If you are looking to replace missing or damaged teeth, dental implants could be an ideal option for you and your smile. They are the most natural looking teeth-replacement option and, unlike dentures, you have the option to have a fixed, non-removable solution that will enable you to eat, smile and enjoy the foods you love.
Reasons for dental implants
- Replace one or more missing, severely damaged, or infected teeth without damaging the adjacent teeth.
- Better alternative to uncomfortable dentures.
- Eat the food you love again (hello steak and crunchy fruit!).
- Allow you to speak, smile and laugh with renewed confidence.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant replaces the missing tooth at the root, securing the new tooth into the correct position. Implants are made of titanium and integrated into the jaw bone below the gum’s surface. The teeth attached to the implants are natural looking and enhance your chewing ability and smile.
Do you need dental implants?
If you are missing a tooth or teeth, have decayed or broken/chipped teeth or have loose dentures that you want to replace, then dental implants could be your ideal solution.
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Typical dental implants treatment journey
Variable ~ usually 7 appointments
1. CONSULTATION + 3D X-ray
Dr Rick and the Tailored Teeth Team will take a 3D x-ray to check your bone quality, individual anatomical considerations and discuss your goals for treatment with dental implants while educating and informing you of the necessary preparations and requirements for successful implant treatment.
2. INDUCTION & CLEAN (as required)
The team will take a full set of diagnostic records so you and Dr Rick can get a clear picture of your unique oral environment. By the end of this appointment, Dr Rick will be able to assess your suitability for treatment with dental implants and tailor your treatment plan to achieve your smile goals. You will receive a professional clean to start your dental journey with a hygienic and healthy environment. At the end of this appointment your photos, 3D x-ray and 3D scan will be used to plan your implant treatmet
3. CONSENT MEETING (Virtual consultation)
A virtual consultation will be arranged with Dr Rick or the treating surgeon to discuss your surgical plan and to make you aware of all risks and benefits of proceeding with implant surgery. Please note that this meeting will be recorded for your records and made available to you. During this meeting, the logistics an special arrangements, such as hospital admission (if required) will be discussed.
4. IMPLANT PLACEMENT
One or more implants will be placed at our Burwood or Mona Vale clinics or in hospital (as previously arranged), a temporary restoration may be issued at this appointment, or the surgical site may be closed until a later appointment.
5. IMPLANT UNCOVERING APPOINTMENT
Four months after placement of the implants, they are uncovered and a special healing cap is placed to shape the gums around the implant. This appointment is not necessary if implants were not submerged at time of placement.
6. SCANNING APPOINTMENT
The implant and shaped gums are scanned with a 3D scanner to be sent to our laboratory to have a custom restoration designed and manufactured.
7. IMPLANT RESTORATION ISSUED
Your new implant restoration(s) are attached to your implants and you will be issued with care instructions, warranty information and booked in for maintenance appointments.
Tailored Teeth is an exclusive provider of TEETH ON IMPLANTS®
The TEETH ON IMPLANTS® system is a highly effective dental technique provided by Smile On Clinics dental practices that offers a permanent solution to missing teeth. The treatment refers to supporting all teeth on multiple implants, making them look, feel and function just like natural teeth. The procedure is particularly suitable for patients who have numerous missing, decayed, infected or broken/chipped teeth and unsuitable for other options.