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Dental implants for addressing tooth loss

Over the course of life many different factors including poor oral hygiene, avoiding the dentist and environmental factors can result in irreversible damage to your teeth. Poor oral hygiene and avoiding the dentist can result in the build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth and gums, which leads to the development of many different types of dental issues such as cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. Environmental factors such as lifestyle choices including smoking, chewing tobacco and drug abuse can have significant effects on the health and appearance of your teeth. A poor diet, filled with sugar and acids is also detrimental to oral health. These factors, over time, can result in irreversible damage to your teeth and eventually lead to tooth loss. If you have been affected by tooth loss then you need to speak to us at Kooringal Dental and find out about dental implants Wagga.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants Wagga are a proven way of seamlessly replacing missing teeth and have seen a surge in popularity over the last few decades amongst dentists and patients worldwide.  So why not come in and see our friendly team and discuss whether implants are suitable for you?

Dental implants Wagga work as root replacements for missing teeth. They provide a strong and permanent structure on which you can attach a removable or fixed dental prosthetic of your choice and are a long-lasting solution to addressing tooth loss.

How do they work?

To find out if dental implants Wagga are the right choice of treatment for you, you need to speak to our team here at our practice to book an appointment and visit the dentist for a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums. The dentist will need to make sure that you do not have any underlying dental issues and if you do these will need to be addressed prior to dental implant surgery. The dentist will also need to make sure that you have sufficient healthy bone for implant surgery, otherwise you may need to undergo a dental bone graft to make sure the process is successful and that your jaw is able to hold the dental implant in place. Once any underlying issues have been addressed and our dentist is happy that dental implant surgery is the best choice of treatment to resolve your tooth loss, you are ready to begin the procedure.

What next?

Dental implants are small titanium screws which are placed into the bone socket of your missing tooth. This is an invasive procedure and may require drilling of the bone socket to make sure the implant fits securely in place.

Depending on your personal requirements there are different types of anaesthetic available to make the process as easy for you as possible with minimal discomfort. Once the implant is placed into the bone socket a natural process called osseointegration will begin which involves bone cells or osteoblasts forming around the implant, embedding it securely in place into your jaw. As this is a natural process it will vary from patient to patient and may require 12 to 18 weeks to be completed. In this time you can visit the dentist to make sure that the process is coming along successfully and once completed you will be ready for your tooth replacement to restore the look, feel and function of your mouth once again.

Speak to us today to find out more about dental implants and how implant surgery can help you enjoy better oral health for life.

ll treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.

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