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Dental Implants in South Plympton, SA
If you are struggling with one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be a solution. Replacing missing teeth with this modern alternative can help protect your smile from bone loss and stop remaining teeth from shifting.
Shifting teeth can change your bite pattern, which changes the look of your smile and poses a risk to the health of your teeth. It makes them more susceptible to damage, such as fractures, and can make chewing more difficult due to an unstable bite.
By replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, we can promote healthy bone stimulation and provide the support your smile needs to maintain its shape and health. Dr. Christine Brzezniak of Cross Road Dental has received advanced implant training from the California Implant Institute, combining her compassion for her patients with her dedication to providing them with advanced, effective solutions.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Natural Look, Feel and Function
- Healthy Bone Stimulation
- Maintain Your Natural Face Shape
- No Messy Pastes or Adhesives
- Normal Dental Care Routine
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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a modern tooth replacement solution that use permanent fixtures and dental crowns to replace as little as one tooth, or a full arch of teeth. Implants imitate natural teeth and can be taken care of with a standard oral hygiene routine, so they are a simple and effective solution.
Patients who have missing teeth will find the dental implant based solution a superior alternative to dentures or bridges. The functionality of the teeth is completely restored with implants and there are no side effects such as difficulty in speaking or chewing, as with dentures. With implants, you also never have to worry about them slipping out of your mouth. An implant is as good as your natural tooth, and it can last a very long time provided you care for it adequately.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant will have good general and oral health. Minimum bone density is also required, because the implant is directly fixed into the jaw bone.
If you are a good candidate, you will have:
- No signs of gum disease
- Adequate jaw bone density
- No health concerns to compromise healing
What makes a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is fixed into the jaw bone and it integrates with the surrounding bone structure. The following are the components of an implant:
- Implant Fixture – A titanium post that implants into the jaw bone and integrates to provide natural stimulation like that of natural tooth roots.
- Abutment – A connector that attaches the dental crown to the implant.
- Crown – A natural-looking crown that connects to the abutment and imitates the feel and function of a natural tooth.
The surgical process itself that is required to fix the implant is relatively minor and would require only local anesthesia. The procedure can be completed within an hour. The implant is gently slid into the area of the bone where a tooth root would normally be present. After the surgery, there will be a short healing period where the titanium root permanently integrates with the surrounding bone structure. After the healing is complete, the implant is topped by a dental crown that is custom made to match the colour and appearance of the surrounding teeth.
Implants are a highly viable option for treating missing teeth, and it has a high rate of success.
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Come consult with us about your dental needs, whether they are restorative, general, or cosmetic. Our dental implants may be a great way for you to bring back your confidence and create a healthier smile. Call Cross Road Dental to schedule your visit today!