Dental Implants

Dental implants are small titanium fixtures that serve as the replacement for the root portion of missing teeth.

Tooth implants are titanium screws which are inserted into the jawbone to replicate the function of the root of your tooth. The dental implant provides a solid foundation to affix a crown or bridge restoring your tooth’s original function, strength and appearance. There are widely considered to be the next best thing to your natural teeth, providing a permanent and secure method for replacing one or more missing teeth.

A tooth implant is primarily made from titanium, which, as a biocompatible material, allows for the development of a strong bond or integration between the implant and the surrounding bone. Three months after the insertion of your implant, the bone will have integrated with the titanium surface and your implant will be ready for its final restoration. This can be done with a crown, bridge or denture, Once the crown has been cemented the tooth will be restored to its original function and improving both the appearance of your tooth and your quality of life.

Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They closely mimic natural teeth and consist of an implant rod and customised dental crown. Made of titanium metal, implants are known for their longevity and durability.

Generally made from titanium, dental implants are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. They take on the role of an anchor within the mouth, which is then used to fasten ‘false teeth’ into position.

Implants can be a great alternative for patients who are missing individual teeth or wearing dentures. Because implants are so much like natural teeth, most people are unable to detect that they even exist. You are able to talk, laugh, eat and chew with confidence.

Dental implants offer a permanent solution to this problem; actually mimicking your natural teeth and providing a fully functional replacement for missing teeth.

Dental implants integrate with the jawbone and become stable through a process called Osseo integration. This provides stability and inhibits bone loss that often occurs with tooth loss. Dr Fouad designs each implant restoration to match surrounding teeth so that the results look natural.

During your dental implant treatment, our dedicated team will ensure every possible step is taken to make you feel relaxed and at ease. Precise pre and post-surgical instructions are provided to ensure healing occurs fast and effectively.

One smile Clinic utilise the newest technology when it comes to implant treatments. We provide gentle and effective treatment options to facilitate implants.

If you are suffering from tooth loss and feel dental implants are the solution for your, contact our dynamic team to arrange a consultation. We would be more than happy to discuss all the particulars, from the cost of a tooth implant in Sydney to the steps involved in the implantation process, in order to give you complete peace of mind

The loss or extraction of a tooth can be very stressful, causing a severe impact on your self-confidence

Implants are the most effective way to aesthetically replace a missing tooth, restoring your teeth to their optimum appearance and functionality.

Dental implants provide a long-term stable solution to missing teeth. By fusing to your jaw bone, they prevent slipping, which is a common concern with dentures. Dental implants can also be used in conjunction with dentures and bridges to add stability to dentistry.

The mouth is restored back to near natural state Facial structures are preserved, preventing bone resorption Improved smile and appearance Adjacent teeth are not damaged Can be cleaned the same as natural teeth Improved self-esteem and self-confidence

Why give up on the joys of being able to easily chew food, or smile with confidence? We now have the technology to make your teeth work well again and look great! Chew normally, smile unashamedly, and care for your mouth and teeth easily.

Dental implants provide amazing stability for patients, aiding with biting pressure as well as reducing irritation and ulcers generally experienced by denture wearers.

Dental implants can be used to restore a single missing tooth or all the teeth in the mouth.

There are many different designs and criteria for selecting an implant, and we at ONE SMILE CLINIC will go through all the treatment options that are available to you. We have been performing implant surgery and restoration for over 15, and they are a predictable and safe procedure.

There is now an alternative to dentures. Dental implants are a permanent artificial tooth replacement. These prosthetics are surgically implanted into your mouth to replace missing teeth.

These are just a few of the cosmetic options available to patients now. Though some are not necessary for your health, having a smile you can be proud of helps you feel better about your appearance and boosts your overall self-esteem. As with all dental procedures, talk to your dentist to find out what would be best for you.

On the first appointment a full mouth exam will be completed with a complete medical and dental history. You’ll receive X-rays and possibly a CT scan, which will give the dentist a good idea of your bone density and the shape of your jaw.

Finally, you’ll discuss the options available to you and be educated by the dental staff about the whole implant procedure. They’ll discuss if you’d be a good candidate for a dental implant. You must also commit to a meticulous oral hygiene regime with regular dental visits.

Titanium fixtures are surgically screwed into a person’s jawbone during this procedure. This implant serves as an anchor for a set of false teeth, or a single tooth, that is designed to look perfectly natural.

Get in touch to arrange an appointment and speak to us about a payment plan or other options that can make this wonderful technology accessible and affordable now.

Called titanium and are in the shape of cylinder or screw. The normal length of a dental implant is in the range of 10-14 mm (1 inch is 24 mm), and the usual diameter is 3.5-6 mm. However, dental implants as short as 5 mm and as long as 17-18 mm are also available.

The procedure involves the initial placement, and then a healing process that usually takes three months, before they can be completed by restoring with crowns.

IV sedation is also available for implant dentistry

The loss of a tooth or the inability for our teeth to perform their natural functions, can severely affect our eating patterns, self-confidence and appearance. Missing teeth and gaps in your mouth can distract from an otherwise beautiful smile.

While we do our best to save your natural teeth, sometimes an extraction or tooth loss occurs. We offer a number of tooth replacement options to restore your smile and allow you to eat the foods you enjoy, including: Bridges, Dental implants Partial dentures, complete dentures

We will discuss your options, along with the pros and cons of each, so you end up with great results that meet your needs.

Over-all good health Healthy gums enough bone to anchor the implants in the jaw – A dentist can evaluate the bone structure and recommend treatment options. Be committed to taking very good care of the implanted teeth and surrounding gums — Daily brushing and flossing are essential. Regular dental check-ups.

Finding out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants begins with a simple step. With motivation, care and willingness, dental implants can give the confidence and security to last a lifetime.

