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Dental Implants


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Dental Implants Reservoir

Dental implants are one option to replace missing teeth. They function and look like your natural teeth. Dental implants are an excellent long-term solution for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reasons. At Reservoir Smiles, we provide dental implants to local Reservoir, Macleod & Watsonia residents.


What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as anchors for artificial teeth. The titanium fuses with the bone over time, creating a strong foundation for the new teeth.

There are two types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are the most common type and are placed directly into the jawbone. Subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum but on or above the jawbone. These types of implants are used when there is not enough bone height for endosteal implants or when patients cannot have surgery due to health reasons.

Dental implants are a safe and robust way to improve your smile and restore your confidence. In most cases, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.


The Process of Getting Dental Implants

Before we get into whether or not you’re a good candidate for dental implants, let’s briefly go over the process of getting them. The first step is to meet with your dentist or oral surgeon to see if you’re a good candidate. This evaluation will include a review of your medical and dental histories and X-rays of your mouth. You must have healthy gums and adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. If it’s determined that you’re not a good candidate for dental implants, don’t worry—there are other options available to replace missing teeth.


Benefits of Dental Implants

If you are considering dental implants, (even dental implants in Macleod) there are many benefits to consider. Dental implants can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile and improve oral health. In addition, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care, making them an excellent investment in your long-term oral health.

Some of the other benefits of dental implants include the following:

  • Improved chewing function: Dental implants can help you chew your food more effectively, which is especially important if you have missing teeth.
  • Improved speech: Dental implants can help you speak more clearly if you have missing teeth.
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence: Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel good about yourself again.
  • Improved oral health: Dental implants can improve oral health by preventing gum disease and bone loss.


Determining if Dental Implants are Right for You

A few things will be taken into consideration when making this decision, including:

  • The number of teeth being replaced
  • Where in your mouth the new teeth will be located
  • The condition of your jaws
  • Whether or not you have any health conditions that could affect healing
  • Your commitment to oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits
  • Your lifestyle habits (Do you grind your teeth? Do you smoke?)
  • It’s also important to remember that dental implants require a surgical procedure, so some recovery time is involved. Once the procedure is done and the area has healed, you can expect your new teeth to function just like natural ones—even allowing you to eat all the foods you love! And with proper care, they can last a lifetime.


Booking a Dental Implant Appointment

If dental implants are right for you, the first step is to make an appointment with one of our dentists at Reservoir Smiles for an evaluation. We provide implants for Reservoir, Macleod, Watsonia and surrounds. Once it’s determined that dental implants are an option for you, we will develop a personalised treatment plan to ensure that your new teeth look and function just like your natural ones!