If you are looking to replace missing or damaged teeth or replace uncomfortable dentures dental implants could be an ideal option for you and your smile. They are the most natural looking restoration option, and unlike dentures, you don’t remove them for cleanings, and can still eat and enjoy the foods you love.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium roots that are implanted into your jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they provide a solid foundation to have a crown placed on the implant.
Reasons for dental implants
- Replace one or more missing teeth without damaging the adjacent teeth.
- Stabilises uncomfortable dentures.
- Solutions for people who are missing a single tooth, several teeth or to replace on entire jaw of teeth either by anchoring a full fixed mouth of teeth on a denture or to a fixed bar that is attached to the implants.
- Allowing people to replace their unhealthy teeth with healthy options, which restores their confidence and functionality
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How long do dental implants last?
With proper dental hygiene and regular dental check-ups dental implants can last a lifetime. Making it an excellent long-term option for smile restoration.
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implants can range anywhere from $4,500 to $50,000 depending on a number of critical factors including your type of dental coverage, how many implants are needed, and the type of dental implant you choose. Your dentist will discuss all pricing with you before moving forward with the procedure.
At Bonnells Bay Dental we understand that cost can be a restricting factor, we want you to have the smile you deserve and are pleased to be able to offer our patients a range of payment options including Zip pay, Open Pay and you can even access your superannuation to pay for dental treatment too. If you have any queries please speak with our friendly team, they are here to help.
Do dental implants hurt?
As with most dental treatments, you’ll be given anaesthetics to numb pain and discomfort during the dental implant procedure.
This is normally a local anaesthetic injected into the gum, but your dentist could discuss other sedation options if you have dental anxiety.
Bonnells Bay Dental offers sedation options for patients.
Are dental implants the right option for me?
This question will be best answered after your initial consultation with your dentist. During the initial consultation, you will receive x-rays on the specific area of your mouth that will receive the implant. These x-rays will reveal to your dentist if the bone in the area is strong enough to support a dental implant. It will also reveal if there is enough room to place a dental implant in that region of your mouth.
How do I care for my dental implants?
You care for dental implants the same as you would your natural teeth. Daily Brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups are all a part of proper dental implant care.
What is All on 4?
Compared to other types of dental restorations, All-on-4 requires very little maintenance once the procedure has been successfully completed. The permanent implant supported bridge doesn’t require any special care or maintenance other than regular daily cleaning with a toothbrush and floss.
Bonnells Bay Dental are one of the few dental practices offering this revolutionary and highly effective approach to patients in the local Lake Macquarie, Morisset and greater surrounding regions.
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All surgical procedures carry risks and some results achieved in our cases may not be possible for every patient. At our practice surgical and implant patients are welcome to attend for complimentary appointments to gain insight and education in order to give informed consent prior to any surgical procedures. If you have any doubts or enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us or seek another opinion.