Dental Implants Sydney CBD

Dental Implants

Dental implants have revolutionised the way dentists treat tooth loss.

Dental implants are essentially ‘screws’ that are placed into the jawbone and are a substitute for a missing tooth root. Dental implants are highly compatible with your jaw bone and fully integrate into your jaw over a period of months. This creates a foundation for prosthetic teeth and is the closest thing you can get to a natural tooth root.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are really the closest thing you can get to your natural teeth as they replace the tooth at the root allowing full function and aesthetics. The many benefits of dental implants include:

  • Implant crowns are identical to natural teeth in appearance, feel and function
  • Implants prevent the remaining teeth on either side of the gap from moving
  • They decrease the stress exerted on the surrounding teeth
  • Implants help retain jaw bone tissue
  • They decrease the chance of gum tissue shrinkage
  • Implants stimulate the jawbone and prevent bone loss
  • This type of restoration allows full function of the mouth – no diet restrictions are required once the patient is fully healed
  • Dental implants can be placed under full dentures to provide excellent stability and retention of the denture, thus enabling a person to eat, speak and function normally without the looseness of a denture.

What should I expect if I require an implant?

If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr Joffe will thoroughly assess your situation and suitability for dental implants. If you are found to be suitable, Dr Joffe will discuss all associated costs prior to any treatment being undertaken so you can decide whether you would like to proceed.

If you do choose to proceed, Dr Joffe will refer you to a Periodontist or Oral Surgeon for the surgical placement of the implant. He has a strong network of leading local dental implant specialists, and can refer you to the specialist that is most suitable for your individual case. Once this surgical procedure is complete your implant will require around three to six months to properly heal, after which you will come back to see us at Hyde Park Dental Care in the Sydney CBD for the fitting of your implant crown or other prosthetic restoration.

Our dental implant procedures cover all types of tooth loss and include:

  • Single Tooth Implants – This is used for single tooth loss and will use an implant crown to restore your smile.
  • Implant Bridges – These can be used to solve single or multiple tooth loss and require at least two dental implants to anchor the bridge.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures – These are great for partial or even total tooth loss and are removable to allow for cleaning and comfort.
  • Fixed Dentures/All-On-4™ – This is typically used for patients who have experienced total tooth loss. It includes a hybrid bridge where the denture is fixed onto 4 or 5 implants that have been inserted into the jaw.

Dental Implants Sydney CBD

If you want a restoration that allows you to eat, laugh and speak like you’ve got natural teeth, dental implants may be for you. Talk to Dr Joffe today to determine whether dental implants are right for you.

Dental Implant FAQs

The procedure for dental implants is quite straightforward. Just like fillings, the procedure is most commonly performed in your dentist’s office under a local anaesthetic. The length of the procedure varies from patient to patient and depends upon how many implants there are and their location in your mouth. The procedure is generally completed in under an hour if the dental implant placement is simple. If the surgery goes as planned, then healing usually takes place quickly, since dental implant surgery does not often have open wounds.

After your dental implant surgery, your mouth is most likely to be sensitive since it needs time to fully heal from the procedure. Since your mouth will be in the process of healing it is advisable to avoid contact with food as much as possible since this could expose your wounds to bacteria and they may become infected. Our advice is for you to eat foods that are soft and packed with nutrients. And it is also really important for you to stay hydrated after the surgery. If you are unsure of what you can consume after your surgery, your dentist will provide you with a recommended diet and advise you on how to take care of your dental implants during your healing process.

It is possible for your body to reject a dental implant; however, such cases are extremely rare due to the rarity of a patient having a titanium allergy. There are instances where dental implants do not integrate or ‘take’ to the bone in its first attempt and the most common reasons for this are that it may have become infected or it develops and is surrounded by its own fibrous tissue capsule instead of fusing to the bone. Regardless, there is a standard procedure in place for this which is to remove the dental implant and allow for the site to heal. After which your practitioner can install another implant which will fuse to the bone as it should.

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