There are certain criteria that need to be satisfied for you to have this procedure and it is important that your dentist does a proper assessment. At One smile clinic we have a cone beam machine that allows us to accurately assess the correct placement of your implants with a 3 dimensional view ensuring safety and precision.

Dr Fouad will first examine a patient to ensure that he or she has enough bone in the area of the absent teeth to enable the dental implant to be properly connected.
After diagnosis, if the patient is found to be a suitable candidate, they can have the implant installed.

The implant often lasts for the rest of a person's life, with the crown on top of the implant lasting about 15 to 20 years.

Dr Sam Fouad has many years of experience in the dental field, treating hundreds of patients in the Sydney area. He provides exceptional work that can make people feel far more confident about their smile.

While the health of his patients is his utmost concern, Dr Sam Fouad also understands that if someone feels self-conscious about their teeth, they may avoid smiling, which hides the warm side of their personality and may give off the wrong impression.

After the treatments that he can provide, his patients always have something to smile about – and with improved confidence.

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A Dental Implant is an individually designed, quality ceramic tooth (crown). It is anchored into the jaw bone by a titanium structure that mimics the function of your tooth’s root by holding it in place.

If the bone is suitable, single implants can be used to replace individual missing teeth, or for larger gaps, multiple dental tooth implants (a bridge consisting of several crowns) can be made and fitted, restoring function, form and appearance in as quickly as a day. Our team of skilled dentists and technicians are experienced in creating the perfect fit for each individual.

An implant-supported denture is another option, typically used when the patient lacks teeth but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture is designed to hold onto attachments on the implants and overcomes the old-style dentures’ problem of coming loose and adrift.

Even though the last hundred or so years have seen profound improvements and advancements in the medical and dental fields, many people still lose their teeth quite early in life. Missing teeth make it difficult to chew and can create feelings of self-consciousness about the appearance of your smile.

Tooth loss typically happens because a person has gingivitis, tooth decay or injury. In the past, dentures and bridges were the only treatment that could be offered to regain a full number of teeth. Thankfully, due to modern dental technology, dentists can now offer dental implants as a better treatment option.

Dental implants integrate with the jawbone and become stable through a process called Osseo integration. This provides stability and inhibits bone loss that often occurs with tooth loss. One Smile clinic designs each implant restoration to match surrounding teeth so that the results look natural.

Dr Fouad will first examine a patient to ensure that he or she has enough bone in the area of the absent teeth to enable the dental implant to be properly connected.
After diagnosis, if the patient is found to be a suitable candidate, they can have the implant installed.

After the treatments that he can provide, his patients always have something to smile about – and with improved confidence.

Using a specific dental implant technique, All-On-4 offers an effective solution to replacing all your teeth with a non-removable alternative to dentures. Through All-On-4 placement some patients can complete a full set of replacement teeth in 1-3 days.

All-On-4 represents a cost effective tooth replacement solution in comparison to individual dental implants. The All-On-4 technique allows for the entire arch of your teeth to be supported by 4 implants and can be used in both the upper and lower jaws.

It makes use of the stronger bone at the front of the mouth and avoids the need for bone grafts around the sinus area. The All-On-4 technique is a durable, functional solution to tooth loss and will look and feel like your natural teeth.

We have latest 3D CBCT X-rays in-house which gives us valuable information for planning the implants. This shows us what quantity and quality of bone available for placement of implant inserts.

If you have no insurance, the average cost of snap in denture with four implants and all attachments is $19,999.

With CAD CAM machines we can mill the crowns, when implant is ready for restoration.

We have always believe in honesty hard work and perfection and state of the art technology

This technique is usually completed in just three days; on day one the implants are placed and on day three the new bridge teeth are inserted- so you leave with your new smile

If you are ready to learn more about the benefits of dental implants or you are ready to arrange an appointment, contact us for a booking. CDK Dental is located in the heart of Sydney's CBD and we always welcome new patients.

‘All-on-4®’ is a technique which refers to a whole arch of teeth being supported on only four implants. It is a modern technique where the back implants are tilted so more teeth can be supported by less implants.

Dental implants can be used to restore a single missing tooth or all the teeth in the mouth. There are many different designs and criteria for selecting an implant, and we at ONE SMILE CLINIC will go through all the treatment options that are available to you. We have been performing implant surgery and restoration for over 15 , and they are a predictable and safe procedure.

All on 4 is a dental implant option when replacing all of your teeth. This may occur when
Replacing ill-fitting, worn or uncomfortable partial or full dentures when your teeth are no longer able to be saved due to advanced periodontal disease or dental decay

Your smile is one of your greatest assets. It affects your confidence, the first impressions you make, and how people view you. For example, you may find that you hold yourself back from smiling fully because you don't want to expose your teeth, and in turn others can get the wrong idea of what you're actually thinking or feeling. In any instance, having straight white teeth is a sign of good health and good grooming that is important in forming positive impressions, in both professional and personal contexts.

For further information on All-On-4 dental implants contact our friendly team or arrange a consultation to discuss your treatment options.

If you are ready to learn more about the benefits of dental implants or you are ready to arrange an appointment, contact us for a booking. One Smile clinic is located Shop 1A/ Building A 7-9 Kent Road Mascot and we always welcome new patients.

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A sinus lift is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars.

It's sometimes called a sinus augmentation. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or "lifted."

A sinus lift usually is done by a specialist. This could be either an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist.

WHAT IT'S USED FOR

A sinus lift is done when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed. There are several reasons for this:

Many people who have lost teeth in their upper jaw — particularly the back teeth, or molars — do not have enough bone for implants to be placed. Because of the anatomy of the skull, the back of the upper jaw has less bone than the lower jaw.

Bone may have been lost because of periodontal (gum) disease.

Tooth loss may have led to a loss of bone as well. Once teeth are gone, bone begins to be resorbed (absorbed back into the body). If teeth have been missing for a long time, there often is not enough bone left to place implants.

Tooth loss may have led to a loss of bone as well. Once teeth are gone, bone begins to be resorbed (absorbed back into the body). If teeth have been missing for a long time, there often is not enough bone left to place implants.

The maxillary sinus may be too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed. The shape and the size of this sinus varies from person to person. The sinus also can get larger as you age.

Sinus lifts have become common during the last 15 years as more people get dental implants to replace missing teeth.

PREPARATION

The bone used in a sinus lift may come from your own body (autogenous bone), from a cadaver (allogeneic bone) or from cow bone (xenograft).

If your own bone will be used in the sinus lift, it will be taken from other areas of your mouth or body. In some cases, the surgeon removes bone from your hip or tibia (the bone beneath the knee).

You will need X-rays taken before your sinus lift so the dentist can study the anatomy of your jaw and sinus. You also may need a special type of computed tomography (CT) scan. This scan will allow the dentist to accurately measure the height and width of your existing bone and to evaluate the health of your sinus.

If you have seasonal allergies, you should schedule the procedure when they are not active.

HOW IT'S DONE

Your surgeon will cut the gum tissue where your back teeth used to be. The tissue is raised, exposing the bone. A small, oval window is opened in the bone. The membrane lining the sinus on the other side of the window separates your sinus from your jaw. This membrane is gently pushed up and away from your jaw.

Granules of bone-graft material are then packed into the space where the sinus was. The amount of bone used will vary, but usually several millimeters of bone is added above the jaw.

Once the bone is in place, the tissue is closed with stitches. Your implants will be placed four to nine months later. This allows time for the grafted material to mesh with your bone. The amount of time depends on the amount of bone needed.

FOLLOW-UP

After the procedure, you may have some swelling of the area. You may bleed from your mouth or nose. Do not blow your nose or sneeze forcefully. Either one could cause the bone-graft material to move, and loosen the stitches.

Your dentist may give you saline sprays to keep the inner lining of your nose wet and prescribe medicine to prevent congestion and inflammation. You also will be given pain medicine, an antibiotic and an antimicrobial mouthwash to help prevent infection. Most patients have only a little discomfort after a sinus-lift procedure.

You will see the specialist after 7 to 10 days. He or she will evaluate the surgical site and remove stitches if they will not dissolve on their own. You might be asked to return a few more times to make sure the area is healing properly.

After a sinus lift, you need to wait several months for the bony material to harden and integrate with your jaw. Depending on the grafting material used, implants may be placed in four to nine months.

Some specialists have started using proteins called growth factors to help the new bone harden faster. Platelet-rich plasma, which contains the growth factors, is taken from your blood before surgery and mixed with the graft that is placed into your sinus. Human-recombinant bone morphogenetic protein is an engineered protein that is now available. It stimulates bone formation without grafting. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its use during a sinus lift procedure.

RISKS

The main risk of a sinus lift is that the sinus membrane could be punctured or torn. If the membrane is torn during the procedure, the surgeon will either stitch the sinus tear or place a patch over it. If the repair is not successful, your surgeon may stop the procedure and give the hole time to heal.

Your dentist can redo the sinus lift once the membrane has healed. This usually takes a few months. A healed membrane tends to be thicker and stronger, which means a second attempt at a sinus lift is likely to be successful. However, other factors also affect success.

Infection is a risk of any surgical procedure. However, this rarely occurs after sinus lifts.

On rare occasions, the existing bone does not integrate with the bony graft material, and the grafted area does not develop a blood supply. If this happens, any implants placed in this area will fail because there is no live bone for them to attach to. If this happens, you can have the sinus lift procedure repeated.

AFTER A SINUS LIFT, CALL THE SURGEON IF:

  • Any swelling or pain gets worse over time. (It should decrease after the first two days or so.)
  • The bleeding does not stop after one to two days.
  • Bleeding is bright red and continuous. (Normal bleeding after this procedure oozes slowly and is dark red with possible clots.)
  • You think the bony material may have been dislodged after sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Pain does not decrease over time.
  • You develop a fever.

Dental implant surgery is a common option for replacing missing teeth. Unlike removable dentures that rest on the gum line, dental implants are a long-term treatment that is surgically implanted into the jaw. These implanted, artificial teeth look like real teeth and have the same functionality as well. They are a more permanent solution to ordinary dentures and bridgework.

Among the many advantages to getting dental implants are:

-Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel more natural than dentures. Because they fuse with your jawbone, they become permanent. Eventually, you won’t even notice them.
-Improved speech. Dentures can slip in your mouth, become loose, and make talking clearly very difficult. Dental implants, on the other hand, replace your teeth without requiring any sort of daily adjustments.
-Improved comfort. Once you’re used to the feel of your new dental implants, they are naturally a part of you!
-Easier eating. No more having to worry about not being able to eat your favourite foods! Since dental implants are fused into your jaw, they work just like regular teeth.
-Working teeth are not affected. With a tooth-supported bridge, nearby healthy teeth have to be reduced to support your replacements. However, dental implants do not affect working teeth, improving your overall oral health. Plus, it’s easier to brush between individual
implanted teeth.
-They will last a long time. With good care, these durable implants can last a lifetime.

Dental implants are implanted into the jawbone where they replace the roots of the teeth that are missing. The implants contain titanium that, when implanted into the jaw, fuses with the jawbone. Once fusion occurs, the dental implants hold firmly in place, they do not slip or make noise. There are different types of dental implants available and the way that dental implant surgery is performed will depend on the type of implant that is chosen as well as the condition of the jaw.

Dental implants are not for everyone, but certain conditions and circumstances may make dental implants the better option:

Having more than one missing tooth
Having a jawbone that has reached full growth
Having ample amounts of bone to secure the implant
Having healthy oral tissues

Being unwilling or unable to wear dentures.

