Garners Dental is a leading cosmetic dentistry practice in Sydney. Established in 1968, Dr Tony Zahra was one of the first dentist’s in Australia to embrace the new Dental Implant technology in the early 1970’s.
Our dental practice has preserved our position at the forefront of dental practices by recruiting the most committed dentists and providing them with ongoing training and challenges as well as encouraging them to attend seminars and participate in community projects both at home and overseas. We look after our dentists so they stay for the long term and that means they are here to look after all your needs from simple fillings to complex cosmetic surgery, for you and your family, for the long term.
Today, when it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth, dental implants are fast becoming the gold standard for tooth replacement.
They are a longer lasting alternative to dentures or dental bridgework and the most natural looking restoration option.
One of the benefits of dental implants is they are strong and secure so you can bite into an apple for example, rather than cut it up.
Dental Implants look natural, in fact they look like the teeth you were born with.
How Do You Clean Dental Implants
Dr. James, a senior dentist at Garners Dental, says that unlike dentures, you don’t remove them for cleaning, oral hygiene is exactly the same for dental implants as it is for natural teeth, just brush your teeth twice a day and floss after meals.
Why Are Dental Implants So Popular?
Dental implants are titanium screws that are implanted into your jawbone beneath your gums that replace the original roots of the missing tooth. Once in place, they provide a solid foundation to have a crown placed on the implant.
Getting a Dental Implant in Sydney
If you are self-conscious about your missing or damaged teeth, then a dental implant is not only good for your self-esteem but has plenty of other benefits as well. If you live in Sydney, Garners Dental can help you.
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Are Dental Implants the Right Option For Me?
This question is best answered by the Garners Dental expert dentist during your initial consultation. You will most likely have x-rays on the specific area of your mouth where the implant is intended to go. These x-rays will help identify if the bone in the area is strong enough to support a dental implant. It will also reveal if there is enough room to place a dental implant in that region of your mouth.
During your initial consultation our cosmetic dentist will also discuss your medical history with you. A dental implant is a surgical procedure so we check that you are physically well and that your gums and jaw bone is capable of receiving an implant. If all looks well, your dentist will discuss cost and schedule a date for the implant.
If you have any concern about the cost, don’t forget to ask about our dental finance plan which will help you to spread the cost so you can get the work done now and pay it off over time.
Dental Implants– Frequently Asked Questions – Options
How Do You Know if Dental Implants the Right Option for You?
Dental implants are suitable for use by most people but there are a few things that will need to be checked first to ensure you are a good candidate. They include:
Do You Have Healthy Gums?
Your gums must be healthy enough to accept and form around the implant to provide support and strength. However, if your gums aren’t healthy, for example, if you have gum disease, this can generally be treated quite easily with modern dental practises.
If you need to replace several teeth with dental implants, you would first have the remaining teeth extracted, which means there may be a waiting period before your gums are healthy again. If replacing several teeth isn’t your goal then you would just need to take the steps recommended by our dentist to deal with any gum disease before implant surgery can be performed.
If, for some reason dental implants are not a good option for you, Your Garners dental cosmetic dentist will discuss all options with you during the initial consultation.
Is your Bone Structure Adequate For A Dental Implant?
Dental implants are embedded into the jawbone. So there must be a sufficient amount of bone, and the bone must be strong enough to support the structure. If your x-rays reveal there are issues with the bone where your implant will be placed, there are special procedures that can help rebuild the bone to the point that it will support a dental implant. Your cosmetic dental expert will discuss these options with you and chart an appropriate plan of action especially for you.
Do You Smoke? Smoking Can Affect Dental Implants
Your mouth will need time to heal, and your gums and bone will need time to take hold of the dental implant. Smoking can negatively impact these processes, therefore if you do smoke it is highly recommended that you quit or at least cease smoking for several weeks to ensure post care treatments and healing are successful.
Make a Commitment to Good Dental Health Practices and Regular Check-ups
Dental implants require the same care and maintenance as natural teeth. If bad dental hygiene habits are picked up or continue after dental implant surgery, the implant may be impacted by gum disease and that may cause the dental surgery to fail.
Dental Implants – A Permanent, Natural-Looking Solution
Dr. Bassi says, Dental implants are incredibly strong and stable, as they replace the missing tooth from the root. They restore a lost tooth and end up looking, feeling, fitting and functioning just like your natural tooth.
The titanium fixture that gets inserted into the jawbone, if taken care of properly, can last you a lifetime. It also serves to help you avoid bone deterioration that may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of daily life.
Dental implants are gaining popularity over other forms of dental restoration and cosmetic dentistry treatments for missing teeth. The video in this post answers many questions and explains the benefits of dental implants but if you have any questions, please feel free to call Dr. Bassi at Garners Dental Marrickville, to arrange a free consultation or to make an appointment.
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