Dental Implants Brisbane CBD
Having a missing or severely decayed tooth can feel very uncomfortable, both for aesthetic and practical reasons. Modern dental implants are a natural-looking and functional solution. If you’re suffering or feeling self-conscious because of a missing tooth, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for an honest consultation.
What is a dental implant?
A dental or tooth implant is an artificial root commonly made of titanium. The artificial root is inserted into the gum and jawbone to replace one or more missing teeth. This then forms the foundation for a dental crown, bridge or denture.
The most advanced solution for replacing teeth, dental implants come with many benefits, including:
- Similar functionality as a natural tooth
- Looks realistic
- Easy to maintain
- Your other (healthy) teeth don’t need to be touched
Dental bridges and dental crowns – what’s the difference?
Dental crowns, commonly known as caps, are full covers that go over a tooth or dental implant. They’re either ceramic (porcelain), metal (gold alloy) or a combination of both. Common reasons for getting dental crowns include having a tooth that’s badly decayed, fractured, has a large filling or is weak. Dental crowns are also a common treatment for teeth that have become weak as a result of root canal treatment.
A dental bridge is essentially multiple dental crowns in a row. If you’re completely missing a tooth, but have healthy teeth on either side of it, a dental bridge can fill the gap. The dental crowns on each end of the dental bridge are attached to the healthy teeth, keeping the crown in the middle in place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it painful to get a dental implant?
When the titanium implant is put in, you’ll be under anaesthesia and won’t feel any pain. Most people feel very little discomfort throughout the procedure. Speak to our team if you have a fear of the dentist or feel worried about anything.
How much do dental implants cost?
Because of the surgical and technical extent of the treatment, dental implants do come at a cost. At Dentistry on George, our prices reflect the Australian Dental Association’s average fee guide. We’ll give you a full quote on all treatment involved in getting an implant before starting out. This includes the surgery with one of our specialist colleagues.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution. The titanium root can last a lifetime in many cases, but the crown over it might need to be changed now and then. Dental crowns typically last around 15 years, and with proper maintenance, even more.
Are you put to sleep for dental implants?
You can be if you chose to be. However, most people prefer to stay awake.
Who are dental implants for?
Dental implants are a great solution to missing or severely decayed teeth, bringing relief to many people. However, it’s an invasive surgical treatment, so it’s not right for everyone.
While dental implants last longer than dentures, they’re also more costly. The process also takes a bit longer due to the gums and bone needing sufficient time to heal. The right solution for you will depend on your needs, budget and goals.
At Dentistry on George, we put our patients’ health first. We take pride in offering honest advice, never recommending treatment that isn’t medically necessary. Book in for a consultation with our experienced dentist if you’d like to find out more about dental implants and whether they suit you.
The Dentistry on George Difference
Family Owned & Operated
Your comfort and health are our priority. Whether you’re coming in for a quick check-up or extensive treatment, our team goes above and beyond to create a relaxing and trusting environment. It’s our vision to make every dental experience a positive one!
We strive for excellence in both our dental care results and customer service. Our team takes the time to listen to your questions and worries, making sure you’re comfortable throughout your appointment. We want to see every client leave our clinic with a smile.