Clifton Hill Dental
Dr Nick Malamas

Dental Implants: Purpose, Procedure, and Aftercare

December 16, 2021
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Posted By: Clifton Hill Dental
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Are you curious about replacing missing teeth? Many lose their teeth for various reasons and sadly end up having long term adverse effects potentially detrimental to their cosmetic and overall oral health. Many dentists rely on dental implants as an effective, permanent treatment to fill gaps due to lost teeth and reestablish oral health and cosmetic appearance.

Purpose of Dental Implants

Dental Implants help patients get back to living life how they used to, from smiling, eating their favourite foods, and having good oral health. A restored smile can benefit patients in several ways:

  • Improved speech
  • Improved chewing ability
  • Overall improved comfort in the mouth
  • Restoration of tooth and gum health
  • Restored confidence in social settings
  • Restored stability to teeth
  • A happy, rejuvenated smile!

Dental Implants in Thornbury

After x-rays and the proper analysis of the part of the mouth missing a tooth, a dentist will insert a screw (usually made of titanium) into a patient’s jaw. The screw fuse with the bone and create a solid foundation for an artificial ‘cap’ called a crown that sits on top of the new dental implant. This crown resembles the teeth around it.

Dental Implant Aftercare

In the years following a dental implant procedure, patients should take on a conscious dental hygiene regimen that involves daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash to keep the teeth and gums clean. Although dental implants are not natural teeth, the teeth around them still need to stay in good shape. Our dentists in Thornbury have experience placing dental implants and keeping up with patients through regular checkups afterwards. Keeping our patients in good oral health is our priority!

Contact Our Practice

If you are considering dental implants or want more information concerning the process or how a dental implant procedure could work for your smile, we warmly invite you to arrange a consultation!

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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