Are you favouring one side of your mouth when you chew? Sick of having loose or smelly dentures? You have better options with dental implants!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are made of pure titanium and are secured within our jaws. They are the gold standard for replacing, single, multiple, or even all of our missing teeth.
There are 3 main components to every dental implant: crown, abutment, and implant. The crown is the tooth that you see. The abutment is the connecting piece that links the crown to the implant. These three components are made to fit together with absolute precision and held together with a gold or titanium screw (not pictured).
Do I really need to replace the gap?
Dental implants are fantastic and will be able to provide you with a natural-looking, long-lasting solution.
On top of that, by restoring your bite to its full function, they give you additional health benefits like better chewing comfort, protection of the remaining teeth from additional stresses, and improved nutritional benefits. It is definitely a huge improvement on your nana's dentures!
Is an implant better than my own tooth?
Dental implants are the gold standard when it comes to replacing a gap in your teeth. However, it is ultimately a prosthesis, and sadly, nothing lasts forever. They have an extremely high success rate of more than 95% over 10 years, but they are not immune to mechanical and biologic complications.
This sounds uncomfortable!
Naturally putting something into your jaw doesn't sound pleasant! But let us assure you that the average recovery time from a single dental implant is around 2-3 days. It is far less traumatic than getting a tooth out or even having a filling in your tooth!
At Origin Oral Surgeons, we are the only specialist practice that provides dental implants fully digitally in this region.
What does "fully digital" mean for you? Efficiency and predictability in your surgery. And guess what? No more gooey impressions!