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Dental Implants Wagga

Providing restorations for tooth (dental) implant procedures in our Wagga Wagga Marketplace dental clinic.

A permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are small titanium screws placed into your jawbone, below the gum line, acting as an artificial tooth root when the original tooth has gone. They are long-lasting, stable and are often considered the best alternative for individuals missing teeth.
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Benefits of dental implants

Once your dental implants have been placed and fitted, your new permanent tooth or teeth should provide many benefits: 

  • natural-looking, natural feeling teeth 
  • function just like your normal teeth – no more worrying about dentures slipping when talking, laughing or eating; no more avoiding hard foods 
  • prevents neighbouring teeth from slipping/migrating – when your natural tooth is gone, it no longer keeps the adjacent teeth in place, causing them to slowly move and potentially create alignment problems 
  • stimulates the bone – keeping it strong and avoiding bone resorption – a common problem when teeth are missing. 

Getting dental implants: the process

At Marketplace Dental, we often recommend dental implants for individuals who have lost their teeth. We do this in conjunction with an implant specialist who places the implants. Once your implant is placed, we will then do the rest, providing you with the restoration. Here’s what’s involved.
Step 1

INITIAL CONSULTATION 

You’ll have an initial consultation, examination including x-ray and discuss the best alternatives for your needs, including costs involved. If you decide that implants are the best choice, we’ll refer you to our implant specialist. 

NB: If you require extractions, we will perform these before you visit the specialist. 

Step 2

IMPLANT SPECIALIST 

The implant specialist will take further intraoral/extraoral x-rays & CT cone beam scans which will help them work out the best point of action, and confirm that you’ve enough bone for the procedure.

In the next appointment, your implant will be placed while in the chair. Having an implant is relatively painless; you’ll also be given plenty of analgesia so you remain comfortable.

Step 3

HEALING 

Once your implant is placed, you’ll have to wait for up to three months for the bone to attach the implant in a process known as osseointegration

Once osseointegration has occurred, your tooth restoration (where we place a crown or an implant-supported denture or bridge) can commence. 

Step 4

RESTORATION 

Restoration can be for one, several or all teeth. If we are replacing only one missing tooth, we’ll attach a crown to your new dental implant via an abutment. Your crown will now act as your new permanent tooth. 

If you have several or all of your teeth missing, we will attach either an implant-supported denture (over-denture) or a fixed bridge as your new permanent teeth. 

Do I qualify for dental implants?

Most people can have dental implants; however, there are a few exceptions.

Usually, you’ll be suitable for dental implants if you:

  • have a healthy jawbone and enough bone tissue for the implant/s
  • don’t have any medical conditions that prevent your bones from healing, such as certain cancers, diabetes
  • don’t have periodontitis (gum disease)

What is osseointegration?

Osseointegration is a process where your living bone tissue integrates or fuses with the surface of your artificial tooth implant to become one strong, load-bearing entity resistant to any mechanical forces such as chewing and biting. This process can take up to three months to complete. 

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