MISSING TEETH CAN BE DEVASTATING TO YOUR ORAL HEALTH IF THEY ARE NOT REPLACED IN A TIMELY MANNER!
A tooth, once lost, immediately creates a large imbalance in the mouth that can wreak havoc on your oral health. The tooth root that was once stimulating your jawbone tissue is no longer, and this can cause the jawbone to resorb and dissolve. Maintaining oral health also becomes more difficult which heightens your risk of Gum Disease and tooth decay. The solution is getting dental implants.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
Putting in an implant is a surgical procedure, but it can usually be done under local anaesthetic. Your dentist will advise you if you need to go into hospital to have the procedure done under general anaesthetic, though this is unlikely.
Once the anaesthetic is applied, the first step is to make an incision in the gingiva (soft tissue) to show the bone. The dentist will then use a series of drills to create a space for the implant to go. You will not be able to feel the drill going in, but you will notice a feeling of vibration and movement. The implant is then turned into position, and a healing abutment (small extra piece designed to shield the area whilst it’s healing) is placed. The gingiva is then sutured (stitched) around this. The entire procedure takes around an hour for a single implant, and two or three hours for multiple dental implants.
Find out more about how Dental Implants are done by viewing the video above. If you’ve still got questions, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get all the answers you need during your initial appointment.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Wondering about the cost of dental implants? At our dental practice, we offer all-inclusive prices that cover everything from the surgery through to the attachment of the permanent crown. Unfortunately we cannot give firm quotes online, as each patient’s case is different. However, consultation appointments are very affordable, and give you an opportunity to discuss questions you have about the procedure other than price.
If you are having difficulty covering the cost of dental implants, Sydney based lenders may be able to assist. We recommend that you speak to your financial services professional about your options. MY SMILE DOCTORS does not endorse any particular medical loans organisation.
Call our office at 02 8036 2411 if you’re looking to get some quality Dental Implants in the wider Sydney area. We’d love to hear from you and discuss your requirements it’s no problem for us to explain the implant process and exactly what it entails.