WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Permanent solution for tooth loss
Dental implants represent a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth.
With the help of dental implants, we can fully remedy toothlessness and thus strongly improve chewing and speaking abilities as well as restore a beautiful smile. Implants can also serve as carriers of a fixed dental bridge or denture.
Dental Implants Riseley Street Dental Booragoon CBD
If you need dental implants in the Booragoon CBD, all you should do is make an arrangement with Dr. Gregory Yap at Riseley Street Dental. Our professional dentists adhere to your considerations in delivering the best quality and very comfortable dental implant treatment.
Dental implants enable dentists to perform replacement of damaged or lost teeth without the need to resort to uncomfortable bridgework or dentures.
Costs of Various Dental Implants
Single Tooth Implant Starts from $3999
(It entails Titanium Abutment and Porcelain Crown)
Dental Implants Fee Breakdown (AUD)
- Abutment (Titanium) $299
- Temporary Crown $700
- Dental Implant fixture $1,650
- Dental Crown (Porcelain fused to metal crown) $1,350
N/B: The dental implant charges above only act as a guide. Accurate quotes are given after undergoing a thorough check-up by our dentists.
What You Should Know About Dental Implants
Dental implants treatment entails placing biocompatible metal tooth roots inside the jawbone to replace the missing teeth. The attached crown and the implant plus abutment are very similar to a real tooth. They are also good-looking, offering the best substitute to the multi-unit bridge, full and partial plates.
Currently, due to the innovation of new implant methods, it is possible to replace one or several missing teeth.
Dental Implants Cost Booragoon
In performing a dental implant, the crown is fixed to the implant using a third piece, known as an abutment. In certain instances, the implant is fixed to a unique attachment to obtain a full denture so as to limit the movement of the denture (normally the lower denture).
Usually, with a dental implant, one hopes that it will last for several years. However, due to inadequate oral hygiene observance, its life could be shortened. Even though implant crowns aren’t vulnerable to the normal decaying of teeth, they can have calculus and plaque issues. This often results to gum problems like severe pain and infection, loss of bone or gum bleeding.
Implants which are cared for and reinforced by sufficient bone are able to last for many years.
In certain situations, many dentists might be involved in the management of a single case so as to succeed in obtaining the best results.
Dental Implant Experts Booragoon
By the mere mention of the term “dental implant surgery”, perhaps you could get scared of imagining the process. However, it is a very safe procedure that has a high probability of success -- about 95%. Having a CBCT -- a 3D X-ray of jaws on site -- prior to the surgery enables greater precision and also reduces the chair side time by a big percentage.
Dental implantation involves placing a manmade metal root for a tooth which is inserted into the jawbone to enable the bone to grow into it. The imitation of the real tooth placed using this procedure can successfully replace the missing one. It is a long-lasting solution for replacing damaged or lost teeth.
With the root designed using titanium, apart from preventing infections, it also reinforces the tooth to endure consistent wear and tear. The dental implant does not come alone, we offer complete dental treatment in Booragoon and the Booragoon CBD.
Reasons Why You Should Let Us Handle Your Dental Implants in Booragoon
- We offer reasonable prices.
- We have experienced, qualified and fully-licensed dentists.
- We offer after-operation patient care for many months and even years following a dental procedure.
- We use the latest technology in our treatments.
- We now have 3D CT scan technology.
- We offer a kind, gentle, comfy and secure treatment.
Things to Do Before Undergoing Dental Implant Surgery
You should spend enough time with your dentist in order to go through the information and weigh the different options in handling the issue. If the dental implant is the best solution, you may proceed with the treatment. This is because you are advised to make a well-thought out decision. Also, if you choose to undergo the dental implant procedure, the dentist needs to verify that you are suitable for the treatment first by:
Performing Diagnostic Tests
Your doctor will need to perform a number of tests to ascertain if you are fully suitable for the surgery. This also helps in planning the best approach to the treatment. The process entails:
- Taking photos of the targeted area,
- Taking dental X-rays,
- Performing a CT scan of your jawbone,
- Getting dental impressions of both lower and upper jaws.
At Riseley Street Dental we are equipped with the most modern tools and surgery technology which simplifies our procedures and cuts down the cost of treatment.
At this point, you should talk with your dentist about any suggestions or concerns you may have about your dental implantation.
Despite most people qualifying for implants in their jaws, there are exceptions such as:
- Children below 17 years since their jaw is still developing.
- Patients with lack of enough jawbone to receive the smallest size implant for a particular tooth. This often calls for utilization of bone graft procedure to reconstruct the implant site.
- Smoking which is likely to cause slow healing and may also result in failure through preventing osseo-integration of the dental implant.
- Uncontrolled diabetes raises the chances of suffering from post-operation complications such as infections.
- Individuals abusing drugs and alcohol since they might not be capable of observing the dentist’s directions or maintaining oral health and hygiene.
