If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or don’t want to have good tooth structure removed to make a bridge, talk to your dentist to see if dental implants are a good option for you.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are possibly one of the most exciting advances in dentistry. They provide a popular, cost effective and long-term option to replace missing teeth.
A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. The implant is used to secure the artificial tooth [crown], which is the visible part seen in the mouth.
Implants are made of titanium, which is strong, lightweight and biocompatible, which means that the body doesn’t reject it. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
Are dental implants right for me?
Generally speaking, if you have lost a tooth, or teeth, you are a candidate for dental implants. However, there are several other factors to consider such as your oral hygiene and other health conditions that may affect whether dental implants are a good option for you.
The best way to answer this question is to book a consult with Dr. Jeya Sivendra. Dr Sivendra is very experienced in implant dentistry and will be able to guide you through the process and answer all of your questions. To book an appointment, please call our office on 08 8251 2999.