Dental Implants Cheltenham
Dental implants address missing teeth so you can achieve a complete, beautiful smile.
The dental implant integrates with the bone to hold and support a dental prosthesis such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.
They help you eat, smile, talk and enjoy all of your everyday activities without worrying about your teeth falling off.
Parts of Dental Implants
The body is made from titanium, a biocompatible material. It is used since it’s lightweight and extraordinarily durable. The implant is placed into the area left by the missing tooth during a short surgical process. It’s open cylindrical and resembles a screw.
The abutment is connected with the body with a screw and cut so that it resembles a look for the crown to fit on top.
The crown is the part that looks like a tooth. This is cemented or screwed onto the abutment.
The Dental Implant Procedure
In placing a dental implant, a small cut is made in the gum to access the bone — with the use of special drills.
The implant is inserted onto the jawbone.
The gum is stitched over after.
This allows the implant to integrate into the bone.
This phase is usually started after 4 to 6 months, where, if needed, the implant is exposed and healing caps or temporary gum forming restorations placed.
After tissue healing within 2-4 weeks, final impressions are made, and the final prosthetic replacements attached.
Regular visits every 4-6-week during the healing period are important to review and monitor the healing, and also once the final restorations are installed, every 3 months.
Dental Implants in Cheltenham
If you have worn, damaged, or decayed teeth, your Cheltenham dentist can fix it with customised, lifelike dental restorations, like dental implants.
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Improved facial appearance
- Improved speech
- Easier eating
- Improved self-esteem