Dental Implant Advantages
A dental implant is typically a titanium screw or pin that is placed into the bone of your jaw and then once the implant has ossified it is used to either anchor a denture or provide a solid base for an artificial tooth.
Over the last few years the success rates of implants have increased greatly and although still considered expensive it is within the reach of many Australians.
Dental implants generally fall into one of two basic categories. Endostealimplants are attached directly to bone to provide an anchor for artificial teeth within jawbone structures. A Subperiosteal implant is a metal framework that fits over the jawbone to help provide anchors for artificial teeth in the event that bone support structures are damaged or inadequate.
Common types of dental implants are composed of different materials and procedures. However, the most common type of dental implant is called a root-form titanium dental implant. This is a type of endosteal implant that is placed directly into the jawbone structure. Artificial teeth are attached to this structure with nails, screws, or cones. This type of procedure is recommended for those with minimal to moderate tooth loss.
We will ensure your treatment plan is suitable for you; the dental implants are placed properly and provide you with the information for your home care and follow up appointments to evaluate your continued dental health. We will do everything we can to make the implant(s) succeed, but you also have to make the same commitment.