Dental Implants Sunshine Coast
Buderim Dental Implant Services
Get your smile and confidence back with our tailored dental implant services, available on the Sunshine Coast.
Full or Single Dental Implants
Dental implants are surgically placed dental prosthetics that look, feel and function like natural teeth. They can replace one missing tooth or multiple teeth for dental restoration and an implant-supported crown. Dental implants are recommended for individuals who are missing teeth and who do not want to use alternative solutions, like dental bridges or dentures.
Buderim Dental Surgery takes great pride in being able to help our clients regain their smiles – and their confidence! Our goal is to help you find and implement a long-lasting dental solution that ensures you can enjoy the full function of your mouth and teeth once more. Contact our practice to find out more about your options, or book an appointment at our dental clinic to review your unique situation with our dentist.
A dental implant is not just a tooth replacement but an entire process that includes numerous benefits!
Consider Dental Implants
Our teeth play an important role in our bodies, which is why missing teeth can lead to real-life problems, like pain or discomfort while eating, speech issues, and even dental bone loss. Dental implants are one of the most effective and long-lasting solutions to missing or broken teeth. They can restore your smile and facial contours, thus improving your self-confidence!
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
How do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants can be single dental implants or dental implant supported dental bridges. A dental bridge is used to replace multiple teeth using dental implants, thus restoring dental function and the aesthetic of your smile.
Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone after dental x-rays have been taken during dental implant placement to measure bone loss after tooth extraction, reconstruction of bone defects or for individuals who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease. After placing dental implant posts, our dentist connects the titanium covered post to the abutment, which is a screw that was placed into your dental implant post earlier.
Once the dental implant post has been placed in your jawbone, it is covered with gingiva and dental crowns are designed and manufactured during a dental lab visit before permanent restoration of your dental implants. At this time, our dentist will make sure that there is sufficient amount of healthy dental bone available for proper osseointegration, which is what the success of your dental implants depends on.
When to Consider Dental Implants
Tooth decay has many causes, such as poor oral hygiene, injury to teeth and gums, periodontal disease due to bacterial plaque accumulation on the surfaces of the teeth, or bone loss resulting in lack of support for your natural tooth structure. If you have lost one or more teeth due to any of these reasons, then you should consider getting a dental implant because it is permanent tooth replacement.
Why You Should Get A Dental Implant
Why Choose Buderim Dental?
We prioritise our customers’ experience and want to ensure your time in our dental practice is pleasant. Choose Buderim Dental Surgery for your dental needs!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium metal post that has been surgically placed into the jawbone underneath the gums. The term "Implant" is often used interchangeably with "Dental Implants", although technically dental implants are the titanium dental posts used to hold dental crowns, dental bridges or dentures in place.
Another term used for dental implants is dental implant restorations, which means that the dental post part of dental implant treatment is done and we now need to restore your tooth back (e.g., tooth lost due to injury) by attaching a dental restoration (denture/fixed bridge/crown) on top of your dental implant posts using dental adhesive or special type of dental cement called "non-cemented restorations".
Dental implants are permanent dental restorations that require dental implant surgery for placement. Our dentist will perform dental implant surgery by placing dental implants into the dental implant bed and leaving dental posts on your dental implants as temporary dental restoration to restore chewing function.
After a few months, when gum tissues have healed, you will receive permanent dental crowns to complete your dental restoration using dental implant supported bridges or dentures.
A dental implant post is one component of a dental implant. The dental implant posts which are used to support fixed restorations (e.g., crowns) are usually made from biocompatible titanium alloy and vary in surface texture (smooth, rough). Dental implant posts look like "standard" 8mm round cylinders, but they may be tapered (wide portion in your dental implant site and narrower towards the top).
Our dental surgeon uses dental implant posts to hold dental restorations in place until the dental gum tissues have healed or "integrated" with the dental implant posts.
Dental implants can become infected if bacteria enter into dental implant wounds when dental implant surgery is performed. Dental implants that are not placed properly or if dental implant posts are left outside the dental tissue without proper coverings are at increased risk of dental implant infections.
Symptoms of dental implant infections include: redness, swelling, pain and pus discharge from your gum tissues surrounding your dental implants. We will perform special tests to identify any bacterial contamination of your dental implant wound site(s) during our follow up examinations after placing dental implants so appropriate treatment can be initiated before dental infection progresses further deep into bone or soft tissue structures.