Is it right to consider dental implant for my missing tooth? Why?
Yes, it’s important to consider a dental implant for missing tooth because it replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighbouring teeth. Other common dental treatments like tooth-supported fixed bridge require adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.
Also, dental implant is more aesthetic and easier to clean than a bridge. Dental bridges can cause receding of gum around the bridge and leaves a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed. This is not the case with dental implant since they integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
Does getting dental implant changes my eating habits?
Yes! Your diet should be restricted to soft foods for five to seven days after surgery. Do not disturb the surgical area or go in direct contact with the implants by taking in solid foods. Do not drink with a straw and avoid vigorous rinsing or spitting. Recommended food and drinks:
- Juice, water, milk, coffee, tea.
- Cooked cereals, such as oatmeal or cream of wheat, yogurt.
- Scrambled eggs, cottage cheese, apple sauce.
- Home cooked broth, bouillon, soups.
- Ground beef, baked or broiled fish, broiled or stewed chicken (finely chopped).
- Macaroni and cheese, soft bread, baked or mashed potatoes.
- Jell-O, puddings, pound cake, milkshakes, ice cream.
Are dental implants in Sydney permanent?
Of course, they are! With proper care, implants are very durable and will last many years. They are also much more comfortable and natural-looking than other solutions. Even if may cause a dent in your pocket in the beginning, you’ll get your money’s worth in the long run.
Does getting dental implants hurt?
Compared to other forms of dental surgeries that come with great discomfort, the pain of dental implants is minimal, and the results are well worth the recovery process. Dental implant procedure in Sydney can be done with either local or general anaesthesia, the procedure itself is not painful. If you are more concerned about the pain or discomfort, enquire our dentist about sedative options which can make you more relaxed while in the dentist’s chair.
Will the recovery process takes more time?
Depending on the quality of the patient’s bone, the recovery time for dental implant varies from individual to individuals. In general, dental implants require two to four months for the bone to heal but it can be extended in cases where performing adjunctive procedures is necessary.
I have diabetes. Can I be a good candidate for dental implant in Sydney?
Diabetes was historically considered a possible risk factor for the placement of dental implants. But in the current era, diabetes is not a problem for having dental implants and there is a 99% success rate for dental implants placed with diabetics. However, wounds in diabetics tend to heal more slowly, and to be more infection-prone than in non-diabetic individuals.
How much do dental implants cost in Sydney?
Dental implants are an expensive procedure but they are more cost efficient than the older options like caps, bridges and dentures. Dental implant cost in Sydney depends on various factors including the type of implant and procedure, how many and which teeth you need to replace, how many implants are required to support these teeth, how much insurance coverage you have and your geographical location. At Tooth Implant Sydney, we offer dental implants for $1500 and crowns made in Australian labs for $1350 which means you can have a new tooth for $2850. There are no hidden costs!
Can I replace more than one tooth with dental implant?
You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants and don’t even need one implant for every missing tooth. There are various treatment options like singe tooth implant, multiple tooth implant and full set dental implant, from which you can select the best one suitable for you.
Is there any possibility for my body to reject dental implants?
Dental implants usually have a very high success rate and developing complications with the treatment is therefore rare. The complications may arise to one or more of the following risk factors.
- Improper treatment planning
- Fracture of the titanium screw or crown/bridge denture
- Bone problems
- Poor choice of implant type
How to determine that I have sufficient bone for dental implants treatment?
This can be determined via standard dental X-rays since it is generally possible to identify the height of bone available for dental implant placement. Also, we can use more advanced imaging techniques to ascertain the bone width, which is just as essential to implant installations. Nowadays, many advanced techniques allow dentists to examine your jaw bone in three dimensions rather than the two dimensions achieved through routine X-rays. The quantity and quality of the bone available can also be assessed using CT scanning.