If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be considering getting dental implants. This innovative and natural-looking restoration provides a permanent, effective solution to missing teeth.
If you’re considering getting dental implants, you may be asking yourself, “Are dental implants safe?” With modern techniques and a skilled Bright Dental Group dentist, dental implant surgery is safe. Schedule a free consultation at your local dental clinic.
Are Teeth Implants Safe? The CBCT Difference
At Bright Dental Group’s Glenmore Park clinic, we use modern CBCT radiographic technology for presurgical diagnosis and preparation. We scan your jawbone and teeth with a specialised, cone-shaped X-ray beam. These scans create detailed, 3D images of your mouth’s tissue, nerve networks, and bone structures.
The unique, 3D aspect of the scan allows us to check your bone’s density and quality, which enables your dentist to determine whether you have enough healthy jawbone to sustain dental implants. If you don’t, your dentist might suggest you get a bone graft before dental implant surgery.
CBCT is a non-invasive and state of the art technology that minimises the amount of time you’ll spend in the practice.
The scans provide a more comprehensive picture of the area than traditional X-rays.
This means we can accurately diagnose the issue and more effectively plan your future course of treatment.
We also use this technology to pinpoint the exact locations for your dental implants’, which can minimise complications after surgery.
Are Dental Implants Safe? The Procedure
Dental implant surgery is the most permanent form of tooth replacement. While they are more expensive than dentures, dental implants do not need to be replaced every few years which provides more value for their cost. For a more detailed view of the costs, book a free consultation at your local dental clinic.
Dental implants are tiny metal posts that your dentist surgically fits into the sites previously occupied by your natural teeth and roots.
At Bright Dental Group, we use titanium implants because titanium is a biocompatible material. This means the implant won’t corrode or decay in your mouth, and it has the highest fusion success rate with your existing bone. This ensures that your surrounding gum tissue remains healthy and reduces the chances of failure.
Once fitted, the dental implants fuse with your jaw’s bone. This fusing process is called osseointegration. It takes between 2-6 months and ensures that the implant has proper root support. Your dentist may put a temporary crown on your implant to protect it while your crown is being fabricated.
Once your dental implants are healed and the crowns are fitted, you can return to eating and drinking as normal. Avoid tobacco products, as these can increase the chances of infection and dental implant failure. With proper oral care, your new dental implants can last you for the rest of your life.
The Final Word
If you’ve ever considered getting dental implants but wondered, “Are dental implants safe?” you are not alone. While dental implants are an involved technique, this procedure is a safe way to restore your natural smile with advanced technology and a knowledgeable dentist.
If you’re seeking a missing tooth solution to rehabilitate your smile, contact a dentist that offers a free consultation. Call Bright Dental Group on (02) 4708 9691 to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implant surgery.