Dental Implants are now considered the gold standard option in replacing missing teeth.
Whether it is to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth including all the upper and lower teeth, dental implants in Bendigo are now the number one option.
Dental implants have been used to replace missing teeth for over 50 years now and by and large they have an excellent track record at being successful. With modern advanced computer-aided implant planning methods, the success rate for dental implants is now over 95%.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are essentially screw-like structures usually made from titanium. They are inserted surgically into the jaws in areas with missing teeth and they act like an anchor for the porcelain crown to which it is attached.
In most dental implant cases, the placement of the dental implant can be performed under local anaesthesia. In straightforward cases, the procedure is painless and, in most cases, patients experience very little post-operative pain.
When teeth have been missing for a long period of time, the bone and gums which held the teeth in the jaws shrink and may need additional bone grafting or gum grafting in order to better support the implants. We can study the adequacy of your bone prior to placing implants with the help of CT scans and plan the procedure from start to finish which makes it more predictable and eliminates any guesswork. At Golden Square Dental, every patient is thoroughly assessed prior to undertaking any dental implant case in Bendigo.
The procedure, in most cases, is a two to three-step procedure.
- The first stage is placing the dental implant.
- The second and third stages involve attaching the parts that will make up the porcelain crown.
The time required for all the stages can be between 3-6 months depending on the quality of bone present.
Should I Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants can also act as anchors for dentures, so that they are more stable and patients are usually more comfortable when eating. If you have dentures which don’t seem to be stable and you find it difficult to eat with them in, come and talk to us to see what the available options are.
How to Care for Dental Implants?
Once the implants have been placed and restored with crowns, it is very important to take good care of them to prevent them from being infected. This would involve brushing and flossing everyday and also the use of a mouthwash. In addition, it is important to have them checked by the dentist from time to time just like you would your own teeth.
Dental Implants in Bendigo At Golden Square Dental
At Golden Square Dental, we’d love you to have dazzling pearly whites to boost your confidence in every way. Our team of dedicated dentist and staff has the knowledge, skills and technology to help you attain a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Start your journey to whiter pearls with dental implants in Bendigo at Golden Square Dental today!
Call us at (03) 5443 0063 or request your appointment online today!