One of the most exciting innovations in modern dental technology has been the development of dental implants. Dental implants are titanium screws which are surgically placed into your jawbone, to which a crown can be attached once the implant completely bonds with your bone. Dental implants could be an ideal solution for the replacement of one or several missing teeth.
Dental implants act as an artificial tooth root that is securely anchored into the jawbone, to which dental work such as a crown, fixed bridge or a full set of dentures can be added to replace missing teeth. Made from a very strong, biocompatible material, dental implants are placed in a simple procedure that is usually no more complicated than a tooth extraction. Your new implant is then left buried in your jaw bone for a period of healing, left undisturbed under the gum tissue. It is then uncovered and connected to the small metal post which will secure and supports your new artificial tooth.
Depending on where the implant is placed into your jaw, this process can take from a few months to over 9 months. As a rule, implants in the front lower jaw will need around 4 months; in your back upper jaw they will need around 9 months, and around 6 months in other places in the mouth, although the process of getting dental implants in Cronulla will take longer if you need bone grafting.
A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth replacement, feeling much more natural and secure than traditional removable dentures, especially if you have lost a lot of jaw bone. Importantly, Cronulla dental implants will allow us to replace a missing tooth without needing to modify your adjacent teeth. A thorough evaluation by Happy Rock Dental will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants in Cronulla.
For more information, please call us on (02) 9523 0403. We are located at Suite 104, 28-30 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230.
Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.