Dental Implant Macquarie Park
North Ryde Dental Implants
Dental implants have become an important part of modern dentistry. It can be thought of as an artificial tooth root that is submerged into the jawbone. The material used is a very strong biocompatible material. The bone grows to the implant and bonds to it.
Dental implants are simply replacing the missing teeth’ roots and on top of them, abutments are placed. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple teeth or as support for dental bridges or dentures. After the implant healed a bit and started fusing with the bone, a custom-made crown will be placed over the abutment. Crown looks like the rest of the teeth and dentist will make sure that it matches them in colour, size and shape.
Preparing for Dental Implants
Before the implant can be placed, the patient needs to go through a thorough dental exam. This exam usually includes x-rays of the jaw which will be operated on. Assessing the patient’s overall health is also of big importance. Their medical history also needs to be checked. Since anesthesia is unavoidable for the implant insertion, the dentist needs to have all the information about the patient’s condition in order to see if general or local anesthesia will be used.
Healthy gums are mandatory and a prerequisite for inserting implants. In case the jawbone is weak, the dentist will need to found another way to approach the procedure. In some cases, a bone grafting is used. This is a procedure which replaces the bone which may not be strong enough to handle the implant.
Maintaining Your Implants
After the operation is done, the healing phase begins. Regular dental visits during this period are mandatory. The dentist needs to oversee how the implant is accepted by the bone tissue and when it would be safe to add abutment and in the end the crown. If sensitivity is present, the dentist may prescribe to the patient therapy which usually consists of antibiotics which can prevent unwanted infections.
Our North Ryde Dental Implants master dentists, Dr Stephen de Bruyn, advises our patients about which food and drinks they may consume before and after the procedure. It is of utmost importance to abide by these rules to provide the success of the operation. Dental implants are in individual cases a better option than dental bridges since they allow much easier eating, talking, and they are unremovable. They are much more durable and are offering more comfort.
Contact Our North Ryde Dental Implants Professionals Today
In case you decide to get dental implants, we will schedule a round of consultations to first do an overall health check of your teeth and gums. Once we come to the conclusion that your health permits you the implant insertion, we can discuss the details of the procedure in-depth. Further down the line, we will inform you about the courses of treatment, including the possible outcomes and therapy, if the need arises.
The most important benefits of dental implants include:
- Improve appearance. The loss of a tooth causes your jawbone to shrink and make your face look older. Implants help to prevent that.
- Implants are in most cases a lifelong replacement for lost teeth.
- Eat what you want. Implant supported replacement teeth are like natural teeth.
- They are anchored securely to your jawbone and allow you to eat and chew what ever you like.
- Implants eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth adjacent to the missing teeth. Teeth next to missing teeth are often ground down for dental bridges.
We are located on Lane Cove Road, only 2 min walk from Macquarie Park train station.
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North Ryde Macquarie Park Dentists
285-297 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, 2113 NSW Australia