Dental implants are considered the procedure of choice when choosing to replace lost teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the process?
The first consultation may involve having specialised radiographs and visually assessing the area to determine whether a dental implant is appropriate for the individual case. If favourable to proceed, further appointments are made to prepare the bone for the implant fixture(s). The implant is embedded into the bone to replace the missing tooth root. An impression of the implant is taken, recording its position. This impression is then delivered to our dental technician and a post is constructed to support the newly fabricated crown.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that replaces a missing tooth root. The implant treatment is usually made up of two separate procedures: the surgical process of inserting a titanium screw that attaches directly to the jawbone, and the prosthetic phase, which involves attaching the prosthesis (porcelain crown, bridge or denture), securing it in place.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants replace the form and function of missing teeth.
How can a dental implant help me?
A dental implant helps to replace your lost tooth / teeth. It protects the quality of bordering teeth, preventing other teeth from collapsing in and around the gap left by your lost tooth. An implant looks and feels like a real tooth and can prevent further bone loss and gum recession.
How much does a dental implant cost?
The cost of dental implants can alter significantly depending on a number of factors. Here at the CDIC, we offer you an obligation-free consultation to determine the best treatment solutions for your dental situation. We are then able to provide you with an accurate estimate.
Will my health insurance cover part of the procedure?
This will depend on the level of your cover. If you’re considering a dental implant, we’d suggest making contact with your health fund to check your coverage.
How long does the process take?
The duration of dental implant treatment varies significantly depending on your condition and the method by which your treatment is carried out. It can be completed in as little as a few days, or in some more extensive cases completed in 12 months or more. There will usually be a series of appointments and follow-up visits over this period.
Can I go back to work the next day?
This is possible, depending on your post operative recovery. Dr New will work closely with you to assess the best option.