Dental Implants 101: What you need to know

Have a few teeth missing and want to build an aesthetic, natural smile? The appearance of missing teeth shouldn't be the only issue you're concerned about, but also the implications missing teeth can have on the health of your remaining teeth and gums!

Stop infection and the misalignment of teeth in its tracks by seeking the natural-looking tooth restoration treatment of dental implants available at Metro Dental.

What is a dental implant?

Rather than dealing with dentures, Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth, providing a permanent solution to fill in the gaps.

This treatment involves an artificial titanium metal tooth root being fixed to your jawbone, creating a foundation to hold a replacement tooth or bridge (for multiple missing teeth).

In order to be eligible for this treatment, patients need to be reasonably healthy and have enough bone in the area of missing teeth to provide anchorage for the implants.

Health factors such as smoking, diabetes and bleeding disorders may also influence whether an individual is suited for this procedure.

Why do I need a dental implant?

Missing teeth left untreated for some time can create a range of everyday problems such as difficulty when eating and speaking. Infection and gum disease may also result, which is why seeking treatment as soon as possible is always the best route.

Where can I get dental implants?

Here at Metro Dental, our skilled dentists can administer a dental implant that will provide long-term benefits that minimise further damage to your gum and bones and equip you with a stronger bite.

Dental implants are a minor surgical procedure that can be performed at both our Menai and Marrickville practice. Following the procedure, we can set up a series of appointments to help finalise the restoration of your teeth and smile.

Call in to our Metro Dental practices in Menai and Marrickville to enquire about dental implants and book your consultation. Alternatively, you may wish to call our friendly team at Menai 02 9543 5400 or Marrickville 02 9559 3440, or click here to send either of our practices’ an email to enquire about your suitability for a dental implant.