Dental Implants Ashburton
Dental Implants in Ashburton
We understand how missing teeth can cause you day-to-day stress. They can bring your confidence down, frustrate you by getting in the way of your daily activities and can also cause serious discomfort. Our expert dentists in Ashwood, with the help of dental implants, can help you restore the fullness of your smile.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a restoration device, which is inserted into your jawbone. The artificial tooth, called a crown, covers the top.
The great aspect of dental implants is that our dentists customise your crown to match the rest of your teeth – from the colour, shape, and size. When we’re done, you’ll have a fully functional tooth that aesthetically complements the rest of your smile.
Dental Implants Ashburton
If you’re thinking of undergoing this surgery, you should make sure that you:
You may also be a good fit for these restoration devices if you need to hold dentures in place.
Not quite sure if dental implants are right for you? No worries! Get in touch with our Ashwood Dental team today, and we’ll evaluate your current oral health to help you best fill in the gaps of your smile!
Why Do You Need Dental Implants?
Missing teeth can lead to problems like:
These can cause you a headache in the long run. So, no matter if you have one or several missing teeth, our team at Ashwood Dental can help you get your smile back and regain your control over your oral health with our dental implant treatment.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Did you know that we have years of experience making high-quality dental implants for our patients in Ashwood? We stand proudly behind their quality and guarantee that, with the right care, their longevity can last for up to 15 years or even longer.
How Does the Procedure Go?
Before the procedure, we’ll perform an initial consultation and give you an X-rays to obtain a comprehensive view of your mouth, so that we can evaluate your situation and determine if dental implants are right for you.
After that, we’ll schedule a day for the surgery.
On the day, we’ll administer an anaesthetic to prevent pain and we’ll insert the device into your jawbones. Three to four months later, the jawbone should naturally grow around the inserted device. After this period, our team will custom-make your crown by using an impression of your mouth as guidance. Once this is done, the artificial crown will be placed onto 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’ve checked and determined that your dental implant is stable, we will cement the artificial crown into place. Final result? A practical and visually pleasing tooth to add to your smile!
If you’re keen to start your smile journey with dental implants, book a consultation with Ashwood Dental today!
What Does the Recovery Process Look Like?
Recovery process can be quite easy, although there may be some minor bruising and swelling. By eating soft foods, keeping up with your oral hygiene routine, listening to your body and taking it easy, the recovery process will go well.
It’s important to note that experiences will vary from individual to individual. Our team will adapt to each patients’ needs to ease them through their recovery.
How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?
So you’ve refreshed your smile with your new dental implants? Flashing your bright and full smile to everyone? You may be wondering, how do I keep my implants healthy and practical. After the procedure, you will need to adopt a suitable oral hygiene routine so that your dental implants are taken care of properly.
Gum disease can affect implants more than natural teeth so brushing and flossing is essential to prevent the build up of debris and bacteria, which can cause further dental complications.
Some patients who may find they grind their teeth at night opt for wearing a protective splint when they sleep, to avoid any pressure on the implant crown.
We want to extend the longevity of your dental implants for as long as possible. So, don’t hesitate if you have any inquiries about what we do – contact us today and book your initial consultation at Ashwood Dental!