Periodontics and Dental Implants

At Dental Confidence, we have a specialist Periodontist to perform all dental implant and periodontology procedures.

Gum Disease and Periodontics

Gum disease – also called periodontal disease – is the result of an infection, which has spread to the gums and tooth roots. It is an exaggerated immune response to plaque and bacteria that occurs in the susceptible patient.

Gingivitis is the mildest and most common form of periodontal disease. Less than optimal oral hygiene causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Bleeding gums are a sign of disease, healthy gums do not bleed. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment here at Dental Confidence and good regular oral care at home.

Periodontal disease is a condition that increases in its severity the longer it is left untreated. When gum disease has progressed from gingivitis and begins to result in resorption of the alveolar bone, it is referred to as periodontitis. The result is loss of the supporting structures around the teeth (gum and bone) which causes the formation of pockets and or recession of the gums. If untreated it may result in the loss of teeth. With appropriate professional and home care the condition can usually be stabilised.

There are signs and symptoms that can indicate the development of gum disease and include:

• Swollen and tender gums that bleed when you floss or brush your teeth

• Space that has recently formed between teeth

• Receding gum line that makes your teeth look longer

• Pus between teeth

• Mouth sores

• Constant bad breath

• Changes in how your teeth bite together.

If you experience any of these symptoms you should schedule a periodontal consultation appointment with the specialist Periodontist at Dental Confidence. Gum disease can also be asymptomatic and therefore can do undetected and it is important to keep regular visits with the dentists at Dental Confidence to prevent this.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a safe, easy way to restore the function and aesthetics of missing teeth. If you have lost teeth in the past or have any dentures, dental implants provide a full restoration to missing teeth.

Dental implants are secured through a minor oral surgery and are predominantly made from titanium which is compatible with human tissue. This acts as an artificial rod for the replacement tooth, known as a crown. Once your bone has bonded and permanently attached to the implant a crown is created to be an exact match to your original teeth and attached to the implant. This results in a full restoration with strength, durability and functionality which is almost indistinguishable from your other teeth, leaving you with a natural looking smile.

We use state-of-the-art implant systems with the highest quality. If you have any missing teeth or dentures contact our helpful staff to discuss your dental implant options. We have a specialist periodontist available at Dental Confidence so rest assured your implants will be placed by an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner.