Our teeth play a significant role in our daily lives. They influence the way we speak, the way we appear, and even the way we perceive ourselves.
Their absence, therefore, not only causes us discomfort but also weakens our self-esteem. With dental implants at Castlemaine Smiles Dentists, you can put these problems behind you!
Our skilled dentists at Castlemaine Smiles will help you get the dental implants that are best suited for your needs. Our team is skilled and can provide you with implants that have the feel of a real tooth and last a very long time.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Losing a tooth disrupts the natural interplay between teeth and the jawbone. The jawbone no longer receives the proper amount of stimulation to keep lips and cheeks from sagging; hence your face takes on the wrinkly appearance of an old person.
A dental implant stops this from happening. Metal posts or frames are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums to allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. It fills the gap left by the missing teeth and keeps the bone and the surrounding area healthy, just as a natural tooth does.
Benefits of a Dental Implant
The following are the benefits of getting dental implants:
- Returns natural face structure.
- Restore eating and speaking ability.
- Improved comfort.
- Improved oral health.
- Renew self-confidence.
The Dental Implant Process
The implant dentistry procedure requires several visits and months to complete. To make sure that you get the best dental implants, your dentists need to follow a carefully patterned procedure.
- Your first visits will test your capacity for the procedure. Your medical record will be checked. Your dentist will evaluate your history to see if there are any issues that might affect the success of your implant (gum disease, diabetes, cancer, alcoholism, and smoking).
- Your dentist will test your bone density to make sure that the jawbone can hold the implant post, and will also take diagnostic impressions of your teeth and jawbone.
- The next visits are dedicated to placing the implant in the jawbone. The dentist will numb the area and create a small incision for the implant post. The post is left to heal in the jaw for 4 to 6 months before attaching the permanent synthetic tooth.
- After the integration of the implant with your jawbone, the permanent tooth replacement is attached to the implant post.
After the procedure, certain after-care guidelines can help you retain the strength of the dental implants for a longer time. Though dental implants are easy to care for, it is necessary to follow a regular oral care routine to maintain them.
Tips to Care for Your Dental Implants
1. Choose the right toothbrush and toothpaste
To avoid brushing too hard, it is best to choose a soft bristle toothbrush or an electric toothbrush. Also, make sure to use low-abrasive toothpaste because high-abrasive toothpaste can damage the enamel over a period of time.
2. Regular dental check-ups
Regular dentist appointments help you keep a track of your dental hygiene especially when it comes to dental implants. At Castlemaine Smiles, we also offer after-care services for all dental treatment procedures including dental implants. Regular dental check-ups can also help prevent dental problems before they progress.
3. Keep flossing
Flossing helps you reach those tricky gaps between your implants. You may need to use special inter dental aids like piksters, suprefloss or waterpik to clean those areas between teeth or implants. Make sure to consult your dental specialist before you start following a specific flossing procedure. Depending on your dental implants the dentists will suggest to you the right way to floss.
4. Wear a night splint/guard
In patients who tend to clench or grind their teeth, we strongly recommend wearing a night guard or night splint. When you clench and grind, there is tremendous pressure on your teeth and implant which can cause them to crack or break. Your dentist can custom make excellent quality night splints which are comfortable to wear and will help prevent a lot the damage from clenching and grinding.
Why Choose Castlemaine Smiles For Your Dental Implants
No matter how much you take care of your natural teeth, unforeseen factors can still cause you to lose some of them. With dental implants at Castlemaine Smiles, we will restore your smile and give you your confidence back.
Our friendly and skilled team follow a systematic approach to put you at ease throughout the procedure. We make sure that your implant will not only look and feel like your biological teeth but with proper care, can also last for a long time. We, at Castlemaine Smiles, are dedicated to helping you get the best out of the procedure.
Experience the most advanced technique of restoring your smile and oral health with dental implants at Castlemaine Smiles today.
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