What are dental implants?
Dental implants are an option often recommended for people seeking treatment options for a single/multiple missing teeth or alternatives to lose fitting dentures.
Dental implants are made out of a high-grade medical titanium screw-like ‘artificial root’ which is carefully and precisely inserted into the jawbone at a single tooth replacement. If replacing all top or bottom teeth our highly skilled dentist Dr Renu Karn may recommend 4 implants to support a full arch of teeth with this technique called All-On-4™.
Titanium is used in as it induces Osseo integration which is the process of bone fusing to the implant. This titanium creates a strong, sturdy tooth root ready for the replacement crown or bridge.
Support for Your Dentures as well as replacement of one or multiple missing teeth
Disease and trauma can cause dental emergencies and sometimes even lead to the loss of a tooth. At Dental Excellence, we don’t believe you should have to live with compromised chewing ability or the conspicuous gap in a smile that can result from a missing tooth. Using dental implants at our restorative dentistry practice, we can return health, beauty, and function to the mouths of patients who are missing one or more of their natural teeth.
We are proud to be one of the leading dental implant providers of our Adelaide community. Driven by our continuous search for knowledge, excellent training, and world-class facilities and technologies we strive for excellence in all that we do.
If you are missing one or more teeth and you would like to learn more about how dental implants could improve both your oral health and your quality of life, please contact Dental Excellence today.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Are you missing a tooth? If so, dental implants at Dental Excellence may be the ideal choice for you. Dental implants are remarkably versatile; they can be used to support a single crown, a dental bridge, or even a full set of dentures. To provide support of unrivalled strength and stability, dental implants are embedded in the jaw. Fully replicating the entire structure of the missing tooth from root to crown.
A consultation with Dr Renu Karn can determine whether a dental implant may be right for you. Ideal candidates should be in good general and oral health with gum tissue free of periodontal disease. Patients with inadequate jaw bone density to support a dental implant may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure in order to qualify for implant dentistry.
What to Expect
Dr Renu Karn will assess the bone height and density to ensure adequate levels will support the dental implant made from essentially a high grade medical metal screw made of commercially pure titanium. In some cases, nature needs a little helping hand and Dr Karn may offer suggestions to support the dental implant when surgically placed in the jaw bone. Because the body does not recognize titanium as a foreign material, the implant will eventually fuse with the jaw bone and basically become part of your anatomy. Once the dental implant is ready and settled in the jaw bone, an abutment is placed and serves as an attachment for your custom-crafted dental restoration.
We believe in educating patients prior to every step in treatment, providing information on the procedure while addressing and lessening any potential anxiety they may experience. CT scans are used during planning to make a 3-D model of the patient’s mouth, ensuring exact, correct placement of the implant. This sophisticated imaging technique not only lessens time before the patient can have the implants placed in their mouths, but also has been shown to lessen pain and safely avoid adjacent areas such as the sinuses.
After meeting with our dentist Dr Renu Karn, an individually tailored treatment plan with approximate costs and timeline is outlined to best meet each patient’s unique needs. You may learn that an alternative restorative treatment – such as removable dentures or a traditional dental bridge, for example – would be better suited for you.
Dental implant surgery is performed in our 100% Australian owned and operated world-class facilities, utilizing a state-of-the-art laboratory right here in Adelaide, leading to the highest-quality results and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Taking Care of Your Dental Implant
Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, and should be cared for in the same way. Regular scheduled dental Check-ups and using good oral hygiene and techniques will help to ensure the protection of your investment of your new smile. Periodic follow-ups will allow us to monitor your implant, ensuring that your surrounding teeth and gums remain healthy.
To schedule a consultation and determine whether dental implants may be the right choice for you, email Dental Excellence or call our office at 8223 4400