Dental implants are the ideal method of replacing single or multiple missing teeth. Once a 3D Xray is taken and is assessed appropriately, a minor surgery under local anaesthetics is involved to place one or more titanium implants into the jaw bone. The surgery itself will be painless and always involves LESS discomfort than having a tooth taken out because there while a tooth is highly innervated, there is no nerve involved with a dental implant. After the surgery, we then let the bone around the titanium implant heal for approximately three months, during which time the human body accepts the titanium as its own-self and there is “osteo-integration”, where the bone integrates and fuses with the implant. After this, the implant or several implants can be used to replace either one or multiple missing teeth. We can even place just two to four dental implants to anchor the whole denture/plate to provide excellent stability.
If you would like more information on dental implants, please call Warrnambool Smile Dental on 03 5561 1644 and book a consultation visit with Dr Joseph or Dr Andy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some dental emergencies?
There are many different types of dental emergencies, but pain and broken teeth are among the most common. Certainly, the most appropriate course of action is to see a dentist immediately.
How do I get emergency dental treatment?
If you need to see a dentist out of hours. Don't contact your GP, as they won't be able to offer emergency or out-of-hours dental care. If you're in pain while waiting to see a dentist, take painkillers. NHS 111 can also offer other self care advice.
Can you go to the hospital for a dental emergency?
In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. Call your dentist immediately and describe what happened.