People with missing teeth often have trouble chewing their food, experience frequent pain in their gums and are conscious about their smiles. While some patients prefer to opt out of treatments and adjust their lifestyle around their missing teeth, dentists recommend otherwise.
Dental implants have become a popular treatment option for cases that involve either single or multiple tooth replacement and more recently the use of four (4) strategically placed implants to support an entire row of teeth in either jaw. At Casey Dentists we use pure grade 4 Titanium implants that act as a substitute for the natural tooth root making it easier to plant an artificial tooth on top of the implant. Implants replace the tooth root and support the new crown that sits no top. Pure Titanium implants are highly biocompatible with the body.
If you have healthy gums and a jawbone, then you may be an ideal candidate for a dental implant treatment. A healthy mouth allows implants to fuse naturally with the bone and hold your new replacement teeth.
The Dental Implant Difference
Dental implants provide the firm support for replacement teeth that is absent in traditional dentures or bridges. Dental implants fit securely and offer a more natural appearance. With implants, the patient can speak and eat without worrying about their dentures becoming loose or falling off.
The success rate of our procedures is high. With appropriate case selection implants can be up to 95% successful. When properly cared for, our dental implants can serve you for a very long time.
Always consult a professional when it comes to any kind of dental treatment. Your dental hygienist plays an important role in keeping your dental implants infection-free. In selecting the right instruments for cleaning your implants, they have to consider their safety as well as ensure that they sanitise them properly before use. Prevention of implant disease is fundamental to implant maintenance, function and overall health.
Dentists use teflon coated plastic scalers and | or curettes to maintain the polished surface of your crowns. Scratched surfaces may attract and harbour bacteria – keeping their smooth texture is critical. Some practitioners also apply high-frequency vibration with ultrasonic instruments onto the teeth to minimise implant damage.
Dental Implant Care at Home
Oral hygiene is necessary for long-term durability of your dental implants. After your treatment, you can easily clean your dental implants at home. Bacterial biofilm, or plaque, collects on implant crowns the same way it does on your own teeth so you have to make sure you remove them on a daily basis.
Regular flossing is highly advised. There are implant-specific flossing products on the market that are designed to protect the tissue surrounding your implants. Supplement your daily brushing with a few minutes of flossing to maintain excellent oral hygiene.
Oral irrigators and water flossers are another dental implant care tool that you can use at home. Dentists instruct patients to use them once or twice daily. If inflammations occur, add a diluted non-alcohol antimicrobial rinse to kill off the infection.
Routine professional maintenance is important when it comes to maintaining your dental implants and ensuring their longevity. If you want to find out if you are eligible for a dental implant procedure, get in touch with Casey Dentists and request an appointment today.