Dental implants not only help teeth function more effectively, but can also improve your overall facial appearance. Other advantages of dental implants in Adelaide include:
There are three main types of implants in Adelaide offered by Burnside Dental Practice: single tooth implants, multiple implants and all-on-four implants. Find out which one is most suited to you by learning about each type below.
If you have lost a single tooth due to decay, injury, or from periodontal disease, it can be replaced using a single dental implant. A dental implant replaces both the lost tooth and its root, meaning that no damage needs to occur to the neighbouring teeth. It also better protects the jawbone, keeping it healthy and intact. The new tooth will look, feel and function just like your other natural teeth. Many patients also find them easier to clean than other tooth replacement options.
If you’re missing multiple teeth, then implant supported bridges may be the best option for you. If your older bridge has failed or you are tired of wearing a partial denture, multiple teeth implants in Adelaide can be placed. Unlike conventional bridges, dental implants do not involve touching your existing teeth. They replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, but a bridge supported by dental implants also functions just like your natural teeth.
If you need to replace a full upper and/or lower set of teeth, you may now be able to receive all-on-four implants. We place four implants in your jaw, to which we attach a full set of non-removable teeth, giving the procedure its name. As there are only four implants used to support the full arch of replacement teeth, it’s a more cost-effective and easier-to-clean method than some other options. We may recommend all-on-four dental implants in Adelaide for cases where patients have lost, or are about to lose, all their teeth. It allows you to experience a very similar look, feel and function to natural teeth.
There can be some pain associated with dental implants, however the procedure itself should not hurt or cause any discomfort. Some pain may be experienced after the procedure, but this can be controlled with over the counter painkillers. If you follow all after care instructions for your implants in Adelaide, you can minimise the risk of infection and other complications that could cause pain.
While dental implants are generally considered to be safe, there are some risks involved. These potential risks include:
Some patients have a need or preference for dental implants that are 100% metal-free. At Burnside Dental Practice, we offer metal-free dental implants made from zirconia ceramic for patients with metal allergies or who simply want a metal-free option. Containing no plastic and no metals, our ceramic implants deliver an excellent aesthetic result while also being safe and functional.
Our tooth implant cost in Adelaide will depend on a number of factors, including the type of dental implants chosen and the number required. If you’re concerned about the dental implants in Adelaide cost, we offer flexible payment options, including Zip Money so you can pay off the cost over time in easy instalments. We also accept most private health insurance providers. We recommend checking your coverage to see if any benefits will be paid for teeth implants in Adelaide.