Missing teeth can be replaced with Dental Implants!

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a device made of titanium roots that is implanted into the jaw bone within your gums. It is used to replace a tooth or teeth that are missing or damaged.

Once the implant is secured into the jawbone and has healed completely, an artificial tooth or bridge can be placed on the implant. This replacement tooth can be made according to the colour of your natural teeth. This helps it blend in with the rest of your teeth, making it hardly noticeable in appearance.

Dental implants can be treated as you would treat your natural teeth, because unlike dentures, they don’t need to be removed. This makes it easy to brush and clean your teeth as you would to your natural teeth. You will also be able to eat and chew all the foods you love.

When are dental implants required?

  • When teeth break off during an accident.
  • When root canal therapy has not worked for you.
  • When dentures become loose or uncomfortable.
  • When teeth are missing or broken.
  • When you have no back teeth and require more teeth to chew properly.

How long does dental implants last?

Dental implants are a long-term option in restoration dentistry. With regular dental check-ups, proper care and excellent dental hygiene your dental implants may last a lifetime.

What are the advantages of having dental implants?

  • They have a natural tooth coloured appearance.
  • They can be comfortable.
  • Dental implants can last for a long time since they are fused to your jaw bone.
  • Dental implants do not require support from other teeth.
  • They are durable and prevent bone loss.

What are the disadvantages of having dental implants?

  • Dental implants are expensive.
  • There could be some swelling and pain after surgery.
  • The artificial tooth placed on the dental crown would need replacing after 10 to 15 years.
  • A minor oral surgery is required to place the implant onto the jawbone.

If you require any further information on dental implants or would like to book an appointment, please contact us at Murwillumbah Dental.