Dental Implants in Chatswood NSW
Welcome to Boutique Dental Care in Chatswood. We provide tailored solutions to those with missing teeth including the latest dental implants.
Chatswood NSW patients should know that dental implants remain the gold standard for missing tooth replacement even though they have been around since the mid-1960s.
Why? Because although other types of tooth replacement are relatively effective, nothing comes close to a dental implant. Modern dental implants in Chatswood are predictable, reliable and capable of supporting a variety of fixed restorations. They have the ability to fully restore both bite function and appearance.
Am I a candidate for dental implants treatment in Chatswood?
Before you set your mind on dental implants, our dentists first need to ensure that your mouth is healthy enough to support them. During your initial meeting at our Chatswood NSW clinic, we’ll discuss your requirements, your current oral health status and any medical considerations that might come into play. A dental examination and X-rays will also help to determine if there is sufficient bone in place prior to initiating any treatment.
Why are dental implants Chatswood better for many people than dentures?
Dentures have a reputation for being uncomfortable and ill-fitting which can make it difficult for people to chew their food properly and speak clearly. Often, denture wearers are limited to eating softer foods which, in turn, can restrict their nutritional intake and may have a detrimental effect on their health. Dental implants, on the other hand, are more stable and have an increased bite force which allows people to eat a wider variety of foods – just as they would with their natural teeth. They are also fixed in your mouth .
Moreover, dentures sit on top of the bony ridge and are not anchored into the jawbone. This means that they are unable to halt the progression of bone loss. Dental implants, on the other hand, act as artificial tooth roots to stimulate the bone and keep it healthy and strong.
How much do dental implants cost in Chatswood NSW?
It’s difficult to give an exact figure because each implant case is different. The cost varies according to how many implants are placed, the type of implants used, whether a bone graft or sinus lift is necessary, the complexity of the treatment, and even the experience of the dentist placing them.
How are dental implants cared for?
Just like your natural teeth, dental implants need to be adequately cleaned and maintained. While they don’t fall prey to dental cavities, you could develop infection or gum disease if you don’t practice good oral health. This can weaken an implant and cause it to fail in the first few weeks after surgery, or even years later.
This is why it’s important to brush and floss around your implants and maintain regular visits to our dentist who can check both on your gum health and that of your implant.
How long do implants last?
Once osseointegration (bone fusion) has successfully taken place, an implant has the potential to last for decades provided it is cared for properly. It’s well documented that some implants have remained in place for more than 40 years.
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
We excel in the art of gentle dentistry at our Chatswood NSW dental clinic. As with all of our dental treatments, we use a combination of the latest techniques and technology and local anaesthetic to minimise any patient discomfort. In fact, many Chatswood patients who have previously undergone dental implant restorations are surprised at just how comfortable the procedure is.
In addition, however, we can also provide IV sedation for anxious patients or for those who would prefer not to be aware of what is happening during the procedure. You may also be prescribed mouthwashes or antibiotics after the implant surgery to prevent infection and ensure comfort while your body heals.
Am I too old for dental implants?
There is no upper age restriction for having dental implants. As dentists, we are more concerned with your current state of oral health than your age. There are many documented cases of patients in their 80s undergoing a dental implant procedure and seeing a renewed lease of life.
Getting implants isn’t a quick-fix solution and patients need to be committed to working with our dentists to ensure the best outcome.
Patients can be reassured that all cases are examined on their merits and we tailor our procedures to meet the dental needs of each individual – irrespective of age!
What complications could occur with a dental implant?
When placed by an experienced implant dentist, dental implants are safe and effective with a high success rate. However, like any surgery, implants come with risks. These will be explained to you in detail, during your treatment discussions with Dr Meng.
There are other risk factors which could increase the chance of implant failure such as periodontal disease and smoking. This is why it’s very important to discuss any existing medical conditions such as osteoporosis or diabetes with our dentist before proceeding with dental implant treatment.
Being vigilant with your oral care at home and attending regular dental check-ups will also reduce any risks of infection or complications so that your dental implants can last you for many years to come.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.