Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am a candidate for dental Implants?

A thorough examination by our team at Dental Implants Illawarra will determine, based on several factors, whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants. Not every patient case is suitable for implants; however, most patients who have lost teeth can have implants placed successfully. Good health and sufficient bone density and structure are two of the main factors in making that determination. A Consultation will assess and evaluate your dental needs and requirements. The costs involved and the treatment plan will be explained in detail, and any questions or concerns you may have will be answered at that time.

How long do Dental Implants normally last?

With good oral hygiene, good health, and periodic checkups by your dental professional, dental implants can last a lifetime!

Is the Implant treatment painful?

During the surgery, the treatment area is anaesthetized in virtually the same way as for other dental, or cosmetic dentistry treatments. However we offer sedation for those who have anxiety about the surgery. Patients will normally experience only mild discomfort after the treatment. This can be controlled by over-the-counter or prescription medication, and antibiotics. In almost all cases, the patient will return to work, or their regular routine, the next day. A regimen of daily mouth care will be prescribed by us, together with suggestions for nutritional supplements, and diet.

Will I be without teeth until the final prosthesis is fitted?

Not necessarily. You can be fitted with a temporary appliance following the Implant Dental Surgery. It will have a very similar appearance to the final prosthesis and will allow you to maintain your normal daily routine. We believe that your smile is your most important feature. A beautiful, natural-looking smile enhances all of your features. Oral health comes first, but patients want to have a nice smile.

Are Dental Implants important?

If you happen to lose one or some of your teeth, it will create gaps between your remaining teeth. These gaps may lead to other complications such as movement of your other teeth leading to an unnatural bite or further tooth loss. Tooth loss without replacement may also cause added pressure on your remaining teeth and gums, which may result in tooth and gum deterioration. By replacing the missing tooth with Dental Implants, it will prevent avoidable complications from happening.

Why should i get Dental Implants instead of conventional dentures?

Dentures can become loose, uncomfortable and even move around in the mouth. The bulkiness and movement of dentures feels unnatural to most which makes it uncomfortable for the person wearing the denture. With Dental Implants, the denture will have more stability in addition to looking and feeling more natural.

I have another question. Can I email you?

Ofcourse! Feel free to call us, or send us a message using the Contact Us page.