Whether you have damaged teeth, or missing teeth, if you want to perfect your smile to give yourself a confidence boost, or for your general eating habits and wellbeing, a dental implant could be the right solution.
At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer implant dentistry. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth as well as full arch replacement. Implants are a fixed option that requires a small amount of surgery under local anaesthesia that consists of a titanium rod that’s inserted into your jaw or gum.
People get dental implant treatment for a range of reasons:
- It typically lasts longer than bridges or dentures
- You can get a single tooth or a full mouth
- They look like natural teeth
- Implants can restore greater chewing ability
- Improve your self confidence
- Can give you a beautiful smile
- In some cases, implants can Prevents bone loss
It’s a fast and simple procedure that can be personalised to suit you perfectly.
What You Need To Know
Dental implants are strong and designed to last, regardless of if you are getting one artificial tooth, or multiple teeth. If you’re considering this option, here’s what you need to know:
Implants are made from pure titanium and there are three types of general dental implants.
Endosteal implants are the most common type and the safest and consist of placeholder posts shaped like screws that are put into the jaw. Once this heals, the false teeth are then fitted onto these screws.
Subperiosteal implants are a good alternative if you don’t like the thought of screws in your jawbone. These rest on top of the bone, but still under the gum, with a metal frame under the gum and posts attached. As the gum heals, it holds the frame in place.
Zygomatic implants are the third type and the least common. This is a complex dental implant surgery that sees the implants placed in the patient’s cheekbone, rather than in the jaw. This dental implant procedure is only completed if there isn’t enough jawbone for the endosteal implant.
Prior to the procedure, you will consult with the treating dentist who will discuss at length all of your options, your medical and dental history will be assessed to ensure you are an ideal candidate for implant surgery. The dentist will most likely request that you have some scans done to assess bone levels, suitability and subsequently to allow them to plan the optimal placement of your implants. Once the consulting and planning is complete we will book you in for your Implant/s to be placed, The procedure itself is typically uneventful, takes around one or two hours and in most cases patients can go back to a relatively normal routine including driving and working, the team will advise you of any specific instructions if any.
Your recovery may depends on a few things, including:
- Your dental history
- Your medical history
- The condition of your jaw bone
- How many implants you had replaced
- If you needed bone grafting
- If gum grafting was required
Our team have been performing dental implant procedures for many years. With our level of experience and expertise, it is extremely safe. There are a few side effects that may commonly occur, such as minor bleeding and minor swelling. Some less common side effects includes infection, injury or damage to your blood vessels or other teeth during the procedure, nerve damage, and potential sinus problems. All risk factors will be discussed with you during the planning process and we encourage any questions you may have.
Implants also have one of the highest success rates of any dental procedure – between 95% and 98%. They can help to prevent bone loss, replacing the roots of the missing teeth so that your jawbone remains stimulated and doesn’t deteriorate any further. They also make it easier for you to eat – you can enjoy crunchy foods that you might not be able to eat without them.
Another benefit is the cost – although they can be expensive up-front, they don’t typically require replacement or anymore general maintenance than your regular teeth do. Other options, such as bridges and dentures need a lot of extra attention and maintenance to keep them looking great.
If you want to have dental implants, there are a few factors our professionals at Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic will take into consideration. Firstly, you need to have enough depth and height in your jaw bone to successfully support an implant. Your dentist will also want to know about your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate, so make sure you book a consultation.
Dental implants vary in price and it generally depends on how many teeth you need to have replaced and whether other services are also required, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift. A straightforward implant that doesn’t require major surgery could cost anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000, while if you do require further surgery, it can cost in excess of $10,000.
If you’re after dental implants in Sydney, it’s best that you talk to our professional team to discuss your requirements and we can provide you with a quote. Keep in mind that we offer a range of payment plans that are designed to suit your budget.