A Dental Implant is a replacement for the root of a single tooth, it is a small screw shaped unit made from titanium
which is inserted into the jawbone to provide a strong foundation for a permanent replacement tooth. Implants are the longest lasting way to replace missing teeth, this is because they are fixed into your mouth and therefore won’t move or come out.
There are two stages to getting a dental implant. The first stage is when the sterile titanium root is placed into the jaw bone (as mentioned above). The second stage involves the placing of a naturally looking tooth over the top of the implant.
Dental implants have a very natural look and they have been used for many years in dentistry
and they show an almost 100% success rate under ideal conditions (patient must have enough bone structure to hold the implant stable, they must be in good health also – for example diabetes, blood pressure, osteoporosis and smoking may impair the success rates of an implant).
At Pullenvale Dental Surgery, we will ensure that we provide you with all the information needed to make an informed decision regarding your implant surgery.
A comprehensive treatment plan, x-rays and an idea of expenses, timeframes and procedures involved will be given to you. Furthermore, to ensure that the work we do is of the best quality and safety – at Pullenvale Dental Surgery, we only use Australian laboratories for all our work and we do not send any work overseas. For any queries relating to dental implants, feel free to contact our friendly team at Pullenvale Dental Surgery!