Dental Implants Brisbane
Dr Henry Ho is highly qualified in dental implants. He holds a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Implant Dentistry from Griffith University, and focuses on the clinical practice of oral implant restoration.
At Red Hill Dental, we use Astra Tech dental implants, made by a Swedish company. Astra Tech produced their first dental implant in 1985, and has documented all their research since then, making Astra Tech implants the best researched dental implants in the world. This means that you can be confident about the quality of your implant.
Recently Dr Henry completed a Dental Implant for a patient who wanted to close a gap they had where a tooth was missing. Read more here – Dental Implants Brisbane.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants are often the best treatment for missing teeth. When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost.
A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or for an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, play and enjoy all of your regular activities without thinking about your teeth.
Why get a dental implant rather than a bridge?
A dental implant will protect your healthy teeth
Placing a tooth-supported bridge requires grinding away the teeth on one or both sides of the missing tooth or teeth – thereby damaging healthy teeth to restore those that are missing. The modified healthy teeth are attached to, and support, the bridge. Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy adjacent teeth from shifting, which they could do if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.
Dental implants are a long-term solution
Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges last only five to seven years. With proper care, they can often last more than 10 years, or even a lifetime. At some point, however, they may need to be replaced. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
Reasons to get a dental implant
Keep teeth in place – silently. Keep teeth in place – silently. Dentures may slip when you eat, talk, smile, laugh, kiss, yawn or cough, so that you have to ‘reposition’ them into place in the mouth. Dental implants are fixed in place and fuse naturally with your jawbone, meaning your replacement teeth won’t move, click or shift. You are also able to remove the denture for cleaning.
Benefits of a Dental Implant
Protect healthy bone. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only restoration option that helps to preserves such natural bony architecture, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
Support your denture with implants
Implants are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other everyday activities.