Have some missing teeth, or need a tooth removed and want it replaced? Dental implants are generally the best treatment for missing teeth.
At Gungahlin Family Dental, we have skilled and experienced dental implant dentists, with over 20 years’ experience in dental implants in Canberra.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a fixed tooth replacement option, consisting of a titanium implant that is placed in your jawbone, with a dental crown on top.
Dental implants look and function like normal teeth, and do not need to be removed at night like dentures do.
The procedure generally takes 1-2 hours and depending on the case may be able to have a temporary crown straight away – especially important if you’re considering a dental implant for a front tooth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a dental implant?
Dental Implants consist of a fixed titanium implant that is placed in the bone, and a dental crown that is screwed on to the implant. They behave very similarly to natural teeth, stay there all the time, and look great. It does not generally require any drilling of your other teeth and does not rely on your other teeth for support.
Will I need a bone graft to get a dental implant?
This depends on how much bone there is to insert the implant into, and how the implant needs to be positioned. The best way to find out is to have it assessed by a dental implant dentist.
What kind of maintenance do dental implants require?
Much like your other teeth, they do require regular checks and cleans to make sure the implant and the surrounding gums stay healthy, but if properly looked after, generally implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement.
How old do you need to be before you can get a dental implant?
Ideally mid twenties is the recommended earliest age to get an implant – this is because until around this age your face and bones will still continue to grow and change, while the implant is fixed to the bone.
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