Replace broken down teeth with our realistic dental implants on the Central Coast.
Chipped or missing teeth are no longer a major problem thanks a range of new dental implant options.
Advance Family Dental Lake Haven is your dental implants expert on the Central Coast. Whether you need a single dental implant or have multiple chipped or missing teeth that require treatment, come and see us for the solution.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are used to support a denture or bridge as a long-term solution to replace chipped or missing teeth. As long as you are in good general health, you’ll likely be eligible for dental implant treatment.
Age is generally not a barrier either and many older people can also benefit from dental implants. However, dental implants may not be suitable for smokers and those suffering from serious chronic illnesses.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
A partial of full denture usually requires a bulky plate that covers your palate or is supported under your tongue, which traps food and needs cleaning out after every meal. Gradually, the gums with shrink under the denture, requiring the denture to be regularly relined or replaced. Dentures also cannot bite with the force of a natural tooth without discomfort or damage. Likewise, bridges require adjacent teeth to be cut down and crowned, which increases the risk of future tooth decay. Dentures
Dental implants solve both of these problems. An implant is the most comfortable option and performs most like a natural tooth without diminishing your ability to chew. They are also easier to clean than dentures and bridges and put you at less risk of developing future tooth decay and other complications. They are also very durable, lasting in most cases decades without repair.
Dental implants also effectively stimulate the tooth root – much in the same way as a natural tooth – to help preserve the surrounding bone.
How is a dental implant installed?
We’ll refer you to an experienced radiographer who will conduct x-rays and a CT scan to assess the condition of the surrounding bone. Our dentists will then insert a small titanium fitting (the implant) into the healthy surrounding jawbone which is left for several months to heal and integrate into your jawbone.
Once the implant is firmly anchored, you can return to our Advance Family Dental practice in Lake Haven to have your new crown, bridge or denture installed onto the implant.