If you’ve lost a tooth or teeth, it can impact your confidence. Dentist Robina implants can replace missing teeth and help you smile again.
Missing teeth can cause your surrounding teeth to shift and deteriorate in health, which can result in a poorly-functioning bite. A bad bite can also cause headaches, jaw pain and even TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems.
Dental implants are an alternative to dentures and bridges for the treatment of missing teeth, providing a more natural-looking option. They can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth or an entire row of teeth.
The best candidates for dental implants are patients who have a healthy gum line, good oral hygiene, and enough bone in their jaws to support the implant. In addition, they need to commit to oral care and regularly visit their dentist for checkups and cleanings.
Your dentist will evaluate your mouth and take X-rays of your upper and lower jaws to assess your overall health, including how much bone you have in each area. If you have a low amount of bone, you may need a bone graft or sinus lift before implants can be placed.
It’s important to note that the bone and tissue in your jaw need time to heal, and some people have a harder time healing than others. Your dentist will discuss the recovery process with you and give you guidance to get your implant placed in as little time as possible.
Once the healing process is complete, a small screw is placed into your bone and your replacement tooth will be attached to it. It’s called osseointegration, and it can take months for the implant to fully integrate with your jawbone.
A strong and stable structure, implants are designed to look and function like your natural teeth. They will restore your smile, your bite and your ability to chew and speak with comfort and confidence.
You can be sure that a well-placed dental implant will last a lifetime when it is properly taken care of. Proper daily oral hygiene, a good diet, and regular visits to your dentist can help you keep your implants clean and functioning properly for years to come.
If you are considering getting a dental implant, talk to your MDA member dentist about your options. They will carefully evaluate your oral health, your lifestyle, and your goals before recommending implants.
The most important step is determining whether you are a candidate for implants. The best way to learn for sure is to set up an appointment with one of our dentists, who can evaluate your oral health and discuss the benefits of replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
Those who have diabetes, leukemia, cancer or other chronic diseases that place them at risk of infection should not consider implants. In addition, patients who have had radiation therapy to the head and neck region should not undergo surgery for dental implants, as it can slow the healing process down.