Dental Implants

Dental Implants Sydney, Crowns Nest & Bella Vista

Dental implants are permanent fixtures that are implanted into the bone of your jaw. They can act as anchors for orthodontic treatments or, more commonly, used to support what’s known as a ‘prosthesis’. There are several types of dental prostheses available, including crowns, bridges and dentures.

Those who have lost one or more teeth will benefit from having a dental implant fitted, helping to restore both the appearance and functionality of your teeth. They do so by supporting your jawbone and maintaining the chewing force that’s placed on the jawbone. To be suitable for implants, your gum and oral health needs to be in excellent condition. If it isn’t, the pre-existing bacteria or infection can cause the dental implants to fail.

At Oralux Dental, we will assess your suitability for implants and advise you on the best course of action. The treatment isn’t recommended for those who are under 18 due to the body needing to finish growing, which influences the final position of an implant.

Dental implants are permanent fixtures that are implanted into the bone of your jaw. They can act as anchors for orthodontic treatments or, more commonly, used to support what’s known as a ‘prosthesis’. There are several types of dental prostheses available, including crowns, bridges and dentures.

Those who have lost one or more teeth will benefit from having a dental implant fitted, helping to restore both the appearance and functionality of your teeth. They do so by supporting your jawbone and maintaining the chewing force that’s placed on the jawbone. To be suitable for implants, your gum and oral health needs to be in excellent condition. If it isn’t, the pre-existing bacteria or infection can cause the dental implants to fail.

At Oralux Dental, we will assess your suitability for implants and advise you on the best course of action. The treatment isn’t recommended for those who are under 18 due to the body needing to finish growing, which influences the final position of an implant.

The Process

 

A dental implant is made from pure medical-grade titanium materials. A biological process known as ‘osseointegration’ occurs as natural bone cells start to attach or grow around the implant body. Once the healing stabilizes, a prosthetic tooth can be attached to the implant via a connector, known as abutment, to create the desired outcome. The process relies heavily on your body’s acceptance of the implant, so to guarantee success, four key things need to be ensured:

The clinician’s skill
The best possible health of your mouth
The amount of stress the implant is able to carry for everyday use
The quality of the implant surfaces that enhance osseointegration
Your Oralux Dental practitioner will take all of these aspects into account before carefully planning your treatment to ensure the best possible outcome. Through a thorough evaluation of your requirements, we will work with you to build the correct treatment plan for your needs and desired aesthetic.

Computer Guided Implant Surgery

 

At Oralux Dental, we use the latest technology to ensure your implants are inserted safely, effectively and accurately. By taking various measurements, photos and scans of our patient’s mouths and teeth, we can create a 3D replication that includes the soft tissues (gums and lips), and also the bone tissue that supports the teeth.

Once this is created, our highly experienced dentists use computer guided software to determine the best possible position and treatment options for our patients, which is safer and more accurate than determining it at the time of surgery. The planned position is then 3D printed on a surgical key template that fits the patient’s mouth at the time of the surgery. Where clinicians have usually relied on their experience alone, the computer guided technology allows for an accurate placement of the implant in the jawbone, protecting the surrounding important nerve structures to achieve optimal results.

Computer Guided Implant Surgery

At Oralux Dental, we use the latest technology to ensure your implants are inserted safely, effectively and accurately. By taking various measurements, photos and scans of our patient’s mouths and teeth, we can create a 3D replication that includes the soft tissues (gums and lips), and also the bone tissue that supports the teeth.

Once this is created, our highly experienced dentists use computer guided software to determine the best possible position and treatment options for our patients, which is safer and more accurate than determining it at the time of surgery. The planned position is then 3D printed on a surgical key template that fits the patient’s mouth at the time of the surgery. Where clinicians have usually relied on their experience alone, the computer guided technology allows for an accurate placement of the implant in the jawbone, protecting the surrounding important nerve structures to achieve optimal results.

Once everything is established, a healing period of 4-6 months is expected for the dental implant to stabilize in the jawbone. After this period, we will:
Test the healing of the dental implant
Take a scan of your soft tissue and the implant position
Fabricate the prosthesis in a lab (either a crown or multiple teeth)
Connect the prosthesis to the implants
The above four steps are the most common routes we take when placing your new tooth. It will only take 1-2 weeks to get a new tooth/teeth on the implant.