Do you fit any of these conditions? Give us a call today to learn more about affordable dental implant options with One smile clinic.

Yes! Unlike traditional dentures and bridgework, dental implants do not cause any damage to the bone. Additionally, all of the material used for dental implants are safe and do not cause any decay.

Still, individuals with certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, should check with their health care provider prior to having dental implant surgery. Fortunately, most individuals with these conditions will receive the green light for the procedure, as long as certain precautions are met.

Dental implant surgery is not recommended for children as their jaws have not yet reached full growth.

As with any surgical procedure, there is some health risks associated with dental implant surgery. Complications are relatively rare and when they do occur they are generally mild, requiring minimal treatment. Possible health risks associated with dental implant surgery include:

-Infection occurring at the implant site
-Damage to surrounding teeth or blood vessels
-Nerve damage
-Pain
-Numbness
-Tingling
-Sinus problems

Dental implant surgery is performed in several stages, with the entire process lasting anywhere from 3 to 9 months. Much of this time includes time off for healing and the growth of new jaw bone.

• The first surgery involves the placement of the dental implant cylinder into the jawbone. A rest period of a few months follows.
• The next surgery involves the placement of the abutment and the new artificial tooth. Another healing period then follows.
• Some individuals will require a bone graft surgery prior to having dental implant surgery. This is common in individuals who have a jawbone that is too soft or is not thick enough to sustain the implant. During a bone graft, a piece of bone is taken from a different part of the jaw or another part of the body and is transplanted to the jawbone.

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You’re in luck! Dental implant surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure.

It is performed in a dental office or in a hospital, with no overnight stay required.

Minor side effects of dental implant surgery include:

Swelling of the gums
Swelling of the face
Pain at implant site
Bleeding

These side effects are relatively mild and often improve shortly. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics or pain medications. You will be instructed to eat only soft foods for up to one week. Self-dissolving stitches are typically used.

Unfortunately, dental implant surgery is not always successful. If the bone does not fuse to the implant, it will have to be removed and the procedure can be repeated. Still, this is incredibly rare. Maintaining good oral hygiene after dental implant surgery can help decrease the risk of complications and problems that may arise with dental implants.

A comprehensive dental exam and evaluation is required before the procedure can take place. This will include dental x-rays and taking a mould of the mouth to make a model of the mouth. A variety of specialists, including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists and doctors will help to create your personal treatment plan.

Prior to the surgery, you will have the chance to discuss with your doctor the different anaesthesia options available. You will have a choice of local, general or sedation anaesthesia. Together with your dental specialist and health care team you can determine which option is the best choice for you.

Ready to take the next step? The One smile clinic team would love to talk with you about dental implant options available in the Tucson area. Give us a call today.

You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants (View Examples). You don't even need one implant for every missing tooth. As few as two Implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, permanent set of top or bottom teeth.

Most people find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or OTC pain-relievers. Ice can also be helpful.

At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework. But they also last many years longer and in fact should never need replacement. So they offer the best, most cost-effective option when viewed as a long-term investment in your health, comfort and well-being.

They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings. Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene. Properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime.

Strictly speaking, implants can't be rejected because they contain no living cells or genetically coded material.

The titanium of which they are made is completely biocompatible, and allergies are extremely rare. But an implant can fail to integrate with the jawbone if an infection develops in the absence of good oral hygiene, or if it is subjected to biting forces too soon.

However, this is rare; implants regularly achieve success rates in excess of 95%.

There's a good chance that you are, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws. Please schedule a consultation to begin the exciting process of restoring your smile and bite.

Very rarely does a person’s body reject a dental implant. The jawbone readily accepts the implant, and the few rejections that do occur are caused by rare allergies to the titanium alloy that makes up the implant.

Another reason for implant failure comes from the patient’s care after surgery. Without great oral hygiene, regular teeth fail and eventually fall out. A dental implant is no different.

Taking care of your teeth, even the implants, prevents gum decay and structure failure in the long run.

No one, not even you, will be able to tell you have a dental implant. Implants are made to feel completely natural in the mouth. The dentist matches the colour and shape of your other teeth to the implant.

The only way to discover a dental implant involves a radiograph to show the metal that replaced the root of the tooth.

Dental implants last upwards of forty years if taken care of properly. They often last a lifetime for patients that regularly brush, floss, and follow the dental recommendations made at their check-ups.

While a dentist cannot guarantee the long-term success of a dental implant, the dentist can provide guidelines and suggestions to better care for your teeth. These suggestions are based on proper hygiene procedures, your own genetic history (including diseases that run in your family), and your nutritional habits.

Following the recommendations put in place by your dentist ensures the implant has the best chance to last the rest of your lifetime.

Nationally, the success rate of dental implants averages about 95%. Ask your dentist to see what the practice’s personal success rate is and how regularly it performs the procedure. You want to go with an experienced surgeon who reaches or surpasses the national average.

Make an appointment with your dentist as soon as you lose the tooth. The implant’s success depends on the strength of the jawbone. Over time, the bone wears down and decays, leaving a weaker structure on which to affix the implant.

Eventually, patients may require bone grafts before they can undergo placement of a dental implant. Avoid this painful and lengthy process by consulting your dentist as soon as possible after the tooth falls out.

Implants require the same care that your natural teeth need. Scheduling regular check-ups, proper oral hygiene, and a nutritious diet are the best ways to ensure your dental implant lasts a lifetime.

Flossing every day is also critical to keep your dental implant healthy. Most tooth decay and loss occur because patients do not properly or regularly floss, resulting in gum decay and disease.

