Are Dental Implants Better Than Dental Crowns?
Dental implants can support dental crowns and are an ideal solution for replacing a single missing tooth. With this treatment, we will not need to re-shape the adjacent teeth to support a dental bridge, as instead the implant post will be used to hold a single implant crown. Just like a crown fitted over a natural tooth, an implant-supported crown will emerge from your gums so it looks extremely natural. An implant-supported crown is every bit as easy to look after as an ordinary dental crown as it can simply be brushed and flossed to keep the gums surrounding it clean and healthy.
Are Dental Implants Better than Dentures?
Dental implants can be a preferable solution to dentures because the implants will firmly support your teeth rather than resting on your gums where they can create sore spots and the pressure accelerates jawbone loss. Implant-supported teeth make it easier to eat a greater variety of foods and eliminate concerns about dentures moving about during social occasions.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
Our experienced dental implant team is extremely skilled and will ensure the surgical procedure to place dental implants is comfortable and pain-free. We can provide additional sedation for people who feel particularly anxious or who need particularly complex or lengthy dental implant treatment. Afterwards you may feel some mild discomfort but it is not uncommon to experience no discomfort at all, especially when having just a single dental implant.
We are sure you have many more questions about your dental implant treatment and we’d be happy to answer them during your initial consultation with us here at St Vincent’s Implant Centre.