Although the procedure might sound complicated, your Oralux dentist will ensure your comfort and safety throughout the entire process.

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We understand it’s important to have insight into your dental investment before committing to treatment. Simply click on the button below, enter your details and receive our latest price list.

Book a consultation with us and we will provide you with a competitive quotation based on our professional assessment of your individual situation.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Download Our Price List

We understand it’s important to have insight into your dental investment before committing to treatment. Simply click on the button below, enter your details and receive our latest price list.

Book a consultation with us and we will provide you with a competitive quotation based on our professional assessment of your individual situation.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Jianyong L.

Great staff and Dr Wendy Wang is very caring towards my whole family. Very professional team!

Jianyong L.

Looking after Your Implants

 

Implants aren’t affected by sugar or other tooth rotting ingredients; however, there is still a need to remove plaque and keep the area clean to avoid degradation. It’s worth treating the implant with the same care as you do the rest of your mouth. Bone loss will occur at a similar rate to your other teeth, so maintaining regular appointments with your hygienist to keep your gums healthy is essential. You should also schedule regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure everything is in order and your implant is performing well.

Benefits

 

Dental implants can be life changing, with patients reporting a huge increase in their self-esteem and overall outlook on life post-treatment. Not only do they help patients regain their lost teeth, they also help restructure their mouths and bring back their smiles to their fullest potential.

Implants differ from dentures due to their permanence, with little to no risk of them falling out or causing any embarrassing incidents. The loss of teeth can be extremely distressing for a lot of people, so not only do implants help replace teeth for cosmetic reasons, they also restore people’s biting function – especially important for chewing food.

Risks

 

Due to the nature of dental implants, having them fitted is a surgical procedure. Just like all surgical procedures, there are inherited risks, which may include:

Loosening of prosthesis attached to the implant.
Excessive bleeding and nerve injury during the procedure
Post-operative infection if care isn’t taken to keep the area clean
Failure of the osseointegration process (which can happen within the first six months)
You can help minimize the above risks by:
Maintaining good oral hygiene
Following the post operative instructions
Attending regular dental visit for check-ups

How Long Does a Dental Implant Last?

 

Dental implants are made of titanium and they are one of the few materials the body will accept as its own. This is why dental implants can last for a lifetime if looked after properly. Studies show the overall success rate of dental implants is above 90% – 98%. Hence why we at Oralux Dental will provide you with the best quality dental implant system to suit your oral health and ensure longevity.

Cost

 

Dental implants can vary greatly in terms of cost, which depends on several factors:

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The complexity of the placement/s
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The type of prosthetic you desire
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The oral health of your jawbone.
The general cost of a single implant in Sydney ranges from $4000 – $8000. Whilst choosing the right implant for your teeth, it is important to look at the overall picture and choose a clinician you have confidence in. At Oralux Dental, we will discuss the options available to you during your consultation with us. There will be various pros and cons depending on the options you have available. Implants do generally cost more; however, the overall improvement in function, aesthetic and quality of life is often worth it to our patients.

Cost

Dental implants can vary greatly in terms of cost, which depends on several factors:
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The complexity of the placement/s
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The type of prosthetic you desire
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The oral health of your jawbone.
The general cost of a single implant in Sydney ranges from $4000 – $8000. Whilst choosing the right implant for your teeth, it is important to look at the overall picture and choose a clinician you have confidence in. At Oralux Dental, we will discuss the options available to you during your consultation with us. There will be various pros and cons depending on the options you have available. Implants do generally cost more; however, the overall improvement in function, aesthetic and quality of life is often worth it to our patients.
Lisa B.

Oralux has state of the art facilities and has a relaxing waiting lounge. The staff are wonderful, I had a great overall experience. As far as dentists go this is one of the best I have been to. Thanks, guys!

Lisa B.

Schedule A Visit

 

Our team of compassionate and gentle dentists are here to help restore and improve your smile. We want to bring your confidence back by helping you regain your function and aesthetic through the use of implants. We are here to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the entire process, and are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Get in touch today to schedule an appointment. We are determined to offer the best possible service to you and your family, so call us on 02 8065 1702 or complete the form below to allow one of our friendly team members to contact you and help organise your appointment.

We look forward to seeing you!

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