Most patients manage pain by taking over-the-counter medicines like Tylenol and Advil for 2–5 days after the surgery. If a patient requires bone grafts or multiple dental implants, more significant post-operative discomfort may occur.

Your dentist will evaluate and prescribe any pain medications deemed essential based on the extent of your surgery. Depending on how long the procedure will take, your doctor will choose what, if any, anaesthesia to use.

Placing a single implant may take as little as thirty minutes, while a complex surgery requiring multiple replacements can take more than 3–4 hours. After the implant is placed, the patient schedules a follow-up appointment several months later to allow the implant to properly heal and fuse with the jawbone. Then, the doctor will fit the cap or crown over the implant.

Dental implants in smokers are four times as likely to fail when compared to implants in non-smokers. Smoking leads to gum recession and disease, making the implant structure weaken over time. Dentists recommend that patients with dental implants avoid smoking or chewing tobacco.

Dental implants help patients at every age over adolescence. If a patient is too young, the jawbone may still be growing, causing issues over time with the fit and placement of the implant. But otherwise, a dental implant works for any patient that is healthy and willing to undergo a simple surgery.

After the initial scheduling, the entire process takes around 6–8 months, unless more complex surgery is required. During the first appointment, your surgeon fuses the actual implant with the jawbone.

Then, the surgeon covers the implant with gum tissue to allow the implant to heal properly. The surgeon sends you home after the surgery with a temporary bridge or denture (unless performing a bone graft or other complex surgery) so that your teeth appear cosmetically intact and you are able to chew food.

Around 3–5 months later, you return to the dentist to have the post placed into the implant. Once the post is placed, the dentist fits you to get the right size cap or crown. Two to six weeks later, you come in for the final fittings. This may take just one appointment, or you may need to come in multiple times to ensure the correct size, colour, and proportions of the new tooth.

Most people go back to work the day after the surgery, although it depends on your individual experience and the difficulty of the surgery. Some people prefer to take a day off to completely recover and allow their mouth to rest after the procedure.

Dental implants have been proven safe for patients whose health allows for the surgery. They provide a longer-lasting alternative to a bridge or dentures and restore comparatively more functionality to teeth. Patients that smoke or suffer from bone loss issues may not be good candidates for dental implants. Speak to your dentist to see if you qualify for surgery.

Dental implants require a significant investment but hold up over time to make the process worth the price. Surgical fees often cost $2,000–5,000 for a single tooth, on top of the price of required materials the procedure. However, ignoring the need for an implant costs much more over time.

A missing tooth or prolonged use of dentures leads to bone and gum decay, while also exposing more surface area of the surrounding teeth to continuous wear and tear. Eventually, issues such as nerve exposure and bone loss cause increased discomfort for the patient. The corrective procedures done at this point are exponentially more painful and expensive for a patient.

Dental implants prevent bone loss and allow patients to live a much more comfortable life.

While some carriers may at least partially cover implants, many do not provide for the surgical placement of implants. Check with your insurance provider to get a detailed look at what portions, if any, are covered in the surgical placement of dental implants.

If your teeth were damaged during an accident, the implants often are covered by your medical insurance and counted as jaw reconstruction surgery.

The law allows dentists to perform implants, but some choose to refer patients to a more experienced oral surgeon. Talk with your dentist before scheduling the surgery to gather information on their level of training and how often they perform the surgery.

Finding an experienced surgeon gives your implant the best chance at long-term success.

It is important with any surgery to do your research and ask your dentist any questions or clarifications you need prior to scheduling the appointment for surgery.

Ask your dentist to walk you through the dental implant process step by step so you can be sure you fully understand what to expect.

This thorough vetting prevents any surprises or unexpected problems from emerging after your dental implant surgery.

Humans are “blessed” with 2 sets of teeth (baby teeth and adult/permanent teeth). When a single permanent tooth or multiple teeth are lost due to dental decay or gum disease, dental implants can now replace them as the 3rd set of fixed teeth!

Dental implants can last a lifetime and can improve your appearance, your confidence, and your ability to eat the foods you like, and participate in an active lifestyle, without worrying about your teeth. Dental implants are made of titanium and can never get dental decay!

Like any minor oral surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection, inflammation, and pain, but your prosthodontist will discuss how these can be managed for your specific situation. If there is no available bone to place the implant, then bone and gum grafting procedures may be required, which can increase the cost of your treatment. However, the upfront investment can pay off in the long term.

In general, the cost of replacing a single tooth with a dental implant is almost the same as replacing it with a regular fixed bridge. Dental implant treatment may qualify for some insurance coverage, but situations vary. The cost will vary by patient needs, bone quantity, and region. The dentist will make an assessment based on your unique needs.

This question comes up all the time because there is a lot of variance in price for the procedure. Of course there is no rate card for implants because everyone’s circumstances are different.

The price of your implants will be calculated by your dental professional and will include the cost of the materials, your consultation fees and any specialist fees.

Your location will also play a role in the fees you are charged, as will the level of experience of your dental surgeon. If you live on the Gold Coast you can expect to pay a little less than if you need implants in Sydney or Melbourne.

In Australia a single dental implant that is relatively simple to perform will cost in the region of $2850 to $6500. In the event that you need an abutment three to six months later, you can expect the price lean more towards the $6500 figure.

If you require a sinus lift or bone graft, or some other procedure that makes the implant more complex you can expect to budget between $4000 and $11 500.

The price of all on four dental implants will range between $15 000 and $30 000 per procedure.

The cost barrier should not stop you from seeking professional treatment. Over the long term the cost of dental implants is significantly more affordable than a dental bridge or the consequences of ignoring the matter. Implants are also a lot easier to have fitted than wearing dentures, which are uncomfortable and can move around.

If the price quoted to you is higher than you anticipated speak to your dentist about a payment plan.

