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Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most effective and convenient way to replace missing, loose or broken teeth. They are renowned for their natural look and feel, giving you teeth replacements that look, feel and function like the real thing.

A tooth implant is an embedded post in your jawbone that replaces the root of your missing teeth. It provides a strong and incredibly stable foundation upon which you can place your chosen teeth replacement. 

For many people, dental implants are the most effective solution for replacing missing teeth, providing the perfect balance of looks and comfort. It offers realistic teeth replacements that provide full comfort and functionality, allowing you to live life normally and more confidently.

Book an appointment today to schedule a consultation with our team. We can discuss the requirements and cost of dental implant procedures, so you can determine whether this is a viable option for you.

Parts of Dental Implants

There are three main parts to dental implants:

  1. Implant – Also known as the post, this main part is implanted into your jawbone. It will serve as the root of your artificial tooth.
  2. Abutment – This is the extension of the post which will hold the crown (your artificial tooth).
  3. Crown – The artificial tooth itself and the only visible part of your dental implants.

What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

  • Natural Look – Dental implants offer some of the most natural-looking teeth replacements available today. With dental implants, you’ll feel less self-conscious about having artificial teeth in your mouth because hardly anyone can tell your real teeth from your implants. We can design the size, shape and colour of your tooth implant to match the look of your other natural teeth, helping you create a more beautiful and natural smile.
  • Comfortable – Dental implants are one of the most comfortable denture solutions, providing teeth replacements that feel and function like real teeth. These implants make it easier to eat and talk normally, letting you eat or converse without worrying about your tooth implant slipping out of position. This firmness makes them more comfortable to use than other dentures, and it can help you regain your full smile and confidence.
  • Stable – Because they’re installed directly on your jawbone, dental implants are significantly more stable than other tooth implant solutions. These keep your tooth implants firmly in place no matter what you’re doing, eliminating the possibility of your dentures slipping or becoming dislodged. This stability also makes it more convenient for many users, with less time spent keeping their dentures in place and more time spent living.
  • Durable – Dental implants can last decades if properly taken care of, and their tough materials make them more durable than other types of dentures. The implants themselves are often the strongest parts, using long-lasting materials like titanium for extreme strength and durability. Even the dental crown (the most vulnerable part of a tooth implant) is usually rated to last anywhere between 10 to 15 years before needing a replacement.
  • Improved Oral Health – Dental implants support surrounding natural teeth, helping to keep them strong and easing any unnecessary pressure placed on them by missing teeth. This effectively helps improve your oral health, strengthening your available set of teeth and preventing your remaining teeth from becoming loose and falling out. 

The Procedure for Dental Implants

Fitting implants is a specialised process. Every procedure is tailored to your needs and requirements to ensure the best comfort and function.

The first step to getting dental implants is getting an evaluation of your teeth and mouth. This will determine whether you are a candidate for a tooth implant. Dental implants are not always the best option for some people, so you need a thorough evaluation before starting. Our dental professionals can determine your suitability for dental implants and consider what your goals and requirements are.

After your evaluation, and if you’re a candidate for a tooth implant, we will discuss your options and create a treatment plan for your procedure. A typical treatment plan will be divided into different stages, including all processes that you need to undertake to complete a tooth implant procedure. 

Depending on your teeth and requirements, this often includes tooth extractions, the preparation of your jawbone, implantation of the posts, the placement of the crown (your artificial teeth) and modifying the crown/s to match your natural teeth.

FAQs

Are dental implants right for me?

It depends on your teeth, needs and budget. Our team can evaluate your case and help you determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants and if this is the right option for you.

How long does a dental implant procedure last?

A full dental implant procedure – from your initial consultation to walking out of our office with new dental implants – can last anywhere from a few appointments to several weeks (or months for more complicated cases). This length of time will depend on the complexity of your case, and it will be based on the condition of your teeth, your needs and what you want your artificial teeth to look like.

How much does a dental implant procedure cost?

The cost of dental implant procedures will depend on what type of dental implants you need, the condition of your teeth and the quality of your artificial tooth/teeth. We will always discuss the cost of dental implant procedures beforehand so that you know what to expect and how much it will cost.  

Is there an adjustment period? 

Although dental implants are known for being the most comfortable teeth replacements, they do often require an adjustment period. This period often lasts the first several weeks after your procedure, and it may include some pain and discomfort as your mouth and jaw adapts to your new dental implants. Throughout this healing period, you may encounter some swelling, minor bleeding and bruising. But once your mouth and body have fully healed, you’ll soon find your dental implants to feel as natural as any of your other teeth.

Will the procedure hurt?

A tooth implant procedure is a surgical procedure, so you can expect some pain and discomfort at different stages, depending on your case. General anaesthesia may be provided for those who are concerned about pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Book a Consultation for a Tooth Implant

If you think dental implants are the right option for you, call (07) 3915 8888 today to set up a consultation with one of our dental professionals. You can also book an appointment online if you’re ready to get started with your tooth implant procedure. If you have any other questions or enquiries, feel free to send us a message.

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