Restore Your Smile Today With Dental Implants
Dental implants are metal screws surgically embedded in the patient’s jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. The implants fuse with the patient’s natural bone over time, providing a strong and stable foundation for artificial teeth.
Dental implants are an excellent option for patients who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or ageing. In addition to improving the patient’s appearance, dental implants can also help preserve healthy jawbone tissue and prevent further tooth loss.
If you are considering dental implants, consult a Hills Family Dental Centre dentist to discuss whether this treatment is right for you.
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The first step for patients considering dental implants is to schedule an implant consultation. During the consultation, the dentist will evaluate the patient's oral health and jawbone to determine if he is suitable for implants.
They will also discuss the implant process, its risks, and its benefits. This will help them make an informed decision about whether or not dental implants are right for them.
Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants can vary depending on the type and number of implants and the type of restoration that will be placed over the implants. On average, the cost of a dental implant starts from $5000.
For patients without insurance, many financing options are available to help make dental implants more affordable.
Dental Implant Procedures
After being determined as a good candidate for implants, surgery will be scheduled.
First, you will be given anaesthesia to remain comfortable throughout the surgery. Your dentist will incise your gums and embed the implant in the jawbone. The gums will be sutured close and allowed to heal.
Once osseointegration has been completed, your dentist will place an abutment, which connects the crown to the implant.
How long does Dental Implant last?
Dental implants are designed as long-term tooth replacements and can last many years with proper care. Most implants will last for at least 10-20 years, or even longer.
However, the crowns or other restorations placed on top of the implants may need to be replaced every 5-10 years due to wear and tear.
Dentures vs Implants
Dentures have been a popular choice for tooth replacement for many years, as they are relatively affordable and can be removed for cleaning. However, dentures can cause further bone loss over time, leading to loosening and discomfort.
Implants, on the other hand, are closer to natural teeth in both function and appearance. While they are more expensive up front, implants require less maintenance and can last longer with proper care.
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Why Choose Hills Family Dental Centre
Hills Family Dental Centre is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care. Here are some reasons why you should choose our practice.
At Hills Family Dental Centre, you can expect to be treated by dentists who are highly experienced in implantology.
If you’re considering implantology, we invite you to come and experience the latest in dental technology at our clinic.
We understand that everyone’s financial situation is different.
Every year the Australian Dental Association sets standards for quality care and conducts rigorous inspections to ensure that accredited practices meet these standards.
We have a team of dentists who have undergone extensive dental implant training and can provide high-quality treatment. Our dentists are also experienced in other areas of dentistry, such as cosmetic dentistry, so you can be sure that you will receive excellent dental care.
Our dental team is highly trained in implantology, and with our modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, we can provide our patients with excellent dental care.
That’s why we offer different payment options to suit your needs. We accept all major health funds, including NIB, HBF, Medibank and CBHS. For those without private health insurance, we offer the Fund My Dental payment plan, which allows you to spread the cost of your treatment over time. We also bulk bill for Supercare, DVA, and CDBS card holders. We can help you get your dental care regardless of your financial situation.
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About Dental Implants
The success rate for dental implants is high, and they can last a long time with proper care. However, not all patients can receive them. Here are some factors in determining whether or not someone is a good candidate for this dental procedure.
- Jawbone. The implant must be anchored to the jawbone, so it must be strong enough to support it. If the jawbone has deteriorated due to periodontal disease or tooth loss, it may not be strong enough to support an implant. If this is the case, your dentist may recommend bone grafting.
- Overall health. Patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, may not be good candidates for dental implants because these conditions can affect healing.
- Smoking. Patients who smoke are not considered good candidates for dental implants because smoking impedes healing.
If you are considering a dental implant, talk to your dentist about whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure.
One of the reasons why dental implants are gaining popularity is because of these benefits.
- Closest restoration to natural teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges, which rest on top of the gums, implants are surgically anchored into the jawbone. This provides a strong foundation for artificial teeth, which are then attached to the implants. As a result, dental implants match the look and feel of natural teeth more closely than other replacement options.
- Prevents bone loss. Dental implants can help preserve the appearance of the face by preventing the sunken look that can occur when teeth are missing. The sunken look results from the bone loss that occurs when a tooth is extracted.
- Restores bite force. Because dental implants function like natural teeth, they restore your ability to bite and chew easily. This way, dental implants can improve the overall function of the teeth.
- No slipping. Dental implants provide strong and stable support for artificial teeth. Unlike dentures, they are surgically placed in the bone, so they won’t slip or move while you’re eating or talking.
- Resistant to cavities. Because dental implants are made of titanium, they are resistant to decay and cavities. They also do not require special care beyond regular brushing and flossing. For these reasons, dental implants can last a long time.
For all these reasons, dental implants offer an attractive solution for people who are missing one or more teeth.
The number of days you’ll need to rest after getting dental implants will depend on the number of implants placed and your overall health. Most people will take three to four days off from work or school, although some may need up to a week to fully recover.
It’s important to take it easy during this time and avoid any strenuous activity, as this can delay healing and increase the risk of complications.
Before getting dental implants, there are a few things you can do to prepare.
- Stock up on soft foods. You’ll need to eat soft foods for a few weeks after the surgery.
- Make arrangements for someone to bring you home since the anaesthesia can make you too drowsy to drive.
- Move your schedule so you can rest the next day. Resting for at least 24 hours after a major surgical procedure is important.
- Talk to your dentist regarding sedation. It can help you relax and make you more comfortable during the procedure.
- Get plenty of sleep the day before your appointment. This will help ensure that you’re well-rested and can handle any discomfort during the procedure.
By preparing ahead of time, you can make sure the surgery goes smoothly and that you’re able to recover quickly.
With proper care, dental implants can last for many years. Here are a few tips for taking care of them.
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Be sure to brush gently around the base of the implant.
- Floss daily. Use a gentle flossing motion, and be careful not to tug on the implant.
- See your dentist regularly for checkups and cleaning. Your dentist can detect early problems and ensure your implant is still healthy.
- Avoid hard or sticky food. Chewing on hard objects can damage the implant, while sticky food can cause plaque to build up around the base of the implant.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol. These substances can increase the risk of infection and lead to other problems with the implant.
While dental implants can be expensive, many health funds offer some coverage for the procedure. It is important to check with your health fund to see what coverage is available. Some health funds will only cover a portion of the cost of dental implants, while others may provide full coverage.
In addition, some health funds require that you have held your policy for a certain period before you are eligible for dental implant coverage. Ultimately, we advise you to determine if your insurance plan covers dental implants by contacting your provider directly.