Dental Implants

Dental Implants at East Adelaide Dental Studio

Today’s dental implants are one of the most durable and predictable solutions for missing teeth. Implants are biocompatible restorations that mimic the shape and function of a tooth root. If you have a missing tooth or plan to get one extracted, then implants are the gold standard for smile rehabilitation.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

When you lose a tooth, the teeth around it start to shift and tilt out of place. This can lead to abnormal wear patterns, broken dental work and even TMJ disorder. The bone around the empty socket will also start to shrink. Timely tooth replacement maintains natural biting, chewing and tooth alignment.

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.

Implants are:

  • 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.

FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY

Are dental implants Glenside right for you? If you have missing teeth, request a consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants are biocompatible restorations that mimic the shape and function of a natural tooth root. They are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth due to their durability and predictability. Replacing missing teeth helps maintain natural biting, chewing, and tooth alignment, preventing issues like abnormal wear patterns, broken dental work, and TMJ disorder.
Dental implants offer several advantages, including being stronger than natural teeth, non-invasive to adjacent tooth structures, suitable for single or multi-tooth replacement, healthier for supporting bone, and supportive of your natural facial profile. With proper care, implants can potentially last several decades after placement.
The treatment process for dental implants involves a brief, minimally invasive surgery, typically performed under local anaesthesia. If additional procedures like bone grafts or sinus lifts are required, they will be discussed with a specialist. After implant placement, your body needs several months to allow integration with the bone. During this period, a temporary crown or bridge may be placed for aesthetic and functional purposes. Once fully integrated, a permanent crown or bridge is attached to the implant’s supporting abutment.
Dental implants are the most natural-looking and -feeling tooth replacement option. Unlike alternatives, they do not require reshaping neighbouring teeth or the use of removable prosthetics. Implants are easy to care for with regular brushing and flossing. Peri-implantitis, a gum infection, is the primary cause of implant failure, but it can be prevented with daily home care.
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, you can request a consultation with us. We will assess your specific situation and discuss the treatment plan, appointments, and costs involved in the implant placement process.
While there is no guarantee of permanence, a well-maintained dental implant can potentially last several decades after placement. The longevity of dental implants largely depends on individual oral hygiene practices, overall health, and proper follow-up care with dental professionals.

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