Dental implants are metal screws that are surgically placed into your jawbone in order to affix a replacement for a missing tooth. The screw acts like the root of the missing tooth, holding your new tooth in place. Dental implants are sometimes also used to hold dentures in place or to provide support for bridgework.
Getting The Most From Your Implants
Depending on your oral hygiene and where the implant is, a dental implant can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. However, it’s important that you put your best foot forward before getting this procedure. This means dealing with any other urgent dental problems first, like decay or gum disease, so your mouth is healthy before the procedure. For smokers, it is recommended that you avoid smoking for an extended period before and after the procedure.
While dental implants are typically a more expensive method to replace missing teeth, compared to dentures or a dental bridge, they are a popular because they are a permanent and fixed solution.
We can even offer flexible payment plans so that you don’t have to rule out any treatment purely because of cost.
Book a Consultation Today
If you’re interested in finding out more about dental implants or whether they are the right choice for you, call us today on (03) 8804 5778. Located just minutes from Thomastown, Epping High Dental we offer a full range of restorative and cosmetic dental services.