Advantages of Dental Implants
Implants allow us to provide you with a reliable long-term fixed solution for missing teeth. With modern techniques it is now often possible to remove a hopeless tooth and replace it with an implant in just one surgical procedure.
- Implants are fixed and do not need to be removed
- They do not trap food
- They are not a cause of embarrassment; which is often the case with dentures
- The teeth either side of the gap do not need to be treated. This avoids complications such as root canal treatment and decay
- The cost is comparative to having a bridge
Starts from $5,500 single tooth
At the Sydney Implant Institute we pride ourselves on:
- Using top of the range implants
- Only using the best local dental technicians
- Never compromising on the quality of the materials we use
Since the first use of implants in dentistry, technology has changed dramatically. Thread design and surface texture have changed as has our understanding of the processes behind osseointegration.
Advantages of Immediate Placement
Here at the Sydney Implant Institute, we understand the biological benefits of immediate replacement and realise the desire patients have that gaps be filled as soon as possible.
As such we strive to provide you with a temporary but natural looking tooth as soon as possible. We will put a tooth on an implant where possible, where the final result will be enhanced by this rather than jeopardised. This is the majority of single and multiple tooth replacement cases.
- Usually less invasive surgery
- Allows better gum tissue management
- less healing time after surgery
- Only one surgical appointment
- Normally, no need for injections after the first appointment
Replacing Multiple Teeth
More than a biological response. Safer and faster treatment. Faster healing and better quality of anchorage is the ultimate goal of an implant surface during osseointegration. This increases the safety during the early healing phase and leads to a superior structural and functional connection between vital bone and the implant.
The SLActive® surface is designed to provide a safer and faster treatment reducing the healing period from 6–8 weeks down to 3–4 weeks in all indications*. This is the reference from Straumann for the faster loading of implants.
Dental Implant Process
- A comprehensive consultation including x rays and CT scans. We will provide you with a detailed treatment plan including a breakdown of costs and schedule,
- Implant placement and temporary restoration
We will always strive to provide you with temporary teeth whilst the implant fuses to your bone.
- A healing phase is necessary and can range from weeks to months, however 3–4 months is usual (complex cases involving bone or soft tissue replacement normally take longer)
Impressions are then taken to allow the technician to make the final implant supported teeth.
- Delivery of your final implant supported teeth.
Replacing All Your Teeth
Each case must be carefully considered on an individual basis. The amount and quality of bone must be measured and the direction of any bone and soft tissue loss carefully considered. The number of implants will vary as will the material and techniques in the manufacture of your new teeth.
The team at the Sydney Implant Institute have many years experience in the consideration of these factors and can help guide you to the ideal solution for your personal situation.
The aim remains the same: To provide you with the confidence and comfort that a full set of natural looking teeth can provide. Over time your implant retained teeth will feel just like natural teeth.
Gum And Bone Grafting
Gum and bone grafting are techniques to encourage the growth of bone and soft tissue where they have been lost. This allows us to provide an optimum foundation for your dental implants and can be essential in cases where aesthetics are important.
Advanced healing package ($1,500)
Using the patients own platelets which are proven to increase collagen production and cell mitosis which enhances healing and promotes soft tissue repair with reduced inflammation. It also provides greater bone regeneration around implants.
Sedation Options for Nervous Patients Twilight sedation
Around 15% of people are so scared of seeing the dentist that they avoid going. We know that the thought of dental work can be terrifying, off-putting sounds and sensations can be anxiety provoking.
Our dentists are experienced in treating patients with anxiety and we can offer twilight sedation to help this is administered by a small cannula in the back of your hand and makes long appointments seem like minutes.
This is a great solution for scared patients as it causes you to relax. It’s the amnesic effect which makes the appointment seem quick and easy.
We have a couple of medical doctors who come into the practice to perform the sedation, they will give you a receipt on the day that you take to Medicare to claim a rebate.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. You can not drive for 24 hours after.
Other forms of sedation on offer
We have nitrous oxide gas, also known as ‘happy gas,’ available along with oral sedation options such as valium.
There are many great solutions to ensuring you feel relaxed and anxiety free. Come in and talk to us to find the right solution for you!