Implant Dentistry in Tauranga
Are you looking for a dentist that offers quality dental implants in Tauranga? Look no further than Tauranga Dental House for all your implant dentistry in Tauranga.
Dental implants are one of the finest solutions to missing teeth.
They are secure, comfortable, stable and attractive. Modern dental implants are precision devices, available in several different designs to address your specific needs. Once the crown is in place, you may not be able to tell it apart from your natural teeth.
Other teeth don’t need to be altered to accept implants. This is a large advantage when you’re replacing a single damaged tooth.
Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth or be used to support and stabilise a denture. To learn more about the range of dental implants and implant services available at our clinic, call the team at Tauranga Dental House today.
Benefits of implants include:
- Restores proper chewing, allowing a better diet and improved health.
- Improves speech and confidence.
- Increases comfort with less irritation of gum tissue.
- Ends the inconvenience of denture adhesives.
- Can often utilize your existing denture.
- Minimally invasive procedure.
While dental implants provide a solid, secure form of artificial teeth, they also take considerable commitment and time to install. The process takes two to three procedures, depending on the circumstances.
Implant treatment can be broken down into four phases:
- Your doctor will take digital images and create a model of your existing teeth to determine how the implant should be placed.
- Occasionally, a bone graft will be needed to provide an adequate site for placement.
- A metal screw (usually titanium) is placed in the jaw for each tooth replacement. The implant is placed in the bone and sometimes given a period of time to heal (osseointegrate) before attachment of the crown. In some cases, you may receive a temporary crown the same day.
- The final crown is placed. This is usually three to six months after implant placement but can sometimes be done immediately.
- Maintaining your oral hygiene is the most important role you will play in the long-term success of your implant. Your dentist will give you specific instructions for brushing and flossing the area and see you at regular intervals. Given proper care dental implants can last a lifetime. In the rare instances that implants do not function properly, your dentist can usually perform a procedure to correct the problem.
Dental Implant FAQ
Q: Is the implant placement painful?
A: No, it is usually done under local anaesthesia. Most procedures can be done in our clinic.
Q: How much pain will I feel after implant placement?
A: The discomfort you may feel should be minor. We may prescribe medication to alleviate any pain you may have.
Q: How long does it take to place dental implants?
A: Usually 30-60 minutes, depending on the location and the number of implants.
Q: What can I eat after having an implant placed?
A: We will outline a diet for the next few days including some soft foods.
Q: How long does placement, healing and construction of the replacement teeth take?
A: The entire process usually takes from three to nine months, depending on your treatment plan.
Q: How do I care for my implant?
A: Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.
Q: How long does an implant last?
A: If your body accepts the implant, it should last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
Q: If my body rejects an implant, what happens?
A: The implant is removed and the site is allowed to heal. Another implant can usually be placed after healing. We will discuss what options are available following implant failure.
Every patient is different and your results may vary. Certain uncontrolled medical conditions may decrease the effectiveness of implant treatment, so be sure to discuss your full medical history with us before beginning treatment. Only a trained clinician can determine the best treatment plan for you and explain the benefits and risks to see if tooth replacement with implants is right for you.