Dental Implants Brisbane
At Dental Pearls we offer dental implants through the most sophisticated and up-to-date treatment methods, using the best from Straumann Swiss supplied implants.
Dental implants are an advanced and highly effective means by which to reinstate the strength, function and visual appeal of a mouth which has suffered from the detrimental effects of tooth loss. At Dental Pearls, we use the very best from Straumann Swiss supplied implants.
The absence of teeth can be the cause of numerous oral problems – not just in the area affected but also throughout the whole face and jaw. Areas left exposed by tooth loss are inevitably more prone to trauma, pain and infection, but the loss of support to the remaining teeth and gums can be equally damaging.
Each tooth serves as a stabilising force for its surrounding counterparts. Once it has been removed the strength is lost, causing a gradual shifting and weakening in the overall structure of the mouth over time. The knock on effect of tooth loss can be a loss of support to the facial muscles and the gradual sagging of features (premature aging).
What are dental implants?
Made from a combination of biocompatible materials, dental implants combine the strength of a titanium ‘anchor’, which is attached to the underlying jawbone, with the natural durability and cosmetic appeal of a porcelain restoration.
The dental implant procedure
The initial dental implant procedure involves a period of time in which the implant ‘root’ is positioned within the jaw and then allowed to fuse, over the course of several months, with the surrounding bone.
This process (known as osseointergration) enables the core strength of your natural teeth to be effectively maintained. In comparison to alternative treatments such as removable dentures, dental implants provide a much more natural and durable substitution.
Once the fusion of bone and titanium root has been established, the next stage involves the gentle reopening of the gum tissue. A post is then positioned into the root and another period of healing is generally allowed before an artificial crown or restoration is positioned to complete the implant process.
What does the dental implant procedure involve?
During the initial dental implant procedure, an implant (which acts as a root) is positioned within the jaw. The implant is allowed to fuse with the surrounding bone over the course of several months in a process known as osseointegration. Once the implant has fused with the bone, the gum tissue is gently reopened so that a post can be positioned into the root. Once the post has healed in place, an artificial crown or restoration is positioned to complete the implant process.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are made from a combination of biocompatible materials. A titanium anchor is attached to the underlying jawbone for support, while a porcelain restoration provides cosmetic appeal.
Why is it important to replace a missing tooth?
If left untreated, a missing tooth can cause a number of oral problems in the affected area, as well as in the face and jaw. Areas that are left exposed by missing teeth are prone to trauma, pain, and infection, while one may also experience a loss of support to the remaining teeth and gums. Missing teeth can lead to a gradual shifting and weakening in the overall structure of the mouth over time. This often leads to loss of support in the facial muscles and the gradual sagging of features.
Dental Implants Brisbane
The end result is the effective and permanent dental restoration of your natural teeth and an increased ability to embrace a happy and healthy smile.