Transform Your Smile with Implant Dentistry

Dental implants offer a durable and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth, enhancing both the function and aesthetics of your smile. At Maroubra Junction Dental Centre, our expert team uses advanced technology to ensure precise and comfortable implant placement. Whether you’re looking to replace a single tooth or require a more extensive restoration, our dental implants provide a foundation for lifelong dental health.

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What is an Implant?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them, providing a stable and secure fit that feels more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.

Most adults with good general and dental health are suitable candidates for dental implants. Our comprehensive evaluation includes assessing your oral health and discussing any medical conditions that might affect implant success, ensuring personalized and effective treatment planning.

The implant process is structured in phases, beginning with a consultation and detailed imaging to plan the implant placement. This is followed by the surgical insertion of the implant, a healing period to allow for osseointegration, and finally, the fitting of the prosthetic tooth or teeth.

Recovery from dental implant surgery is generally quick, with most patients experiencing minimal discomfort. Post-operative care is crucial and includes avoiding undue stress on the implant, maintaining oral hygiene with gentle cleaning, and using prescribed antimicrobial mouthwashes to aid healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. They involve inserting a titanium post into the jawbone, which acts as a root for the crown, bridge, or denture that is placed on top.

Good candidates typically have good general and oral health. Adequate bone in the jaw is needed to support the implant, and the gums must be healthy. It’s important for candidates not to have conditions that impair bone healing.

Implants provide a stable and durable solution for missing teeth, improving appearance, confidence, and the ability to eat and speak comfortably. They are designed to mimic natural teeth and can last many years, often a lifetime, with proper care.

As with any surgery, risks include infection, inflammation, and pain, though these are typically manageable and rare. Adequate bone is necessary, and additional procedures like bone grafts may be needed if bone density is insufficient.

Costs vary based on several factors including the number of teeth being replaced and the complexity of the procedure. Some insurance plans may cover part of the cost, but it often depends on the specific insurance policy and the nature of the tooth loss.

The success rate of dental implants is very high, typically above 90-95%, especially for individuals in good health and who practice good oral hygiene.

Caring for implants involves regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth. Regular dental check-ups are crucial to monitor the implants and the surrounding gum and bone health.

In some cases, implants can be placed immediately after an extraction; this is known as immediate implant placement. However, it typically depends on the condition of the bone and the specific circumstances of the tooth loss.

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