How does it feel when you can’t order what you like at your favourite restaurant because chewing is a problem due to lost teeth? We offer many ways to replace missing teeth in our Dee Why, NSW dental clinic and welcome families from the Northern Beaches to become part of our dental family.
Wouldn’t it be nice to smile at your new client and not worry about whether they’re noticing your missing tooth? Or what about feeling confident when you meet someone for the first time, whether it’s a first date you’re your child’s teacher, making a good impression often relies on a confident smile.
Dental implants are often a popular choice, and we are happy to discuss all of the ways we can replace missing teeth in our Dee Why dental surgery.
When you have a tooth that is missing or failing, these are the considerations you face each day, and it definitely takes a toll on your confidence.
Did you know that your missing tooth also affects your oral health? When your bone has no root to support, it will begin to dissolve or reabsorb, which can put your healthy teeth at risk for more loss. Your teeth will also begin to move and shift into the space left open by your missing tooth. Shifting teeth often lead to alignment and bite issues that
It’s a good idea to think about replacing your tooth, and dental implants are a great solution.
One of the most reliable tooth replacement options is a dental implant. They boast a 95 per cent success rate because they closely mimic your natural tooth. Dr Sian will place the implant, a titanium post, into your bone during surgery. Because it’s biocompatible, titanium will naturally integrate with your bone over time, so we’ll give it a few months to heal.
After the appropriate healing time has passed, we’ll customise a porcelain crown that will replace your tooth. Your new tooth is aesthetically pleasing and designed to match your smile while also offering you all the function you were missing, such as eating, smiling, talking, and chewing.
Dental implant rod – The dental implant rod (or screw) is the part of the dental implant that replaces the root and integrates with the bone.
Abutment – The abutment attaches the implant post and supports the dental crown.
Implant crown – The dental implant crown is the part of the dental implant that replaces the missing tooth and what people will see when you are smiling. Your dental implant crown will closely match the colour, shade and shape of the surrounding teeth.
Dr Sian and Dr Smit can determine if a dental implant will meet your needs with a thorough examination and x-rays during an implant consultation. In order to be successful, implants do require that the patient is in good overall health and has enough healthy bone to support the implant. We’ll use 3-D technology to analyse the health and structure of your bone to ensure the success of your implant.
For over 18 years, Dr Sian has been placing and restoring dental implants here at Dental Design, offering our patients on the Northern Beaches the benefit of comprehensive implant dentistry. Patients truly appreciate the fact that they can work with the team they know and trust for their treatment from start to finish.
Dental implants require surgical placement, which most patients tolerate quite well. We strive to provide the most comfortable dentistry possible and will thoroughly anaesthetise the area before beginning treatment. Once the surgery is complete, it’s normal to have slight discomfort for a few days.
For dental, implants to fully heal, it takes about 3-6 months for osseointegration to occur. Smoking can lengthen healing times. Fortunately, once the dental implant fully integrates, it can last a lifetime. Dental implants are often considered the most reliable and long-term solution to missing teeth.
The only part of your dental implant that people will see is your custom dental implant crown, which will match your natural teeth closely. Not only will the dental implant look realistic, but it will also feel realistic to your tongue.
Dental implant posts can last a lifetime as long as the surrounding gum and bone tissue remains healthy. If periodontal disease develops, dental implants can fail as the bone that supports the implant rod deteriorates.
As long as patients take care of their dental implants properly, there is no reason your dental implant can’t last a lifetime. The dental crown could crack or damage from trauma, and we might need to replace the crown in our Dee Why dental clinic.
Your dental implant is also easy to care for, as you’ll be brushing and flossing like normal again in no time. An implant is also a great investment in your oral health because it offers longevity. With regular dental check-ups, cleans and excellent home care, your implant has the potential to last for decades or even a lifetime.
If you have questions about how to care for your teeth or dentistry, our helpful dental team will be happy to demonstrate proper techniques.
Dental implants are often the first tooth replacement choice for foodies, and for a good reason. As with your natural teeth, you can enjoy an unrestricted diet with dental implants. It is wise to avoid crunching on excessively hard things like ice or stones from olives and cherries. It’s best to chew cautiously. While dental implants are not fragile, they do require some caution to get the most out of your investment.
Feel free to order your favourite cuisine and enjoy the freedom that dental implants afford.
All-on-4 dental implant bridges replay on four dental implants on the upper or lower arch to secure a prosthetic in place. Unlike dentures, All-on-4 covers less of the palate, making your food tastier and improving comfort.
In certain cases, Dr Sian will refer his patients to Dr David Dunn from Macquaire Street Dental Centre to treat cases that benefit from All-on-4 dental implants. From there, our Dental Design dentists place the bridge and finish any other work needed in your case. This treatment is great for those with dental anxiety or those who have extensive dental needs such as edentulous patients or those who want an alternative to replacing all missing teeth with single dental implants.
For patients who want to avoid surgery, or who have medical limitations, dental bridges and partial or complete dentures provide reliable alternatives to dental implants. Our dentists in Dee Why will always present every option available and help you make a choice that makes sense for your health and lifestyle.
Our dentists are here to help, so if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.
You don’t have to live with a compromised smile any longer!
Want to learn more about how dental implants can help you? Give Dental Design a call today to arrange your consultation. We welcome new patients in our Dee Why dental clinic and will always help you make a choice that works best for your health and smile.