Dental implants are a more costly procedure that dentures, but the results speak for themselves. They are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth, require only normal cleaning, and the titanium rods prevent any misalignment issues that can occur with dentures.
The natural looking teeth of implants are permanently held in place with titanium rods inserted into the patient’s jaw. Titanium is used here as an effect called Osseo integration means that the insert fuses to the surrounding bone.
Initially a patient is examined and X-rayed or CT scanned to ascertain whether the mouth has sufficient jawbone to hold a dental implant.
If there is sufficient bone the titanium rod is inserted into the jaw upon the next visit. This is the most time consuming and awkward part of the procedure.
After a few weeks, when the titanium rod bonds to the jaw, an artificial tooth can be permanently attached to the top. This is a relatively quick process.
If a patient does not have sufficient bone in their jaw a titanium frame is used, connecting the tooth to a reinforced jawbone. This procedure, called Sub periosteal implanting, is more expensive and only used in more extreme cases.
Though the artificial teeth of implants cannot decay usual regular brushing is still required lest gum disease causes complications and further tooth loss.
For Individuals who are interested in dental Implants in Chatswood, Dentists ‘Advance Dental Care’ are well equipped and experienced in fitting implants.