Dental Implants at Sunbury, Gisborne, Diggers Rest
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Tooth loss is never ideal for either appearance or optimum oral health. At Sunbury Dental House, our dentists strive to protect and preserve natural teeth, whenever possible. In some cases, however, removing a damaged or diseased tooth may be the best way to protect patient health.
In these cases, we will go over tooth replacement options to complete smiles and promote greater comfort when speaking, eating and smiling.
Many patients opt for dental implant treatment because it offers a convenient and health-focused solution unavailable with dental bridges or dentures. We offer gentle dental implant treatment by our experienced dentists.
An Explanation of Dental Implant Treatment
Dental implants are small titanium posts designed to integrate with natural jawbone over the period of several months. Placing a dental implant requires oral surgery, which most patients tolerate well.
After placing the dental implant post and allowing time for the bone to stabilise and heal, we will place an abutment atop the dental implant, which will provide a base to support a custom dental implant crown.
Our dentists will design a dental implant crown that fits well with the adjacent teeth and opposing bite and matches the appearance of natural teeth.
Why Choose Dental Implants
Losing a tooth may create a host of other dental conditions that affect oral health. Bone loss, teeth movement and facial sagging are all problems that commonly develop due to tooth loss.
Since a dental implant closely mimics natural teeth in both appearance and function, it can slow down or stop the bone loss that often accompanies tooth loss. Since it is non-removable, it will not shift during eating or speaking.
Filling the gap after tooth loss, whether with a dental implant or bridge, can aid in the prevention of teeth shifting and malocclusion, or bite dysfunction, in the future.
Determining if Dental Implant Treatment Is Appropriate for You
Before beginning treatment, Dr Yong will evaluate bone density to determine if it is sufficient enough to support a dental implant. If bone loss exists, treatment such as sinus augmentation and bone grafting may improve bone density, making it possible to proceed with dental implant treatment.
Healthy gums are also essential to successful dental implants. We will treat any underlying oral conditions prior to beginning dental implant treatment, improving the overall prognosis for dental implant success.