A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the site of tooth loss. Over a period of months, our dental implants are then left to fuse with the jawbone – creating a solid foundation for your new tooth. Once this is complete, a porcelain crown or bridge is secured to your implant, and with good care should last for many years! Dental implants have long term success rates of much greater than 95%.
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or an entire arch of teeth.
Bone grafting is used to replace and improve the bone contours around implants. As bone is an implant’s best friend we sometimes need more of it to improve the longevity, aesthetics and long-term comfort for our patient. When one loses a tooth, nature is very quick to begin the process of atrophy. The aim of bone grafting is to encourage your own body to create mature and solid bone in a position where it otherwise wouldn’t have. Two types of grafts are used, artificial bone or osteoinductive/conductive material. Your dentist will explain to you what option is suitable for you.
A sinus means an air-filled space encapsulated within bone. There is a sinus above the apices of our molar teeth in the upper jaw called maxillary sinus. When the upper molar teeth are lost. 2 things can happen that complicate replacing them by a dental implant; loss of the volume of jaw bone because of tooth loss and also downward expansion of the maxillary sinus.
At great way to increase this volume is to lift the floor of the sinus back up to where it was. This process is called a sinus lift.
The careful lifting of the sinus membrane leaves a cavity that can easily be filled with bone, artificial bone or osteoinductive/conductive material. Implants can often be placed simultaneously with a very high success rates.
This is a very common procedure as the posterior maxilla is very quick to give up its bone volume after tooth loss.
At Blue Tooth Dental, we offer conscious sedation (twilight sedation) for implant surgeries if you wish to be sleeping during the procedure. Link to Wisdom Teeth/sedation
Blue Tooth Dental offers a number of solutions for your missing teeth at affordable prices in the suburbs of Enmore, Newtown, and Marrickville – For more information or to book an appointment, call one of our friendly team now on 02 9519 2691. We look forward to hearing from you.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.