Digital Dental Implants
Dental implants are an excellent solution for those seeking to restore the function of their bite and the appearance of their teeth. They’re a permanent solution that leaves patients with a low-fuss fix to all dental problems.
If you have lost teeth, you might find that even your day-to-day presents a challenge. You may avoid your favourite healthy foods because they are difficult to eat. You might even experience bouts of self-consciousness over the appearance of your smile.
Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement because they offer a permanent solution that mirrors the function and appearance of healthy teeth in almost every way. They look natural and require the same care as normal oral hygiene regimens with natural teeth.
What are Digital Dental Implants in Sydney?
At TCare Dental, we use the latest digital technology to offer advanced digital dental implants in Sydney. By creating a 3D computer simulation (CTCB), your experienced practitioner can assess your jawbone’s condition and the nerves’ position.
During dental implant surgery, we aim to make a minor incision possible, as this can speed up the healing process and cause less discomfort following the surgery.
Digital dental implants allow for precise positioning and improved imitation of the appearance and lustre of your natural teeth. Not all dentists offer digital dental implants in Sydney, making TCare Dental Centre an ideal choice for dental implant surgery.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants host a variety of benefits that sometimes are not achievable by other means. Their appearance, function, and longevity of dental implants are solid draws for patients seeking a resolution to various dental problems.
We’ve found that patients who opt for dental implants are almost invariably happy with the result. It’s common that we hear that they appreciate the way they function so close to their natural teeth, meaning they have no food restrictions as they would with dentures.
Dental implants also have a way of preserving the jawbone below lost teeth. When a tooth is missing, it’s not uncommon for the jawbone to deteriorate. This can lead to the remaining teeth shifting to fill the space – ultimately causing more tooth loss.
What is the Dental Implants Procedure?
The dental implant process takes place over several months. Although this might sound daunting, it’s important to remember that your dental implant has the potential to last you for a lifetime.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will assess the condition of your teeth and jaw to determine the type of implant you need. If your bone density is inadequate, you may also need a bone graft to support the implant.
The first step of the dental implant procedure involves replacing the natural tooth root with a titanium tooth root. This is a digitally guided procedure to ensure the precise placement of the implants. Most patients report a quick recovery from this generally well-tolerated dental surgery.
It takes about three or four months for the artificial tooth root to integrate permanently into the jawbone. After this healing process, the dentist will check to ensure the dental implant has integrated adequately before attaching the second part of the implant, referred to as the abutment. This part of the implant is used to attach the dental restoration.
What Is Bone Grafting and Sinus Lift for Dental Implants?
For successful dental implant placement, patients need to have enough healthy and stable supportive bone to anchor the dental implants in place. If an insufficient bone is present, our dentists at TCare Dental Centre may recommend bone grafting or a sinus lift to help the body accommodate dental implants.
Bone grafting – Adding donor bone or laboratory-created bone to the maxillary (upper) or lower (mandibular) jaw to increase bone structure for dental implant placement.
Sinus lift – Also called sinus augmentation, a sinus lift involves lifting the Schneiderian membrane in the maxillary jaw and placing bone grafting material into the jaw to suspend the sinus in place and increase bone structure for dental implant placement.
Dental Implant Recovery
Following the procedure, you should rest completely for a day or two. Swelling and bleeding are normal and can be treated with a cold compress. Avoid hard, solid foods and stick to soft foods that require little to no chewing, such as oatmeal, ice cream, pudding, scrambled eggs, and more. Maintain your oral hygiene with mouthwash, but avoid brushing and flossing your teeth for a few days, as this can further irritate your gums.
Ensure that you take any medications prescribed to you, and contact your dentist should you notice any unusual symptoms following the procedure.
Dental Implants Can Last Longer
The good news is that dental implants do not require special maintenance to remain viable. For example, you brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleans to contribute to implant longevity—the same tips we offer for natural teeth.
Brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly may lower your infections and gum disease risks that can lead to implant failure and further tooth loss.
For example, if you have an implant-supported bridge, your dentist may recommend a small cleaning brush and floss threader to keep debris and bacteria away from your gums. This is a simple addition to your at-home routine.
What is the Cost of Dental Implants in Sydney?
The process of having dental implants put in requires surgery, which means that it will almost invariably cost more. Many patients question why the cost of dental implants is so expensive. However, we encourage you to consider that a dental implant is a permanent solution that can last a lifetime if cared for properly. The initial up-front cost does not appear so high compared to the cost and inconvenience of repeated treatments of different varieties.
At TCare Dental Centre, we provide dentistry with heart and focus on the well-being of our patients throughout treatment. Our experienced practitioners are with you every step of the way, and we are proud to offer high-quality, affordable dental implants in Sydney.
Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?
Dental implants do not require special care, including regular brushing and flossing, and routine dental check-ups. Avoiding hard and crunchy foods and not using tobacco products can also help maintain the health and longevity of the implant.
Frequently asked question.
How long do dental implants last?
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?
Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?
How Long Does A Dental Implant Procedure Take?
What Are The Different Types Of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are selected based on your circumstances. There are three main types of dental implants.
Endosseous Implants are placed within the jawbone. They are made from metal, ceramic or ceramic-coated metal and are generally cylinder or screw-shaped.
Subperiosteal Implants rest directly on top of the jawbone but underneath the gum tissue. This consists of a metal framework with attachment posts that extend through the tissue for stability.
Transosteal Implants pass through the jawbone and gum tissue and into the mouth. They appear as either a metal pin or a u-shaped frame.
Does Insurance Cover The Cost Of Dental Implants?
What Are The Disadvantages Of Dental Implants?
Some health insurance policies may not cover dental implants, so you must check with your provider before considering the procedure. Additionally, your jawbone must be strong and healthy to support the implants. Otherwise, you may be ineligible.