Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants in Adelaide
If you’re unhappy with your existing dentures or have lost a tooth, dental implants in Adelaide may be the solution for you. In the past, the only replacement options were bridges, removable acrylic dentures or unsightly gaps. Dental implants are a permanent option to fill in gaps and replace your missing teeth. In most cases, your implant can be placed here at Burnside Dental Practice.
Dr Ghai has had extensive training in Australia, Europe and the U.S. in implant planning and placement. He works exclusively with a local dental laboratory, ensuring the best outcome for your new smile. The process for implants in Adelaide is normally complete in 3-6 months, although in some cases, a longer healing and integration time may be required.
Your new smile will require ongoing maintenance and check-ups, so Dr Ghai will continue to monitor the implant site routinely. We also recommend frequent visits with one of our hygienists.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots. They are made of sterile titanium cylinders and are inserted into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Depending on your needs or current health condition, our teeth implants in Adelaide can replace one or more teeth without affecting the neighbouring teeth, as well as provide support for a bridge or fixed denture.
Advantages of Dental Implants
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:
- They have a very high success rate
- With proper care and maintenance, they’re able to last 20 years or more
- Unlike dentures, you won’t have to worry about them falling out and being damaged
- They protect your other teeth and jawbone against bone loss
Types of Dental implants
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.
Ceramic Metal-Free Implants
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.
How Much Does Dental Implants Cost?
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.
Is the treatment painful?
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.
In some cases, multiple procedures may be required for surgically fitting dental implants in Adelaide. These procedures may include:
- A dental examination to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants
- X rays to show which teeth require replacement with implants
- Teeth extraction to remove any teeth that are loose or affected by severe damage or decay
- Jawbone preparation and grafting
- Placement of the dental implant
- Bone growth and healing
- Placement of the abutment which will screw onto the implant
- Placement of the artificial tooth
Not all of these procedures may be necessary for your situation, so it’s important to discuss your individual needs with your dentist.
Care and After Care
Practicing proper after care for dental implants in Adelaide is vital in order to reduce the risk of complications. Your dentist will provide you with detailed before and after care instructions to follow, some of which may include:
- Keeping your mouth as clean as possible
- Rinsing regularly with warm salt water
- Avoiding eating foods until the local anaesthetic has worn off
- Keeping food away from the implant site for as long as possible
- Managing pain and swelling with ice packs and over the counter painkillers
Is the treatment Safe?
While dental implants are generally considered to be safe, there are some risks involved. These potential risks include:
- Infection of the implant site
- Injury to surrounding teeth and blood vessels
- Damage to nerves in the teeth, gums or lip, causing numbness, tingling or pain
- Sinus problems due to dental implants protruding into the sinus cavity
While these risks are rare, your dentist will explain them to you in depth to ensure you’re fully informed before your procedure for teeth implants in Adelaide.
Arrange a Dental Implant Consultation Today
If you’re ready to arrange a consultation for permanent dental implants in Adelaide, contact the team at Burnside Dental Practice today. Call us on (08) 8311 2581 to make an appointment or enquire about our tooth implant cost in Adelaide.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.