Ensuring the success of dental implants

Wickham Terrace Dental helps smiles last longer

Titanium dental implants are one of the most reliable, most effective teeth replacement options available today. Dr Andrew Teakle and the Wickham Terrace Dental team have helped hundreds of people enjoy a healthy, complete smile once more, thanks to dental implants.

But for a small minority (about 10%) of dental implant patients worldwide, complications can occur post-procedure which are potentially serious. Patients who have poor oral hygiene, and especially smokers, are particularly at risk of encountering serious problems with their dental implants.

Caring for dental implants after surgery

One of the potential complications of dental implant treatment is a bacterial infection called peri-implantitis. Starting as a mild and treatable condition, if left untreated it can progress to the point where bone is lost and eventually, dental implants can fail.

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The good news is that peri-implantitis is preventable. By maintaining excellent oral hygiene, using specialised oral hygiene products, and visiting Wickham Terrace Dental in Brisbane regularly for professional cleanings, you can give your dental implants the best chance of years of reliable service.

And of course, our team are always keen to make sure we can help dental implant patients enjoy their teeth restorations. So you’ll often find us attending ongoing education courses to keep up-to-date!

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Brisbane dentists at the leading edge of dentistry

Our amazing Dental Hygienist & Therapist, Chaitali Pradhan, recently travelled to the University of Sydney to complete their Dental Implants and Soft Tissue Management course – and we’re already enjoying the benefits!

Chaitali has expert knowledge in recognising potential problems with dental implants. She has learned the latest techniques for identifying and assessing peri-implantitis, and for developing maintenance programs for dental implant patients.

Chaitali will be happy to give you the advice and support you need to ensure the success of your dental implants.

To find out more about how you can maintain your dental implants and ensure a healthy smile, get in touch with the friendly Wickham Terrace Dental team today on 3831 3031.

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