Do you have missing teeth or unstable dentures? As well as restoring your smile, dental implants are the top choice for dramatically improving the things we often take for granted like eating and talking. If you would like to learn more including Implant Surgery and Crowns on implants, contact our friendly staff at Jacobson Dental Group in Bentleigh Melbourne. Make an appointment with one of our dental implant professionals today to discuss whetherimplant dentistry is right for you.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
Dental implants surgery involves the surgical placement of artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile! To learn more about the surprising affordable cost of dental implants and procedures, contact us at Jacobson Dental Group in in Bentleigh Melbourne to make an appointment with one of our experienced dental practitioners today!
Crowns on Implants
Get a fresh start! When crowns are fixed to an implant structure you enjoy an extra layer of security. Why? Because you get peace of mind that the foundation of the implant has not been through years of use and in some cases trauma. When the crown requires maintenance it is simply unscrewed, modified and screwed back on. Voila!
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.
If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.