Restoring Smiles in Erskineville

Scattered Dental ImplantsThere are many reasons someone may find themselves going for dental implants in Erskineville. Maybe they have just had a tooth extracted and need to fill the unsightly space right away. Or perhaps one day, they look at themselves in the mirror, and decide it is finally time to do something about the gap in their smile. Whatever the circumstance, they have decided it is time to reap the benefits of dental implants.

The first step is to find a dentist. Dental implants in Erskineville are an increasingly popular solution to gapped teeth and many dentists, such as those at the Healthy Smile Centre, now provide implant treatment. At the consultation, the dentist will check if their patient is suitable.

Generally, most people are suited to treatment if they have good oral health. They’ll check that the gums are healthy, and that the bone in the jaw will be capable of supporting the implant.

Is it painful?

The next step is the procedure. Once the patient has received the go ahead for treatment and stuck the date in their diaries, their nerves may start to kick in. Patients will usually be given anaesthetic before the treatment, so they should experience minimum pain. Although dentists are skilled and experienced, the idea of anyone drilling in the mouth can be daunting. Patients are advised to speak to someone who has undergone treatment to calm the nerves.

Time for treatment

To insert the implant, the dentist will drill a hole into the bone in the gums and place the screw inside. It will then take around 6-12 weeks for the implant to heal, by which time it will provide a solid foundation for the new tooth.

The patient will return to the dentist, who will place a crown onto the root by a small connector. This crown is created by taking impressions of the teeth and is made to match the colour of the surrounding teeth.

Taking care

The final stage of receiving dental implants in Erskineville is maintaining good oral hygiene. Implants can last 10-15 years and sometimes more, so long as the patient brushes and flosses regularly, and attends their follow up dental appointments.