Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a highly effective way to replace single or multiple missing teeth. They are also the perfect solution to stabilize loose and ill-fitting dentures. Dental implants are the “gold standard” in replacing teeth and have a long term proven track record of success.

When do I need dental implants?

Dental implants are indicated for a number of scenarios:

  • Single missing tooth – if you have a lost a single tooth then a single implant can be placed in this site to easily replace this tooth. This is an excellent long term solution to replace a missing tooth.
  • Multiple missing teeth – if you have a lost a number of teeth in a certain area of your mouth then these teeth and can be replaced by placing multiple implants and individual crowns or bridgework.
  • Full mouth rehabilitation – if you have lost all your teeth in one or both arches of your mouth or if it has been decided that all your teeth need extracting then it may possible to replace all of your missing teeth with multiple implants and fixed bridgework. An example of this is the well known All On Four concept.
  • Loose and ill fitting dentures – people who wear dentures can often find that they are not secure enough to eat and speak comfortably. Often by placing as little as two implants you can secure your denture very tightly so that you can eat and speak with 100% confidence your denture will not move. You will once again be able to enjoy a good steak or bite into a crusty bread roll!

In any of these cases, dental implants can have quite a dramatic improvement on the quality of people’s lives.

How successful are dental implants?

The success rates usually depend on where the implants are placed. In the lower jaw the success rate is very high (98%). The further back in the mouth you the success rate can drop but is generally very high and well above 90%. If you are a smoker then the success rate can usually drop by 10%. With such high success rates and with very careful planning and maintenance dental implants can last up to a lifetime.

How long does the whole process take?

Dental implants are placed in a staged manner. The first stage will involve the placement of the dental implant itself. This is simple surgery often performed in under an hour, under local anesthetic, in the dental chair. Once this has been placed, the implant must be left undisturbed for three to six months. This also time for the bone to fuse to the implant so that it becomes fully integrated to the jawbone.

Does it hurt?

Dental implants are placed under local anaesthetic and therefore you will not feel and pain or discomfort. Once the anaesthetic has worn off you may experience mild discomfort and/or swelling but this is usually easily managed with simple pain killers.

Why are dental implants so expensive?

The cost of the actual implant, the crown that fits on top and the componentry that connects the crown and implant together are all very costly. In addition to this, the labwork and associated lab fees for dental implants are extremely expensive and contribute greatly to the cost. It is also very important to consider that dental implants are an extremely successful long term treatment option compared to other methods, such as bridgework which often needs to be replaced after 10 years. With implants lasting up to a lifetime it becomes immediately a better long term financial option.

We use only the market leading implant brands with the greatest track record of success to maximize your treatment success and longevity. As we are preferred providers for all major health funds we can also maximize your rebates to make the cost of your treatment more affordable.

At Carillon City Dental we always stage the implant process so that the costs are spread over time. Following an initial consultation we will be able to tailor an individual plan and itemize the complete cost of your treatment so you will be fully aware of all costs before starting your treatment. We can also offer interest free payment plans to spread the costs over a greater period of time. To know more get in touch with us, Click here.

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