Dental Implants

Dental Implants Mackay

Dental implants are anchors that support natural-looking tooth replacements, or dental crowns. They are used as part of a permanent solution to replace missing or badly damaged teeth and remove the need for the inconvenience of dentures or a traditional dental bridge. Made from strong titanium alloy, dental implants are an excellent solution for a beautiful smile or to improve chewing and eating.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Many people think of dental implants as a quick way to improve a smile or fix a tooth. It is often more complicated than that, however there are many more benefits, which is why they are a popular choice in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry. Some of these benefits include:

Confident smile
Improved oral health
Prevent jawbone loss
Improved self-esteem
Improve the appearance of your teeth
Leave more of your natural teeth intact
Durable, often lasting 20 years and longer
More comfortable and stable than dentures
Do not rely on other teeth to hold them or support them
Enjoy a more comfortable bite and chew with confidence
Speak freely without pronunciation problems or fear that dentures might slip
Sometimes other options like dentures can become uncomfortable as they irritate the gum, create mouth lesions or become more prone to slippage. At the same time, they can accelerate jawbone deterioration.

But dental implants stimulate the jawbone, much like the natural roots of teeth. This helps prevent loss of the bone that can alter your appearance over time. And they won’t slip or irritate your gums so you can eat, smile and live with confidence.

Who is a Candidate?

While dental implants are a popular way to fix teeth or improve smiles, they are not for everyone. Here are some examples of why we may not use dental implants:

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Health problems which make minor surgical procedures more risky.

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Problems with teeth which can be fixed with much less invasive procedures such as fillings, veneers or crowns. It is generally better to preserve natural teeth when possible.
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People with untreated or active periodontal (gum) disease.

Our team of dental professionals are experienced and will do a full examination and evaluation as we learn about you and determine your oral health. During that time, we will confirm you are a candidate for dental implants with healthy gums and a strong jawbone. And if not, no worries, we will find a solution that will work for your unique situation.
Hana M

I would recommend this practice to everyone. So professional, efficient and staff is friendly. Special thanks to Dr Rachel Hartl. She is very gentle and caring. I especially like when she explained the procedure and every step she was doing. She is the best!

Hana M

Can Dental Implants and Crowns Replace My Dentures?

 
Yes! For those who are missing most or all of their teeth, we can use more than one dental implant, but we do not need one implant for each tooth. You may be a candidate for a procedure that allows us to use a minimal number of implants to support more crowns for multiple missing teeth.

Implants and crowns remain stable and in place and so act and feel like your natural teeth. But if you have existing or new dentures, dental implants can help them feel more stable so you can continue to eat and smile with confidence knowing you don’t have to worry about slippage.

Computer Guided Dental Implants

Computer-guided dentistry uses the latest technology to create the perfect dental implants for you. Our digital scans and x-rays will help us create a surgical guide that we use to place the implant in the exact position, ensuring your new tooth is comfortable while the surrounding area of your mouth is safe from any problems.

Digital scans and x-rays can also help determine a number of other factors, such as how dense your bone is and which supporting structures are around the area. It helps us determine implant size and can even provide a guide for the best shape and colour of crown that will fit on the implant. Here’s what you can expect with computer-guided dental implants:

After the initial examination, we will do a digital scan of your teeth and mouth
We then take 3D X-ray of your mouth
The scan is overlaid onto the x-ray so we can determine the best shape and location for your implant
Both are used to create an implant for a perfect fit along with a natural-looking crown
After the initial examination, we will do a digital scan of your teeth and mouth
We then take 3D X-ray of your mouth
The scan is overlaid onto the x-ray so we can determine the best shape and location for your implant
Both are used to create an implant for a perfect fit along with a natural-looking crown

What to Expect with New Dental Implants

 
We may not be able to attach teeth or crowns to your dental implant at first. When they are first placed into your mouth, your bone will be naturally stimulated to slowly create more bone around your implant. This means that while there is a short healing period, your implant will soon be as strong and sturdy as your natural jawbone.

We need to be careful that we don’t place too much pressure on the implant while this process occurs. Once things are stable we will fix your natural-looking crown onto the implant, so you will enjoy a new, confident and natural-looking smile around the clock.

How to Care for Dental Implants

 
Dental implants can last a long time with proper care. While they are not susceptible to decay like your natural teeth, they are susceptible to peri-implantitis, which is a condition where the bone that holds the dental implant can resorb or deteriorate due to improper cleaning or care. But regular checkups and good dental hygiene can help you avoid problems like this.

With regular dental checkups, our caring team of professionals here at Plaza Dental Mackay will detect issues early. Regular professional dental cleaning helps hygienists find areas that are in need of deeper cleaning or more attention and will share that with you. We know your teeth are an investment and we want to ensure all dental work that we perform will last a long time.

At-home oral hygiene and care are the most important part of caring for your new dental work. Once your implants are complete, your Dentist or Hygienist will go over the best cleaning protocol to care for your teeth. They may discuss the best tools for brushing and flossing and may guide you with diet tips, too. We want to ensure you get the best information about caring for your teeth because we know how important they are for your confidence and comfort.

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Whether you’re looking for general, restorative or cosmetic dentistry, it’s important to know what the investment is upfront so you can make an informed decision.

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Bernice W

Best dental experience I have ever had. Dr Stephen and Dr Monica were both very gentle and made me feel very relaxed. Thank you too to their wonderful nurses.

Bernice W

Call Today

 
Call today for a full dental exam and evaluation to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Our team here at Plaza Dental Mackay is ready to help you find the best solution that works for your individual needs and concerns, and we aim to provide the most complete, caring and comfortable services possible.

Call Today

Call today for a full dental exam and evaluation to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Our team here at Plaza Dental Mackay is ready to help you find the best solution that works for your individual needs and concerns, and we aim to provide the most complete, caring and comfortable services possible.

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