MULTIPLE DENTAL IMPLANTS MANDURAH
Dental implants are the way to go if you are looking to restore your beauty and natural-looking teeth permanently. Dental implants are advantageous than other teeth-replacing options such as dentures because they do not produce any bad odors.
If you miss several adjacent teeth, they might be replaced with a single implant or by joining two or more implants together. If you have lost multiple teeth, a dental bridge will support multiple implants. The joining of multiple implants makes the procedure more affordable, especially when patients miss many teeth.
Multiple dental implants function the same as your natural teeth. These implants give you the ability to proceed with your normal life without fear of unhealthy or lost teeth. Implants do not affect the rest of the healthy teeth. However, you should maintain your existing natural teeth and implants for maximum dental health.
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What to expect after dental implants
After the surgery, it is advisable to wait for several months until the implant fuses with the bone. Missing teeth will require one implant each, for replacement. Supporting a four tooth bridge will depend on how the implant should be placed, and the volume of your jaw bone density.
During multiple dental implants, natural jawbone is preserved. The implants are fixed directly into the bone to replace teeth roots. Multiple dental implants remain the best solution since they protect your existing teeth and perfectly fit into the jawbone, not allowing the implants to shift or slip. The issue of shifting and slipping is quite common among those who use dentures. Another advantage is that implants protect the teeth from deteriorating over time because of the dentures’ nature.
Types of dental implants
Dental implants come in different types, sizes, heights, and shapes. Depending on your needs, your dental implant expert can determine which option best fits you. Below are two main types of implants:
Endosteal: This kind of implant is made of titanium, and the screws are fixed directly onto the jawbone. These are the most commonly used types of dental implants.
Subperiosteal: This type of dental implants is placed under the gum, on or above the jawbone.
In some cases, your jawbone might not be able to support dental implants.
Some techniques can be used to restore your jawline to create a foundation for implant-supported teeth. These include:
Ridge expansion: This procedure is performed when your jaw is not wide enough to support dental implants. It is why bone graft material is added to a small ridge along the top of your jaw. The ridge bone is divided as the inner and outer segments are wedged apart.
Bone augmentation: It is also referred to as bone grafting. It involves regenerating the bone in your jaw when it is not in a position to support implants.
Sinus augmentation: This procedure is also known as sinus elevation. It involves adding bone to your upper jaw, in the spaces between your molars and premolars, which is also the space between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses. The sinuses have to be moved upward or lifted. This procedure is usually done by a specialist, oral maxillofacial, or a periodontist.
Procedure for Placing Dental Implants
The upper and lower jaw are drilled several times, depending on the number of teeth that need replacement. After this, the patient is advised to let the gum around the implant heal.
In three to six months of healing, depending on the implant location, the osseointegration process takes effect, allowing the titanium to assimilate with the jawbone naturally. Eventually, the crown is attached to the implant
Dental Implants FAQs
In the weeks and months after getting dental implants in our Mandurah dental studio, you will learn to treat them like your natural teeth. Our mandurah dentist and periodontist will work closely with you following the procedure to ensure that you maintain the best oral health.
Dental implants are a long-term replacement for missing teeth. The implant itself is a titanium post that’s surgically placed in your jaw, where it acts like a tooth root to support a prosthetic tooth as well as supporting your jaw.
- Implants look, feel and function more like natural teeth.
- They stimulate new bone growth in your jaw to prevent it from shrinking.
- You don’t have to give up your favourite food and drink.
- When you take good care of your implants, they can last for much longer than dentures, sometimes for decades
Dental implants are essentially replacement teeth made from medical-grade titanium posts. Our dentist will surgically fuse the post of the dental implants with the bone in your upper or lower jaw. Once the post is implanted, our skilled periodontist will cap the post with a tooth-colored, natural looking dental crown, bridge or denture. Dental implants will help you smile more, chew better and speak more clearly.
The price of a dental implant has been determined by many things. The first is the amount of research and development that has gone into creating a dental implant. The first dental implant required 20 years of research before it was brought to industry and another several years after that before it was FDA approved.
The cost of dental implants will vary depending on several factors, including how many teeth need to be replaced and whether you require a bone graft or sinus lift. Typically in Australia, the price for a straightforward dental implant can range between $3,000 – $6,500 per tooth. According to the national dental fee survey for 2017, a dental implant in Australia (item 012, 311, 631, 633, 661, 672) can cost up to $5,563 per tooth. If you require a bone graft or sinus lift, a single dental implant can cost up to $11,500.
To have implants covered, you will need to have a high level of extras cover. Most extras cover policies include general dental treatments like check-ups or small fillings, but do not include major dental procedures, like root canal treatments or dental implants.
Dental implants are one of the safest and most effective dental procedures available. For the best results, you’ll want to consult with an oral surgeon or a periodontist who specializes in conditions affecting the gums and jaws, including periodontal disease.
With proper oral hygiene and regular dental appointments, your implants should last you a lifetime. Proper hygiene includes brushing and flossing twice a day, the same as you would for your natural teeth. Depending on your lifestyle habits and family history, your periodontist may recommend additional measures to make the procedure successful.
Most people find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or OTC pain-relievers. Ice can also be helpful.
There’s a good chance that it is, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws. Please schedule a consultation with our mandurah dentists at Peel Dental Studio to begin the exciting process of restoring your smile and bite.