Dental Implants – What Are They? Do I Need Them?

If you are looking to replace missing or damaged teeth, dental implants could be an ideal option for you and your smile. They are the most natural looking restoration option, and unlike dentures, you don’t remove them for cleanings, and can still eat and enjoy the foods you love.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium roots that are implanted into your jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they provide a solid foundation to have a crown placed on the implant.

Reasons for dental implants

    • Replace one or more missing teeth without damaging the adjacent teeth.
    • Stabilises uncomfortable dentures.
    • Solutions for people who are missing a single tooth, several teeth or to replace on entire jaw of teeth either by anchoring a full fixed mouth of teeth on a denture or to a fixed bar that is attached to the implants.
    • Allowing people to replace their unhealthy teeth with healthy options, which restores their confidence and functionality

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How long do dental implants last?

With proper dental hygiene and regular dental check-ups dental implants can last a lifetime. Making it an excellent long-term option for smile restoration.

Are dental implants the right option for me?

This question will be best answered after your initial consultation with your dentist. During the initial consultation, you will receive x-rays on the specific area of your mouth that will receive the implant. These x-rays will reveal to your dentist if the bone in the area is strong enough to support a dental implant. It will also reveal if there is enough room to place a dental implant in that region of your mouth.

What is All on 4

The All on 4 concept was created by Nobel Bio Care, and it is based on placing 4 or more implants to replace a full arch of teeth.

All-on-4 has many benefits, including:

Efficient treatment and recovery time
All-on-4 requires less work than other implant supported bridges that require anywhere from six to eight dental implants.

Minimal maintenance
Compared to other types of dental restorations, All-on-4 requires very little maintenance once the procedure has been successfully completed. The permanent implant supported bridge doesn’t require any special care or maintenance other than regular daily cleaning with a toothbrush and floss.

Single visit procedure
Dental implants can be planted on the same day as extraction, which can mean a single visit where appropriate.

Safe, secure and affordable
Secure placement deep in the jawbone, so implants will not shift or loosen. It doesn’t require any bone grafts, which adds to the total cost, to be done prior to the implant surgery for it to be successful.

Did you know that our practice is one of the few on the Central Coast to perform All on 4?

We have partnered Nobel Bio Care to become an accredited All-on-4® surgery and are one of the largest suppliers on the Central Coast!

Want to find out if you are suitable for dental implants?

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All surgical procedures carry risks and some results achieved in our cases may not be possible for every patient. At our practice surgical and implant patients are welcome to attend for complimentary appointments to gain insight and education in order to give informed consent prior to any surgical procedures. If you have any doubts or enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us or seek another opinion.

Concerned about cost?

Payment plans such as MySmilePlan are available as well as other options.

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Use your Super to pay for treatment

Did you know you can potentially use your superannuation to pay for critical dental treatment?
It is now possible to apply for the early compassionate release of your Superannuation to pay for certain dental treatment. Depending on the superannuation fund you are with, you are allowed access to a lump sum to pay out-of-pocket expenses for dental treatment for yourself or your dependents.

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