At North Brisbane Dental Clinic, we believe that preventing dental diseases is preferable to treating them. We incorporate the latest preventive treatment procedures such as professional dental cleanings, diagnostic x-rays, and gum treatments to prevent tooth loss.
Even with the best of intentions, tooth loss is sometimes unavoidable. When patients face tooth loss or extractions, we are here to provide solutions for missing teeth.
One of the most popular choices is dental implants because of their many health and cosmetic benefits.
How Dental Implants Work
Rather than simply filling the gap left by a missing tooth, dental implants provide a lifelike option to replace the entire tooth. The dental implant post is made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal that integrates with your natural bone to replace the tooth’s root.
The benefit of this full integration is that it prevents bone loss, which is common with tooth loss.
The dental implant crown secures to the dental implant post and replaces the actual tooth. We design dental implant crowns to match your existing teeth in both shape and colour for an aesthetic look.
The Dental Implant Process
Step One – Planning for Your Dental Implant
Dental implant treatment requires proper planning. We will begin by evaluating your health and bone density to ensure that your bone can support a dental implant. We will also take impressions for your implant crown to ensure that it fits and functions properly.
Step Two – Your Dental Implant Surgery
Precise placement of the dental implant is essential to the success of treatment. Most patients recover from dental implant surgery easily and report little discomfort. If slight swelling or post-treatment discomfort occurs, our dentists will prescribe any necessary anti-inflammatory pain medication.
Step Three – Healing and Integration
The healing process is an important step in the dental implant procedure so that the implant can support the load from chewing.
Healing and integration usually takes about 3 to 6 months and is prolonged for patients who smoke or use tobacco.
Step Four – Dental Implant Crown
The crown replaces your tooth and restores the chewing surface. It is the final step in the dental implant process. Each crown is a custom-designed restoration to fit and function like a natural tooth.
Caring for Your Dental Implant
One of the many benefits of dental implants is that you care for them just like natural teeth. A good home care routine that includes proper brushing and flossing combined with professional exams and cleanings in our dental clinic is the best insurance for your smile.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
If you would like to learn more about how dental implants are improving oral health, contact our clinic to arrange a booking. We look forward to helping you find a solution so you can smile confidently and eat the foods you love.