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Commonly Asked Questions About Dental Implants

man dental visitDo you find yourself avoiding talking to people or having your picture taken because you’re self-conscious about your missing teeth? It’s time to address the gaps in your smile. The professional, gentle team at Chatswood Dental Associates can provide the treatment you need. We offer state-of-the-art tooth replacement through dental implants.

If you’re considering getting help for your missing teeth, you’ll want to know all about dental implants. Here, you’ll find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

Q: Am I a candidate for dental implants?

There are a few situations in which dental implants cannot be completed. If you are under 18 or are a smoker, dental implants are not a good idea for you.

If you are concerned about a lack of bone material in your jaw, a graft can be completed first. Afterwards, you can proceed with your dental implant procedure. The only way to know for certain if your case is suitable for dental implants is to come in and meet with one of our dentists for a consultation.

Q: Why choose dental implants over another tooth replacement option, like dentures?

We are pleased to offer a range of tooth replacements, including dental implants, dentures and dental bridges. We want you to choose the treatment that’s right for you and will detail all options to you. Some of the reasons dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement include that dental implants

  • Look, feel and function like a natural tooth
  • Are easily cared for
  • Have a high success rate

Q: What can you do to minimise discomfort during the procedure?

Your comfort and safety are always a priority for us. Local anaesthesia and sedation are available during your implant procedure to make sure you remain comfortable. If needed, we can have a sedation specialist come in to provide you with IV sedation.

Q: What is recovery after the procedure like?

You may want to take some time off from work or other activities, though we’ll advise you on what’s appropriate for your particular case. There may be some minor discomfort, which is a normal part of the healing process. You can easily manage it with over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or paracetamol.

Q: How long does it take to complete treatment for a dental implant?

First, the titanium implant must be surgically inserted. The site has to heal next, which is typically around a few months. After that, your restoration (a crown, bridge or denture) can be placed on the implant. All in all, treatment is generally completed in 3-6 months.

Have More Questions?

Our team is here to answer them. Contact Chatswood Dental Associates today!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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