What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are generally the best option to replace lost teeth.
Are implants safe and how long do they last?
Placing implants is surgery and there are always inherent risks with any surgery. However, it is still a very safe procedure when planned and placed meticulously. If well taken care of, they can last many years. Your dentist will be able to let you know more information that is relevant to your situation.
Do implants hurt?
Placement of the implant is done with anaesthesia, just like removing a tooth. There is actually less post operative pain than removing a tooth! We often place implants by making a small hole in the gum, to insert the implant.
How long does the treatment take?
The entire process from start to finish generally takes 3 months but there are certain situations where it can be completed much faster.
How much are implants?
We use Staumann implants, with a history of over 60 years. All our components are genuine and all laboratory work is made locally in Sydney, to guarantee the highest possible quality and longevity. The average cost is $5000 from start to finish.
Are implant teeth difficult to clean?
Implant teeth are still susceptible to gum disease. Flossing around it is required to ensure that it will last as long as possible.