Advantages of dental implants
BETTER ORAL HEALTH
Implants prevent teeth from moving around, maintaining a healthy jaw bone and stronger dental roots. They keep gum tissue strong, so bacteria cannot penetrate and infect the dental root or gums.
An even, attractive smile with no gaps does wonders to boost your self-confidence, as it is proven to have a positive effect on your personal and professional relationships.
When fitted properly in a healthy mouth, dental implants can last decades, requiring little more care and maintenance than regular teeth do.
Who needs dental implants?
Dental implants are the perfect solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth and would like to close the unsightly gap for aesthetic and health reasons. Or maybe they are already wearing removable dentures and want to do away with fiddly prosthetics that are not the best fit for their mouth and require extra care.
Dental implants are a great option as they are permanent, fixed teeth that require no more care than regular teeth. Check our patient transformation stories to see how dental implants helped our patients regain their dream smile, their confidence and a better quality of life!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial teeth consisting of three components: the implant post, the abutment and the crown.
The implant post is a small titanium screw that acts as an artificial root and is surgically placed into the jawbone of a patient. It holds the prosthetic tooth in place.
The abutment is a connecting piece placed upon the gum. It fits on the top of the implant post and holds the dental crown firmly to it.
The crown is a custom-made tooth restoration made out of porcelain or other materials designed to exactly match the existing teeth in shape, colour, size and surface texture.
Smiles perfected with dental implants
Different types of dental implants
Single-tooth dental implant
It can be used to
Replace a missing tooth
Restore a broken or damaged tooth
Support an existing bridge, denture, or partial denture
Full-arch dental implants
Full-arch solution Dental Implants
Full-arch solution implants support an entire arch of teeth on 4 implants. They are
Quicker and less invasive
Stronger and more stable
Good for jawbone health
Ideal to replace an extensively damaged dental arch
Dental implant-supported dentures
These are clipped onto a permanently fixed bridge or can be permanently attached. When compared to traditional dentures, they provide
Stabilized dentures may be the right option if you are struggling with uncomfortable, painful, or ill-fitting dentures.
Improved dental function
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Frequently asked Questions
Are there any risks associated with dental implants?
Any surgical procedure carries risks, but those associated with a dental implant placement could include one or more of the following:
- pain and swelling due to surgical incisions, which can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medicines like Aspirin and Ibuprofen.
- nausea or drowsiness, which could last until the anaesthesia wears off.
- nerve damage, but this is reported by less than 1% of patients who undergo a dental implant procedure.
- dental infection if proper care is not taken to maintain oral hygiene.
Risks associated with tooth plants can also arise if a patient isn't the perfect candidate.
What are endosteal implants?
Endosteal implants are those that have the titanium screw implant placed within the jawbone so it can fuse with the bone matter. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are placed above the gum and exactly mimic the look and function of natural teeth.
The implant and the crown are connected by a small abutment.
What are subperiosteal implants?
Subperiosteal implants are those that are placed fully above the jaw but below the gum tissue. This type of tooth replacement is for patients who have a narrow jaw that cannot fit an implant and cannot get a bone graft which could have provided a solid foundation for the implant.
Why are zygomatic implants?
A zygomatic implant is done only on the upper jaw, where implants are fitted into the cheekbones. This type of procedure to replace a missing tooth is not performed commonly.
What is a single-tooth implant?
As the name suggests, a single tooth implant replaces just one missing tooth.
What is a full-arch dental implant?
A full-arch solution is chosen by skilled dentists like Dr Jack Yang and his team to replace several missing teeth, where an entire arch of teeth is fitted onto four implants. Like all other implants, they are a permanent solution to missing teeth.
How much do dental implants cost?
It is important to remember that the benefits dental implants offer are worth the cost of getting them. In Australia, a single dental implant can start at $3000, while the cost of an entire arch will start at $23,000.
How long do dental implants last?
Tooth implants are the best option to replace missing teeth as they last a lifetime, repaying the initial investment in getting them many times over with the perfect smile and aiding in good overall health.
Who should get dental implants?
People who are missing teeth due to old age, gum disease or dental trauma will benefit greatly if they replace those teeth with implants. Those who have damaged teeth due to trauma or decay can also opt for these.
How can I care for my dental implants?
Implant crowns require no more dental care or maintenance than real teeth do. Your dental team will advise you to brush your teeth properly twice a day and recommend daily flossing.
Since crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic, they do not require teeth whitening treatments like natural teeth might.
Will dental implants affect my ability to eat or speak?
Getting dental implants will greatly improve your speech and your ability to chew food correctly.
A full mouth of teeth encourages proper tongue movement, which makes speech clearer and proper chewing motions possible.
Are dental implants painful?
All tooth implant procedures are done under local anaesthesia for minimal discomfort to the patient. After each step in the treatment to replace missing teeth, you can expect your dentist to prescribe painkillers to alleviate discomfort and ask you to keep the area clean until it heals.
How long does it take to heal from dental implant surgery?
Recovery from any one step of dental implant surgery takes 7 - 10 days on average, but the entire process, with the various stages involved, can take six months to a year, depending on how well a patient recovers.
Dr Jack offers compassionate care to ensure his patients experience minimal discomfort throughout the procedure.
Is there a risk of rejection with dental implants?
Tooth implant surgery has a success rate of 93% and higher. Rare cases of rejection could occur if the patient gets gum disease, tooth decay or suffers more trauma.
Teeth grinders could move their implants from position leading to complications, but Dr Jack and his team will minimise the risk posed by prescribing mouth guards as part of the treatment plan.
Who can take care of me the best, for dental implants near Bella Vista?
Dr Jack has vast experience in tooth implants. In his dental practice serving Bella Vista and its suburbs, he believes in using the latest technology and gentle patient care in a safe environment to make your experience comfortable from the first appointment, which could include the use of a local anaesthetic to put you at ease and numb pain.
Why should I choose dental implants?
Dental implants are a good option for you if you
- don't want to deal with removable dentures and
- feel self-conscious about the gap in your teeth
- have speech affected by missing teeth