Looking to learn more about Dental Implants in the Taree area? We’re here to help you understand this transformative dental solution.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium screws, biocompatible and designed to replace missing teeth and roots. Surgically placed in the upper and/or lower jawbone, these artificial roots serve as sturdy anchors for the attached teeth. These artificial teeth appear natural, enhancing both chewing ability and your smile.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Speak and eat with renewed confidence and comfort
Efficient treatment and recovery time
Safe, secure, and affordable
Meet the dental implant experts at Albert Street Dental
The exclusive providers of Teeth on Implants® | Central Coast Dental Implants
Dr Ned Restom is a pioneer and leader in the field of implant dentistry. He’s completed accreditation through the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, completed the Master Series in Implant Dentistry at the Brenner Institute, the Master Series in Implantology at the California Implant Institute, and has recently received the Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI), one the highest achievements in the field of Implant surgery!
Your Dental Implant Journey
Before commencing implant treatment, you’ll need at least two consultations. These appointments are dedicated to discussing treatment options, potential complications, costs, and obtaining your consent. Radiographs (x-rays), digital scanning, and impressions will be taken, aiding in the planning process, and allowing comprehensive discussions about your available options.
The Implant Placement Process
Dental implant placement involves the precise insertion of predetermined titanium screws into the jawbone. The positioning and size of the implants are determined well before the surgery day. Videos on our website provide further details about the procedure.
What to Expect During and After the Procedure
Local anaesthetics are used during the procedure, prioritising patient comfort. Post-surgery, appropriate antibiotics and pain relief might be prescribed as needed. To facilitate healing and minimise infection risks, we recommend a day of reduced physical activity following surgery.
Sedation and Success Rates
Depending on your concerns, we offer sedation during the procedure. Twilight sedation, supervised by our qualified dental sedationist, can be organised for a comfortable experience.
Though dental implants have a high success rate, certain factors like smoking and poor oral hygiene may affect the success rate. Regular follow-ups and hygiene appointments are crucial to ensure implant health.
Common questions answered on dental implants
What are Teeth on Implants® Dental implants?
The Teeth on Implants® dental implant system is a revolutionary dental technique that offers a permanent solution to missing teeth and loose or ill- fitting dentures. The treatment refers to supporting all teeth on multiple implants, making them look, feel and function just like natural teeth. The procedure is particularly suitable for patients who may have missing, decayed or broken/chipped teeth.
How is an Implant Inserted?
Although there are many types of implants, the types can be divided in to two basic groups.
Those that are inserted INTO the bone.
Those that are placed OVER the bone.
In both instances, the implants are placed UNDER the tissue and extend into the mouth.
Are dental implants better than dentures?
Dental implants are often the most popular choice for replacing one or two missing teeth. They are the preferred option for replacing teeth because they preserve the health of the jawbone and gum tissue while most closely replicating the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. While dental implants give patients a secure, sturdy bite, dentures can be tricky to wear, less secure, and can even restrict your food choices.
How long do dental implants last?
If cared for correctly, your dental implant should last a lifetime.
How much do dental implants cost?
Every patient is different and has unique needs, but the cost of TEETH ON IMPLANTS® to replace a full set of upper or lower teeth starts at $19,800. Note that single implants will be less, and payment plan options are available.
If you’re looking for a more cost-effective option, we also offer implant retained dentures, which combine the benefits of both dental implants and dentures. These can work as a great stopgap while you save up to afford TEETH ON IMPLANTS® dental implants.
To determine suitability and obtain a quote, please organise an assessment with one of our dental implant experts.
What if I am anxious or scared of dental treatment?
We understand that many patients feel anxious about treatment, pain or may just generally fear the dentist this is why we offer our patients various sedation options, and our caring team will make you feel at ease every step of the way.
Will there be discomfort?
Just as with any surgery, there can be some pain (discomfort). However, anaesthetics and sedation eliminate pain (discomfort) during the actual surgery. Postoperative pain (discomfort) will be like that of having teeth removed. Patients will be provided with medication to alleviate this pain (discomfort).
Are payment plans available?
We have a range of payment plans to enable our patients to access the treatment they require including zip pay, open pay, after pay.
Can I access my super to pay for dental treatment?
Yes, you can potentially access your super for dental treatment. Please ask our friendly team for more information and to find out if you are eligible.
How long will I need to take off work?
Generally, we recommend the day of the surgery, plus the following day off for recovery. You can expect to have some swelling, pain (discomfort), possibly some bruising. The time taken off from work is really an individual decision.
Are all Implants successful?
No. There are many variables to be considered in the placing of implant(s). First, the patient must be healthy. There must be adequate healing powers present in the patient. For example, if the patient is an uncontrolled diabetic, inconsistent healing and could complicate the procedure. If such a condition develops later after the implant(s) has been done, this too may complicate the future of the implant(s). Second, a proper diagnosis must be made, and the proper implant, placement and procedure must be selected for the individual patient. Third, the implant(s) must be treated properly by the patient and the dentist. If either person is neglectful, there could be complications. Fourth, if the patient is a heavy smoker or an excessive alcoholic beverage consumer, the success of the implant(s) will be affected.
Please note that all surgical procedures carry risks, including infection. These treatments do not apply to and cannot be performed on anyone. A process of thorough examinations and assessments is required, and the outcomes may vary depending on multiple factors.
Get the smile you deserve today!
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