If you are suffering from missing teeth then you need to speak to us at Kooringal Dental, the number one dentist in Wagga, and find out about dental implants Wagga. Dental implants Wagga are suitable for those who are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth or are looking to replace their full set of teeth. Here at the practice our principal dentist focuses on dental implants Wagga and implant surgery, so if you are considering dental implants for replacing your missing teeth then contact us through our website or book a consultation and visit us in person very soon.
Are dental implants suitable for you?
We will first need to make sure that dental implants Wagga are suitable for you. There are certain criteria which need to be met for dental implants to be successful for replacing your missing teeth. Most importantly you have to have good oral health, including healthy gums and sufficient healthy bone. If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth then you are more prone to bone decay and unless you address the missing teeth soon, you may not have sufficient alveolar bone left for the implant to be inserted into.
There are many different reasons for which you may have missing teeth, including poor oral hygiene, and if this is the case then restorative dental treatment needs to be carried out to address any dental issues prior to considering dental implants for you. There are some medical conditions which may also prevent you from being suitable for dental implant surgery. This includes diabetes, cancer, immune system disorders, blood clotting disorders and other medical conditions which will be discussed at the initial appointment.
How do they work?
Once our dentist is happy that you are ready for dental implant surgery you will be booked in for your appointment with our principal dentist. Dental implant surgery is an invasive procedure, however, we offer a range of sedation techniques to help address any anxiety as well as ensuring that the procedure is carried out with minimal pain or discomfort to you.
Dental implants are small titanium screws which are designed to act as replacement roots for your missing tooth or teeth. Depending on the number of missing teeth that you need to address, and their positions, you may need one dental implant or up to four dental implants to replace all your missing teeth. A small hole is drilled into the bone socket of the missing tooth and the implant is inserted into the hole to help initiate a natural healing process known as osseointegration, which will make sure the implant is firmly embedded into your jawbone. Depending on your body‘s ability to heal itself the duration of this process varies from patient to patient, but takes approximately 12 weeks overall. This screw itself is composed of one of the world’s strongest metals, therefore, it is designed to last a lifetime. Once the screw is firmly embedded into your jaw the dental implant will be completed with a porcelain crown, a bridge or a set of dentures depending on your personal preferences and dental requirements.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.