At Be Well Dental, we realise how embarrassing and challenging it can be to have one or more missing teeth. By restoring our patients' smiles, we allow them to fall in love with their smiles again.
Dental implants replace lost teeth and fill in any gaps. Our Highgate Hill dental practice stays up-to-date with advanced dental progression to provide first-rate dental restorations.
A space in your smile affects different aspects of your daily life—including your diet and nutrition, ability to speak clearly, and even how you perceive yourself. Beneath the surface, your jaw bone will begin to deteriorate without a tooth root to anchor it, and nearby teeth will start to shift towards the gap left behind.
What Are Dental Implants?
The old maxim, 'we don’t know what we have until it’s gone,' is especially valid for those who are missing one or multiple teeth.
Each of our teeth plays a crucial role that we barely pay attention to until it is no longer present. Our teeth aid us in eating and chewing food to speaking clearly and precisely.
Dental implants serve as an artificial replacement for a missing tooth's root by integrating a post made of titanium alloy to the jaw bone to act as an anchor for a replacement tooth, dental crown or denture. Dental implants are a sturdy alternative to dentures and a great way to replace missing teeth, restoring function, and giving you back a natural and confident smile.
Dr Will or Dr Bao will tailor a treatment plan to your specific situation and the condition of the jawbone. The total treatment time can take six months to more than a year, depending on the complexity.
Diagnostic x-rays and a cone beam scan will be obtained before surgery and throughout the procedure to establish and maintain the condition of the underlying structures. Careful and detailed planning is required to identify vital structures such as bone density that may affect the treatment's duration and cost.
For a dental implant procedure to work, the jaw bone's health and quality must be strong enough to support the implant. If there is not enough bone, we may add more with a bone graft procedure.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Treating Bruxism and TMJ
There are advantages to dental implants, including:
- Renewed ability to eat all your favourite foods, including vegetables, fruits and meats
- No more worries about your replacement tooth falling out or shifting
- Easy to care for with regular brushing and flossing
- With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime
- A sound investment in your oral health
We Invite You to Arrange an Appointment with Us
You don't have to live your life with a gap in your smile. If you're ready to take the next step in your smile journey, call us at (07) 3846-2002.