Dental implant surgery – what you need to know
Has your dentist recommended dental implant surgery to replace missing teeth? Dental implants are a great option for some patients and offer a range of benefits that go beyond just filling the gaps in your smile.
Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of dental implant surgery.
Understanding dental implants
A dental implant procedure is part of a dental operation to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Unlike dentures, which you can remove, dental implants are permanently fixed into the jawbone in a series of minor operations.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, designed to support replacement teeth or bridges. They are made from titanium alloy, a strong and durable material that will fuse with the bone tissue and remain permanent. They aim to improve your smile, help you to chew properly and prevent bone loss.
Dental implant surgery
At The Practice, our South Brisbane dentists are highly skilled in dental implant surgery. From your first appointment, we’ll guide you through the entire process to ensure you feel comfortable and confident.
After a comprehensive examination, you’ll be booked in for dental implant surgery. We’ll take a CT scan of your mouth, giving us a 3D image of your mouth and jaw. This scan uses the latest technology and is very safe, with very low levels of radiation.
Once the dental implants are placed in your jaw, your mouth will be left to heal for approximately three to four months. Once it’s healed, our dentist will use a small connector piece called an abutment, then place a custom-made crown or bridge on top to match the colour, size and shape of your remaining teeth.
Benefits of choosing The Practice for dental implants
At our West End dental clinic, we are committed to providing exceptional patient care for dental implant surgery. We offer:
- Skilled dentists
Our team of dentists are professionals who have years of experience in dental implant surgery. We engage in ongoing development and training opportunities to ensure our patients get the most up-to-date care available.
- Customised treatment plans
We treat every patient as an individual and provide personalised care. We’ll take the time to ensure you understand the procedure and any concerns you have are addressed. Your treatment plan will be created to suit all your oral health needs.
- A state-of-the-art Brisbane dental practice
To ensure we offer the latest advancements in dental implant surgery, we offer cutting-edge technology and the most modern facilities. We’re located in the popular West Village Shopping Precinct in the West End, with two hours of free parking and a comfortable waiting area with tea, coffee and water.
- Specialised aftercare
We understand the importance of specialised aftercare post-dental implant surgery. We offer detailed instructions to ensure your dental implant surgery gives you the results you were looking for.
All On X dental implants
All On X dental implants can be used to replace all your teeth and used as a base for attaching prosthetic teeth. During the procedure, four or five dental implants replace all the teeth. It’s a modern dental technique that prevents the discomfort and inconvenience associated with traditional dentures as they are permanently attached.
Dental implant surgery recovery
After dental implant surgery, you’ll need time to heal. This allows for osseointegration to occur, which is the process in which a dental implant fuses with the surrounding bone in the jaw. It is a critical step in dental implant surgery that ensures the stability and long-term success of the implant.
The Practice dentists will provide comprehensive after care instructions and schedule post-surgery check-ups to ensure everything is going to plan.
Dental implants are a great option if you’re looking to replace missing teeth, improve your smile and restore your oral health. Our dentists will examine your condition and advise if dental implants are the best treatment option for your individual condition.
For more information, book an appointment at our South Brisbane dental practice online or call 07 3733 3223.