Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth, replace teeth that need to be extracted for health reasons, replace multiple teeth at once and replace a whole row of teeth at once.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution, they are inserted into your gum, and offer support for your jaw bone, gums and surrounding teeth. They are a comfortable solution and have a high success rate of about 95%.
Dr Larijani is an experienced dental surgeon and Implantologist who is lecturing and tea teaching other dentists at both basic and advance levels.
Instant Cosmetic and Dental Surgery offers three main dental implant options:
• Single dental implants
• Multiple dental implants
• All On 4 dental implants
Single and multiple implants are applied in two parts. A small titanium post is inserted into the gum to replace the missing root. This post will then fuse with the jaw bone, providing strength and durability becoming the self-supporting foundation for the newly created tooth. A crown or denture is then applied over the top to create the look and function of a natural tooth.
You may be a candidate or these types of implants if you are missing one or more teeth in between healthy natural teeth. Candidates must also have healthy gums, jawbones and oral hygiene standards.
What are the advantages of an implant?
Implants feel, look, fit and function totally like natural teeth. There is no need to remove them for cleaning, you can brush and floss them just like your own teeth. The result is virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth. It looks good and feels good.
Other possible solutions for replacing missing teeth – either a bridge or dentures – are not as reliable or natural-looking. Also, dental implants Melbourne don’t require grinding down adjacent teeth to place bridges or attach partial dentures. Implants allow you to eat, communicate and smile as if you had never lost a tooth in the first place.
Implants protect your facial bones and your own natural teeth.
Am I a suitable candidate for implants?
To be considered for dental implants, your overall mouth health must be in good condition, without untreated tooth decay or active periodontal (gum) disease. If implants are fitted in the presence of active periodontitis, there is a danger that an infection will develop around the implant, which will lead to its failure and loss.
If you meet all the health-related criteria, your periodontist will discuss the various treatment options that are available.
The success rate of dental implants is very high.
A factor that can influence success is your lifestyle habits. Smoking needs to be stopped before treatment and ideally after the implants are fitted. Smoking reduces healing capacity and can cause complications at the integration point of the implant, not to mention its other effects on general health.
Some health conditions and the medication required to treat them can also have an adverse effect on implants. these include diabetes, cancer, and gastric reflux.
It’s very important to discuss your medical history with your dentist in the initial stages of the implant procedure.
How long will my dental implants last?
With proper oral hygiene, regular recall appointments and avoidance of smoking you can expect dental implants to last around 20 years. however, it’s entirely possible for them to last a lifetime.
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Instant Cosmetic and Dental Surgery is a modern and friendly private dental clinic in the heart of KEW, offering an extensive range of dental services.