When tooth decay has advanced to a large degree it often calls for one or more dental implants called a crown. Dental crowns are also used when a tooth has been removed for other reasons, for example, due to cracking or when it has been knocked out. Crowns are affixed following removal of decaying or damaged tooth tissue. A socket will be attached to the jawbone and an artificial tooth made of ceramic, porcelain or metal will be attached to the socket to give the appearance of a natural tooth. Crown treatment often requires sedation because the procedure is mildly invasive. Crowns must be brushed and flossed like normal teeth or they can yellow in colour.
Bridges work by the same mechanism as crowns, only they include multiple artificial teeth. They are useful when multiple teeth have decayed or have been removed due to other damage. A single socket will be attached to the jawbone and a bridge containing two or more crowns will be implanted into the socket. Bridges must be cared for diligently or food particles and bacteria can get stuck between the implants and cause gum disease or further tooth decay. Like with crowns, the process of attaching dental bridges is mildly invasive and often requires sedation.
Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants can vary broadly according to the severity of the condition to be rectified. At Campsie Laser Dental we want dental care to be affordable for our patients. If you need a payment plan or want to claim dental implants on insurance, just ask us what your options are when you call to book your appointment.
Contact Campsie Laser Dental on 02 9789 6219 to book an appointment for a dental implants consultation today. We are open for business Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm, and Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm.