Do you have fractured, damaged or missing teeth?
A dental implant could make your smile beautiful again!
A dental implant is an artificial tooth placed in the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth.
Placing the implant is straight forward, and usually results in less post procedure soreness than having a tooth extracted. After a healing period, a crown is then placed on top of the implant which effectively replaces the missing tooth (or teeth).
Bay Dental and Orthodontics use cutting-edge dental implants for the following problems:
- Single tooth missing or fractured
- Several missing teeth
- Stabilise dentures
Why dental implants are generally considered to be the best way of replacing missing teeth
Let’s consider the key advantages…
Aesthetics – they look like your own teeth!
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. When teeth are lost, there is ongoing shrinkage of the jawbone, which may make your face look older.
Dental implants stimulate the bone reparation. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth/teeth!
Dental implants save your other teeth!
Dental implants do not sacrifice the quantity or quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does, because neighbouring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health! Implants are also very beneficial for stabilizing teeth that have been loosened from periodontal disease.
Confidence – you can live your life with comfort and confidence!
Loose dentures and metal clasps can cause embarrassment, pain, and difficulties with eating and speech. Implant supported replacement teeth are like natural teeth because they are anchored securely to your jawbone. Dental implants restore the chewing power lost with missing teeth. Dental implants will allow you to smile, speak, laugh and eat with comfort and confidenceonce again. They are secure and allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues. Now that’s like getting your teen years back again!
Reliable – Peace of mind for many years to come!
The success rate of dental implants ranges between 98% and 100%. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement. Research shows that the average lifespan of a bridge is 7-10 years. If you are in your 40′s, you may have to change your bridge at least 3-4 more times! Combine our knowledge and expertise with our use of premium materials and you can have the peace of mind knowing that dealing with Bay Dental And Orthodontics will ensure you get to wear your implants longer and with less hassle!
Prevents problems associated with jawbone shrinkage
Since dentures sit on top of the jawbone and gums, continuous shrinkage of the jawbone alters the fit of the denture resulting in slipping or rocking. Exposed nerves and irritation of the gum tissue may add to the discomfort.
That can be painful, frustrating and embarrassing!
Bay Dental and Orthodontics implants minimise the erosion of jawbone that occurs when teeth are lost or removed, and provide comfort, function and appearance.
The fees charged depends on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced, the number of implants required to support your replacement teeth and the complexity of the overall procedure.
Due to the complexity of treatment and the high cost of quality materials that we use, dental implant treatment requires a substantial financial investment. However, the beauty of implants is that it’s “upgradeable” nature.
In some instances, you may consider placing a few implants now and use them for a while. In the future, when you are more financially secure, you may be able to add more implants and improve your prosthesis.
We are willing to work within your budget and to your circumstances. For example, a patient with no teeth in the lower jaw may have two implants placed to stabilize their denture.This not only makes financial sense if you are strapped for cash but also it should keep the bone that supported the teeth from gradually disappearing. If that was to happen then it could be too late to fit dental implants.
Later on, if adequate bone is present, more implants may be placed and a fixed bridge may be supported on the implants, eliminating the denture altogether.
To obtain a specific fee estimate, it is necessary for us to examine your mouth. After a thorough diagnostic examination, we will recommend the treatment that is best for you and what your investment would be for the procedure.
Placing implants before the bone loss becomes severe not only saves money in the long run but also slows the bone loss process, increasing the likelihood of long-term success.
For those who prioritise dental health, we have been able to provide comprehensive dental implant treatment to patients of every income level.