Best Dental Implant Services in Dulwich Hill
If you’re looking for an implant – trained dental professional to have your dental implants done safely and predictably, then you’ve come to the right place!
Dr Kevin has completed the world-renowned Master’s Clinician program in Implant Dentistry (GIDE) at Loma Linda University, California and is passionate about educating patients about dental implants. Our clinic is up to date with the evolving world of implants which means that we can place implants more efficiently and predictably allowing treatment to be more affordable for you.
Why would you need an implant?
Here at Ultra Smiles, we commonly place implants for patients that have missing teeth or to replace any unsalvageable teeth. We find the that replacing the missing teeth gives our patients:
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth in a way that looks and feels the most like your natural teeth. Dental implants can be a fixed solution, which means that once placed, they remain in your mouth and you do not have to worry about removing them when cleaning or eating. They can also aid removeable prosthesis like dentures to give them extra stability inside the mouth.
Dental implants are usually made of titanium and are placed inside your jaw bone. Once the gum and bone heals, they act as anchors for your future teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures. A completed implant will have the dental crown attached to the abutment and the titanium implant fixated to the bone.
FAQ's about dental implants
The process of placing the dental implant inside your jaw bone does involve some minor surgery, which can be completed at Ultra Smiles Dental Dulwich Hill by our gentle and experienced dentists. We offer local anaesthetic or IV sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Before the surgery, each case is thoroughly planned by taking a 3D digital scan of your jaw and a 3D (CBCT) x-ray of your jaw. These images assist us in thoroughly planning your case in advance of the surgery. During the planning stage, we will also let you know whether you need any additional bone grafting and/or gum grafting for the procedure. Typically, patients that have had their teeth missing for a long time or have had large infections prior to the missing teeth have very thin bone to work with. These patients would benefit from a bone graft to house the implant and provide additional protection. Gum grafting is typically needed when the remaining gum around the implant is thin and not firm (attached keratinise gingiva). These patients would benefit from a gum graft to boost the health of the gums that provide stability and longevity to the implants.
We use the latest technology to plan everything digitally, outside your mouth, first to ensure that there are no surprises on the day of the surgery. This step also ensures that we place the implants safely which will ultimately result in a more quick and painless healing for you.
After the implant is placed, we would typically wait around 3-6 months for it to heal and integrate with your bone. During this healing stage, we have lots of options to replace your tooth temporarily, whilst your mouth is healing, and we will discuss all the options with you during the procedure.
Once the implant has completely healed and integrated, we will then take a mould of the titanium implant and have your personalised tooth specially designed just for you by our local Australian lab. The tooth will typically be ready and fitted after 2 weeks.
Our team are committed to checking up on you regularly to make sure that your teeth and implants are all in tip top condition. If you attend our clinic every 6 month for your regular check-up and clean appointments, your implants will be covered by our 3-year guarantee policy.
To see some of our patients’ Ultra Smiles, check out our Ultra Smiles Gallery. If you are interested in discussing how we can help you achieve the same amazing results, book an appointment with us today!
Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your implant, the longer they will last. We recommend that you visit Ultra Smiles Dental Dulwich Hill every 6 months for your regular check-up and clean appointment, where your implants will also receive care. Studies have shown that 95% of well-maintained implants can last over 10 years.
Our implant and crown packages start from $4,000. The total cost varies depending on many factors including the brand of the dental implant, your existing bone and gum health, the material for the final crown and your personal requirements and preferences. At Ultra Smiles Dental, we will do whatever it takes to make sure dental implants are affordable for you. We work with all brands of implants, including Dentium, Nobel Biocare, Straumann, and we can tailor the treatment to your needs and your budget. We are also trained to perform bone and gum grafting procedures if your existing mouth and teeth conditions are not ideal for dental implants.
We also offer flexible interest free payment plans if you prefer to get the treatment completed first and pay it off gradually. We’re here to make your implant journey as easy and stress free as possible.
In our experience, the advancements of dental implant technology have made most implant brands all relatively similar and reliable. We find that our high success rate with implant surgery comes more from our surgical experience and skills used during the procedure, rather than the brand of implant used. We have experience in placing all common brands such as Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Biohorizon, Dentium just to name a few. We can discuss with you all the different options to allows you to choose a brand that you are most comfortable with.
Our team will have to assess your medical history, social history, budget and your ideal goals in order to determine whether implants are suitable for you.
Generally, if you have no underlying conditions, which can affect the integration of the implant, and all the other factors meet your expectations, then dental implants will likely be a suitable option for you.
We will usually go through all other options for your missing teeth, such as dental bridges and dentures, so that you can make a decision that is best for you. We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have to assist you in making your final decision.
Our team at Ultra Smiles Dental are the experts in restoring teeth with implants. We are conveniently located in Dulwich Hill, next to Marrickville and servicing the whole of Inner West Sydney. We strongly believe in doing things once and doing it right, so we can’t wait to help you restore your smile. Contact us today on (02) 9145 0149.