Dental Implants – The Best Solution for Replacing Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can have an impact on our self-confidence. But beyond aesthetics, missing teeth can actually have a negative effect on your chewing ability and quality of life.

A modern solution is the dental implant treatment. It is a permanent and safe solution to replace already missing or damaged teeth that are not able to be fixed with the old traditional methods in dentistry.

Overview of Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial posts usually made of a biocompatible material, like titanium that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once placed, the implant post may take 2-3 months to integrate and stabilise in the jaw bone before a porcelain tooth can be attached to the implant post. The replacement tooth is made of a tooth-coloured material like porcelain, which looks and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants have several advantages over other teeth replacement procedures. They do not come loose and trap food like dentures and they do not affect other teeth like dental bridges. As a result, dental implants have become the best treatment solution for many of those with missing teeth.

dental implants before and after

Trust the Sydney Cosmetic Dentistry experts today and consult with our expert Ryde Dentists at Putney Dental Care to learn more about procedures and options for missing teeth. Contact us on (02) 9808 2588 or email us at smile@putneydentalcare.com.au.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

We’ve compiled several questions that our patients frequently ask to guide our future ones. If you want to get more details that are personalised to your case, feel free to get in touch with us through our contact page.

Will my Dental Implants look natural?

This is the first question that our dental implant patients ask us. The short answer is yes. At Putney Dental Care, we know that it is important to maintain the natural look of your smile. One of the first steps of our dental implant procedure is to ensure that we can match the shade of your existing teeth as close as possible. If you plan to whiten your teeth, you need to do the whitening procedure before the implant surgery to achieve a brighter smile, as porcelain teeth on implants teeth cannot be bleached.  

Are Dental Implants painful?

We understand that for some people, going to the dentist can be intimidating. Moreso if you are going to have a surgery such as the dental implant procedure. Rest assured that there is minimal discomfort during the surgery. Our caring dentists use local anaesthesia so that do not feel any discomfort throughout the procedure. The jawbone where the implant will be mounted does not have a lot of pain-sensitive nerves.

What should I expect after the procedure?

As with any dental procedure, you may experience some bruising or swelling of your gums and face for a few days after the procedure. There may also be minor bleeding. You may feel a bit of discomfort near the area of implant placement. The pain is manageable with over-the-counter painkillers, and our dentists will talk you through any instructions after your procedure to ensure a pain-free and speedy healing period.

How much does a Dental Implant Cost?

Most dental implants are made of titanium. This lightweight and biocompatible metal is commonly used in surgical procedures because it integrates exceptionally well with the human body. Because of this material as well as the specialised surgical procedure, dental implants cost more than other tooth replacement procedures.

However, the advantages of dental implants over these procedures are well worth the cost. They are more durable than dentures or bridges since they are made to last a lifetime. You may also continue your regular oral hygiene routine since it does not require any special procedure. Finally, it prevents complications on adjacent teeth that are associated with other procedures.

To learn more about Ryde dental implants and other tooth replacement options, contact call us at on (02) 98082588 to book an appointment. If you are nearby Gladesville, West Ryde, Meadowbank or Ryde, you may also visit us at Putney Dental Care, located in Suite 5, 227 Morrison Rd, Putney, NSW 2112.