The best tooth replacement treatment
If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants may be the best solution for you. Coastal Dental Care provides dental implants for patients on the Gold Coast and Northern NSW.
When you lose a tooth the jawbone that holds the tooth root starts to dissolve. This is due in part because teeth provide stimulation to your jaw, so when you lose a tooth that stimulation goes and your jawbone starts to shrink. By replacing a tooth with dental implant treatment you are helping to maintain the health of your jaw, gums and remaining teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the site of the missing tooth root. As the mouth heals, approximately four to six months after surgery, the bone and implant begin to fuse together. Small posts are then attached to the Implants, which are used to anchor crowns and bridges.
Replacing your missing teeth will not only benefit your facial appearance but also your oral and general well-being. Once a missing tooth is replaced you will be able to eat and speak as you did previously, things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Many people who have dentures complain about being unable to eat whatever they like and the constant shifting and lifting of their denture.
Now we have an exciting solution to offer. Mini-implants are being routinely used to stabilise full upper or lower dentures.
How do mini-implants work? The implant itself acts as a root or anchor for the tooth to be attached to. With denture stabilisation, a number of implants are used and the denture is modified to “click” onto these. The treatment is ideal for patients who have been told that they do not have enough bone for conventional implants.
During your dental implant treatment, our dedicated team will ensure every possible step is taken to make you feel relaxed and at ease. Precise post-surgical instructions are also provided to promote fast and effective healing.
More about Dental Implants and Aesthetics Treatments
There is no registrable speciality in Australia pertaining specifically to implants. Dental implant treatment is carried in whole or part by dentists, periodontists, oral surgeons and prosthodontists. Dental implant therapy encompasses multiple areas of dentistry and as such there are only very few implant only specialised centres. Dental Implants and Aesthetics is such a centre, Dr Franck Page is one of the first dentists who graduated with a Master in Clinical Dent (Implants) degree in 2012. He received his surgical and clinical training at the Branemark Centre in Perth under the tutelage of Prof Pat Henry more than 10 years ago. He is a clinical mentor and lecturer for Nobel Biocare, one of the leading and most documented implant systems in the world.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
|The Procedure||What’s Involved?||Treatment Length||Number Of Visits|
|Dental implants – the most advanced way to replace a missing tooth||A titanium rod is implanted into the site of the missing tooth root. Once this has integrated, a crown is attached, creating a strong and long-lasting tooth replacement which can give you a natural look and feel, and works just like your natural teeth||Between 3 and 6 months||Four or more visits, depending on the case|
Dentures are removable false teeth attached to a plastic called acrylic or metal called cobalt
Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that little change in appearance will be noticeable. Dentures will improve the look of your smile and help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. Dentures improve chewing ability and speech while providing support for facial muscles.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. The team at Coastal Dental Care will work with you to determine the best form of denture treatment for your individual needs. While dentures take some getting used to, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
To find out more about how one of our CDC dental practices can help you, or to make an appointment, contact us today.