Dental Implants at East Adelaide Dental Studio
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Reasons to Get a Dental Implant
Implants are the only tooth replacement option designed to outlast and outperform restorations like bridges and dentures. Although there’s no guarantee on their life expectancy, a well-cared for implant can potentially last several decades after placement.
- Stronger than natural teeth
- Non-invasive to adjacent tooth structures
- Capable of single or multi-tooth replacement
- Healthier for your supporting bone
- Supportive of your natural facial profile
The Treatment Process
If we determine that you make a good candidate for implants, we’ll plan out a treatment guide that outlines the overall number of appointments and costs involved.
Getting dental implants requires a brief, minimally invasive surgery. Usually only local anaesthetic is needed. However, if you need adjunctive services such as a bone graft or sinus lift, we will need to discuss working with a specialist.
Since implants must integrate with the bone supporting them, your body will need several months to rest after the placement and before a permanent restoration is attached. In the meantime, we can make a temporary crown or bridge to go over the implant site for aesthetic and functional purposes.
When your implants are fully integrated, the temporary restoration is removed and a permanent crown or bridge is attached to the supporting abutment.
Why Implants Over Something Else?
Implants are the only missing-tooth solution that’s designed to look and feel like natural teeth. Since they set directly into your bone, they don’t require reshaping neighbouring teeth or wearing a removable prosthesis.
Caring for implants is simple; just brush and floss them like any other tooth. The leading cause of implant failure is a type of gum infection known as peri-implantitis. Fortunately, daily home care can prevent this unwanted inflammation.