A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is always placed into the bone of the mandible or maxilla to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It technically acts like the root of a tooth and once it has bonded to the bone, a crown, bridge or denture can then be attached to it to provide stable support for all normal mouth functions.
Dr Basil works in conjunction with a specialist surgeon (periodontist) who will place the implant. This is the most critical step so Dr Basil places you in the hands of his specialist that he has worked with for over 20 years. They will place the implant in the best position possible so the crown on top looks and functions the best it can and delivers a long-lasting outcome for patients.
Dental implants become like your natural teeth over time and provide incomparable functionality and visual appeal. They also provide many benefits for patients who are seeking a solution to the issues that a missing tooth can create, including:
- Restore chewing functionality and enhanced speech and taste
- They have an aesthetically appealing facial outcome
- Help preserve the remaining bone structure surrounding the missing tooth or teeth
- Help prevent a hollowed look
- They are decidedly comfortable
Natural looking and comfortable, the dental implants are typically used if a tooth has been extracted or has been knocked out. Dental implants can be placed in most areas of the gums where teeth are missing to help you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you enjoy and reduce the need for ongoing dental work. You can also expect improved oral health and confidence. Dental implants are durable and with good care, they can last a lifetime.
But not every gap needs to have an implant, which is why every case is different and all issues need to be considered. A dental implant procedure may not be the right treatment for you and is not the only way to replace missing teeth, which Dr Basil can explain at your initial appointment. He will also talk with you about the advantages and disadvantages of dental implants so that you can make an informed decision.
Call Dr Basil 07 3391 4366 today and book an appointment.