Dental implants Sydney CBD were first introduced almost 60 years ago and since then there has been much research and development in the field of dental implantology. This has led to major improvements in the last few decades and now dental implants Sydney CBD are the gold standard in tooth replacement therapy, described by specialists as being able to provide the patient with ‘unparalleled levels of convenience, and affordability’.
The discovery of osseointegration
Although different forms of dental implants have been used for thousands of years, the first dental implant procedure similar to dental implant surgery seen today was first carried out in 1957 by Per-Ingvar Branemark. Branemark was a Swedish orthopaedic surgeon who accidentally discovered that osteoblasts, bone forming cells, formed around a titanium implant so that it became stuck and could not be removed from the bone. He named this osseointegration and for the next few years continued to carry out numerous trials on animals and humans. Finally, in 1965, he carried out a dental implant surgery on a patient with missing teeth. This procedure was for 4 dental implants on which several months later he attached a fixed set of prosthetics. The implants lasted for 40 years until the patient’s death. Since then more than 7 million patients have undergone dental implant surgery using osseointegration and there has been much development in the field of implantology. Dental implant surgery now has a success rate of 95% with minimum risks and complications.
Successful implant surgery
To make sure that you are eligible for dental implant surgery you need to book a consultation with your dentist in Sydney CBD. Your dentist will assess your teeth and gums and take a full medical history to make sure that the surgery is suitable for you. Those who suffer from osteoporosis, diabetes, endocrine diseases, immune system disorders, cardiovascular disease and clotting disorders may not be suitable for implant surgery. Failure rates are also associated with smoking and drug abuse. Another factor which is important for successful dental implant surgery is the quality and quantity of your jaw bone. Bone decay is common after tooth loss and sufficient healthy bone is necessary for the implant to be strong and stable. Therefore, it is important to address tooth loss as soon as possible for better results.
If your dentist is happy that dental implants Sydney CBD are a suitable option for addressing your missing teeth, you can speak to your dentist to find out more information. There are a few different types of dental implants and the most common type of dental implant are endosseous implants, which are used in the majority of implant surgeries today. Endosseous dental implants are screw-shaped titanium implants, which are designed to replace the root of your missing tooth. This implant will be placed into the bone socket of your missing tooth and will initiate the process of osseointegration in which bone cells will form around the implant until it is embedded firmly in place. This may take 3 to 4 months to heal successfully, and once complete a dental implant is a permanent solution for replacing your missing teeth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.