Mostly if your tooth is irreparable and needs coming out, you may have to wait around 10-14 weeks before the process of implant placement can be started. An implant can be placed immediately after the extraction but only in limited well selected cases hence shortening the time taken to complete the implant procedure.
Dentures are removable replacements for your teeth which means they need to be taken out a few times during the day and left out at night whereas implants are fixed and permanent replacement of your missing teeth. Dentures are often ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear, and make it difficult to eat a variety of foods. This can lead you to have a nutritional intake restriction causing a detrimental effect on your health and well-being. With implants your teeth are stable and this allows you to use your implants as you would use your natural teeth. Additionally as dentures are not embedded into the bone they don’t stimulate bone function, resulting in bone loss whereas dental implants stimulate bone growth and maintenance as they function and hence maintain the jaw bone volume.
Over the last few years the cost of dental implants have come down significantly. The initial cost of having a dental implant is greater than having a denture though is similar to having a conventional dental bridge. If looked after and maintained well, however, implants can last a lifetime, making the long term cost much more affordable.
We have proudly partnered with Denticare to offer you an interest free payment plan option. You pay a one time $39 as a set up fee and pay 20% deposit of the total amount of your payment plan. You can spread the payments to a value that you can comfortably pay every week/fortnight/month for 6-24 months. We also offer payment options like Afterpay and Zip pay, again at no extra charge to you.
Dental implants are long lasting and durable restorations. Dental implants can last forever under the right maintenance and care. Most dental implants will last 10+ years.
Your dental hygiene is the single most important deciding factor in the longevity of your dental implant. As you know the titanium screw is embedded into the jaw bone and held firmly by it, maintenance of the bone surrounding the screw is of paramount importance. Poor oral hygiene can lead to loss of the surrounding bone and localized infection and in the long run failure of the dental implant. Your role is to follow your dentist’s advice and visit your dentist every 6 months (or as decided with your dentist) for a check up and scale & clean. At home follow a strict oral hygiene regime.
Smoking is one of the crucial factors in deciding whether you are a suitable candidate to have this procedure done. If you are a current smoker, we do NOT place dental implants for you. This is one of the absolute contraindications for this procedure. Smoking impairs wound healing and leads to a high percentage of failure of the dental implants.
It is quite common to see lack of enough bone to place an implant. Fortunately, high quality artificial bone graft materials are easily available in the market and based on the 3D scan, they may help augment the available bone volume for the placement of a dental implant.
We are considered the gentle dentists of Brisbane. Our patients have tested us over time and have shown faith in us. But if you are really anxious/terrified, you have a few sedation options to choose from.
We offer nitrous oxide sedation (happy gas) in the surgery, which is quite helpful in calming your mind down so you can have the procedure done comfortably.
In our practice we can also organise treatment under IV sedation for you. This needs to be pre-planned and organised beforehand with our anaesthetist.
Our friendly and highly specialized dentists provide your child with the best dental care and help them get a healthy smile that they will love.
We are the emergency dentist that is trusted across Brisbane for immediate relief. We are open to late evenings to provide you with any relief from pain. Read More
Mostly caused by sulphur producing bacteria that live on the surface of the tongue and in the throat. We are the only few practises in Brisbane who offers a treatment with the cutting edge technology (Oral Chroma Healthy Breath Analysis). Read More
We provide professional teeth whitening services with a range of options including state of the art Zoom teeth whitening and DIY home whitening kits. Read More
For over 25 years, our practice has been caring for people from Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Brighton, Deagon, Bracken Ridge, Boondall, Taigum, Woody Point, Clontarf, Margate, Redcliffe and other surrounding areas.
Our main priority is to provide affordable, gentle and quality dental care to the Sandgate and surrounding communities.
74 Loudon St, Sandgate