Dental implants for replacing missing teeth

Dr. Bobby Chhoker

There are many factors over the course of life which may result in missing teeth. The main cause of losing teeth is poor oral hygiene. Allowing plaque and tartar to build up in your mouth without a good dental hygiene routine or without regular visits to your dentist can result in many different dental problems. Plaque and tartar lead to the formation of cavities in your teeth, tooth decay, gum disease and eventually tooth loss. Making sure that you maintain good dental hygiene and visit your dentist on a regular basis can help prevent such issues and allow you to enjoy good oral health for life.

Avoiding the dentist can result in irreversible damage to your teeth and eventual tooth loss. Other factors which result in tooth loss include lifestyle choices such as smoking, chewing tobacco and a poor diet made up of sugary drinks and acids. Tooth loss can also occur as a result of a physical injury or an accident which may cause trauma to the mouth. If you have experienced tooth loss as a result of any of these factors then book an appointment to visit Dr Bobby Chhoker and find out about dental implants Bondi Junction.

What are dental implants?

Dr Bobby Chhoker has been carrying out dental implants Bondi Junction for the last 20 years and has an MSc in implant dentistry. If you are considering dental implants Bondi Junction then speak to us to find out more today. Dental implants Bondi Junction are made up of small titanium screws which act as replacement roots for your missing tooth or teeth. You will first need to make sure that you are eligible for dental implant surgery and this will include an extensive examination of your teeth and gums to make sure that you have no other underlying dental issues.

How does implant surgery work?

Once Dr Bobby Chhoker is satisfied that implant surgery is suitable for you, he will examine and assess the quality of your jawbone and make sure that you have sufficient healthy bone to hold the implant in place. If there is insufficient healthy bone you may require bone grafting to prevent failure of the procedure, otherwise you are ready for implant surgery. The implant itself is inserted into the bone socket of your missing tooth which will initiate a process called osseointegration. This means that new bone will form around the implant fixing it securely in place. This process requires approximately 12 weeks depending on your body’s ability to heal.

Once the implant is securely embedded into your jaw you will have a connector post known as an abutment fixed to the screw, to which we will securely attach a prosthetic of your choice, whether you are looking for crowns, dentures or bridges according to your dental requirements and personal preferences. Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for replacing your missing teeth, so speak to our practice today to find out more.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.