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Considering Dental Implants? Here's What You Need to Know

July 29, 2020
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

If you have missing teeth, chances are you've struggled with enjoying your favourite meals. You may find it difficult to smile and laugh with confidence. Aside from these things, your dentist in Katoomba considers tooth loss an oral health issue because missing teeth may contribute to additional tooth loss and dental complications in the future.

We think that dental implants are the best option available when you want a treatment that closely resembles natural teeth.

The Anatomy of a Dental Implant

A dental implant is a tooth root replacement. Your dentist surgically implants this root in your jawbone. Across several months, it bonds with the bone, and you are ready for a replacement tooth, which we refer to as a dental crown.

Dental implants are strong, and it typically takes only four to six posts to support a restoring appliance like a dental bridge or denture; this may be a good option if you have significant tooth loss.

Dental implants are the only option available today that stands in for the entire anatomy of your lost tooth—from root to crown.

The Process for Dental Implants

Your dentist evaluates you to make sure that dental implants are the best option. If dental implants are the right choice, we schedule your implant surgery.

On implant day, we make sure the area is completely numb before implanting your replacement root. For a few days following placement, you may have swelling and mild discomfort. Your dentist can recommend a pain reliever to see you through.

After several months, the root is ready for your replacement tooth. You'll be able to enjoy your favourite meals again, and smiling may be easier. 

For Dental Implants in Katoomba, We Welcome Your Call

If you have further questions, or if you're ready to arrange your consultation, we encourage you to contact a friendly staff member to get started.

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In accordance with recent ADA recommendations, we are operating at Level 1 restrictions. We can continue seeing patients for all routine treatments, including checkups and cleans. We will continue to screen patients before seeing our dentists, and any patient that is suspected of having COVID-19 will not be able to be treated. This protocol will be in place until at least the 31st May 2020. If you have any questions, please call us.