Dental Implants - Fill In The Gap
Is having missing teeth starting to impact on your ability to chew, speak or smile?
Visit the team at Pain Free Dental Clinic to arrange your new dental implants! We have been providing comprehensive dental services for patients in Moss Vale and the Southern Highlands community since 2014. We strive to live up to our name by providing all our patients a comfortable and stress-free clinic experience.
What are dental implants?
Losing even a single tooth can affect your bite. The loss of a natural tooth can be caused by an accident, or lack of maintenance over time resulting in tooth decay. Sadly, adult teeth cannot grow back after extraction, leaving you with an empty gap.
When a natural tooth is missing, the teeth on either side of the gap can shift and move, causing you to develop a bad bite. Irregular bites are more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease, because bacteria can build up in areas that are often missed through daily brushing.
A dental implant will fill in the gap and keep your existing natural teeth in place. By having a full set of teeth, your jawline will be fully supported, allowing you to speak and eat as per usual.
What happens in a dental implant procedure?
To ensure your safety and comfort, your dentist will carefully inspect your jaw through visual examination and x-rays. At Pain Free Dental Clinic, we are committed to providing our patients a stress-free dental experience. We will run you through the entire procedure for your peace of mind. If you are feeling nervous or anxious, our team can provide you with a range of sedatives including happy gas and conscious sedation.
During the procedure, a hole is drilled into the jawbone, and a titanium screw is placed inside. The implant needs to be left in the jaw bone for four to six months. This will allow the screw to fuse into your bone tissue, ready to hold your permanent crown securely for day to day living.
Do I need to look after my dental implant?
Your dental implant will feel just like your natural teeth. You will need to maintain daily oral hygiene practices as they will wear out if not properly taken care of.
Whilst dental implants are a great permanent solution for missing teeth, if you don’t want to wait a few months for your permanent crown, we can also provide dental bridges. A dental bridge is a faster solution as the process can be completed in just two weeks however it involves preparing (cutting) the adjacent teeth.
If you’re unsure of what type of dental implant is best suited for you, our principal dentist, Dr Nikgoo, will be more than happy to help. Every new patient at Pain Free Dental Clinic is provided with an initial hour appointment, where we will inspect your teeth, gums and jaw. We can answer any concerns you may have and put your mind at ease. Our team can also organise payment plans through Zip Money for your convenience.