Dental Implants In Brisbane
A dental implant procedure involves an operation to replace a missing tooth. It differs from other treatment options such as denture (false teeth) because a dental implant cannot be removed. It is a permanent treatment option where the implant is fused directly to the patient’s jawbone under a series of minor operations. Contact our clinic today for more on dental Implants in Brisbane.
The dental implant itself is a specialised textured cylinder. Some of the best dental implants in Brisbane are made of titanium but can also be made of other materials. The cylinder is then inserted into the jawbone where you are missing a tooth.
The operation will involve preparing a space and inserting the cylinder to your jawbone. Once complete, you will be sent home to allow the bone to grow with the implant and heal. Choose Proactive Perio for when you need dental implants by a periodontist.
The advantage of using titanium isis ‘biocompatibility. It allows new bone cells to grow around it. It is one of the best dental implant materials. This process is called ‘osseointegration’ and allows the implant to integrate with the newly formed bone, which securely holds it in place.
Once the implant and surrounding bone has healed, an artificial tooth or crown is attached to the implant to fill the gap left by the missing tooth. The crown can be made to look like your existing teeth’s shape, size and colour.
Frequently this is done by your trusted general dental practitioner. alternatively , we can refer you to a specialist prosthodontist if your case is deemed aesthetically demanding.
The placement of most implants is a minor surgical procedure that results in some localised pain, swelling, bruising and discomfort. This is managed with pain medication. After your procedure, you will have stitches at the site of implant placement, which will be removed approximately two weeks later.
Our periodontics and dental implant centre can also use dental implants to hold a dental bridge or denture in place. When might dental implants in Brisbane be suitable for you? If you have one or more missing or badly damaged teeth, an implant may be a suitable option for you.
Patients with the following can receive dental implants by our periodontist:
- Fully grown and healthy jawbone
- Controlled gum disease
- Some conditions that affect bone healing significantly. If you are on bone medications, we need to know so we can plan appropriately
Our dentists can discuss the best dental implants in Brisbane for you. Contact our clinic today.
Most patients can proceed with everyday life and often be back at work by the next day and continue normal life throughout the months between specialist appointments. Book an appointment with our dental implant specialist in Brisbane today to begin the process.
How much do dental implants cost?
The treatment and related costs depend on many contributing factors and can vary from person to person. The prices are calculated by:
- the number of dental implants to be inserted
- the complexity of the placement
- whether the bone has to be “built-up” to support the implant.
We will discuss the proposed treatment along with a written fee estimate before any treatment at our periodontics and dental implant centre. Cost of Implants range from $2,100-$4,800 per implant
Who can have dental implants?
Dental implants can provide an optimal solution for all age groups, as long as the jaw bone’s growth is complete. Dental implant treatment requires a good general state of health, good gum (periodontal) health, and sufficient bone quality and volume. Contact our clinic today to discuss the best dental implants in Brisbane for you.
Whether dental implants are the best solution in an individual case can only be determined by detailed examination and discussion. If all the medical requirements are met, careful treatment planning is also required if an optimal and long-lasting outcome is to be achieved. Dental implants by our periodontists can help you achieve a permanent solution to missing teeth.
How long after the implant is placed can the crown be put on top?
Once your implant is inserted, it will be left to heal for between 3 to 6 months. A temporary plate/denture can be made for use during the healing process. In some cases, implants can be restored sooner with a temporary crown, but this requires very specific circumstances. Book an appointment with our periodontics and dental implant centre to begin your dental implant procedure today.
How do I care for my implants?
To maintain your dental implants, you will need regular professional check-ups and excellent home care, even more so than you would for your natural teeth. Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for the care of your new implants. A significant factor in the long-term success of implant treatment is continued thorough but gentle removal of plaque and tartar. Therefore, regular professional cleans are essential by a dental implant specialist in Brisbane in conjunction with your trusted general dental practioner.
We will develop a detailed home care plan to increase the chance of success of your implant. Additionally, we will work with your general dentist to develop a “shared care” approach, where you visit both your dentist and us at regular intervals as required.