There are many reasons why you may lose a tooth. You may have knocked out a tooth playing sport, you could have experienced significant decay which required extraction, or you could have contracted a disease which resulted in your tooth falling out. A dental implant is the ideal solution to fill in a gap left by a missing tooth.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is comprised of two main components: the implant itself and the dental implant crown. The dental implant is a small titanium piece which is inserted into he place where you tooth once remained. This is done so that the titanium can integrate with the bone and create a permanent bond. The process is called osseointegration and happens over a couple of months after the insertion.
As your dental implant heals we recommend that you stick to eating soft foods. You will also be fitted with a temporary crown while your permanent crown is made in accordance with your natural smile. A 3D scan of your mouth will be taken in order to create a dental implant crown that is the right shape. This will also be colour-matched so that it blends with your natural smile.
Here at justSMILE in Ramsgate we use an advanced approach to implant dentistry. Our Dental Implant System provides our patients with the highest quality restorations. Our Dental Implant System allows us to create a virtual representation of your procedure utilising 3D scanning technology which will take a scan of your smile. This will allow us to precisely plan your procedure for better end results, including improved aesthetic and function.
The benefits of a singular tooth replacement:
Our Dental Implant System will ensure that we can explain the procedure to you in great detail, with visual aids to improve your experience with us. If you have any questions regarding your dental implant procedure please do not hesitate to ask Dr Rammo during your consultation. Your initial consultation will be required to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the dental implant procedure. You may be excluded from treatment if you suffer from any sort of dental disease or if you smoke as this can hinder your healing process.
If you live in the Sutherland Shire region, near Hurstville, Ramsgate, Kogarah or any other surrounding Sydney suburbs, book a dental implant consultation with Dr Rammo at justSMILE.
Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone volume to support the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders (such as diabetes or heart disease), or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
Currently there is no better treatment available for replacing a missing tooth. A dental implant treatment is an investment in the future of your oral health as the implants are permanent and create a strong and sturdy prosthetic tooth root.
Dental implants have a number of benefits. If you have lost a tooth due to disease, decay or an accident a dental implant is a great way for you to reclaim your confidence and aesthetic appearance. If you have lost a number of your teeth or an entire arch dental implants can give you a static solution which many patients prefer over removable dentures. This is because having a permanent smile is much easier to clean and you can feel like you still have your natural set of teeth.
The exact amount will be determined and explained to you ahead of any treatment. Contact our staff for more information. Your health fund should cover some of these costs and we also offer flexible payment plans so that you can pay your treatment off over a number of weeks or months.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. This offer may change without notice.