Dental Implants

Have you considered dental implants in Tumut, NSW?

If you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, it can alter the way you speak, influence your dietary choices and change the way you feel about your smile. Additionally, missing teeth may lead to more tooth loss and future oral health complications. Fortunately, your dentist in Tumut, NSW offers tooth replacement selections to restore your smile and promote better oral health.

How Dental Implants Work

Dr Khumo Tlhalerwa starts the dental implant process by first making sure you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Considerations include jawbone health, overall wellness, and the position of your upper sinus, specifically if you’re considering an implant or implants in the upper jaw.  

During this consultation, your dentist in Tumut, NSW chats with you to learn more about your smile goals, and he may take x-rays if no relevant films are on file.

If dental implants are the best option for your smile goals, Dr Tlhalerwa schedules implant placement.

Dental implant placement means your dentist surgically implants a replacement root in your jaw. This root is made of durable titanium that integrates with your bone over several months. When integration is complete, Dr Tlhalerwa tops your implant with a dental crown.

A dental crown is a cover that—in this case—goes over your implant and takes the place of your lost tooth. It is tooth-shaped and always coloured to complement your existing teeth.

Options for Dental Implants in Tumut, NSW

Dental implant posts are strong, and it takes only four to six posts to support a full or partial arch of new teeth—a dental bridge or an implant-supported denture. These options are ideal if you have substantial tooth loss, but do not want single implants for each missing tooth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option available today that replaces your tooth and your root, which means it may stimulate your jawbone to prevent bone loss—a natural occurrence, unfortunately, when teeth are missing. A deteriorated jawbone may give you a prematurely aged appearance.

We offer dental implants in Tumut because we want our patients to have the option of full tooth replacement—root and all.

Additionally, missing teeth promote shifting—meaning your remaining teeth tip or slide toward smile gaps. This can lead to wear and bite misalignment—even future tooth loss.

Caring for Dental Implants

Your Dentist in Tumut, NSW provides all aftercare instructions, but the good news is that dental implants do not require specialised care. You brush them and floss them just as you do your natural teeth. It’s also crucial to visit the dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleans.

Would You Like to Learn More about Dental Implants in Tumut?

If you would like to arrange an exam, or if you have any questions, we welcome your call.

We proudly serve patients in Tumut, Gundagai, Tumbarumba, Batlow, Wagga Wagga, Talbingo, Cootamundra and beyond.