Implant dentistry is one of the most exciting developments in dental technology over the past few decades and we are extremely pleased to be able to offer this service to our patients.
Traditionally, missing teeth have been replaced with dentures and bridges that merely sit on the gums. Dental implants closely replicate tooth roots, using strong titanium screws that are inserted directly into the jawbone, helping to prevent jawbone loss that naturally occurs after tooth loss while providing a strong and stable anchorage point for a new tooth.
Here at Northern Beaches Dental, we only use top quality dental implants made from the best medical grade titanium alloy. Titanium has a high compatibility with your natural jawbone and over a period of 3 to 6 months will gradually integrate with your bone during a process called osseointegration.
With dental implants, you can enjoy the sensation of having teeth that will feel and function just like your own. They can be used to restore single or multiple teeth in the form of crowns and bridges and a system called All-on-Four can restore a complete arch of teeth using very few dental implants.
The Implant Process
A small titanium post is inserted into the jawbone during a short surgical procedure. This will be used to support a new tooth. Once in place, the implant must heal and integrate with the surrounding bone, a process that typically takes three to six months. We will provide a temporary prosthesis for use during the healing process that will be replaced with your new implant tooth once healing is completed.