Single Tooth Replacement
Dental Crowns and Implants Sydney are the most common way to replace missing teeth. There are two components to treatment: the Dental Implant; and the Porcelain Crown.
The first component, the dental implant is first placed in the bone. The dental implant is the substitute ‘root’ which acts as the base for the crown to screw into.
The second component, the porcelain crown also contains an abutment which is the part which links the crown and the dental implant together.
DON’T LET MISSING TEETH LIMIT YOUR LIFE !
If you are missing any of your natural teeth, GC Dental can provide you with teeth that look and feel like your very own. Implants will enable you to enjoy the simple pleasures of unrestricted eating. Dental implants can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone caused by loss of teeth, so your face retains its natural shape – conventional dentures usually lead to accelerated bone loss. Implants are made of materials, such as the metal titanium, which are compatible and can bond strongly to the living bone tissue.
At GC Dental, dental implants are a short and painless procedure under local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation.
Join the hundreds of thousands of people who are enjoying renewed comfort, confidence, and peace of mind with dental implants.
SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT
The replacement of a single missing tooth with a single dental implant and crown has many benefits. The main benefit is that the tooth is replaced with a long-term result that does not involve any risk to any other teeth.
A missing tooth should be replaced soon after tooth removal to prevent bone loss which may complicate your Dental Implant Treatment.
During your Dental Implant Consultation, a personalised Dental Implant Plan will be created for you and this will assess your suitability and ensure a Dental Implant Treatment is best for you and your mouth.
Your Dental Plan will include time and appointments, costs, benefits and risks.
What are the advantages of a single-tooth implant over a bridge?
A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighbouring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.
Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
In the long term, a single implant can be more aesthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge. Gums can recede around a bridge, leaving a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed. Resorbed bone beneath the bridge can lead to an unattractive smile. And, the cement holding the bridge in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that anchor the bridge.
How will the implant be placed?
First, the implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is placed into your jaw. Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. During this time, a temporary tooth replacement option can be worn over the implant site.
Often, a second step of the procedure is necessary to uncover the implant and attach an extension. This small metal post, called an abutment, completes the foundation on which your new tooth will be placed. Your gums will be allowed to heal for a couple of weeks following this procedure.
There are some implant systems (one-stage) that do not require this second step. These systems use an implant which already has the extension piece attached. Your periodontist will advise you on which system is best for you.
Finally, a replacement tooth called a crown will be created for you by your dentist and attached to the abutment. After a short time, you will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULTATION
A Dental Implant Consultation is your chance to explore the Dental Implant Options that are suitable to your circumstances. State-of-the-Art high-def 3D Jaw Scans are taken to allow our Dentists work with you to develop the most accurate and personalised Dental Implant Plan which details recommended treatments, costs involved and appointments required. Extended and Up-front Payment Options will be discussed and our staff can answer any questions you may have.