Those who suffer from missing teeth can benefit from dental implant treatment at Aesthetic Smiles. Dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth and secure other forms of tooth restoration, such as crowns and dentures. They are also used for the stabilisation of artificial tooth restorations for optimum comfort and security. Patients with dentures are likely to suffer over time due to changes in their oral contours and the slip of the teeth, but for this there is now the chance to combine dental implants with dentures for improved stability.
Dental implants serve as replacement tooth roots for those who have lost teeth due to trauma, decay or gum disease. Made of titanium posts dental implants are inserted through the gum tissue into small custom-drilled spaces in the jaw bone. The dental implants are designed to fuse with the jaw bone through a process called osseointegration.
Permanent dental implants are fitted and a tooth restoration, usually a porcelain crown or denture, will be fixed to the dental implant on either the upper or lower arch of teeth. Dental implants can support partial or full dentures for greater retention, and bridges may also be secured with dental implants.
The condition of the individual's jaw bone will determine suitability for dental implant treatment. Our clinician needs to assess oral health for appropriateness of dental implant treatment. Not everyone is suitable for dental implant treatment. Unsuitable candidates include those who have extremely narrow jaw bones or have little space available between the jaw bone and the sinus cavity.
Dental implants provide patients with a safe, secure and effective method of replacing teeth. They do not require any special cleaning techniques and can last for a number of years if taken care of properly.