Are you experiencing difficulty chewing, or suffered the agony of loose or painful dentures then you know the impact these can have on your day to day life. Loosing confidence when going out socially or to eat meals in public with friends is very limiting and isolating.
Dental implants: A better solution for life.
NQ Surgical Dentistry tooth implants may be a solution for you. Reasons to consider teeth implants are but not limited to:
• Your need to replace one or more teeth
• Difficulty chewing or speaking due to tooth problems
• Securing dentures
• Various bite issues caused by missing teeth
Dental implant technology has brought with it several ways to help improve your quality of life over those that may have had only an option for dentures in the past.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants or tooth implants are a fixed solution to a missing tooth. The implantation of the tooth/teeth results in a natural and long-lasting smile that looks and feels normal. It’s almost impossible to distinguish the implant from your existing teeth and at NQ Surgical Dentistry Townsville we want to help you achieve healthy oral health.
What are Dental Implants/Tooth Implants?
A dental implant utilizes a titanium screw instead of a natural tooth root surgically placed into the jawbone for fitting onto crowns, bridges, and dentures. This solution is useful for replacing one or many teeth.
The Composition of Dental Implants
Osseointegrated dental implants are biologically inert titanium with very little chance of your body rejecting the foreign material. The implants are placed in your jaw under local anaesthetic, with or without sedation. Completed either in the practice or under general anaesthetic in a day surgery unit.
Implant-borne dental crowns are a combination of porcelain, zirconium and or dental gold bonding alloy. They are strong, sturdy and colour-matched to your natural teeth. Once a dental crown is attached to your implant, it will look and feel like a natural tooth.
The Process of Dental Implants
When you visit NQ Surgical Dentistry in Townsville, Dr Priestland will discuss all the options open to you. He will then advise you on the most appropriate treatment. In order for implant dentistry to be successful, you will need to have adequate bone volume to accommodate the implant. If, however, you do not have adequate bone volume, Dr Priestland is qualified in various bone grafting techniques to achieve improved bone availability and shape to allow for implant placement.
The number of appointments necessarily varies extensively between patients depending on their clinical situation. However, integration of the implant into the jawbone requires a healing period of three to six months.
All surgery carries inherent risks and complications and it is especially important that you understand and accept these risks prior to proceeding. This may include seeking a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
contact the friendly team at NQ Surgical Dentistry today on(07) 4725 1656 or call in to see us at 183 Kings Rd, Pimlico QLD 4812
A note from Dr Priestland – Dental Implants Townsville
“We have a number of implant systems available to suit all clinical situations. Nowadays, I and myteamdo not only aim to replace lostteeth but rather we manage the hard and soft tissues in new and innovative techniques to achieve the best possible appearance. Implant dentistry is now not just about replacing teeth, but in addition, it encompasses providing a natural-looking smile, long-term implant stability, improved patient comfort and improving the quality of life for people.”
Our highly experienced in-house dental hygienist, Sharon Everett, provides a FREE appointment at the end of all implant treatments to teach patients how to clean the implants most effectively and ensure they provide many years of good service