Dental Implants: What Are They?
When you are in need of a replacement tooth and its root, a dental implant is the best solution for a near natural, stable alternative. A titanium or zirconium screw holds a replacement tooth (denture or bridge) in place which then fuses to the jawbone, resulting in a tooth (or teeth), that look & feel just like your own. Dental implants can also be colour matched, don’t affect your adjacent teeth, may last a lifetime with proper care & attention, and have a success rate of up to 98%.
Dental Implant Success
Although an excellent substitute for missing teeth, dental implants importantly require healthy gums and sufficient bone to secure and fuse the implant to the jawbone. You’ll need to be committed to good oral hygiene including brushing & flossing in addition to regular dental visits. If you have suffered from diabetes, heart disease or other chronic disorders you’ll also need to be evaluated on a case by case basis – so discuss with one of our dentists if dental implants are appropriate for you.
What Are Dental Implant Benefits?
There are many benefits to using dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth which consequently improve the quality of life. These improvements include
Your dental implant process begins with the development of an individualized treatment plan to determine the implant option best suited to your needs.
Are You Replacing A Single Tooth? - One implant & one crown are suitable for this
Are You Replacing Several Teeth? - Implant supported dental bridges are suitable to replace multiple teeth
Are You Replacing All of Your Teeth? - An implant supported bridge or full denture is suitable to replace all teeth
Dental Implant Planning & Treatment
The process of dental implants involves 4 steps for the replacement of missing teeth
Periodic follow-up visits will also be scheduled with our dentists to monitor the health of your implant, teeth and gums.
Although your replacement teeth are man-made, after the surgery it is important to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, with brushing and flossing routines still applying.
What Should You Do Now?
Implants are often preferable to bridges due to their longevity, preservation of bone, lack of decay & superior aesthetic outcomes. So if you are considering an optimum long term solution to replace a tooth or teeth lost following an accident, gum infection or decay contact us for more information.
Hobsonville Point Dental
160 Hobsonville Point Road, Hobsonville Point, Auckland 0618
09 320 0504 email@example.com