Do you have missing teeth?
Do you want to improve your smile & boost your confidence?
Do you miss the sheer satisfaction of enjoying your food?
Smile Concepts is dedicated in helping you create the smile of your dreams with Dental Implants.
“Quality is never an accident; it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”
A smile can open doors and change lives.
You have to then wait three months for the bone to grow around the tooth implant and grab hold of it (osseointegration).
The next stage generally is either placing the healing abutment (second stage surgery) or taking a mould (impression) for the crown to be placed on top of the implant.
The third visit is when the crown is cemented or screwed onto the dental implant.
Complete implant treatment ranges from 3 to 9 months based on the type of bone, the position of where we are doing the implant, the age of a person and the cosmetic result required.
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Contact us anytime on 02 9024 9419, our friendly
staff are ready to assist you.
There are occasions where the one stage implant placements or when extensive bone grafting is to be performed, when patients may be asked not to wear their removable dentures for a period of time.
When this occurs, we’ll do our best to help our patient through this transition.
The number of visits required for the placement of dental implants varies from cases to case and depends on the patient’s individual circumstance.
These can range form as little as 2 to 4 visits (for simple cases) to as long as 8 visits (for complex full mouth cases.
As mentioned it is based on the complexity of case and the type of treatment needed.
We will provide you with a personalised guide on how long your treatment will take and the number of visits required in your consultation appointment.
There are a lot of factors that control the speed of you getting your new teeth.
However remember if you want long lasting results then it is better to do slowly and surely.
The factors that control the speed of the dental implant treatment include:
If more extensive treatment is needed, for example bone grafts or many implants, then the post-operative course may require more time and medication.
Anaesthesia during the surgery should make the placement procedure pain-free.
Depending on the complexity and number of implants being placed, the procedure can take between 30 minutes to 3-4 hours.
We are experienced in managing patients with dental phobias and are committed to making all our patients as comfortable as possible while undergoing treatment.
We have compassionate and qualified staff and a fully equipped IV sedation clinic where patients can undergo procedures while relaxing in a ‘twilight’ sleep.
IV sedation or sleep dentistry helps reduce pain and alleviates fear and anxiety.
When you wake up you will usually have no memory of the procedure, whether dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, complicated surgical or lengthy dental procedures, and feel as if very little time has passed.
You may feel as if you’ve had a deep and satisfying sleep.
Sleep or sedation dentistry is a popular choice for procedures such as dental implants or wisdom teeth removal and other cosmetic and surgical dental treatments.
Whether or not the dental implant can be placed immediately after extraction depends on the amount of available bone in the area and presence or absence of active infection.
Placing the implant at the same visit helps preserve both width and height of bone and may prevent the need for placing bone grafts when bone naturally shrinks back after teeth are extracted.
During the first year after teeth have been removed, as much as 40% of jawbone width can be lost.
Sometimes, infection from a tooth or periodontal disease has destroyed the bone to such an extent that it becomes necessary to do a bone grafting procedure prior to implant placement.
If it is possible to place the implant at the same visit as the teeth are extracted, this can save at least three months in healing time compared to waiting for an extraction site to heal before the implants can be placed.
The body completely accepts placement of dental implant material within bone; therefore, today’s dental implants meet with great success.
Success has more to do with proper patient selection, proficiency of the practitioner, and the patient’s commitment to proper hygiene and preventive maintenance.
Another factor in success involves regular follow-up care, just like other dental treatment.
This means the implant has not attached or integrated to the bone. It usually fails at the second stage surgery.
The failed implant is unscrewed, the bone left to heal for a while and a new implant placed.
Other options such dentures or bridges are also available
Dr. Kinnar Shah is a cosmetic dentist with a special interest in cometic dentistry, porcelain veneers and dental implants practising at Smile Concepts.
A smile can open doors and change lives.