At Wahroonga Family Dental Centre, we offer biocompatible dental implants as a permanent solution for missing teeth. In our Wahroonga practice, we can help restore the function and health of your teeth, jawbone and soft tissue, as well as help you recapture the former appearance of your smile. Dental implants are a great restorative solution if you have experienced tooth loss as they are comprised of a titanium material. Acting as a solid anchor for tooth replacements such as crowns or fixed dentures, dental implants are placed at the site of tooth loss and anchor firmly to the underlying jaw structure (a process called osseointegration).
This solid foundation for prosthetic tooth replacements can restore the feel, form and function of your smile, and can even be used in cases of total tooth loss.
Dental implants are artificial replacements for tooth roots. They are surgically fitted to your jaw and act as a holder for the replacement teeth or bridge. This is a popular option for fitting replacement teeth because the teeth will not need to rely on the surrounding teeth for support (as with traditional bridges) and are more permanent and stable.
Since the dental implant is fitted onto your jawbone and beneath your gum line, it is not visible. Each implant is made from certain metals (usually titanium) and ceramic material, similar to your bone’s natural construction, making it feel and function just like your natural teeth.
Once osseointegration has taken place our dental professionals can use the implant as an anchor for a dental crown, a bridge or fixed denture. After the finishing dental restoration has been place you should regain the function of your teeth, as well as the appearance of your smile. The result can also help to safeguard you against the negative effects that tooth loss can have on your dental and overall health.
The entire process of dental implant treatment can take several months. First, the implant must be surgically placed in the jaw. Then, once this is healed (which can take months) the abutment and restoration are added.