Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and provide an alternative to removable dentures. The best candidates for dental implants are those with strong jawbone ridges and healthy oral tissues.

Missing teeth can cause a number of problems if left unresolved. They can hinder your speech and even make it difficult to perform daily tasks like eating. Long term issues can include infections and gum disease; the teeth surrounding the area might also become weaker or more susceptible to problems. Dental implants can be an option if you have a missing tooth (or teeth) and are wanting to avoid these sorts of issues.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is fixed directly to your jawbone, often held in place via a screw. The screw will heal and integrate with the surrounding tissue, allowing the implant to function just like a normal tooth. The process is a minor surgical procedure and can be performed in our office under sedation. After the procedure, a series of appointments will be planned to assist in finalising the restoration of your teeth.

Dental implants have a myriad of long term benefits, giving patients a stronger bite and minimising further damage to the gum or bones. The implant will look and feel like a natural tooth, and can be cleaned and flossed as per usual. Just like with natural teeth, proper hygiene and check-ups will help increase the longevity of your implant.

To book a consultation and inquire about dental implants, contact our friendly staff today!

Want to learn more about dental implants at Metro Dental? Click here to read more about what dental implants are, who needs a dental implant and how to take the first step.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.