- For expectant mothers, it isn’t really worth it to put your unborn baby’s health at risk. The implant procedure can obviously wait.
- People with psychological illnesses.
Carrying Out the Dental Implantation Procedure
Use of Anaesthesia
Depending on how complex a dental implant is, the procedure can be performed by use of a general local anaesthesia. Such an anaesthesia might require that the patient be admitted in a hospital and for an anaesthetist to be present.
Most dental implants are manufactured using Titanium which is able to reinforce a solid integration with the bone tissue surrounding it.
This procedure involves utilization of two or three distinct treatment stages:
1) Insertion of Implant into the Jawbone
The placement of the necessary abutment/ connector on the implant can be done concurrently with the placement of the implant itself.
2) Attaching the Artificial Tooth/ Crown to the Abutment
The completion of this process might take some significant length of time depending on the complexity of the case at hand. Typically, this can take 3 months to one year starting from the day of dental surgery to when the fitting of the crown is done which relies on:
- The general medical fitness of the patient;
- General dental health;
- The placement site;
- Type of medication taken by the patient and the prevailing conditions,
- Whether there is a need for a bone graft;
- Size of the defect requiring a bone graft,
In suitable instances, the placement of the implant and the fitting of the abutment may be performed in one operation. However, not all patients qualify for such operations.
Depending on how complex a particular patient’s medical case is, the procedure may take between half an hour and a few hours.
Preparing for the Implant’s Insertion
The place where the implant is to be fixed is prepared in such a way that it exposes the underlying bone. This is commonly performed using a surgical guide with a puncher a little bigger than the actual implant. The idea of using a single implant to replace the lost tooth does not always apply. Depending on the size of the implant, quality of the bone and technicality of the missing tooth, implants can support up to two missing teeth. Your dentist provides you with the necessary information about these.
Placing the Implant into Position
This involves screwing a threaded implant inside the drilled hole, stitching close the gum and removing the stitch between 5 to 10 days after. The implants will become more stable as time passes since the bone will be growing on the implant surface. This process is known as osseo-integration and could take up to 6 months.
Placing the Abutment/ Connector
After the bone has stabilized around the implant, the abutment which supports or acts as a connection between the crown and the implant is fitted. First, the dentist will make an incision inside the gum in assessing it and fixation of the abutment to the implant. An X-ray is usually taken to ensure that the abutment is appropriately placed. A copy of the patient's dental structure of the two jaws is required for finalization of the crown design which could take some few weeks to enable gum healing.
Final Restoration (Denture, Single Crown or Bridges)
Once the final artificial crown design is obtained, it can be fitted by either screwing or cementing it into the abutment. Thereafter, a dental X-ray can be taken to ascertain that every component of the implant is appropriately placed.
Final Artificial Abutment
In certain situations, the implants may be fixed to partial or full debentures to ensure that their stability is achieved. This treatment process is normally successful and a majority of patients usually show a positive response.
Post Implant Operation Recovery
There are some things that you need to do prior to the operation in anticipation of after operation effects.
- You should organize who will take you home.
- You may need to ask for a day off from your workplace.
What to Expect After the Operation
- Pain, bruising, swelling and a minor headache are the normal reactions experienced but normally relieved within 24 hours after their occurrence. However, taking painkillers should be able to relieve you the pain.
- Dentists' antibiotics prescription.
- Taking a lot of room-temperature water between 2-3 hours upon completion of surgery.
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- Taking soft food such as soup for up to 6weeks depending on the situation. It is advisable to eat hard foods when healing.
- The dentist might advise you to use various antiseptic solutions such as using warm salty water or savacol mouth rinse.
- Regular check-ups and follow up appointments to ensure that the implant succeeds.
How to Care For Your Dental Implants
Accumulation of bacteria and food remains in your mouth forms a sticky coating known as a plague that forms on both the artificial and natural teeth. Plaque plays a big role in causing many diseases which affect your teeth such as gum disease. Such diseases might result in gum infections and inflammation which often lead to failure of the implant. This is why adhering to these general dental hygiene guidelines is important:
- Brushing your teeth after every meal,
- Using fluoride toothpaste – helps to lower the chances of decay,
- Using a small and soft toothbrush,
- Using electrical toothbrushes – they are better,
- Flossing teeth at least once per day,
- Avoiding smoking – it affects healing,
- Limiting sugar intake and reducing the frequency,
- Regular check-ups and cleaning at least twice a year,
At Riseley Street Dental, we share and pay attention to our client’s needs. This gives us an upper hand in addressing your problems and knowing your preferences. Our dentists will be able to tell the best solution that suits your condition. If you are in need of dental implants in Booragoon or any other dental needs, just let us know through a phone call on (08) 9316 2304, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To secure yourself an appointment. For any other inquiries, please send us an email and we will respond within the shortest time possible.