Enjoy the Benefits of Dental Implants to Improve Your Oral Health and Appearance
Are missing teeth making you feel self-conscious about your smile, or keeping you from eating comfortably each day? Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement option available to the modern dental patient, and have become the standard of care for patients with missing teeth.
Having dental implant treatment allows you to benefit from a brand new tooth that looks and feels natural. Smile by Design offers comprehensive dental implant treatment all in our one office location.
A dental implant can be used to:
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
- Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Replace Single or Multiple Teeth All At Once
Dental implants replace missing teeth using hospital-grade titanium as if it were a natural tooth root, supporting traditional porcelain dental crowns just as your other teeth would. Implants can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth, or even all of your teeth at once. Every implant tooth functions as if it were a natural tooth, securely held in place by your bone. Replacing your missing teeth not only improves the way your smile looks, but also helps the rest of your teeth function naturally, thereby preventing shifting, gum disease, and premature wear of teeth. We provide the option of dental implants to patients for whom it’s suitable, and will explain the process in-depth with you at your consultation.
Implants Preserve the Structure of Your Other Teeth
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they allow each tooth to stand alone, without requiring invasive bridgework or alteration to neighbouring healthy teeth. This preserves healthy tooth enamel and provides implant patients with independent teeth that are easy to care for. Our dental implants are each topped with a tooth-coloured crown that will look and function the way your natural tooth once did.
Types of Implants in Use Today
Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly used type of dental implant. The various types include man made root forms or screws surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant may hold one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Comprehensive Dental Implant Treatment At One Office
Do you need new teeth, but don’t want a removable appliance or one that will look noticeable to your friends? Have you thought about getting implants, but don’t want to go between several offices to have your treatment completed? Many dentists only provide dental implant restoration, and require you to see a specialist for the placement of your implant, but at Smile by Design, we provide comprehensive dental implant treatment in one location. Dr. Michael Tam has extensive experience in the field of dental implants, with lengthy training and a passion for using proven technologies that support successful implant care.
Our Bondi Junction practice is a great location for patients to discuss their dental implant needs with Dr. Tam as well as any other oral concerns they may have. We work closely with each patient to determine the costs of treatment so that we will never leave you surprised with unexpected expenses. If necessary we can also formulate a payment plan to help you complete any care that is needed to restore your smile. Call us today to schedule your implant consultation visit.
How much do dental implants cost?
Implant treatment can cost $2,000 and upward per implant. We understand that financial investments in your smile can be a big determining factor, which is why we offer payment plans and help accommodate your dental insurance coverage to maximise benefits related to your care.
How fast can I get my implants put in?
Patients with healthy mouths can have their implant placed as soon as they schedule the appointment. If bone grafting is necessary, you may need to wait between several weeks and three months before the implant placement.
How many appointments do I need to go to?
Healthy patients typically only require two treatment visits. The first is the surgical placement of the implant. If necessary, a follow up assessment may also be conducted to monitor your healing. Approximately three to six months later you will return for the placement of your permanent crown on top of the implant.
Will my implants look like real teeth?
Yes. Implants use the same tooth-coloured crowns used in other types of Smile by Design treatments, and are designed to blend in with your other teeth.
How many teeth can I replace with implants?
Dental implants can be used to replace one, several, or all of your teeth at once.