If you feel poorly about the appearance of your smile, searching for the right procedure can seem overwhelming. Luckily, if gaps are your main concern, dental implants can replace your missing teeth and their roots to provide you with a renewed, rejuvenated smile. Find out more about dental implants with Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey at Cumberland Dental in Adelaide, SA and serving Cumberland Park.
Could dental implants help me?
Dental implants replace a missing tooth and its root, meaning that, if you have a gap in your smile, dental implants can help restore function and appearances to your teeth. Filing in your gaps will prevent issues like drifting teeth and since the implant replaces the tooth’s root, bone atrophy. Implants are the most permanent and effective form of tooth replacement. Thanks to their design, they are made to last a lifetime.
What can I expect from a dental implant procedure?
Your dentist will implant your new teeth in two separate phases. During the first phase, your dentist prepares your teeth and mouth to receive the implants by clearing up any instances of decay or gum disease. Then, your dentist takes in an impression of your mouth for the dental laboratory to use as a guide while creating your replacement teeth. Your dentist implants the fixtures, small, screw-like posts which integrate into the jawbone to hold the implant in place. Phase two takes place after the initial implantation and successful integration. It will include placing the replacement tooth onto the fixture and ensuring a natural look.
Dental Implants in Adelaide and Cumberland Park
A good candidate for dental implants needs enough bone left underneath their missing tooth to provide a sturdy resting place for the implant’s fixture. If this is not the case, the patient may require a bone graft to rebuild the atrophied bone. A consultation with your dentist will help you determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants and if this procedure is the best treatment option for you.
For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey at Cumberland Dental in Adelaide, SA and serving Cumberland Park. Call to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!