Dental implants are better for your oral health
If you’re missing a tooth then you’ll want the best treatment available
At Southside Dental Implants, in the McCullough Centre Brisbane we offer the full range of implant dentistry treatments.
Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for tooth loss. This treatment is the healthy solution for replacing a tooth because it looks after your remaining teeth and your jaw.
What causes tooth loss?
The leading cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. This disease is also one of the most easily preventable diseases humans suffer from. To prevent this disease all you need to do is brush and floss your teeth daily as well as not eat a lot of sugary and starchy foods.
Gum disease, in its most aggressive form (periodontitis) causes tooth loss because the gums pull away from the tooth. Before any restorative treatment is commenced gum disease needs to be first treated.
Other reasons for tooth loss include accident and injuries.
Did you know that dental implants are just as susceptible to gum disease as your natural teeth?
Dental implants, made from biocompatible titanium, can still fall victim to gum disease, accident and injury. This is why it’s important to maintain oral hygiene after you have had restorative work.
The dental implant procedure
This is why dental implants are better for your oral health. The placement of the dental implant provides support and stimulation to your jaw preventing shrinkage. The dental crown, bridge or denture attached to the implant prevents your teeth from shifting to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. Treatment takes around 3-4 months, depending on your health and your body’s ability to heal.
Dental implant treatment
The implant is inserted at the site of the missing tooth root where it will integrate with your jaw bone. Once your jaw and the implant have successfully integrated an impression of the mould is taken to make your new crown. Once your new dental crown is ready it will be attached to your implant.
Looking after your dental implant
We offer all our patients aftercare instructions to help you deal with the after effects of surgery. We will also provide you with dieting tips. If there is anything you are uncertain about, feel free to contact us.
On average, dental crowns, bridges or dentures can last up to 10-15 years depending on how well they are looked after.
Once you have restorative work carried out, it is important to maintain your regular dental check-ups to ensure your overall oral health as well as the health of your restoration.