Redbank Plains Dental near Ipswich offers dental implants for single, multiple and full-arch tooth replacement to assist patients in restoring appearance and functionality to their smile.
Don’t let gaps in your smile affect your daily activities and mental wellbeing. Losing teeth has much more to do with your smile aside for affecting your appearance. You may think that because the gap is towards the back of the smile the tooth doesn’t really need to be replaced, but your oral health can be greatly affected by the loss.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants have a slim-line design and offer a safe and successful replacement option without causing further damage to the smile. Each dental implant appears as a small titanium tooth root replacement that is placed in the mouth where the missing tooth once resided. After some healing time, the dental implant is fitted with a natural-looking custom-made porcelain crown that acts in the place of the missing tooth.
Advantages of dental implants
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is necessary for the health of your smile. Dental implants not only restore functionality and look natural – they can stop a variety of detrimental health problems from occurring.
- Stop bacteria from gathering in the gap
- Stop the teeth from moving out of place
- Stop the jawbone from deteriorate due to lack of use
Different types of dental implant treatments
Here at Redbank Plains Dental, we have a variety of different replacement methods to suit your needs:
SINGLE TOOTH DENTAL IMPLANTS
This type of dental implant treatment is most appropriate for the replacement of one tooth at a time. It involves one implant and a single dental crown on top.
DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR MULTIPLE TOOTH LOSS
Where more than one tooth is missing in a row, multiple dental implants with a dental bridge may be the most appropriate solution to restore the appearance and functionality of your smile. This type of dental implant treatment will generally require a dental bridge (made out of crowns) which is anchored in place by more than one dental implant.
FULL ARCH TOOTH REPLACEMENT WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS
If you are missing a full arch of teeth, if you have dentures, or if your remaining teeth require extraction, full-arch dental implants could be the appropriate treatment for you. Unlike dentures, dental implants secure the prosthetic teeth in place so you can feel confident that there will be no awkward denture slips or speech impediments.
How long do dental implants last?
If you take care of your dental implant with a regular oral hygiene routine, eat well and cease smoking, your dental implants can last you a lifetime. Your treatment will be dependent on the nature of your tooth loss and as such, it is important to consult with our dentists. In instances where there is extensive damage to the jawbone, you may require a bone graft. During your consultation we will discuss your options and create the most appropriate treatment plan for you.