Dental Implants in Brisbane
What are implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. They are typically made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material that fuses with the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for the replacement tooth or teeth.
The dental implant procedure involves several steps. First, our implant specialist, Dr. Jimmy Hsia will assess the patient’s oral health and determine if they are a suitable candidate for dental implants. This may involve taking X-rays or performing other diagnostic tests.
If the patient is eligible for the procedure, the dentist will surgically place the dental implant into the jawbone. After placement, a healing period of several months is usually required to allow the implant to fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration. During this time, the patient may be provided with a temporary replacement tooth or bridge.
Once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment is a connector that protrudes above the gum line and serves as a base for attaching the replacement tooth or bridge.
Finally, the dentist will create a custom-made replacement tooth or bridge that matches the patient’s natural teeth in size, shape, and color. This restoration is then attached to the abutment, completing the dental implant process.
What are the benefits of implants?
There are several benefits associated with dental implants such as improved appearance, enhanced speech and improved comfort. Implants are also highly durable and can last for many years. It also restores your chewing and biting function which will also lead to improved self-confidence. Why not look into implants to see if you are a suitable candidate today?
How much do implants cost?
Our in-house specialist, Dr Jimmy Hsiao, offer implant treatments from $3500 and payment plans are available.
Am I a suitable candidate for implants?
Suitable candidates for dental implants typically include individuals who have good oral health, are missing one or more teeth with no underlying health conditions.
It is essential to consult with our implant specialist to determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. He will evaluate your oral health, medical history, and specific needs to determine the best treatment plan for you.
How long do implants last?
Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for tooth replacement. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years, and in some cases, even a lifetime. However, the exact lifespan of dental implants can vary depending on several factors, including the maintenance of oral hygiene, and possible use of night splint to eliminate or reduce grinding at night.
It is important to note that individual experiences may vary, and the lifespan of dental implants can depend on various factors. Regular dental check-ups and following your dentist’s recommendations for care and maintenance can help ensure the long-term success of dental implants
How do I maintain my implant?
Maintaining dental implants involves a combination of good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups. Here are some tips for maintaining dental implants:
1. Brushing: Brush your teeth at least twice a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush. Use a toothpaste that is non-abrasive and fluoride-based. Pay attention to thoroughly clean all surfaces of the implant and surrounding teeth. Be gentle when brushing to avoid damaging the gum tissue.
2. Flossing: Floss daily to remove plaque and debris from between the teeth and around the implant. Use a floss threader or an interdental brush specifically designed for implants to effectively clean around the implant post.
3. Interdental brushes: Consider using interdental brushes to clean hard-to-reach areas between the teeth and around the implant. These small brushes can be helpful in removing plaque and debris.
4. Antimicrobial mouthwash: Rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash to help reduce bacteria and prevent infection. Consult with your dentist for recommendations on suitable mouthwash for your specific needs.
5. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption: Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can increase the risk of complications and reduce the lifespan of dental implants. Avoid these habits to maintain the health of your implants.
6. Regular dental check-ups: Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings. Your dentist will assess the health of your implants, clean the implant surfaces, and address any concerns or issues that may arise.
Following these maintenance practices and staying committed to good oral hygiene will help keep your dental implants in optimal condition. Regular dental check-ups are essential for early detection of any potential issues and to ensure the longevity of your implants. Don’t forget to contact our team today to start the process for your own implants.