Dental Implant in Ashburton & Ashwood
Missing teeth can cause severe discomfort, get in the way of everyday activities, and diminish your self-confidence. To restore the fullness of your smile through dental implants, get in touch with the our expert dentist in Ashburton.
Why You May Need Dental Implants?
It would be best if you did not let missing teeth to go unaddressed. They can lead to problems like:
- Difficulty with chewing or eating certain foods
- Deformities in your facial profile
- Changes with your speech
- The shifting of your remaining teeth into undesired positions
No matter if you have one or several missing teeth, our team at Ashwood Dental can fill the gaps with dental implants.
Not everyone will be the ideal candidate for these restoration devices. Those who undergo this surgery should:
- Have healthy and disease-free gums
- Have a healthy and fully-matured jawbone
- Be free of illnesses like rheumatoid and connective tissue diseases that may slow the recovery process
You may also be a good fit for these restoration devices if you need to hold dentures in place.
Not sure if this cosmetic procedure is right for you? Get in touch with our team today, and we’ll evaluate your current oral health to help you best fill the gaps in your smile!
What Is a Dental Implant?
This restoration device is a screw-like device that is inserted into your jawbone. It’s covered with an artificial tooth called a crown.
Our dentists custom-make your crown to match the rest of your teeth. It will match the colour, shape, and size. When we’re finished, you’ll have a fully functional tooth that visually complements the rest of your smile.
How Does the Procedure Go?
We’ll perform an initial consultation and take some X-rays to get a comprehensive view of your mouth to determine if dental implants are right for you.
From there, we will schedule a surgery day. Upon your arrival, we will administer an anesthetic to prevent pain. You will then undergo minor surgery to have the screw-like device inserted into your jawbone.
After the surgery, we will wait three to four months to let your jawbone naturally grow around the screw.
After this period, you will need an artificial crown placed onto the screw. Our team custom-makes your crown using an impression of your mouth as guidance.
Once we determine that the device is stable, we will cement the artificial crown into place. As a final result, you will have a practical and aesthetically-pleasing tooth!
To get started with the dental implant process, book a consultation with us today!
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
We have years of experience making high-quality dental implants for our patients. We stand behind their quality and guarantee that, with the right care, they can last for up to 15 years or longer.
What Does the Recovery Process Look Like?
While you may experience some minor bruising and swelling, the dental implant recovery process is relatively easy. You can get through the recovery stage by eating soft foods, maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, and listening to your body.
Everyone’s experiences will vary. Our team will adapt to each patients’ needs to ease them through their recovery.
How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?
You will need to adopt a good oral hygiene routine to take care of your dental implants properly. Implants are much more susceptible to gum disease than natural teeth are, so you need to brush and floss around them every day attentively. This will prevent food debris and bacteria from accumulating and causing health issues. Patients who grind their teeth at night benefit from wearing a protective splint at night to avoid damaging the implant crown.
We are dedicated to making your dental implants last for as long as possible. Contact us today to book your initial consultation! We’ll help you through every step of the implant procedure, which includes advising you on how to perform aftercare best.