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Do you have missing teeth that affect the way you speak, eat and smile? When a tooth is missing, there are a number of options available - Leaving a gap, temporary dentures, bridges or dental implants. Dental implants are one of the most successful forms of tooth restoration and replacement as it offers patients the look, feel and function of natural teeth. They have been used to replace single and multiple missing teeth, uncomfortable dentures and retain loose dentures.
At Noosa Family Dental, we offer a comprehensive range of general, cosmetic and dental implant procedures that work to restore the look and function of your teeth. Our dental implants are perfect for those who want to improve their smile and boost their confidence. Our implants are made of the highest quality materials and are designed to last a lifetime. Our team of experienced professionals will ensure that you receive the best possible care and treatment. We utilise the latest in dental technology to provide our patients with implants that look and feel amazing. Don't put your smile at risk - call us today!
The Permanent Solution For Missing Teeth
What You Need To Know About Dental Implants
For many years bridges and dentures were the only way to treat and restore missing teeth. However, with advancements in dental technology, dental implants are now available. Dental implants provide a very natural feeling and functioning tooth and serve as a replacement for the root of the tooth.
Implants are generally made of titanium which is a very durable and biocompatible material. They are allowed to naturally integrate with the bone in a process called osseointegration. There are a number of benefits to dental implants, including:
Enhanced Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They are a great option for those looking to fill gaps in their smile.
Improved Speech and Eating: Missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures can cause you to mumble or slur. Dental implants don't change or move like dentures and traditional bridges and help improve speech and swallowing issues.
Reduced Discomfort: As dental implants are a permanent procedure, you won't have to worry about future discomfort, chipping or pain associated with dentures.
Better Overal Health: Missing teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift, which can lead to other dental problems down the road. Dental implants help keep the teeth in their natural position, thereby improving speech and chewing. With this comes improved digestion, sleeping and overall health!
Our Restoration And Replacement Process
What Is Involved In Treatment?
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure that is best carried out by a specialist in the field. Noosa Family Dental have a long-standing relationship with periodontist Dr John Carigy at Foundation Dental. Having placed thousands of implants over the past 20 years, specialist training and a wealth of knowledge and experience, we are able to achieve excellent results.
We can help you determine if this treatment is right for you, and will work with you every step of the way to ensure a successful outcome! Implants are made to last, so you can rest assured that your smile will look great for years to come.
Firstly, both the dentist and the periodontist will need to make an assessment of your mouth. This will involve examinations, moulds and x-rays. The dentist looks at the mouth as a whole and plans for the crown which will be placed on top of the implant. The periodontist also checks general gum health and bone levels to determine what will be involved in placing an implant in the given space.
Your implant is placed under local anaesthetic in the dental chair. It is a procedure that takes under two hours. There is usually little post-operative pain. The implant screw, which is placed in the bone, is then allowed to heal/integrate for a period of three months. At this time you may choose to have a temporary denture. People usually don’t bother if the tooth is at the back and you can’t see it.
The implant is checked by the periodontist to ensure that it has locked into the bone as expected. The go-ahead is then given to the dentist to create a crown for the implant. An impression of the implant will be taken at Noosa Family Dental. Then a week or so later the crown will be ready to place on the implant.