Hey there! So, you’re curious about dental implants, right? Maybe you’re considering getting them, or maybe you just want to learn a little more about this transformative procedure. If that’s the case then you’ve certainly come to the right place as we’re going to be doing a deep dive into the world of dental implants. From what they are to how they can change your life, let’s unpack this together.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are pretty simple, they’re a solution for replacing missing teeth in a way that looks natural and real. They’re essentially tiny but strong and durable titanium screws that look and feel like real teeth. They provide your jawbone with the support it needs to bring your smile back to life. Importantly, dental implants also act as a base for a custom dental crown that matches the shape, size and colour of your natural teeth, making it almost distinguishable from your natural teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a range of significant benefits that make them a preferred choice for tooth replacement:
- Natural Look and Feel: Implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. This means they seamlessly integrate into your mouth, restoring the natural appearance of your smile.
- Improved Speech: Unlike dentures, which can slip and cause slurring, implants are firmly anchored, allowing for clearer speech without the worry of teeth slipping.
- Enhanced Comfort: Since implants become part of your jaw, they eliminate the discomfort often associated with removable dentures.
- Easier Eating: Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
- Oral Health Preservation: Implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. More of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Additionally, implants allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
- Durability: With proper care, dental implants are very durable and can last many years, often a lifetime.
- Convenience: Dental implants eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
- Boosted Self-Esteem: Dental implants can give back your smile and help you feel better about yourself, greatly enhancing your self-esteem.
What Dental Implant Packages Are There?
Everyone’s dental situation is different and therefore the solution is going to be different for everyone. Single dental implants are perfect for people who are missing a single tooth, providing the foundation needed to seamlessly integrate a singular dental prosthetic into your smile. Multiple dental implants are great for those who are missing more than one tooth.
All on 4™ dental implants are a revolutionary solution that are excellent for extensive tooth loss as they are able to provide a full set of teeth through just four dental implants. The four dental implants are placed in four ideal spots throughout your jaw and provide a stable and durable foundation to fully replace the smile. The result is a smile that functions and looks just like normal – bright and radiant.
What Is the Procedure for Getting Dental Implants?
The process will initially begin with an in-depth consultation where pretty much everything from an oral health assessment to general discussion about what you want from the procedure and necessary x-rays will occur. After we’ve together decided that dental implants are the right solution for you, then we can get to work on the actual procedure where we’ll surgically implant the jawbone in. It all sounds like a lot but don’t worry, the procedure is minimally invasive and will be done under anaesthesia. After the implant is placed in, the healing process begins which will allow the jawbone to naturally bond with the implant. Finally, after the healing is done, we’ll place a custom-made dental crown, fixed onto the dental implant, that seamlessly fits in with your smile. This will complete the process and ensure that your new tooth or teeth function perfectly and look natural.
When to Consider Dental Implants?
Getting dental implants is a big decision but it could be exactly what you need to restore confidence and functionality to your smile. If you’re missing teeth, then dental implants are likely a great solution for you. Missing teeth, can create loads of problems for your oral health and your general life such as trouble chewing, changes to facial structure, speech problems and shifting of other teeth. If any of these problems are affecting you then dental implants might just be exactly what you need.
How to Take Care of Your Dental Implants
Caring for your dental implants is pretty much as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Just make sure you’re adhering to good oral hygiene practices such as regular and thorough brushing and flossing. It’s also essential to attend regular dental check-ups to detect any problems early and to avoid habits that can damage your teeth such as smoking. However, it’s a good idea to be extra careful and make sure you get into every little nook and cranny around your dental implant to make sure that it stays healthy and functional for as long as possible. By taking part in proper care, it ensures the longevity and success of your dental implants.
What Is the Cost of Dental Implants in Ashburton?
We understand that the cost is an important consideration when it comes to dental care and that’s why we always strive for transparency in our procedures, including pricing. The cost of your dental implants and the cost of All-on-4™ dental implants, however, will vary depending on your individual needs and the complexity of the procedure.
The Next Steps
In a nutshell, dental implants are a fantastic solution for missing teeth. At Ashwood Dental Surgery, we’re all about top-notch oral care and building lasting relationships with our patients. We use the latest tech and techniques to make your implant journey smooth and successful. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to the final placement of your implants and beyond.
Ready to explore the possibilities of dental implants in Ashburton? Contact Ashwood Dental Surgery at (03) 9885 2712 to book your consultation. Our team is committed to providing personalised care and helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer. Call us today and take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile.