IMPLANTS

Natural-looking dental implants in Adelaide

The perfect teeth for life

Implants

What are implants?

Implants are titanium posts that are placed in the oral tissues (bone and gum) where previous teeth are missing. Over a short period of time (usually 8-12 weeks) the bone bonds to the titanium, creating a strong foundation for the placement of natural looking porcelain crowns, which look like your very own teeth.

Implants provide solutions for those people who:
• Have missing teeth and want to avoid removable dentures
• Cannot speak or chew comfortably with a denture
• Have a gag reflex, thus cannot use a denture to replace missing teeth

Dental implants change the way people live. Those who replace missing teeth with implants rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life once again.
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Implant FAQ

Q: Will implants function just like natural teeth? 
A: No prosthesis could ever be as good as your original teeth. However, implants are far better than removable teeth (either partial or full dentures). Once implants have been placed, you tend to forget you even have them.

Q: Are there patients who should not have dental implants? 
A: Most patients who are healthy enough to have normal dental treatment can have dental implants. There are exceptions however, such as general health conditions, and the amount of bone available to place the implant. Thus an individual evaluation is necessary.

Q: Is special care needed for implants? 
A: Implants should be cared for as you would your normal teeth. It is important to have regular examinations and hygiene appointments with your dentist and Oral Health Therapist (i.e. every 6 months), as poor oral hygiene could cause an implant to fail long term.

Q: How long will my implants last?
A: Dental implants have been used successfully for over 25 years. General health, oral health and, of course, hygiene can all affect the long term prognosis.
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