If you have missing teeth, it may detract from your smile and even cause future dental health issues like jawbone shrinkage. At Avondale Dental Centre, we offer dental implants in West Auckland to help patients restore their smiles with a more permanent tooth-replacement solution.
Dental Implants in West Auckland
Our West Auckland dentist assesses your oral health to make sure dental implants are the right tooth replacement solution for you. If implants are a good solution, our team schedules your implant placement.
A dental implant is surgically implanted in your jaw at our dental surgery in West Auckland. These thin posts, usually made from titanium, are strong and take the place of your natural tooth root.
After a period of months, your titanium post bonds with your jawbone, creating a solid base for your dental crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration cover that goes over your dental implant to complete your smile.
If you have partial or complete tooth loss, dental implants in West Auckland may offer a solution. A few strategically implanted posts are usually strong enough to support an implant-retained denture, partial denture or dental bridge.
Removable Restorations Compared with Dental Implants
Removable restorations like dentures have been known to slip and create embarrassing situations for the wearer. Additionally, as your jawbone shrinks because of tooth loss, dentures that were once snug may feel loose and ill-fitting and require realigns or adhesives. Even dental bridges cannot prevent jawbone shrinkage.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option available that can stand up to jawbone shrinkage and may even stimulate the jaw not to shrink at all. Jawbone shrinkage and missing teeth may lead to shifting teeth and erosion. Dental implants are affixed in a way that means no hassle and no worry—simply brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly. Care for your dental implants in West Auckland the same way you care for natural teeth.
If you’re considering dental implants, we welcome you to contact our dental clinic to arrange a dental implant exam.