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Dental Implant FAQs

This section of our website is designed to hopefully answer many questions that you may have regarding dental implants. However, if you have further questions or wish to arrange a consultation please contact a member of our friendly team. 

View MoreWhat are the benefits of dental implants?

As an effective solution for tooth loss, at Council Avenue Dental and Implant Centre we feel dental implants offer a range of benefits including,

  • Renewing and increasing the patient’s ability to chew food and communicate properly.
  • Dental implants can also help restore facial aesthetics and the ‘sunken face’ look which can result from bone loss.
  • Dental implants can help preserve the remaining bone structure of the jaw which may start to recede if left untreated.
  • Dental implants help to reduce the possibility of gum (periodontal) disease and infection.
  • Dental implants can aesthetically enhance the structure and shape of your smile.


View MoreWho is a candidate for dental implants?

At Council Avenue Dental and Implant Centre anyone can be considered as a candidate for dental implants providing they are reasonably health and need a solution for tooth loss.

Your experience dentist at Council Avenue Dental and Implant Centre will also need to ensure that you have enough bone in the jaw to support a dental implant.

Dental implants are also commonly used as a more permanent solution to replace small bridges, removable or partial dentures and single or many missing teeth. 


View MoreWhy do dental implants use titanium in the jawbone?

Dental Implants utilise titanium for its biocompatibility. This means that the surrounding, gum, bone, nerves and tissues will from a strong bond with the titanium implant. This ensures that it becomes a permanent replacement for the missing toot structure.

Dental implants also use titanium as it is an exceptionally strong and durable material and allows the full functionality and strength of an actual tooth, providing the best support for a crown.

         


View MoreWhat if there is not enough bone to support the implant?

Dental Implants do require a certain amount of bone to provide a strong foundation for the implant. If a candidate does not have enough bone to support the implant bone grafting or bone augmentation procedures may be used to supplement the existing bone and support the dental implant. In extremely rare cases a large lack of bone can render the placement of a dental implant impossible.


View MoreIs the procedure painful and how is it managed?

The placement of dental implants is a substantial dental procedure which at Council Avenue Dental and Implant Centre, local anaesthetic is used to help ensure that the procedures is complete in comfort. For particularly anxious patients or more severe cases a general anaesthetic is available at the local hospital to complete the procedure.

Initially, following the operation considerable discomfort and pain can be experienced however this is managed with oral medication. This pain substantially subsides the net day and is then managed with more mild medication.

Minor bleeding, bruising and swelling is also expected after the placement of the implant, while your jaw adjusts to the addition. In the case of multiple implants being place this discomfort and side effects are usually more severe, this is particularly true if bone grafting has been required.


View MoreHow many visits does the procedure take?

The number of visits required for the placement of dental implants varies from cases to case and depends on the patient’s individual circumstance. For the more simple cases it can often be complete over the course of two visits however for those implant cases which are more complicated this can take a few visits over a couple of months. Upon talking to your experienced dentist you will be provided with a personalised treatment place outlining how long the procedure will take and what will be involved at each stage.


View MoreHow long will my dental implant last?

If patients retain a good oral hygiene routine and have regular visits to their dentist, dental implants will often last at least 15 years.


View MoreHow much will a dental implant cost?

Dental implant costs vary greatly depending on a number of factors including the number of dental implants required, the severity of the bone recession and the patients individual circumstances. After a consultation with your dentist at Council Avenue Dental and Implant Centre you will be provided with a customised treatment plan which will outline all of the costs.


Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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