The number of teeth that need to be replaced and the type of artificial teeth that will be used: Individual cemented crowns, screw retained crowns or fixed bridges, removable (snap on) bridges or complete dentures stabilized by implants. A single implant crown may cost between $1,000 and $3,000.

It varies from individual to individual and with health and habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are predictably successful with reported success rates above 90-95 percent.

Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not susceptible to dental disease such as decay; however, the health of the gums is vital to maintaining lasting implant success.

Conscientious home care by the patient and regular professional cleanings and check-ups are essential elements for dental implant sustainability. Each patient is different, and success relies upon diagnosis and planning, medical history, and a variety of other factors.

There is no such thing as “metal-free” teeth. Almost all materials used for teeth replacements have some sort of metal ions in them. Dental implants are made of titanium alloy (similar to hip implants, shoulder implants, and knee implants), which is highly biocompatible, and an allergy to titanium is extremely rare! Currently, there are no proven alternatives to titanium dental implants.

Dentures cannot be “made into implants”. Implants are metal screws placed into the jawbone to help anchor and support artificial teeth (dentures).

It may be possible to have implants placed beneath existing dentures to aid in the stabilization and support for those dentures. This could only be done if the current dentures were otherwise in excellent condition. You should consult with your prosthodontist to have your existing dentures carefully examined.

Are dental implants removable like dentures or do they stay in your mouth?
No, dental implants are fixed solidly in the bone and allow teeth to be replaced in a manner that is closest to natural teeth.

Actually implants are most popularly used in patients who wear full dentures or partial dentures. Dental implants can be used to provide retention and support for a removable implant over denture, which basically snaps on the implants!

Therefore the partial or full denture does not move and reduces the dependency on denture adhesives/denture glue. Or, dental implants can be used for a fixed denture, where a patient’s dentures are fixed/bolted to the implants through titanium components. Only the dentist can remove this from the mouth.

You may be surprised to know that not all implants are the same! As with many other products, there are numerous (50+) manufacturers of dental implants, and not all are created equal. Talk to your dentist to make sure you are getting an excellent quality implant and not something that is “off-brand.”

There is a difference between a “regular size implant” and a “mini-implant”. A regular size implant is the gold standard for replacing missing teeth and is strong enough to hold up over time. Numerous dentists now offer “mini-implants,” which are less expensive, but are not as predictable and often not as effective. Make sure to ask which one you are getting!

Implant surgery is not taught in all dental schools and is therefore not a standard part of dental education. However, ANY general dentist is legally allowed to place a dental implant even if they have no training to do so. Make sure your dentist has appropriate residency training and did not simply take a “weekend course” on dental implant surgery.

As a patient, you typically want to know the total cost. This means knowing the cost of surgery AND the cost of the restorative portion (actually putting the tooth on the implant).

These are typically separate fees and it can be confusing for the patient, particularly if the surgery is completed by a specialist in a separate office from where your primary dental office, where the crown is placed.

The treatment planning process of complex implant cases is critical, and proper 3D imaging combined with study models and photography is very important to diagnosing and developing accurate treatment plans.

This top notch technology also allows the dentist to better educate the patient about the treatment.

More complicated or longer duration surgeries are often best performed under IV sedation. Sedation ensures the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure. It also has the added benefit of allowing IV administration of antibiotics, steroids, analgesics, and anti-inflammatories for optimal post-operative healing.

The doctors and staff at One smile clinic are willing and ready to answer any questions you have about your upcoming procedures. Our top priority is your comfort and happiness with the results – we want to make you smile! Give us a call today with your questions or to schedule your next appointment.

If you are missing teeth, or have teeth that are damaged or diseased, your dentist is likely to recommend dental implants to prevent further damage or to stop your teeth from drifting.

If you wear dentures or a bridge, implants can make them more comfortable.

A bone graft is required if you do not have enough jawbone to screw the implant into. If this happens your dentist will take some from your other bone tissue or use artificial bone. In some cases a combination of the two is used. Once you have had your x-rays and CT scans, your dentist will advise whether you need a bone graft.

There are no age restrictions on dental implants however it is better in children it is advisable to wait until they are fully grown as the jawbone goes through significant changes as a child grows up.

Implants can be used by elderly patients too and will benefit those wearing dentures as they will make them a lot more comfortable.

There are a few potential side effects and risks associated with dental implants but thanks to modern technology they can be treated in the rare event that they do occur. In recent years dental implants have become safer, faster and more cost-effective to perform.

Some of the risks include nerve damage, infections, damage to blood vessels or other teeth or problems with your sinuses. Your dentist will discuss your specific risk factors with you prior to your procedure.

After the procedure and the healing period you should adjust to your implants quickly and painlessly. It is normal to experience slight pain, discomfort or inflammation in the week following your procedure. In the majority of cases patients are impressed with how little pain they experience.

Ask your dentist about pain management options if this is a concern for you.

Recovery times vary between patients, from a few days to a few weeks. It will take your gum tissue and jawbone as long as three to six months to recover fully from the procedure. If you had been wearing dentures before the procedure you may find it more comfortable than the dentures during your recovery period.

It is important to follow your dentist’s advice after the procedure and to maintain a good standard of dental care. As with any medical procedure, allow yourself to rest and eat sleep so your body can recover as quickly as possible.

Contact us for a consultation to discuss implants so you can smile again!

Getting dental implants involves having the posts surgically placed onto your jawbone, then letting the bone and post fuse together. Your dentist will most likely use local or general anaesthesia based on how many implants you need and whether or not you need bone grafts done first. As with any surgery, you might experience soreness or pain in your jaw temporarily after having implants inserted. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers usually helps.

Placing one dental implant in your jawbone usually requires one dental appointment of approximately 30-60 minutes. If you are having more than one implant placed in your jawbone, the procedure could take longer. Your dentist is the best person to advise you on this.

