With ¼ of the year down it’s becoming apparent that dental implants will be the restorative treatment of 2014…
Here at City Smiles in the Melbourne CBD we provide dental implants to patients who are looking for a permanent solution for their missing teeth. This treatment is becoming increasingly popular for patients who want a fixed solution rather than a cap or bridge. The dental implant treatment process ensures that the implant is securely fused to your jawbone so that it can provide a comfortable, natural-feeling replacement.
The benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are changing the way dentists replace missing teeth. The ability to provide a dental solution that acts as a tooth root means that patients can now have their smile restored to its original function. Some of the benefits of dental implants include:
- They look and feel natural
- The implant fuses to your jaw bone
- They restore the function of your mouth
- They are durable and built to last
- There are no dietary restrictions
- No damage to your neighbouring teeth
The importance of replacing your missing teeth
Not only is a flawless smile aesthetically pleasing but it can function better and help prevent further dental problems. Your teeth are not stationary- that is why we can use orthodontics to move them. This means that if you have a missing tooth, over time they may shift and move into the gap. When your teeth start shifting this can cause problems to your overall oral health and can cause more severe dental problems. We encourage patients to consider replacing their missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible. We understand that cost often prevents patients from receiving the treatment they need. At City Smiles we offer payment plans to help ensure our patients receive the essential treatment they need NOW and worry about payment later.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are treated through a staged process that can take some time from start to finish. The treatment time will vary based on how fast it takes to heal between stages. For some patients we are able to finish all stages in just a few months whereas others take upwards to 8 or 9 months. During your consultation with our team of highly trained professionals we will discuss your treatment plan and proposed treatment length based on your current dental condition.
The first stage of your treatment will involve fitting the implant into your jawbone through the gum so it can begin to fuse with your jaw bone in a process is called osseointegration. This can be the longest stage of your treatment because it requires your implant to heal completely before we can continue securing the cap on top. The second stage will involve attaching a fixture to the top of the implant before placing the cap over top. Once your cap is fixed to the abutment you will be left with a natural looking and feeling replacement tooth.
City Smiles is predicting that dental implants will be the most popular treatment this year
At City Smiles we recommend dental implants for patients who are missing teeth because this solution will provide the closest replacement to your natural teeth. Dental implants are becoming more requested because today we want a solution for our dental needs that doesn’t require dietary restrictions or constant maintenance. If taken care of consistently, your dental implants can last decades. Caring for your dental implants is much like caring for your regular teeth; for optimal results you should maintain a regular hygiene routine and visit our dental office for check-ups every six months. With many requests for this innovative treatment only ¼ of the way into 2014 City Smiles is predicting that dental implants will be the most popular treatment this year.