Replacing Your Missing Teeth – Dental Implants

Give yourself another reason to smile by visiting Putney Periodontics to get started on replacing missing teeth. The impact goes beyond the hassles of experiencing difficulties when chewing food. They can also dampen your confidence when you talk, smile and laugh. When missing teeth are left untreated for many years, they can also place additional strain on other teeth. This results in unbalanced forces that can lead to a chipped tooth or fractured teeth.

Replacing your missing teeth - Putney Periodontics

Dental Implant Treatments For Missing Teeth

Get your missing teeth fixed with our dental implant treatments. It can result in altered chewing ability and also affect your confidence when you smile. Over the years, missing teeth can also place additional strain on surrounding teeth and gums.

With advancements in technology, dental implants are continually evolving. They are considered the standard of care when it comes to replacing missing teeth in many situations. At Putney Periodontics, we offer dental implant solutions at a specialist level to ensure that you receive quality care with confidence.

Advantages of Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants:

  • Helps to withstand greater biting forces than dentures
  • Gives you an option that feels and looks most natural
  • Can improve the appearance of ‘hollowed’ cheeks that can occur after a tooth is extracted
  • Are firmly secured into the jaw
  • Do not require support from adjacent teeth
  • Can be cleaned with normal cleaning routine at home, unlike dentures which require removal at night

At Putney Periodontics, we understand that not all implants are created equal. And that is precisely why we use only quality products from trusted brands that are backed with scientific research.

So have your implants planned by a specialist today. Our Sydney periodontist looks at the bigger picture and plans for the long term. Replacing missing teeth is safe, simple and successful with our services.

Why Implants?

Dental Implants have been developed since the late 1960’s and have been used extensively for the replacement of missing teeth.

Functioning as artificial teeth roots, they are fused into the jawbone to replace natural teeth that are missing. Implants and their crowns are designed to mimic the look and function of natural teeth.

Why-Implants

A completed dental implant has three main components:

  1. A titanium implant: a metal root
  2. An abutment: a post
  3. A crown

Planning for Dental Implants

  1. The planning process begins with diagnostic tests to confirm that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. These includes a dental examination, photographs, dental casts of your teeth, and 3-D scans of your jaws. All of these requirements help us plan the best treatment for you.
  2. Discussion of your full medical history to ensure that you will be safe throughout the whole process.
  3. Local anaesthetic: at Putney Dental Care, the dental implant surgery is routinely done without you having to go to the hospital or go under general anaesthesia. At our clinic, we find our patients are able to drive home after the procedure and many resuming work the next day.

Alternatives: What are Dentures?

For many years, patients have been forced to accept the use of removable plastic dentures to replace their missing teeth. Although they are a good option in some situations, they can appear unattractive. Aside from how they look, they can feel quite bulky, cause gagging and can become loose while eating. Fortunately, many patients who are wearing dentures can make the switch to a fixed solution with dental implants.

Alternatives: What is a Bridge?

A bridge is another effective option for replacing missing teeth. On both sides of the gap, crowns are placed over the top of each tooth. The replacement tooth is attached to the crowns, all cemented together as one piece.

Bridge

The bridge is cemented in place so it is not removable. Bridges can appear and feel quite natural, much more so than dentures. However, the supporting teeth need to be prepared and trimmed smaller, resulting in the loss of healthy enamel. Furthermore, the length of the bridge is only suitable for short gaps.

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