After the implants are placed, you’ll need to wait several months in order to allow the implant posts to fuse with your jawbone. Once this occurs, your dentist will attach artificial teeth to the implants.

Dental implants do not require any special care other than brushing and flossing on a regular basis and seeing your dentist for regular examinations and cleanings.

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During this stage, the dental implant is surgically inserted into your jawbone. It generally takes about an hour to place a single implant. If you're getting multiple implants, the time for your surgery may take longer. Once your dental implant has been placed, it will take about 4-6 months to heal.

Dental implants are by far the most effective option to replace a missing tooth. As long as you're a suitable candidate for the procedure, it's worth choosing dental implants over alternatives such as dentures or dental bridges. However, it's important to understand that you're committing to a very long process that can take as long as 6-8 months to complete.

There are several factors which may impact the precise length of time it will take to complete your procedure. For example, the process will take considerably longer if you require a bone graft. Whether you are getting traditional implants or mini implants will also have an impact on your treatment time.

Below is an overview of the dental implant process. Dr. Binon will discuss this with you in greater detail during your initial consultation.

In order to successfully undergo the procedure, you must have sufficient jawbone density to accommodate the dental implant. In some instances, you may lack the necessary bone structure.

This may occur for several reasons:

-If you have advanced stages of gum disease, it may destroy a large portion of the bone surrounding your teeth

-If you wait a long time to replace a missing tooth, it can result in an erosion of the bone structure underneath your missing tooth

In these situations, you may need a bone graft to restore the strength and density of the bone in your jaw prior to undergoing the dental implant procedure. A bone graft is a surgical procedure that uses your own bone or a processed bone material to rebuild your jawbone structure. After the bone graft is performed at the site where your implants will be placed, it will take time to integrate with your natural jawbone material.

The length of time for this healing varies based on how much bone structure was lost and how quickly your body heals, but in general it takes 3-4 months.

Stage 1 Surgery. During the first operation, implants will be placed into the jawbone, underneath the gum tissues. They will stay "buried" under the gums for a healing time-from 3 to 6 months. (In the upper jaw and back part of the lower jaw, complete healing usually takes longer.)

However, most General Dentists choose to exclude certain procedures that they do not do routinely and therefore refer patients to specialists like Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons or Periodontists.

The specialist will usually confer with the General Dentist on where the implants are to be placed.

Dental implants are designed to last a long time — upwards of 25 years — and are a long-term, permanent teeth replacement solution. Implant alternatives typically last between 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.

So if this is rushed, dental implants can fall out. ... This will weaken the bone and may cause the dental implant to fall out. Inadequate bone density could be a cause for your body to reject the implant. Bone grafting can be used to build up the jawbone.

Tooth-supported fixed bridge. The most common alternative to dental implants for a single tooth, fixed bridges involve grinding away – in other words, intentionally damaging – healthy adjacent teeth that are used to attach and support the bridge.

The general consensus about pain and dental implants is that the majority of people feel discomfort, not pain. A dental implant is a complex procedure.

Therefore, you will not feel any pain or discomfort at all. When you awake from the surgery, your mouth should still be numb.

How Natural Do Implants Feel? Because a dental implant is replacing a missing tooth, you don't have any feeling in the implant itself. Any feeling you have comes from the surrounding gum tissue.

With your natural teeth, you have tooth roots that have nerves that feel sensations – heat, cold, pressure, etc

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems.

A Few Causes of Dental Implant Failure. Dental implants can fail for a variety of reasons, but the most common – and most preventable – are infection and bone loss.

This infection is usually the result of poor dental hygiene following a dental implant procedure, and it can lead to further bone loss and implant failure.

The most frequent site of implant failure was the maxillary first molar area.

We can improve the survival rate of replaced dental implants after removing the initial failed implant using various bone grafting techniques and/or additional implant fixture.

Removing a titanium dental implant from the mouth. YES, it is possible to remove a titanium implant from the mouth. When the dentist has the right tools, the procedure is simple.

This is one kit that can be used as an example, to remove a titanium dental implant from a patient’s mouth.

There are two main types of implants:

Endosteal: These dental implants are placed in the jawbone. Typically made of titanium and shaped like small screws, they are the most commonly used type of implant.

Subperiosteal: These dental implants are placed under the gum but on, or above, the jawbone.

Tooth implant cost. A single-tooth dental implant cost between $1,000 and $3,000. The abutment and crown add between $500 and $3,000. So, the total dental implant cost per tooth is between $1,500 and $6,000.

What is the cost of dentures vs implants?
Multiple Implants
Multi Implant Cost
3-4 Tooth Bridge (Two Implants) $5000 to $15000 (avg. $8500)
2-6 Implants With Dental Bridge $3600 to $29000+
Top & Bottom Supported Dentures $25000 to $95000+ (avg. $34000)

Dental implants cost are high, but dental implants are not expensive. ... All dental implants require a uniquely designed crown to be placed on top of the titanium screw. And because everyone has different teeth, no two dental crowns can be the same (which means that dentists cannot mass produce the crowns).

Diet Following Implant Placement. After surgery, especially after general anaesthesia or IV sedation, liquids should be initially taken. ... A soft, non-chewing diet is recommended for 10 days to 2 weeks after surgery to allow the gum tissue to heal.

It's important to note that these survival rates for the dental implant root itself, not the dental crown or abutment, both of which can have earlier failure rates. As with crowns on natural teeth, the dental crown on your implant may last ten or fifteen years.

Be sure to continue to drink plenty of fluids. Water, milk, warm coffee or tea, and orange juice are okay. Avoid carbonated beverages. You should begin taking your prescription/over the counter pain medication as soon as possible after your surgery but only after eating something as it may cause an upset stomach.

When it comes to appearance and feel, the only difference between dental implants and real teeth is that it is not real teeth. They are customized to look, feel and fit exactly like all the other teeth in your dental collection.

