Cairns Dental Implants
Dental implants can reconstruct your smile
Dental implants are used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. The implant consists of an artificial tooth root that an oral surgeon or periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. As such, they provide a durable and long-lasting solution, and far surpass dentures as the ideal option for the replacement of missing teeth.
Do you hide your smile because of gaps left by extracted teeth?
Or perhaps your dentures don’t feel secure or they give difficulties chewing? Implants overcome all these problems. Implants are teeth that look and feel just like your own. In fact, they are so natural-looking and feeling that you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Under proper conditions, such as placement by an oral surgeon or periodontist, and diligent oral hygiene practices, implants can and will last a lifetime.
What can dental implants do?
- Replace a tooth without affecting bordering teeth. Implants are actually far more tooth-conserving compared to a conventional bridge. Implants don’t sacrifice the quality of the adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighbouring teeth are not altered to support the implant
- Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture
- Provide support for a full denture, making it far more secure and comfortable. They will allow you to once again speak and eat with confidence, providing freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures
Who makes a good candidate for dental implants?
Ideally, implant patients should have good quality and quantities of bone in which to seat the implant and have a healthy mouth free of gum disease and infection.
If you have been missing teeth for many years, you may not have sufficient bone to allow for successful placement of an implant. In this scenario, you may require bone grafts to the area via procedures known as sinus augmentation and ridge modification. Bone grafts greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for a lifetime.
To be a good candidate for implants, you will need to have excellent oral hygiene. Implants are just like your own teeth and require conscientious at-home care – in order to keep your implant clean, brushing and flossing still apply. After treatment, we will work closely with you and periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled in order to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to ensure they remain healthy.