Improve Your Mouth’s Function And Your Confidence With Dental Implants
Losing a tooth can be a very stressful and emotional event. At The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street, we do everything we can to prevent this from happening to you. When we can’t avoid an extraction, or where you may be missing a tooth from childhood, rest assured that it doesn’t mean you have to learn to chew with fewer teeth or smile with a ‘gappy’ smile.
The good news is that we can replace your missing tooth. One of the options is to fill the gaps with dental implants. Sydney residents can contact us today to have a chat with our Dentist to see which option best suits their situation, as there are a few different ones available.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically implanted in your jawbone, as a substitute for the root of a missing tooth. A false tooth is then screwed into the top of the implant. The tooth is designed to match both the shape and colour of your existing teeth to ensure that the implants look as natural as possible.
What are the benefits of having dental implants?
There are numerous benefits of having dental implants:
- Replace missing teeth
- Implants are designed to be permanent yet do not last forever
- Feels and looks like a natural tooth
- Implants won’t slip, make noise or cause bone damage
- They cannot develop tooth decay (but can be affected by gum disease)
- Materials can’t decay like your natural teeth
- For some people there has been a reported improvement in self-confidence
- Can often facilitate chewing and speaking where the missing tooth was causing the issue
Please note that dental implants may not be a viable treatment option for everyone. Your dentist will spend time assessing whether this treatment is right for you.
Am I the right candidate for dental implants?
Every person and every tooth are different, so we need to assess you and go over the risks and limitations of all the options available to you, as implants are not necessarily appropriate for all patients. However, dental implants may be right for you if you:
- Have one or more missing teeth
- Have a jawbone that’s reached full growth
- Have adequate bone to secure the implants or can have a bone graft
- Have healthy oral tissues
- Don’t have health conditions that will affect bone healing
- Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
- Are willing to commit several months to the process
- Don’t smoke tobacco
What to expect during dental implant treatment
If it’s decided that an implant is the correct treatment for you, this is what you can expect:
Firstly the hopeless tooth is removed by your implant dentist and a titanium fixture (dental implant) is placed in the toothless space. At the end of this stage, the fixture is invisible or barely visible in the mouth. Some people choose to be sedated during this procedure (often called sleep dentistry).
The dental implant has to integrate into the bone tissue and this takes 3-6 months. If your missing tooth is in your smile, we place a temporary tooth or denture while you are awaiting your permanent implant crown.
Placement of an implant crown over the titanium fixture (dental implant). This stage requires two visits and is done at The Dentist. The first visit is to take an impression and the second is to place the custom-made implant crown. At the end of this stage, the toothless space is filled with a natural-looking tooth.
How much do dental implants cost in Sydney?
Dental implants start from $6000, depending on the exact treatment you need. We can give you a more accurate breakdown of your particular dental implant cost during your consultation.
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Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh
Dr Catrina Carroll
Dr Vinaya Sunkersett
Roya Broojerdi (Faridi)
Dr. Yvonne Chow
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Below you can find our most frequently asked questions about implant dentistry in Sydney:
Alternatives to dental implants are a denture or a dental bridge. Dental bridges are very similar to dental implants in that they are used to replace missing teeth. However, the difference is that dental bridges are not surgically implanted. They are traditionally made up of an artificial tooth supported by two crowns on either side. If you’re not suitable for dental implants, you may be suitable for a dental bridge.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution and may never need to be replaced. However, it’s important that you maintain good oral health to ensure that your implants last as long as possible.
If you are unhappy with your denture then yes you can be assessed for an implant-supported denture or dental bridges. Each treatment has advantages and disadvantages and your dentist can discuss these thoroughly with you.
Some people will need bone grafting before getting dental implants to ensure they have a solid foundation to fuse to. If only minor grafting is required, it’s possible that it can be done at the same time as the implants are inserted. However, if significant bone grafts are needed a separate procedure may need to be performed prior to the implant surgery.
The total amount of time for the procedure will depend on how many implants you require. If you’re just having one implant then the procedure typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes.
There are potential complications associated with all medical and dental treatments. Each treatment has advantages and disadvantages that can be specific to you and your care. Your dentist will discuss all the potential risks thoroughly with you before carrying out any treatment.
Yes, your implants will both look and feel just like your natural teeth. When compared to other restorative options like bridges, dental implants are by far the most natural-looking option.
*Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you
should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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Why choose us for your dental implant procedure?
There are of course lots of reasons you should choose us for your implant procedure, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top 5:
- You can listen to your podcast or tunes when you’re having treatment.
- We have appointments before 9 am and after 5 pm as well as on Saturdays to suit you.
- We aim to be the greenest dentist in Sydney and we have a strong sense of community.
- We have a range of payment options including HICAPS & payment plans.
- You get to take home a new soft toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste at each of your preventative visits.
Before and After Images
Below you can see the difference that implants can make:
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