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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing a missing tooth or a number of teeth. The finished result is a healthy, natural-looking smile and beautiful teeth. Today, dental implants are preferred over more conventional types of tooth replacements, such as bridges, partials, and dentures. Implants become a permanent part of your smile, rather than act as a removable appliance.
A dental implant is a surgical procedure that positions metal screws into the jawbone beneath the gum line. Hypothetically, the implant itself functions as an anatomical tooth root. After it’s fully integrated, it’s capable of supporting a fixed restoration. The implant is made using pure titanium, which allows new bone cells to grow around it, locking it firmly in place. Essentially, your new implant is physically stronger than a natural tooth. The implanted screw acts as a support anchor for any of the following dental restorations:
  • Single crown
  • Bridge to replace several teeth
  • Removable denture to be held in place
Implants act as a replacement for the root of the natural tooth. It’s an excellent, durable long-term option for restoring your smile. They do not come loose or need to be removed like traditional dentures.
Mini Dental Implant Alternatives
Our office provides a choice of traditional dental implants as well as mini-implant alternatives. Mini implants work well for patients who may not qualify for full-sized implants, due to lack of bone support or adequate space. They’re frequently used for denture stabilisation or a non-load bearing tooth. A smaller mini-implant can typically be placed and topped off with a restoration on the same day.
Brighten Your Smile with Implants
Having a full set of clean, straight teeth brightens your smile and may improve the quality of your life. Even if you only have one tooth missing, it can negatively affect your confidence and appearance. Replacing a missing tooth is particularly important in the front of your mouth. Obviously, the more visible the defect, the greater impact it has on your smile and natural appearance.
With dental implants, your smile and tooth function will be more natural. The result is increased comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. They’re the only modern dental restoration that’s designed to look and feel like natural teeth.
Tooth loss can lead to unwanted changes in both your bite alignment as well as your facial profile. When there’s an open space (from a missing tooth) the teeth around it will eventually tip out of place. The biting partner on the opposite arch can also drift out of its socket. Placing a dental implant in that area provides you with a permanent tooth replacement that supports your overall bite. Consequently, you’ll also have a fuller structure to support your lips, cheeks, and jaws.
With dental implants, you can enjoy all your favourite foods and smile with confidence. If you want your prosthetics to last a long time, you need to take care of them. A visit to the dentist for a check-up and clean must be scheduled at least twice a year. Good oral hygiene and regular dental exams are necessary to prevent further problems. Dental implants are extraordinarily successful, but their longevity is heavily dependent upon your everyday home care. Plan to brush and floss your implants daily, as if they were natural teeth.
Our goal at Total Dental Care is to give you a beautiful, healthy, and confident smile.
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General Dentistry at Total Dental Care
We know the importance of finding the right dentist for your family is paramount. When it comes to your oral health needs, we promise to be there for you every step of the way. At Total Dental Care, our dentists are proud to offer the general dentistry services you need when you need them most. Whether you simply need a cavity filled or maybe you’re due for a routine cleaning, you can rest assured that your teeth are in safe hands with some of the most qualified dentists in the country. There are many choices out there, but we guarantee that quality is never compromised when you choose us. Our service is excellent, our staff is friendly and professional, and your experience will always be positive.
Cosmetic Dentistry
At our Maroubra practice, we want to help patients of all walks of life beam with confidence—and that often means creating or restoring a beautiful smile. We’re proud to offer a variety of different treatments that we know can help you unlock the smile of your dreams.
Why Get A Dental Implant?
Today’s dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. Replacing missing teeth is important to your health, your smile, your confidence and also to the health of your other teeth. There are many benefits to dental implants for tooth replacement that make them a superior solution compared to other options:
  • Implants are a permanent, convenient, and durable solution.
  • Implants prevent bone loss in the jaw that is associated with missing teeth.
  • Implants last longer than bridges and dentures.
  • Implants allow you to eat any of the foods you enjoy.
  • Implants improve a person’s appearance, confidence, and self-esteem.
  • Implants do not cause any damage to the surrounding teeth.
  • Implants are a comfortable and convenient solution.
Are You Healthy Enough for Dental Implants?
If you are considering dental implants, your health is a major factor in determining if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Illnesses like diabetes, cancer, or leukaemia may interfere with healing after surgery. You need to have healthy gums and a reasonable amount of dense bone tissue in your jaw to support the implant.
