Dental implants are a type of prosthesis that we use to replace missing teeth or fill in spaces in your jaw where teeth are required. They’re made of pure titanium and varying designs, each of which fuse with the surrounding jawbone and then support a “tooth” (crown or other restoration) on top.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Implants?
Nearly anyone who has been through the misfortune of losing a tooth, whether due to an accident, gum disease or past neglect, is a candidate. With implants, we’re able to restore your smile.
If you find you can’t chew as well as you did in the past or you have a partial denture that bothers you, a fixed implant could be what you’re searching for. Implants are set into your mouth similar to a real tooth, mimicking their natural shape and function.
How Long Do Implants Last?
Implants are one of the longest-lasting procedures available for missing tooth treatments. They tend to outlast other popular alternatives, such as removable prosthesis.
While there’s no guarantee that an implant will last forever, with proper care and maintenance they can last for several decades (and hopefully the rest of your life).
Types of Implant Restorations
A modern implant is quite durable. When used in pairs, they can support the weight of multiple teeth at one time, so you don’t need an implant for each missing tooth.
Full arch implant restoration could involve as few as four implants supporting a fixed hybrid denture/bridge that spans the width of your smile. Or, 2-4 implants can help stabilise a removable denture.
For 3-4 teeth in a row, a pair of implants can support a dental bridge that spans the width of the entire area. On the other hand, an individual missing tooth does best with an independent implant and custom crown.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When you compare our dental implants to other types of missing tooth treatments, there are several advantages worth considering:
- Non-invasive to other teeth
- Outlast other restorations
- Ideal for single or multiple tooth needs
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Easy to care for
- Function similar to natural teeth
Getting dental implants requires separate installation and restoration visits, providing your body with time to integrate with the implant surfaces (which in turn fuses them into your mouth). During your consultation, we’ll walk you through the process and let you know what to expect.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Book a consultation with our experienced dental implant providers. Find out if implant restorations Margaret River are right for you.
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.