Long-term Issues Solved By Dental Implants
Dental implants are an effective solution for long-term issues
Missing a tooth can cause a host of oral and general health problems. When you lose a tooth it’s important to replace the tooth as soon as possible.
The longer you leave the gap, the more problems can arise. When a tooth is missing the teeth on either side will shift in an attempt to fill the gap. This can cause problems such as misaligned bite and gum disease.
Tooth loss also causes bone loss in the jawbone—in order for a Bruce Stevens Dental dentist to be able to surgically insert a dental implant there needs to be adequate bone. If there isn’t adequate bone it means either a dental implant procedure cannot take place or you’ll need a bone graft.
Gum disease is also a major issue. The higher levels of bacteria caused by gum disease have been linked to a variety of health issues such as: stroke, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and even cancer.
Tooth loss can also cause further tooth loss
When you lose a tooth, that causes bone loss and gum disease. Bone loss and gum disease can cause tooth loss—it is, if not treated effectively, a circular problem.
You can do something about this. Don’t wait until you’ve lost a few teeth, instead replace your first missing tooth and seek advice from a qualified dentist about maintaining your oral health.
Dental implants at Bruce Stevens Dental
Dental implants replicate your tooth root. You see, when you lose a tooth the bone that is responsible for holding the tooth root starts to dissolve. By having an implant inserted, it bonds with your jaw bone, strengthening the jaw and acting as a root for a dental crown that will be attached to the dental implant.
At Bruce Stevens Dental we use Nobel Biocare implants—these are the world’s most popular implant technology. Once the implant is surgically inserted into your jaw it will take some time for your jaw to heal—once the implant and your jaw have bonded this creates the sturdy foundation for a dental crown.
Using the CEREC machine, we can create your dental crown in one day. So once your jaw has healed it’s just one more appointment to restore your smile back to proper function.
Our principle dentist has a special interest in dental implants; he has taken an advanced Masters course specifically on the treatment of dental implants.
If you associate the dentist with pain we can help you with that
At Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns we offer pain-free solutions. Some of our patients while appreciating the importance of their oral health would rather not be in pain when sitting in the dental chair. That is why we use the latest in anaesthesia. The anaesthesia we use has a low impact on your health while still being very effective in treatment to minimise treatment.
It is our goal to make our patients as comfortable as possible—that is just one of the reasons why we offer pain-free solutions for treatment.
For more information on our dental implant treatment, or to book an appointment at our conveniently located dental practice in Cairns, please do not hesitate to contact us.