Dental Implants

“Dental Implants are the Gold Standard of Teeth Replacement and My Gentle Dentist Arana Hills use Leading Technology to Implant Them”

Dental Implants Overview

Dental implants are the Gold Standard of Teeth Replacement and Dental implants from My Gentle Dentist can be used to:

Dental implants are perfect for patients who want a:

Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth. They have a better “biologic”” outcome as compared to Bridges.

Over time, technology and science have progressed to greatly improve the outcomes of dental implant placement.

Today, the success rate for dental implants is close to 95% – 98%.

And for your total confidence and peace of mind you can be rest assured My Gentle Dentist use the latest technology for all Dental implant procedures.

Our Caring My Gentle Dentist team understand the impact missing teeth can have on your life.

Loss of self-confidence, hesitance to smile and difficulty chewing can all be a thing of the past, thanks to affordable Dental implants from My Gentle Dentist.

Whether you’re missing one, a few, or all of your teeth, or you’d simply like a more modern alternative to loose dentures, Dental implants could be the ideal treatment for you.

Dental implants have proven to be safe and an effective solution for replacing teeth for over 30 years.

Rejuvenate your appearance, restore your smile and boost your confidence today with dental implants that are your long-lasting answer to tooth loss!

Rejuvenate Your Appearance, Restore Your Smile & Boost Your Confidence with Dental Implants

All About Dental Implants

6 Surprising Facts About Dental Implants

1. Ancient Mayans Were the First to Use Dental Implants

They hammered tooth-shaped pieces into gums
Mayans are one of the oldest known civilizations who underwent the procedure

2. Dental Implants Help You Say Goodbye to Cavities

Titanium implants cannot decay like natural teeth
Good oral hygiene is still important to protect the gums near the implant

3. Implants Offer a Permanent Tooth Replacement Solution

With proper care, dental implants can last for many-many years
Bridges, crowns and dentures only last 5-10 years

4. A Strong Jaw is a Fortunate Side Effect of Implants

Implants are the only treatment that stimulates bone growth
Other restorations, like dentures, let the jawbone deteriorate

5. Implants are Designed to Mimic Natural Teeth

No special floss is required – just brush and floss as normal
Eat and speak without worrying about slippage

6. You are Not Alone if You Need Dental Implants

Australian’s aged 15 – 24 have an average of 1.8 missing teeth
Australian’s aged 65 and over have an average of 10.8 missing teeth

Ancient Mayans Were the First to Use Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants and How Do They Work?

Dental implants are titanium roots that are implanted into your jawbone beneath your gums.

Once in place, they provide a solid foundation to have a crown placed on the implant.

The replacement teeth will be made to match your natural teeth, which will your implants the appearance that they are your teeth. It would be very hard for anyone to ever notice your dental implants.

Dental implants can also be used to hold a dental bridge or dentures in places.

However, dental implants are not the right option for everyone.

What Types of Dental Implants Do You Do?

My Gentle Dentist offers 3 main dental implant options:

Single and Multiple Dental Implants 

Single and multiple implants are applied in two parts. A small titanium implant is inserted into the jaw bone to replace the missing root.

This implant will then fuse with the jawbone, providing strength and durability, becoming the self-supporting foundation for the newly created tooth. It normally takes 3-6 months for the procedure.

A crown or denture is then made to fit over the top to create the look and function of a natural tooth/ teeth.

You May be a Candidate for these types of implants if you are missing one or more teeth in between healthy natural teeth.

All on 4 or All on 6 Dental Implants

All on 4 or All on 6 dental implants are designed as an alternative option for full teeth dentures.

A customised denture is made in a specialized laboratory which will secure them to four or six dental implants.

These can be applied to the top or bottom jaw line according to your individual needs if you are missing most or all of your teeth, this might be an option for you.

All on 4 or All on six dental implants are a permanent solution, meaning they are more functional and secure than regular removable dentures. 

They look and feel more realistic too.

Why are Dental Implants so Effective?

Modern dental implants work due to a process called Osseointegration.

Osseointegration is an amazing process by which normal healthy bones form a direct interface with a dental implant ensuring an extremely strong long-term connection.

This then gives the perfect platform for replacement teeth, dentures or another prosthesis.

Dental Implants Get Results

What Are All the Missing Teeth Replacement Options?

