Dental implants are small titanium fixtures that serve as the replacement for the root portion of missing teeth.
Implants can be a great alternative for patients who are missing individual teeth or wearing dentures. Because implants are so much like natural teeth, most people are unable to detect that they even exist. You are able to talk, laugh, eat and chew with confidence.
The procedure involves the initial placement, and then a healing process that usually takes three months, before they can be completed by restoring with crowns.
The loss of a tooth or the inability for our teeth to perform their natural functions, can severely affect our eating patterns, self-confidence and appearance. Missing teeth and gaps in your mouth can distract from an otherwise beautiful smile.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to this problem; actually mimicking your natural teeth and providing a fully functional replacement for missing teeth.
Generally made from titanium, dental implants are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. They take on the role of an anchor within the mouth, which is then used to fasten ‘false teeth’ into position.
Dental implants provide amazing stability for patients, aiding with biting pressure as well as reducing irritation and ulcers generally experienced by denture wearers.
During your dental implant treatment, our dedicated team will ensure every possible step is taken to make you feel relaxed and at ease. Precise pre and post-surgical instructions are provided to ensure healing occurs fast and effectively.
‘All-on-4®’ is a technique which refers to a whole arch of teeth being supported on only four implants. It is a modern technique where the back implants are tilted so more teeth can be supported by less implants.
This technique is usually completed in just three days; on day one the implants are placed and on day three the new bridge teeth are inserted- so you leave with your new smile!
“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner”
Chatswood Dental Centre has national accreditation.
Accreditation is based on the integration of a set of national safety and quality health service standards into every day practice culture and patient safety.
The attainment of these standards means a dental practice has proven to be of the highest calibre in delivering safe quality patient care.