If you are considering dental implants, healthy gums and bone are required to support the implant.
If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, a bone graft may be necessary.
Implants are usually more expensive than other types of tooth replacement but they are regarded by the dental profession as the “gold standard” way to replace missing teeth due to having the best long term prognosis and are the closest thing to a natural tooth.
Dental implants provide the most reliable and life-like treatment option for a missing tooth. They look and feel like a normal tooth.
Replacing missing teeth will help to improve your eating, speaking and appearance of your smile.
Beyond this, gaps left by missing teeth may cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJD) disorders.
Dental implants also have the additional benefit that they do not have to be anchored to other teeth like bridges and partial dentures.
Good oral health habits are required to maintain an implant and your teeth in good condition.
To ensure the long-term health of the implant:
- Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste;
- Flossing daily;
- A healthy, well balanced diet with limited sugary snacks between meals; and
- Regular 6 monthly dental examinations and cleanings are essential.
Implants can be lost due to infections that begin in the surrounding gums and spread down to the bone anchoring the implant.
At Sunrise Dental Care, we offer the latest techniques and technologies in the field of dental implants. As part of our aim to deliver great value and high quality dental care, we offer dental implant treatment from $3500 (this includes implant and crown, price dependent on circumstances and confirmed by consultation).