Dental implants have changed the way we replace our teeth; traditional dentures and bridges have various disadvantages which have been overcome with this revolutionary procedure.
Our smile is a key part of our confidence, and losing a tooth may put a dint in this. Furthermore, the gap created by the missing tooth can cause great difficulty when chewing and may even bring further issues to the teeth and mouth.
Under each tooth is bone which supports the tooth and structure of our jaw. When a tooth is gone, the bone begins to recede and surrounding teeth start to collapse which can alter our facial structure, causing a caved-in look.
There are a wide range of benefits to dental implants which go beyond general restorative advantages. These include:
- Gaining a full, beautiful and functional smile immediately after surgery
- The opportunity to laugh, talk and eat without complications
- Providing a natural result by moulding to your gums – this is virtually unnoticeable!
- Durable implants that, with proper care are designed to last a lifetime.
How do dental implants work?
Dental Implants can be placed into any area in your jaw that has missing teeth. The dental implant acts like an anchor to which we can attach replacement teeth. These are custom made to your requirements and placed in your mouth once your titanium implant has been inserted into the jawbone. In general, there is a waiting period after having your implant placed before we can attach new teeth. In certain circumstances however, the teeth can also be provided on the same day.
Here at Oasis Dental we have provide several different implant treatments that target singular, partial or total tooth loss.
Your dental condition will be expertly assessed; this is done to ensure that the treatment is within your best interests.
To be an ideal candidate for this treatment you will require:
- An adequate amount of jawbone in order for the dental implant to be supported properly
- Good oral hygiene with no periodontal disease that may increase your risk of implant failure.
Oasis Dental can provide immediate tooth replacement for those who want to be able to smile with confidence directly after their procedure.
Recovery from a dental implant procedure can take from days to weeks. Typically, during the first 14 days after surgery you will be required to uphold a soft diet as this will assist your recovery and also reduce any discomfort while healing. It takes around 3-6 months for an implant to reach maximum strength while the jawbone grows and unites with the surface of the dental implant, at which stage function has been completely restored.
With any type of surgery, you may experience swelling, bruising, pain at the site of implant or minor bleeding. If this discomfort accelerates contact your dentist as you may require additional medication to assist with the pain.
Oasis Dental strive to ensure that your dental implants are inserted with care and provide you with a new smile that will boost your confidence and give you the opportunity to enjoy the things you love without pain or discomfort. Contact us today to book a comprehensive consultation to see if dental implants are right for you.