Missing teeth can have a huge impact on your life, stopping you from eating, talking and smiling like you used to and significantly knocking your self-esteem. Fortunately, dental implants offer a way to not only replace your missing teeth but to protect your remaining teeth, gums and jaw to make your smile happier and healthier.
Dental implants work by replacing your missing teeth and the root structure that supports them. The implants are made from titanium and are fundamentally metal screws that are placed directly into the jawbone. Once they have been placed, the jawbone will grow and fuse with the titanium screw to create a strong artificial root.
An internal screw, known as an abutment, is then attached to the implant and it is upon this that the replacement tooth, or crown, is placed. So, while what is on the surface is important, it’s what isn’t visible that makes the difference. By replacing the root of your tooth, dental implants create the perfect foundation for replacement teeth.
Dental implants offer a formidable treatment for missing and damaged teeth in comparison to the alternatives, such as dentures. As implants are placed directly in your jawbone, they stimulate growth. Healthy bone continues to be produced, supporting your teeth and restoring your facial aesthetics. And, by filling in the gaps left by missing teeth, your remaining teeth are held firmly in place.
Dental implants are suitable for adults with good general health, however, you will need to have enough jawbone to support them. There are also some health conditions that can affect the success rates of the treatment. The best way to find out if they will be a viable solution is to book in for an implant assessment at our Fairy Meadow clinic with one of our highly-qualified implant dentists.
Dental implants are more than an additional service at Ambience Dental, with two of the practice’s partners dedicating their careers to the technique. Our resident implant dentists have studied in great detail, travelled extensively and worked with some of the world’s leading implant specialists.
And, with hundreds of implants completed between them each year, you’re sure to be in good hands. By choosing a Wollongong dentist with the right training, experience and materials, you can ensure that your replacement teeth will feel, look and function like new, supporting your teeth and your oral health for years to come.
While traditional dental implants provide an excellent solution for missing and damaged teeth, they aren’t suitable for all patients due to the requirement for a certain amount of jawbone density. What’s more, to replace a full arch of teeth, eight or more implants are required, making for a lengthy procedure. Fortunately, the revolutionary All on 4 implant technique has changed all of that. It provides many of the same benefits as traditional implants but is also quicker, less invasive and is suitable for more patients.
All on 4 implants are similar to traditional implants in that they consist of small titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. However, the implants are cleverly angled to avoid bone deficient areas while retaining strength. What’s more, as bone deficient areas of the jaw are avoided there is less requirement for preliminary treatments like bone grafting and sinus augmentation, which all goes to speed up the healing and rehabilitation process. And, while the implants will fuse with the jawbone over time, thanks to the innovative positioning, there is no need to wait for that to happen before replacement teeth can be fitted.
While the All on 4 procedure offers many benefits, as an advanced procedure, it is vital that it is carried out correctly. The team at Ambience Dental have been involved in implant dentistry for over 20 years and have studied and worked alongside some of the world’s leading implantologists. As such, they have the knowledge and experience you need to accurately place All on 4 implants and restore your smile. What’s more, the practice is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated IV sedation unit to ensure you are always comfortable and that all treatment, regardless of its complexity, is pain-free.
To find out whether All on 4 dental implants are the right solution for you, the first step is to visit the practice for a full assessment with one of our experienced implant dentists. We will assess your medical history, take x-rays and moulds and put together a dedicated treatment plan. All that is left to do then is to sit back and let us get to work. We’ll use the plan as a blueprint for your new smile, and before you know it, you’ll be eating, speaking and smiling just like you used to.