Dental Implants are generally made from titanium and are essentially a very specialised screw that is placed into the jawbone.
Dental Implants take on the role of an anchor within the mouth, which is then used to fasten ‘false tooth/ teeth’ into position. They are surgically inserted into the jawbone to support the replacement teeth.As the mouth heals (approximately two to six months after surgery) the bone and implant begin to fuse together. Small posts or abutments are then attached to the implants, which are used to anchor crowns, bridges or dentures both removable and fixed.
Dental implants provide amazing stability for patients, aiding with biting pressure as well as reducing irritation and oral ulceration generally experienced by denture wearers.
When a dental implant is perfectly constructed and fitted, no-one should have any hint that it is there! While functioning like brand new teeth.
The surgeons of the Queensland Maxillofacial Group work closely with your dental practitioner to provide you with a wide range of implant services. We place dental implants under local anaesthetic in rooms or under a general anaesthetic in hospital.
Even if there is inadequate bone available to place an implant we can graft bone to that site via a variety of techniques to enable eventual implant placement. As technology marches on we find that bone can be stimulated to grow in sites where hardly any exist and we have been using this technology very successfully. We will be very happy to talk you through the various options to come up with the best solution for you.