Dental Implants in Darwin, NT
Living with broken, missing or worn teeth can be challenging. We know first hand the pain and difficulty it can cause and have helped many people just like you move towards a healthier smile.
If you have a tooth that is causing pain or concern, or a tooth that is already missing, seek help. We have the ability to relieve pain and address numerous dental conditions. There are many options available today to help restore teeth to a healthier state. For many people, dental implants are becoming an ideal solution, and Casuarina Square Dental Care is here to help.
The Effects of Missing Teeth
Many patients do not realize that missing teeth impact confidence and overall health. Although there is no pain, having missing teeth means the jawbone has no root to support, so it can begin to resorb, or dissolve, which changes facial appearance and reduces support for remaining teeth.
Healthy teeth will also begin to move into the space left by a missing tooth. This can cause bite misalignment, putting the remaining teeth at an increased risk for fracture or wear.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a a long lasting and durable option for replacing one or more missing teeth. Some patients may not be able to have dental implants due to bone loss or other factors. In order to be successful, implants should be placed once growth has ceased. This is typically around the age of 18 for females and 21 for males.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A dentist places a titanium post directly into the jawbone during surgery. Titanium is biocompatible and will grow with your bone naturally over a healing period of 3 to 4 months. The post creates a firm foundation for a new tooth while the implant replaces both the missing root and tooth.
Dental implants restore the ability to chew, smile and talk with confidence again. A dental implant also allows patients to brush and floss easily, making daily care convenient.
Day to day care for dental implants is achieved by brushing and flossing, exactly as for natural teeth, making home care simple and easy. With the right maintenance and regular dental visits, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
Our philosophy is to provide all our patients with a complete range of options. We want to make sure everyone can make the best choices for their dental health. We know every person’s dental health is unique, and each person has different needs.
For many people, dental implants are an excellent solution to restore optimum oral health. They can also be used to support a dental prosthetic, such as a bridge or denture, to restore multiple missing teeth.
Dental implants do necessitate extra testing to determine if they will suit your needs. For this reason, an examination including x-rays and a CBCT, or 3-dimensional scan of the area, will be required.
If you have questions or concerns about a tooth, or would like to know more about dental implants, we welcome you to call Casuarina Square Dental Care to arrange a consultation and learn more about dental implants or to learn about other tooth-replacement options we offer.