Tooth loss has a negative impact on both the appearance and function of teeth. Having a gap between teeth may make patients feel self-conscious or embarrassed. and it can make it difficult to chew and speak effectively.
At Dentist in the Park, we offer a number of tooth-replacement procedures to keep your smile looking and feeling great, even after the loss of one or more teeth.
Many patients opt for dental implants, as they provide the most lifelike and permanent tooth-replacement treatment available today.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implant design mimics natural teeth. The implant rod replaces the root of the tooth and the crown replaces the tooth itself.
Made of titanium, dental implants integrate with natural bone, leading to a stable foundation to support the dental crown. Modern dental implant crowns look very much like a natural tooth and have realistic colour and shading to complement existing teeth.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants boast a number of benefits over other tooth replacement treatments:
- Do not move or shift
- Stable within the bone
- Support healthy bone and retention
- Maintain a comfortable bite
- Convenient care – just like natural teeth
- Minimal routine maintenance
- Strong and reliable
- Highly aesthetic
Dental implants do not require special care beyond what your natural teeth need to stay healthy.
- Dental exams
- Dental cleanings
The dental implant procedure
To determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will need to arrange an evaluation with Dr Quill in our Bondi Junction dental clinic.
This evaluation will include:
- Medical history review
- Bone evaluation
- Treatment planning
Having sufficient bone density to support the dental implant is essential. Additional treatments, such as bone grafting, can generate healthy bone and make dental implants possible.
We will also discuss all of your options with you during your consultation, so you can make an informed choice regarding your smile.
- Precise planning
- Surgical placement of dental implant
- Healing and integration
- Restorative implant crown
- Regular dental appointments
After placement of your dental implant, we will closely monitor the health of your bone and gums. Periodontal (gum) disease can cause your dental implant to fail. Proper brushing, flossing and professional cleanings will keep your gum tissue healthy and free of bacteria.
All-On-4® implant-retained dentures
Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth. For patients who have dentures, they also make comfortable and stable denture wear possible. Dr Quill can place four (or more) dental implants in the upper or lower arch as a way to 'lock' dentures in place.
Implant-retained dentures eliminate embarrassing and uncomfortable slipping, which is common with complete dentures. They also eliminate the need for gels and pastes to secure dentures, which often affect the taste of food.
Do you have missing teeth?
We welcome you to contact our surgery to arrange a consultation and discuss your options to complete your smile. Dr Quill will discuss the benefits of each option and your goals for your smile.
We look forward to welcoming you!