A Guide to Enhancing Your Smile with Dental Implants

Dental Implants are a secure and natural-looking alternative to bridges and dentures.

Dental implants are a modern solution to replace missing teeth and restore your smile! They provide an ideal fit that offers tremendous benefits. In this article, we’ll discuss what dental implants are, the different types available, the variety of advantages they offer, and how to properly care for them. It’s important that patients understand all the aspects of dental implants before deciding whether it’s the right treatment for them.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are made of titanium and are surgically placed in the jawbone. The titanium fuses with the bone and forms a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and they allow you to eat and speak normally. Dental implants have many benefits, including improved appearance, better oral health, and increased self-esteem. They can also help to preserve facial structure and prevent bone loss in the jaw.

Dental implants are made of titanium, a metal that is well-tolerated by the body and is compatible with bone. Titanium is used because it bonds with bone, a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration ensures that the implant will be secure and will not loosen over time as long as good oral hygiene measures are followed and they are placed with highly skilled hands.

Our implants are placed by mostly an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with some placed by a Periodontist. Some Prosthodontists also do the surgical placement. This ensures the highest possible success rate and longevity of the implants.

At Future Dental, we choose longevity of the implant over the minor convenience of doing it all under the one roof. We subsequently place the artificial teeth over the implants and have been doing so for about 40 years.

If you are considering dental implants, it is important to consult with a qualified dentist to determine if they are right for you.

The benefits of dental implants

An increasing number of people are turning to dental implants to improve their smiles. And it’s no wonder! Dental implants are a safe, effective, and long-lasting solution for missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth or all the teeth. They are used to support a dental prosthesis, such as a denture or bridge or an individual tooth. Dental implants can improve both the function and appearance of your smile.

But what exactly are dental implants? Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as substitutes for the natural roots of teeth. Once in place, the implants fuse with the bone and provide a solid foundation for artificial teeth.

There are many benefits of dental implants, including:

Improved Oral Health

Dental implants look and feel like your own natural teeth. They are also designed to match the colour of your existing teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants do not require the reduction of adjacent teeth. This helps to preserve healthy tooth structure. Dental implants look and feel like your own natural teeth. They are also designed to match the colour of your existing teeth.

Improved Comfort

Dental implants are securely anchored in place and will not slip or move when you eat or speak. This can give you greater confidence and peace of mind.

Improved Speech

Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that your teeth will slip out of place. This can help you to feel more confident when speaking in public.

Potentially improved self-esteem

Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you to feel better about yourself. This can lead to an improved quality of life.

Improved Durability

With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. They are a more durable solution than dentures or bridges.

If you are considering dental implants, be sure to consult with a qualified implant dentist to see if they are right for you.

How to care for your dental implants

Dental implants are a popular choice for people who want to improve their smile. They are a permanent solution that can last a lifetime with proper care. Here are some tips for caring for your dental implants:

Brush and floss your teeth regularly

Just like your natural teeth, you need to brush and floss your dental implants to keep them clean and free of plaque and bacteria. Use of small brushes between the teeth like Pixters, and wide ribbon types of floss are very useful. The use of an oral irrigator is highly recommended if you have all the teeth in one or both jaws replaced with an implant-supported bridge/denture.

See your dentist on a regular basis

It is important to see your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Your dentist will be able to monitor the health of your implant and make sure it is functioning properly.

If you have a full dental arch of implants securing a fixed bridge/denture, it needs removal and maintenance periodically which may mean everyone or sometimes two years.

Avoid hard or sticky foods

Hard or sticky foods can damage your dental implants or loosen them from the jawbone. Be careful with hard foods.

Additionally, smoking can increase your risk of implant failure and other complications. Therefore, it is best to quit if you have dental implants or are considering them.

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your dental implants last for many years to come.

To discover the benefits dental implants may provide you, we recommend you book an appointment with Future Dental today! Call (07) 4051 4580 or click here to do so today!


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