Dental Implants in South Brisbane – Restore Your Smile At CP Dental
At CP Dental clinic, our team of professionals are experienced at replacing missing teeth using dental implants in South Brisbane. We’re ready to help restore your smile and create a natural, beautiful smile that you can feel confident about. We’re proud to use the Neoss implant system, designed to incorporate the latest technologies and the finest materials, all with the patient’s well-being and dental health in mind.
The impact of a missing tooth can vary from one patient to another, but many find their appearance and the ability to chew food properly as the primary problems. What’s more, other dental problems can develop with the remaining teeth shifting into the spaces. This can create issues with the patient’s bite. To help correct these problems, your South Brisbane dentist may recommend a dental implant at Mater Hill to help restore appearance and function.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are an artificial root substitute made from titanium. It is fixed firmly into the jawbone, and a crown or bridge placed over the top to look like a natural tooth. They can be used to replace one or more teeth, restoring your appearance and function. At our dental clinic in South Brisbane, our dentist will make sure that they feel and look just like your own natural teeth.
Depending on your dental needs, such as size and location of your gap, there are different types of implants available. Our Brisbane dentists are available to discuss the best choice for you personally.
If more than one tooth is missing, there are a number of dental options available to you. For example, sometimes it’s possible that a single implant can be used in order to support two replacement teeth. Or if you have quite a few missing teeth, dental implants can be used to securely hold a bridge in place to restore the gap.
Many of our patients find their dentures to be uncomfortable and embarrassing, as they can often become loose and slide around the mouth. At our CP Dental clinics, our dentists use modern techniques to help stabilise your dentures and hold them securely in place.
A single dental implant
This is an ideal solution if you have just one tooth missing. It provides a strong foundation for a porcelain dental crown to be fitted over – whether your gap is at the front or back of your mouth.
Multiple dental implants
if more than one tooth is missing, there are a number of dental options available to you. For example, sometimes it’s possible that a single implant can be used in order to support two replacement teeth. Or if you have quite a few missing teeth, dental implants can be used to securely hold a bridge in place to permanently restore the gap.
many of our patients find their dentures to be uncomfortable and embarrassing as they can often become loose and slip and slide around the mouth. At our CP Dental clinics, our dentists use modern techniques to help stabilise your dentures and hold them securely in place.
What are the benefits?
When it comes to tooth replacement options, dental implants in Emerald are the gold standard and are chosen by many of our Brisbane patients because they:
- Offer permanent stability and comfort
- Don’t slide about, come loose or fall out
- Look and feel just like your natural teeth
- Don’t damage any of your existing teeth
- Last a lifetime if well cared for and maintained
- Stimulate the surrounding structure to prevent further bone loss
What are dental implants made of?
Implants are comprised of three main components:
The dental implant
is a tapered or cylindrical titanium screw between the size of 8mm and 16mm long. It’s carefully inserted into the jawbone and left to heal which takes around two to six months.
is the connecting component that’s placed onto or built into the top of the implant so that the replacement teeth can be firmly attached.
The dental crown
is the replacement tooth – usually made from porcelain – and is custom made at our dental laboratory to blend seamlessly with your existing natural teeth.
At our CP Dental clinic, we offer dental implants to the majority of our Brisbane patients who have lost one or more teeth. You are likely to be suitable for dental implants at our Coopers Plains, Emerald or Mater Hill clinics if:
- Your oral health is in good condition
- You have adequate bone for support
- You have no medical or systemic diseases
- You’re a non-smoker
Even if you don’t fit the above criteria, it may still be possible to place dental implants. To find out whether this treatment is possible, it is important to visit our dentist for a consultation. After a thorough assessment of your bone, teeth and gum health we can tell you your suitability and come up with a personalised dental treatment plan and cost estimate.
As with any procedure and despite the best care of our experienced dentists here at CP Dental, there’s always the possibility that an implant can fail. This may be due to:
- Peri-implantitis –inflammation around the dental implant, often due to poor oral hygiene or smoking
- Implant or prosthesis failure – when either the crown placed on top or the titanium screw fails, possible if you clench or grind your teeth regularly
- Failure to heal in the bone – sometimes associated with factors such as uncontrolled diabetes, smoking or low bone density.
Just as you need to care for your natural teeth properly, good oral care is essential when it comes to looking after your implants. As the replacement teeth fitted to your dental implants are fixed, you don’t need to remove them, just clean them as you would your own natural teeth. With a thorough oral hygiene routine and regular dental visits, your mouth and implants will stay healthy for life.
If you’re looking for a long-lasting solution to restore your smile, dental implants in South Brisbane could be the ideal choice for you. To learn more about the procedure or to book a consultation, contact our dental practice today.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.