Prosthodontists specialise in the replacement and restoration of damaged and missing teeth.

If you are missing a tooth, you might consider a dental implant. Designed to function just like a genuine tooth, an implant helps to restore one’s ability to bite and chew, plus it helps to prevent other issues that could affect one’s overall oral health. Read on to find out more about how dental implants place work is done by Prosthodontists and some of their benefits…

What do prosthodontists do?

Prosthodontists are specialist dentists who have completed advanced studies and training which allows them to specialise in restorative dentistry. Prosthodontists deal with the replacement and restoration of missing and damaged teeth, as well as related mouth and jaw structures. You can expect your prosthodontist to offer a full range of restorative dentistry services, including dental implants, crowns and bridges. They are also able to perform smile makeovers, which may include multiple procedures, from dental implant surgery to teeth whitening and veneers.

What are dental implants? 

Dental implants are often recommended in cases where one has severely damaged or missing teeth. They are an effective treatment that can help to restore both the function and aesthetic of one’s smile. Professor Jim Ironside uses implants that are made from a very strong biocompatible titanium. The implants are specially designed to replicate the structure of the natural teeth, and are actually surgically placed into the jawbone. Because of the way in which they are designed, they serve as replacements to missing teeth and function just like a natural tooth. And yes, prosthodontists do place implants.

Why consider an implant?  

There are a number of benefits to opting for dental implant surgery. If you are missing a tooth, it is important that you have it replaced — gaps in the mouth can lead to various oral health issues, including gum disease, tooth decay and shifting teeth.

Besides restoring form and function, dental implants also feel like natural teeth. They are made from a very durable material, and with the right care, will last for many years. Dental implants also help to prevent bone loss, which allows you to maintain a healthy facial structure in the long term.

Although dental implants are suited to most people, there are a few factors to consider. If you are considering a dental implant, it is important that you are in good overall health and that you don’t suffer from any chronic diseases. Ideal candidates also have sufficient jaw bone to support an implant and are free from periodontal disease. Certain factors increase the risk of implant failure — these include smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol.

How can we help?

Professor Jim Ironside is a fully qualified and experienced prosthodontist. After completing his qualification in Dentistry, Professor Ironside went on to do a further three years of training. This means that he is able to perform a range of advanced dental procedures. He offers a number of restorative treatments, including dental implant surgery, crowns and bridges. If you are interested in a restorative treatment, we recommend that you arrange a consultation with Professor Ironside. At your initial consultation, he will take the time to listen to your concerns, questions and aesthetic goals before recommending a treatment plan that suits your needs.

If you would like to find out more about any of the treatments that Professor Ironside offers, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Professor Ironside and his team are conveniently located in the Sydney CBD and look forward to welcoming you to their practice.