Dental Implants Bankstown
Are you having trouble eating comfortably because of a sore or missing tooth?
Are missing teeth making you feel self-conscious about your smile?
Dental implants can be a fantastic solution for those who have lost teeth through decay or injury.
Speak to the experienced dentists at Centre Court Dental in Bankstown for an expert opinion on whether dental implants will suit your needs.
After all, why settle for damaged or missing teeth?
A dental implant could be the solution you need to restore your teeth to excellent condition.
Understanding dental implants
A dental implant is simply a new false tooth that is secured directly into the jawbone. This is usually done with a metal fixture such as a screw. The result is a natural-looking false tooth that functions just like a normal tooth.
Most implants are made from titanium.
Titanium is commonly used because it is extremely strong while also being:
• Compatible with the body (it will not be rejected as a foreign object)
• Suitable for bone to grown around (a process called osseointegration).
Your dentist will assess whether you are a suitable candidate for a dental implant.
There are many different factors they will consider, but the basic requirements are:
• That you have a reasonable amount of dense bone tissue in your jaw
• That you are free of periodontal gum disease
• That you are a non-smoker (or are ready to quit smoking).
Different types of dental implants
Not all implants are the same, and your dentist will be able to advise you as to which one suits your situation.
There are two key types of dental implants:
The most common option, endosseous implants, are typically shaped like a screw or cylinder and are placed within the bone. Endosseous implants require sufficient depth and width in the existing jawbone to secure the screw successfully.
Subsperiosteal implants are suitable when a patient does not have deep enough bone to secure a screw. In these cases, a metal frame is implanted on top of the bone, but underneath the gumline. It can also involve a metal pin or a u-shaped frame being passed through the jawbone and into the gum tissue.
After a dental implant is in place, a second procedure may be required to add a crown or bridge if necessary.
Why consider dental implants?
Implants are a form of cosmetic dental surgery and, as with any type of significant dental work, it is important to consult an experienced dentist who you know you can trust.
In many cases dental implants are considered to be superior to other forms of tooth replacement.
This is because they generally:
• Last longer than dentures or bridges
• Allow you to eat hard foods without any issues
• Prevent bone loss (which is often associated with missing teeth)
• Don’t cause wear and tear on surrounding teeth
• Look natural (they will only be identifiable by a dentist)
• Are suitable for people of all ages.
Your dentist will be able to consider your situation and advise you as to whether dental implants are the right thing for you.
Why choose Centre Court Dental for your dental implants?
At Centre Court Dental you can be assured of expert care and ongoing support, whether it’s for regular check-ups or major dental works.
With more than 25 years experience supporting the Bankstown community, you know Centre Court Dental are the dentists you can trust.
Contact Dr. Larry Coleman and the team at Centre Court Dental today on 02 9790 4998 for a discussion about how to achieve healthy, natural looking teeth that will have you smiling and feeling confident in no time.