If you’re thinking about getting a dental implant in Canberra or Parramatta, you may be wondering if it’s the right tooth replacement option for you – and if dental implants really look like natural teeth. In this article, we’ll discuss the basics about dental implants, and help you understand why they are the best choice for you!
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant usually consists of two basic elements, both of which are built to simulate the natural look and feel of a real tooth.
The first element is the implant itself. This is a small, screw-shaped rod, typically built from titanium. Titanium has the unique ability to bond permanently with surrounding gum and jaw tissue. This “rod” is placed where the root of your missing tooth used to be, using a minimally-invasive surgery.
Then, over a period of about 3-6 months, the rod permanently bonds with your oral tissue – creating an artificial “tooth root”.
Then, a dental crown (artificial tooth) is sculpted from porcelain, and attached to the implant. This crown is built to perfectly match the shape and color of your other teeth, and it is virtually undetectable.
Dental Implants Offer A Natural Look, Feel, And Function!
Unlike some other restorative treatments like dental bridges and partial dentures, dental implants look and feel completely natural. A dental implant matches your other teeth perfectly, it does not shift at all when you are eating, drinking, speaking, or smiling, and it will often last you many years.
Dental implants also do not require any special care precautions. All you have to do is brush and floss every day, and see your dentist for regular 6-month checkups and teeth cleanings. That’s it!
Because they are so durable and natural-looking, in most cases it’s impossible for anyone to tell that you have a dental implant. If you want a subtle, natural tooth restoration that will last for ages, and that looks just like a real tooth, a dental implant is the best choice for you.
Interested In Dental Implants? Choose The Best Periodontist In Canberra!
Central Periodontics is the best choice for dental implants in Canberra and Parramatta. Dr. Bikram Sethi, our qualified periodontist, has been specializing in dental implants for years. With a focus on minimally-invasive oral surgery and an informative approach to dentistry, Dr. Sethi offers superior results.
Not sure if a dental implant is right for you, or if your gums are healthy enough for implants? Come in for a consultation, and Dr. Sethi can help you explore all of your options for restoring your missing teeth.
For Central Periodontics & Dental Implants Canberra, please call 02 6247 6555.
For Central Periodontics & Dental Implants Parramatta, please call 02 8677 3395.
*Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.