Dental Implants

Is a missing tooth spoiling your smile?

Dental implants serve as the perfect replacement solution for missing teeth! They function, feel, and appear like natural teeth and provide an advantage over other tooth replacement options. Dental implants do not depend on adjacent teeth, metal clasps, or adhesive gels for support. Instead, they bond with the jawbone, mimicking a natural tooth root.

To discover the numerous advantages of dental implants, arrange a consultation with our team at Freshwater Dental. We're here to assist you in reclaiming a complete and stunning smile. Get in touch with our friendly team on (02) 9905 2022 today.

Types of Dental Implants

Various types of dental implants are available. Following an in-depth examination, we'll recommend the most suitable one based on your specific requirements.

Who Can Benefit From Dental Implants?

Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth. Made of surgical grade titanium, implants can be either spherical cylinders or screw-like in shape. A part of the implant projects through the gums, enabling the attachment of artificial teeth, typically a crown or bridge.

To hold a full or partial denture, the implant might feature a ball-shaped head. The underside of the denture corresponds with a socket and a rubber O-ring, which locks onto the implant, securing the denture in place. Like non-implant-supported dentures, these can be removed for cleaning your denture and gums.

Single Tooth Replacement

If you need to replace a single tooth, dental implants serve as an efficient solution. Traditional bridge work involves trimming down adjacent teeth for bridge support, making them prone to decay and potential loss. As a modern alternative, dental implants conserve the bone and gum tissues surrounding the implant site and do not affect neighbouring teeth. They offer numerous advantages over other forms of tooth replacements due to their durable material and natural appearance and feel.

Multiple Teeth Implants

Replacing Multiple Teeth with a Fixed Bridge

If more than one tooth is missing or damaged, multiple dental implants may be needed for an implant-supported bridge. This method sidesteps the inconvenience associated with partial dentures, as it doesn’t require metallic clasps. Fixed bridges result in superior aesthetics and don't affect adjacent teeth. Additional benefits include the restoration of oral functionality and prevention of remaining teeth shifting. The outcome is a convenient solution that enhances life quality and promotes oral health.

Support and Retention of a Complete Denture

Dental implants are the most efficient method to retain and support a complete denture, particularly for the lower jaw. Ill-fitting dentures impact the ability to chew and speak. This process involves two to four dental implants with attachments or a bar to keep the denture securely in place. The procedure does not adversely affect your teeth and jaw function, ensuring comfortable eating and smiling.

Fixed Restoration of a Completely Edentulous Jaw

Patients with a completely edentulous jaw (completely toothless) can now bypass the trouble associated with removable dentures. Supported by eight or more implants, a fixed restoration (a bridge) is the ultimate solution for those wishing to enhance their chewing ability and enjoy a better quality of life.

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