Dental Implants Gold Coast, Robina
Dental implants are designed to provide the functions and aesthetics of natural teeth
Nothing compares to the functions and aesthetics as a natural tooth, except for a dental implant. Dental implants are a safe way to restore the functions and natural feel and looks of a completely natural tooth.
What is a Dental Implant?
The dental implant procedure uses a titanium screw that is drilled down into your jawbone to act as a natural tooth root. Overtime the bone will grow to hold the implant in place. Our Implants are made using the best quality medical grade titanium with proven biocompatibility with treated surface to facilitate the bone integration.
Once held in place, our team will attach an artificial tooth or crown on top to restore your bite and smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants?
Our dental implants have many benefits, including the following:
- Improve dental health
- Better chewing and biting ability
- Natural aesthetics
- Easy to maintain and clean
- Eat anything you like
- Prevent bone deterioration
- Preserve facial structure
- Improved speech ability
Dental implants also provide a lifelong solution as they can last up to 25 years or even longer if you maintain good oral hygiene. This makes our dental implants an efficient and economic long-term solution.
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What Does the Procedure Involve?
To begin the dental implant process, you will come in for a personal consultation where our dentists will discuss the ins and outs of dental implants in-depth at Malo Dental Gold Coast. During this consultation you will also have the opportunity to raise any questions and concerns you might have, and discuss all of your treatment options with your dentist.
Your dentist will decide whether or not you are suitable for dental implants, as another option may be more suitable for you. Ideally, viable candidates for the procedure are in good overall health, have good oral heath and healthy gum tissue, and have adequate bone in the jaw. If suitable, our team will design a treatment plan individualised to you.
Dental implant procedure
The dental implants procedure at Malo Dental Gold Coast will begin with the dentist administering an anaesthetic to the site of treatment. You will have your gum cut back in order to expose your jaw bone at the site of the missing tooth. The dentist will use precision technology to drill a hole into your jawbone which will be the perfect size for the dental implant. Your dental implant will be placed and the gum will be stitched over to secure the implant.
Fusing of the jawbone and implant
After your implant has been placed, it will take time for the jawbone to fuse with the implant in a process known as osseointegration. This process can take anywhere from two to six months; during which time the implant will become a solid foundation for an artificial tooth or crown.
Artificial tooth placement
Once the jawbone has grown to fuse the dental implant firmly in place, you will come in for your final appointment. The dentist will reopen the gum and attach an abutment to the implant. The abutment is a small piece of the implant that sticks up above the gum to which an artificial tooth can be attached.
Once the abutment has been successfully placed, you will have your artificial tooth or crown placed to restore your smile, bite and aesthetics.
Why it’s important to replace missing teeth?
It’s important to replace a missing tooth as it can have a whole range of negative impacts on your wellbeing. The gaps left behind from missing teeth can not only cause adjacent teeth to shift out of place, but also cause your jaw bone and gum begins to resorb, and increasingly so if you lose several teeth and not just one. So by choosing to get dental implants, they not only protect healthy teeth, but prevent bone and gum loss.
Who is suitable for dental implants?
People who fall under the following are suitable for dental implant treatment:
- One or more missing teeth
- Have a fully grown, healthy jawbone
- Do not have gum disease
- No conditions impacting bone growth
What Is the Difference Between All-On-4 And Single Tooth Dental Implants?
All-On-4 dental implants refer to full-arch fixed dental implant bridges, rather than individual implants. The All-On-4 implant system is strategically placed with the use of four implants, and works to restore oral function just as successfully as traditional implants. One of the advantages of the All-On-4 system is that treatment and recovery time is generally reduced when compared to traditional implants. The result is natural-looking restorations that look and function just like your natural teeth.
When you come in for a consultation, your dentist will discuss the procedure in detail with you and let you know if you are suited to All-On-4 dental implants. Your dentist will then guide you through the process.
Contact Malo Dental in Robina for Dental Implants
If you have a missing tooth or multiple, it’s important to have them replaced to avoid a range of oral health issues that accompany missing teeth. You have a range of choices, including dental implant which are the long-term solution or another restorative treatment.
Are dental implants safe for seniors?
Yes dental implants are safe for seniors to get.
Are dental implants covered by health insurance?
Yes, dental implants are covered by health insurance in some cases and you should contact the dentist or your health insurance provider for information.
What if my dental implants are loose?
If your dental implant becomes loose, you must visit the dentist as soon as possible.
Can dental implants fall out?
Yes, dental implants can fall out if they are maintained. You must make sure you are keeping healthy oral hygiene.
Risks of dental implants?
Dental implants are safe and complications are quite rare, and include:
- Infection at implant site
- Damage to surrounding teeth or vessels
- Damage to surrounding nerves (pain, numbness)
- Sinus problems (for upper jaw implants)
Are dental implants safe?
Yes dental implants are a safe restorative dental treatment. For the majority of patients, dental implants are extremely successful and offer long-term functional and aesthetics results. However as with any dental treatment, there is a degree of risk, which is why patients need to be suitable for implants.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are extremely strong and durable and can last up to 25 years to your entire lifetime. To increase the longevity of your implants, it’s important to maintain good oral health by cleaning daily.
What happens if my dental implant fails to fuse?
There is a high successful rate for dental implants, however there is still that chance that a dental implant can fail to fuse with the jawbone. If this occurs, the dental implant will be removed in a safe and easy process.
You will have to wait a few months to retry the dental implant process to allow your jawbone to heal.