When it comes to teeth replacement, generally, there are three options:

  1. Removable dental appliance (complete denture or partial denture)
  1. Fixed dental bridge (cemented)
  1. Dental implant.

Dentures are the more affordable option for replacing teeth but are the least desirable because of the inconvenience of a removable appliance in the mouth.

Furthermore, dentures can affect one’s taste and sensory experience with food.

The main disadvantage to bridgework is the dependence on existing natural teeth for support.

This involves cutting normal teeth without symptoms to use them as pillars (abutments).

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants over Other Solutions?

Here are the top 10 benefits of dental implants over other solutions: 

  1. The closest possible replacement to natural teeth
  2. Ensures replacement teeth are stable for eating and smiling with confidence
  3. Eliminate the pain of ill-fitting partial and full dentures
  4. Help to maintain the shape of your face
  5. Remove the need to grind down healthy teeth for a bridge
  6. Help to preserve the bone in the jaw
  7. Improve appearance, comfort, speech and self-esteem
  8. Make it easier to eat
  9. Convenient
  10. Protect your remaining natural teeth.

What Tooth Replacement Option is Best for Me?

On the right is a quick comparison table to show you the differences at a glance:

Here is a quick comparison table to show you the differences at a glance:

Dental Implants - Bridge - Denture

By offering multiple options, My Gentle Dentist provides our patients with the opportunity to have individually personalised treatment specific to your needs.

To find out which option is right for you we recommend coming in to see us.

We will use our expertise and experience to consider the right fit for your needs.

Your first assessment will consider everything from how many teeth you are missing to the high quality of your gums and jawbone, a design and treatment to get you smiling again.

Let Us Help You Choose the Ideal Tooth Replacement Option

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants can range anywhere from $4,000 to $5,000 depending on a number of factors including your:

Your Dentist @ My Gentle Dentist will discuss all pricing with you before moving forward with the procedure.

What is the Procedure for a Dental Implant?

Dental implant treatment can take 3-6 months from start to end and follows a 3-step process:

  1. Your damage tooth is removed, and the implant is placed into the jaw before a screw is inserted to prevent debris from entering.
  1. Upon returning to your My Gentle Dentist, the implant is uncovered, and an extension called healing abutment is attached.
  1. Finally, a crown will be made to best suit your natural teeth, considering factors including size, shape and colour.

Once completed, the crown is attached to the implant post and you can enjoy your beautiful new smile!

Dental Implant Recovery, Follow-up & Aftercare

Dental implant recovery depends on a number of factors, one of which includes the various procedures required to complete your treatment.

However, it is generally recognised that once an implant has been placed, maintaining diligent oral hygiene habits helps ensure proper integration with bone structure.

Failure to floss and brush can contribute to failure of the treatment.

Infection can occur if the implant and surrounding areas are not cleaned properly.

You must see your dentist every 6 months for your regular check-up and clean following completion of Dental Implant Procedure.

Smoking also is attributed to high failure rates and should be avoided following implant procedures.

If provisional restorations were placed along with the implant(s), it will be important to clean them as you would your natural teeth to ensure the best possible healing and fusing.

After the initial surgical procedure, discomfort should be minimal.

Swelling of your gums and face may occur, as well as minor bleeding and bruising of the implant site.

Prescription pain medications may be prescribed by your Dentist to relieve any pain or discomfort you feel after the procedure.

For a few days after surgery, your diet should be restricted to soft foods. If stitches are present, they may need to be removed by your Dentist; however, self-dissolving stitches that do not require removal are typically used. My Gentle Dentist will advise you of any specific care that needs to be taken for stitches if necessary.

Healing from the surgical procedure to place the implant(s) takes up to 3-6 months, while the fitting and seating of the crown(s) can take up to 1 month. My Gentle Dentist will provide all necessary information specific to your situation well in advance.

Again, this timeframe depends on individual cases and treatments.

Follow-up appointments with your treatment coordinators are essential for monitoring your progress.

If cared for properly, it can remain in place for a very long time.

My Gentle Dentist is Your Dental Implant Experts

My Gentle Dentist will use our leading technology, expertise and experience to consider the right fit for your needs.

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The exact cost for dental implants ranges between $4000-4500. All specifications available in your case will be discussed, as well as all the associated costs.

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