing a tooth?
You’ve probably been carefully considering your options. You might also have heard about dental implants and been wondering if this solution is right for you.
Dental implants are a long-term solution to the problem of missing teeth. Unlike dentures, they are permanent and secure. Unlike bridges, they don’t require alterations to existing healthy teeth. Implants have an impressive success rate and make it possible for people to once again smile widely and enjoy all their favorite foods.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is the tooth replacement option that looks, feels, and functions the most like your own natural teeth.
What makes an implant different from other tooth replacement solutions is the titanium screw, which is surgically placed into the jaw bone and functions rather like an artificial root. This screw provides the implant restoration with its stability and security, as well as some of its biggest benefits.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Implants have a number of advantages, including:
- Replaces gaps with a lifelike-looking porcelain crown
- Allows for comfortable and confident smiles and laughter
- Prevents teeth from shifting or tipping over, preserving the integrity of your bite
- Prevents the bone loss that occurs with tooth loss by mimicking the bone-preserving action of natural tooth roots
- Preserves the appearance of the face by providing support to the lips and cheeks to avoid an aging “sunken” appearance
- Improves the fit and security of full dentures by providing a stable support
Are Implants Right for You?
The key requirement for dental implants is that you have enough healthy bone structure to support the implant. If you do not, however, other options are available to help treat this problem, including bone grafts.
If you are under 18 or you smoke, a dental implant is not right for you. We’ll discuss your other options.
Implant Restoration Options
Single missing teeth are often replaced with a single implant that is topped with a porcelain crown. If you are missing multiple, teeth, however, you might be concerned about the cost of replacing each individual tooth with an implant. Fortunately, other options are available.
If you are missing two or three teeth in a row, we can look at an implant-secured bridge. Unlike traditional bridges that are held in place by crowns affixed to the adjacent healthy teeth, the unit will be held in place by an implant, which means that healthy teeth will not need to be altered or adjusted.
If you are missing all the teeth on your upper or lower arch, we can discuss implant-supported dentures. Just a few strategically placed implants can give you the support you need to securely hold your denture in place, preventing the slips that are so often associated with dentures.
Call to Learn More about Your Options
Ready to learn more about dental implants? Call Chatswood Dental Associates today to schedule a consultation and evaluation. Using our high-tech 3-D x-ray, we can check your bone density and plan treatment for precise results.
We’re looking forward to discussing your options with you and helping restore your smile.