Implants are a type of dental restoration that can replace missing teeth with artificial ones that look and feel natural. We offer high-quality implants at O’Connor Dental Surgery that can improve oral health and appearance.
What are implants?
Implants are metal posts surgically inserted into your jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. They are usually made of titanium, a body-safe material that bonds with your bone over time. Once the implants are securely in place, artificial teeth, called crowns, are attached to them with metal connectors, called abutments. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth’ shape, size, and colour.
Implants can replace one or more missing teeth or support a bridge or denture. They can also prevent bone loss, preserve your facial structure, and improve your bite and smile.
How are implants placed?
The process of getting implants usually takes several months and involves multiple steps. Before the treatment is complete, you will need the help of different dental specialists, such as a periodontist and an oral surgeon.
First, you will need a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if you are a suitable candidate for implants. You will also need to discuss your treatment options, expectations, and costs with your dentist.
Next, you will undergo a minor surgery by a specialist to place the implants into your jawbone. You will be given a local or general anaesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Your specialist dentist will make a small incision in your gum, drill a hole in your bone, and insert the implant. The incision will be stitched up and covered with a healing cap.
Finally, you will have another surgery to expose the implant and attach the abutment. Your dentist will then take an impression of your mouth and send it to a dental laboratory, where your crown will be made. Once the crown is ready, our dentist will fix it to the abutment and adjust it to fit your bite and smile.
How can implants benefit you?
Implants can benefit you in many ways, such as:
• Restoring your chewing, speaking, and smiling abilities
• Enhancing your smile and confidence by replacing your missing teeth
• Preserving your bone and preventing further tooth loss
• Improving your oral hygiene and preventing infection
• Saving you money by avoiding the need for more complex and expensive dental treatments in the future
At O’Connor Dental Surgery, we are committed to providing you with the best implants possible. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. We also work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that meets your goals and expectations.
If you want to learn more about implants and how they can benefit you, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the dental care that you deserve.