We have the next best alternative to missing teeth!
Know more about dental implants near Springvale!
Infection, injury or decay can sometimes result in the loss of teeth, which in turn can result in a loss of self-esteem. It can feel rather conspicuous to smile with spaces from missing teeth showing while smiling. Moreover, missing teeth can come in the way of chewing and speaking as well.
Dental implants are a wonderful restorative modality to replace these missing teeth, and are considered to be the next best alternative to natural teeth. However, this is often the last option employed in the case of damaged or injured teeth, and is only used when they cannot be saved with other types of dental treatments.
What are dental implants?
Put simply, dental implants are artificial replacements for missing teeth. At J.E. Dental, we use titanium implants, which are in the shape of a tiny screw to serve as the root and support for your new tooth. This is used in conjunction with dental crowns to replace the complete form and function of a natural tooth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or even multiple teeth. They are a long-term prosthetic solution, and are often preferred to having dentures.
What can you expect during the procedure?
Getting dental implants is a surgical procedure, which is performed in our clinic under local anaesthesia. This procedure entails implanting a small titanium screw into the jawbone, which will become the root for the replacement tooth. This process usually takes a couple of hours per tooth, and involves some downtime. In case of regular dental implants, the implant will take anywhere between three to six months to integrate with the surrounding jawbone to form a stronger foundation for the new tooth.