Tooth loss and extraction have a dramatic and emotional impact on our patients’ lives. At GoldCity Dental Centre, we strive to preserve natural teeth whenever possible, but sometimes life has other plans, and a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, and to protect the rest of the teeth, extraction becomes necessary.
A missing tooth does not mean the end of a beautiful smile. Dental implants provide a reliable and long-lasting solution to the problems of missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants become part of the jawbone, giving our patients an immovable and stable way to enjoy an unrestricted diet and confident smiles. Dental implants require a bit of patience to complete but can last a lifetime with the proper care.
Dental implants consist of a few steps, each designed to give you ideal results:
- Planning and evaluation – Dental implants require sufficient healthy bone to support a dental implant rod and the load caused by chewing. If the bone is too thin or unstable, bone grafting can open the door to this smile-saving treatment.
- Surgical placement – Surgery can sound a bit intimidating, but most people tolerate the implant placement process well and with minimal discomfort.
- Healing and integration – Once the dental implant rod is in place, we allow time for the bone and rod to fuse together in a process called osseointegration. This process takes about three to four months.
- Implant crown – This is the exciting part of the dental implant process when our dentists place a custom dental implant crown to complete your smile.
Dental Implant-Retained Dentistry
If you currently have dentures and have trouble with them moving or falling during social gatherings or while eating, we can place dental implants to secure dentures in place. This holds dentures securely, improving your quality of life and opening the door to more foods.
Dental implants also add stability to dental bridges and can prevent the need to alter healthy teeth. Dental implants can anchor a bridge in place, replacing more missing teeth at once with aesthetic and natural-looking results.
How Do I Get Started with Dental Implants?
We invite you to contact GoldCity Dental Centre, located in Charters Towers, to arrange a consultation with one of our highly skilled dentists, Dr Girish Basavaraj, Dr Jason Teoh or Dr Ankita Clarke, and find out the best way to solve the problem of missing teeth.
Welcome to Our Dental Practice
Our dentists deeply care for our patients and will work with you to find a tooth replacement option that works for your lifestyle and budget. In addition to dental implants, we also offer bridges, partial dentures, complete dentures and implant-retained dentistry.
Give us a call, and we will find the ideal solution to complete your smile.