Dental implants are a popular restorative dental option. Whether you’re looking to replace a damaged or missing tooth, or you need larger-scale bridgework, implants could be the right option for you.
At Epping High Dental, we have extensive experience providing implant therapy. Located in Lalor, just minutes from Epping, we can work with you to determine whether implants are right for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that involves surgically setting a small titanium screw into the jawbone. An abutment is fitted to the screw and a custom-made porcelain or ceramic tooth is fitted onto the abutment. The replacement tooth is designed to be indistinguishable from your other teeth and just as strong as your natural teeth.
Implants can be used to replace single teeth, for more major bridgework or as a support structure for dentures.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Implants are permanently fixed into your mouth. Since the process requires dental surgery, we will always look to fix or save the natural teeth before consider implants as an option. Dental implants services may not always be viable, especially for patients with other existing dental problems like gum disease or major dental decay.
Depending on the type of implants, the process can also take a long time. For conventional dental implants, the screw will need to integrate into the surrounding bone to form a solid root and this can take between three and six months.
Our team will consult with you to work out if implants are the best option for you. If so, we will walk you through every step of the process to ensure a completely successful outcome.