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Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth.  

Dental implants are a popular choice for patients who want to replace missing teeth. Implants provide more stability than dentures and can improve your bite, speech, and appearance. They may also be the right choice if you have not been able to wear dentures because of discomfort or if they slip out of place often. If you’re considering dental implants, it’s important that you learn as much as possible about the procedure before making a final decision.

Read on to find out more about dental implants, how they work, and how they feel once the treatment is complete…

What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth. They are placed directly into the jawbone and, over time, fuse with the jawbone.

There are two types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are the most commonly used type of implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. They are made from biocompatible materials, such as titanium.

Subperiosteal implants, on the other hand, are used in cases where an individual does not have adequate healthy jawbone to support an endosteal implant. Subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum, on or above the jawbone.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

One of the main benefits of dental implants is that they look and feel just like natural teeth. They provide stability and help to restore full oral function. This means that once your treatment is complete, you will be able to enjoy improved speech, and biting and chewing should feel easy and comfortable.

Dental implants can also improve the appearance of one’s smile considerably. They look like natural teeth and blend in seamlessly with any remaining teeth.

There are also health benefits to replacing missing teeth — the natural teeth are not altered in any way when an implant is placed, which means that no damage occurs. With the right care, dental implants can last for many years as they are made from very strong and durable materials. This makes them a long-term solution to tooth loss.

Who is suited to treatment?

Most people who are in good overall and oral health are suitable candidates for dental implant surgery. In order to undergo treatment, it is important that you have healthy gums, as well as enough healthy jawbone to support an implant. Your dentist will let you know if the procedure is right for you after performing a thorough examination.

If you decide to go ahead with dental implant surgery, it is very important that you practice proper oral hygiene on a daily basis. This will ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and that any further tooth loss is prevented. It is advisable that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and see your dentist for regular check-ups and cleans.

How can we help?

At Oracare, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services, including dental implants. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to restore your oral health, as well as the appearance of your smile, we encourage you to come in and see us for a consultation.

We offer two types of dental implants: endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. If you are considering dental implants, we will let you know which implants are most appropriate for you depending on your particular needs.

If you would like to find out more about dental implant surgery and what the process involves, please have a look here.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with us, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on (07) 3286 6914 or get in touch with us here.

We also offer a comprehensive range of other dental services, including preventative, general and cosmetic treatments. We also provide some orthodontic solutions, as well as dentures and mouthguards. Find out more about our treatments here.