Dental implants can range from single-tooth replacement to a complete upper and lower arch replacement. The dental implants procedure can take place in the dental chair under local anesthetic or in hospital under general anesthetic. Your dentist will consult with you beforehand to determine your preference of treatment, suitability, the time requirements and a complete costing for the procedure.
Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself by providing full function and stability.
Patients who suffer from tooth loss often experience slurring and mumbling as their mouth and facial muscles become lax. Unfortunately, patiently who use dentures can still experience this issue as ill-fitting dentures tend to slip within the mouth.
Dental implants are a permanent solution, providing patients with natural looking teeth that look, feel and function like regular teeth.
Dental implants act in the same way as natural teeth. There is no need to remove them for cleaning or to apply adhesives in the case of dentures. Patients with dental implants simply go about their regular maintenance routine without the embarrassment in inconvenience.
Most patients can’t tell the difference between their natural teeth and the implant tooth. They can eat with it completely normally, and they can brush and floss normally as well.
Unlike Bridges, dental Implants do not require altering the other teeth, which improves long-term oral hygiene, as there is easier access between teeth.
After undergoing treatment, the majority of patients experience a significant enhancement in their chewing, dental hygiene and speaking ability. On the outside, patients also see a dramatic transformation in the appearance of their smile and in their general attitude towards life.
Before undergoing dental implant surgery, our highly skilled Lake Macquarie dentists will make sure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. You will need to have an adequate amount of jawbone, so that the implant can fuse with the jaw properly. If you are suffering from gum disease, this will need to be treated before the procedure, and it is best that your overall health is good before undergoing surgery.
The dental team at Bonnells Bay Dental are proud to services the Lake Macquarie region and beyond and are the leaders in All on 4 dental implants. This treatment refers to supporting all teeth on just four implants, making them look, feel and function just like natural teeth. The procedure is particularly suitable for patients who may have missing, decayed or broken/chipped teeth.
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