If you are a smoker and you want implant surgery, you will have to give up smoking before surgery and for at least one month after surgery. This is because patients that smoke tends to have slower healing capabilities.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are about half the size of conventional implant designs. They work well in tighter spaces, areas with thin bone density, or even underneath removable prosthetics. Undoubtedly, the lower denture presents the most difficulty for patients adjusting to dentures for the first time. It can be frustrating as you attempt to eat certain foods, or even to speak with confidence without fear that your lower denture will begin to float in your mouth.
Total Dental Care has recently introduced a new treatment procedure called a DENTURE STABILIZATION SYSTEM. In most cases, this new system can be placed and attached to your lower denture in the same visit. There is no need for any incision or stitches. Within one hour you can be on your way with a secure lower denture, and able to eat and speak much more comfortably.
And most importantly, compared to traditional dental implants, the Sendax Mini Dental Implant system (MDI) is much more affordable, as much as 60 – 70% less expensive. Implant-supported dentures fit securely throughout the day, eliminating the need for messy adhesives or pastes.
Risks or any Complications?
As it involves surgery, you may have to look for specific risks and complications during and after the dental implant procedure. Our team will carefully plan the surgery to ensure that there are no complications post-surgery. If you experience any bleeding disorders, infections, etc., we will prescribe you a few medications. That is why we are amongst the most reliable dentists in Maroubra.
Similarly, if the dental implant is a complication due to one or more reasons, we may initiate the procedure once again. However, we will first let you heal from the earlier surgery before proceeding with the next dental implant!
Custom Fit for A Perfect Smile
When you come in for your personalised consultation with us, we will examine your suitability for an implant or implants. This includes scans to check that adequate bone density is available and to determine exactly where the implants will be placed in the bone to support the teeth.
During this appointment, we will thoroughly explain the implant treatment plan, the procedure and required appointments, as well as post-surgery healing and care. The actual surgery is quite straightforward. It causes no discomfort to the patient during the procedure and minimal discomfort for a few days during healing.
Post Dental Implant Care
It’s essential to follow a few directives after a successful dental implant. Our dentists in Maroubra will guide you through all the steps that are needed post-surgery. You must follow the below-given steps properly to ensure a smooth recovery!
  • You must brush and floss your teeth regularly, as you did before the surgery.
  • Our dentists will schedule follow up appointments with you to check the progress and status of your dental implants.
  • We will see if the teeth and gums show signs of healthiness throughout our examination.
If you feel any discomfort or severe pain after a few days of the surgery, immediately call Total Dental Care.
FAQs
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Just about anyone who is missing a single tooth, multiple teeth or all teeth are ideal candidates for dental implants. However, it’s crucial that your mouth is fully developed. Younger teens will need to wait a few years before their mouth is mature enough to place an implant.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
It varies from person to person and with health and lifestyle habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are highly successful, with reported success rates above 90-95 percent. The better you care for your implants, the higher the chances are that they can last a lifetime.
Do dental implants last?
Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not prone to dental disease such as decay; however, it’s crucial that your gums are healthy so your implants can last a long time. Scrupulous home care by the patient and regular professional cleanings and check-ups are all critical factors in extending the life of your dental implants.
How many dental implants do I need?
The total number of implants you need will depend on the size of the gap left by missing teeth. An individual tooth can be replaced with a single implant and crown. But if you have 3-4 teeth in a row that are missing, we can potentially place a pair of implants then affix a multi-tooth dental bridge on top of them. It’s not unheard of to see full-arch restorations attached to as few as 4-6 implants total.
Custom Fit for A Perfect Smile
When you come in for your personalised consultation with us, we will examine your suitability for an implant or implants. This includes scans to check that adequate bone density is available and to determine exactly where the implants will be placed in the bone to support the teeth.
During this appointment, we will thoroughly explain the implant treatment plan, the procedure and required appointments, as well as post-surgery healing and care. The actual surgery is quite straight forward. It causes no discomfort to the patient during the procedure and minimal discomfort for a few days during healing.
Risks or any Complications?
As it involves surgery, you may have to look for specific risks and complications during and after the dental implant procedure. Our team will carefully plan the surgery to ensure that there are no complications post-surgery. If you experience any bleeding disorders, infections, etc., we will prescribe you a few medications. That is why we are amongst the most reliable dentists in Maroubra.
Similarly, if the dental implant is a complication due to one or more reasons, we may initiate the procedure once again. However, we will first let you heal from the earlier surgery before proceeding with the next dental implant!
MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY
Our goal at Total Dental Care is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile. We’d love to help you achieve exactly that with custom-fit dental implants. Contact us today to get started and book your visit.
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