Dental implants, crowns or dentures are ideal for those possessing missing teeth, decaying or broken teeth or you simply do not like the look of your smile.
Dr Finkelstein can improve your smile and the health of your teeth no matter what age you are. Please call our dental team on 9262 7778 in Sydney City CBD or 9411 8808 in Chatswood for an appointment.
Dental implants can increase ones confidence levles by providing them with a natural-looking, beautifully even smile, but can also improve one’s overall well-being. Dental Implants also provide many benefits when they are used to replace missing teeth.
Smile with confidence when you choose dental implants at Sydney and Chatswood Dentist, Dr Michael Finkelstein
- Operate like normal teeth
- Feel like natural teeth
- Uphold the principle of the bone structure subsequent to tooth loss
- Replace loose dentures
- Maintain the strength and wellbeing of adjacent teeth as bridgework is not required
- Enhance one’s talking capability when dentures are removed
- Disperse bite forces equally
- Enhance facial aesthetics by preventing loss of bone
Tooth loss can have a dramatic impact on one’s life as it does not only affect one’s appearance but can also have negative impacts on one’s overall well-being and health and reduces one’s confidence in smiling. Therefore, it is extremely vital that missing teeth should be replaced with dental implants immediately to avoid possible health issues such as:
- Change in bite due to shifting teeth
- Trouble chewing
- Bone loss
- Drifting and movement of teeth
- Supplementary strain on enduring teeth
- Joint problems in jaw
Tooth loss also has a number of other physical effects including facial disfigurement and potential signs of premature ageing due to extreme bone loss caused by the loss of multiple teeth over years. Although dentures can provide sufferers of tooth loss with a feeling of visual satisfaction, they can also be the source of bone loss, cause through the positioning of extreme forces on the fundamental bone structure. Dentures also need to be relined or possibly substituted for new ones after a few years. All of these issues that arise from tooth loss and dentures can be avoided through the use of Dental Implants.
Dental Implants: What are they?
Dental implants are bio compatible titanium replacements of the tooth’s attaching roots. Dental Implants are used as substitutes for absent teeth. There are three sections associated with dental implant restorations, including:
- Titanium, bone-integrated implant
- Implant porcelain crown
- Implant abutment
The Process of Dental Implant Placement:
This is the planning stage. This is where a treatment process will be determined in order to guarantee a successful result. Often computer imaging of your teeth may be required in order for us to observe the condition of the bone. Computer imaging will also aid with creating three-dimensional footage of your mouth to guarantee the appropriate placement of the Dental Implants.
This is the stage of the implant placement, where the implant will be placed in the perfect position so that the gum tissue can cultivate around the implant.
This is the healing stage, where the bone surrounding the implant will be cultivated naturally and merge with the Straumann implant. This should take a couple of weeks.
This is the stage of temporary restoration. This stage will only occur if the implant is in an area that is noticeable and is a stage only required for aesthetic reasons during the healing stage.
This is the stage of support placement, which occurs once the healing has finished. This stage involves the placement of the dental implant abutment in order to join the implant to the porcelain crown.
During this stage, our ceramist will construct a porcelain crown to requirement. Once this is made, we will connect the abutment to the crown.
Who can get Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are a potential option for anyone with missing teeth. People of any age are able to receive dental implants, however it is advisable that children and teens do not receive Dental Implants, as during these stages their facial structure and dental bones are still developing. The ideal time for people to get Dental Implants would be promptly after tooth loss or extraction, however Dental Implants have been positioned effectively years subsequent to tooth loss. The most important factor surrounding who can get Dental Implants is the existence of a sufficient amount of healthy bone in order to support and surround the implant.
What does the Procedure feel like?
The placement of Dental Implants is practically pain-free as contemporary implant dentistry has advanced in the past 10 years to make it a procedure that is extremely predictable. At our practice, we have accomplished approximately a 100% success rate with the placement of Dental Implants. It is extremely infrequent that an implant doesn’t take to one’s mouth, however in this circumstance, it is simply fixed with the positioning of a new implant. The great thing about Dental Implants is that they not only appear the same as one’s natural teeth, but they also feel and function like normal teeth too.
Do Dental Implants require special care?
In the long-term, there are no limitations for a person with dental implants, however there are a few minor restrictions within the first few weeks whilst the bone is healing. Until the bone has entirely healed, it is vital to steer clear of biting hard food and it is recommended that a soft diet be followed for the first few weeks. After this, hard food can be slowly consumed until eventually your diet will be normal. There is no distinctive process for cleaning dental implants, but rather it is recommended that you brush and floss twice a day, as you would regularly. Visits to the dentist are also regular, usually consisting of biannual check-ups and cleaning.
Bridges as opposed Implants: What is Better?
In a multitude of cases, Dental Implants in Sydney and Chatswood provide noticeable benefits in comparison to traditional dentures or bridgework. Prior to the availability of Dental Implants, missing teeth would be replaced using moulded tooth-supported bridges or detachable dentures. For bridges to be created, strong, sufficient tooth needs to be ground away by restructuring adjacent teeth, which are used as framework for securing the new bridge. However, this means that the neighbouring, healthy teeth are exposed to stresses beyond the typical threshold. This leads to the neighbouring teeth melting away and thus deteriorates the regular support system. This process leads to the formation of visually displeasing, shady areas surrounding the bridge as the gum and bone start to separate from the supporting teeth. Additionally, the strain on the bridge can also lead to an opening forming between the bridge and the tooth, resulting in bacteria leakage and deterioration, increasing the change of root canals. Also, bridges created through the linking of 3 or more teeth makes flossing challenging, and sometimes unmanageable.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Dr Finkelstein will explain these to you carefully at the time of your consultation as well as address any questions you may have. We also recomment before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Dr Michael Finkelstein BDS
Contact us to discuss your dental implant, dentures or bone grafting options at our Chatswood and Sydney dental clinics, servicing all of Sydney, CBD City, North Sydney and surrounding areas including Lane Cove.