It generally takes about an hour to place a single implant. If you're getting multiple implants, the time for your surgery may take longer. Once your dental implant has been placed, it will take about 4-6 months to heal. During this time, the bone fuses around your new implant.

How many implants do you need for your full mouth dental implant restoration?

Full Mouth Dental Implant Cost by number of implants per arch Mexico Cost US Cost
Implant Dentures with 3 dental implants $5,040 $14,250
Implant Dentures with 4 dental implants $6,020 $17,250
Fixed Bridge with 6 dental implants $11,280 $28,030

Traditionally, dental implants are performed in a two-step process. ... Dental implant procedures that are performed in one day do not use this same process. In the Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure, which we use at Uptown, a tooth can be removed, an implant inserted, and a crown placed all in the space of a couple of hours.

Depending on your insurance plan, as much as 50 percent of the implant procedure may be covered, but most insurances don't cover this portion.

However, most insurance won't cover the cost. But, depending on your insurance, some may view the abutment crowns in the same way they view crowing natural teeth

Signs of Failing Dental Implants
Feeling discomfort or pain in the area of the dental implant.
Signs of prolonged or extreme swelling or inflammation.
Feeling like your dental implants has become loose, sometimes even movement of your dental implant.
Gum recession around your dental implant, especially if the metal has become exposed.

For most patients who undergo dental implant surgery, the success rate is 95% for implant longevity of up to ten years. Contributing factors that cause implants to fail are divided into short term and long term failure. When an implant fails it means it is not staying where it was placed.

RISKS:
Infection at the implant site.
Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels.
Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin.
Sinus problems, when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into one of your sinus cavities.

But the cost of getting an implant removed could cost anywhere between $500 and $1,000. This range can also vary depending on if any bone regenerating procedures are necessary (like a bone graft), how many dental implants should be removed, and if a new dental implant will replace it.

While a successful dental implant can last a lifetime, most crowns do not. ... Cemented crowns can be difficult to remove and, in the worst case, a screw access hole may have to be put in to remove the abutment and crown from the implant.

The Pros and Cons of Dental Implants.

Unlike dentures that are normally used to replace several teeth, you can opt to get only one or two implants, making them a popular choice. They don't require adhesive but can only be used with healthy jaws and gums.

Diet Following Implant Placement. After surgery, especially after general anaesthesia or IV sedation, liquids should be initially taken. ... A soft, non-chewing diet is recommended for 10 days to 2 weeks after surgery to allow the gum tissue to heal.

They look and feel like your natural teeth and improve the appearance of your mouth and smile. With dental implants, you are not restricted to certain foods and can eat corn on the cob and chew gum. Dental implants also reduce the bone atrophy and shrinkage that is common with lost teeth.

Be sure to continue to drink plenty of fluids. Water, milk, warm coffee or tea, and orange juice are okay. Avoid carbonated beverages. You should begin taking your prescription/over the counter pain medication as soon as possible after your surgery but only after eating something as it may cause an upset stomach

Has your periodontist, dentist, or oral surgeon recommended a sinus lift? Often, this surgery is the first step before a dental implant can be placed into the upper jaw. When the back teeth of the upper jaw are lost, the bone in that area will resorb with time, so the sinuses may expand in order to occupy the newly vacated space. Since there won't be enough bone in place for the dental implant to be inserted, your sinuses will need to be raised to create more space for a bone graft.

Sinus lift surgery will typically be completed under local anaesthetic. Your dentist will make an incision into the gums where the dental implant will be placed in order to expose the jawbone. Then, the jawbone will be cut to create a movable flap that can be pressed gently up into the sinus cavity. The sinus lift is then completed, and the empty space under the cavity where the bone was lost will be filled in with a grafting material.

There are several different sources of bone that can be used after a sinus lift is completed. In many cases, the grafted bone will be taken from another place in your jaw or somewhere else in your body. Bone grafting materials like Puros Allografts an also be used instead of bone. This material is made from donated bone particles that have been sterilized to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety.

There are several advantages associated with a sinus lift. This surgery can benefit people that might not have enough room in their mouth for dental implants, and for patients who have experienced bone loss due to cancer treatments or gum disease, sinus lift procedures may also be useful. To have dental implants put into place, a supportive base is needed in order to hold in the implants, and for many patients, and the only way of achieving this adequate support system is via a sinus lift.

Additionally, other benefits include:

  • A sinus lift will assist your body to rehabilitate a delicate area by restoring lost bone with natural bone.
  • You'll reduce the chance of damaging your sinuses during the placement of implants.
  • You will improve the likelihood that you'll have implants successfully placed.

Like any procedure, there are pros and cons associated with a sinus lift. Time is one of the biggest factors, as it can take a minimum of six months for the sinuses to heal after the surgery before implants can be put into place. At least three repeat surgical processes will be involved, and this can be extremely time-consuming.

While sinus lift surgery might seem like a major undertaking, the benefits to patients who have gone through it and were able to have dental implants put into place make the procedure worth it.

A sinus lift is a common procedure and is fairly routine. When it is performed correctly, you won't experience any change to your sinuses, allergies, or breathing.

If you still have questions about sinus lift procedures, feel free to contact our office to further discuss the surgery.
Sinus Lift procedure

The "sinus lift" is a bone-grafting procedure that's required when the volume of bone found in a patient's upper jaw (in the region originally occupied by their bicuspid or molar teeth) is inadequate to accommodate the physical dimensions of a planned dental implant (length is usually the concern).

While the need for this procedure is not uncommon, not all implants placed in a location previously occupied by upper molars or premolars will require it.
It's typically performed prior to implant placement surgery, so to allow time for bone healing (6 months or more). But with some cases, both a lift procedure and implant placement may be done at the same time.