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Dental Implants Brisbane

Do you have difficulty chewing or are you embarrassed smiling due to missing teeth?

You may be a candidate for dental implants. But what exactly is involved with this treatment option and how does it work?

When it comes to dental implant services, our dentists are experts in working with patients with all kinds of presenting problems and creating a teeth implant solution that is effective and suitable for your needs.

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Are Dental Implants the Right Choice for You?

Dental implants are becoming the treatment of choice for several reasons. The main reason being that implants are strong, durable and natural looking. It is important to note though, that not all patients qualify for implants. Our Principal Dentist, Dr Nick Baveas, will be able to assess your individual case and inform you as to whether or not you would be a candidate for implants – he will assess the state of your oral health, your bone quality and quantity as well as your ability to maintain oral health after the process to determine this.

At Redbank Dental Centre, we are experienced in surgical dental implants and always consult closely with our patients to ensure that you are happy with the end result.

Curious as to whether you’re a candidate for dental implants? Contact us to book an appointment today on (07) 3814 2477.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Implants

There are various reasons to replace a missing tooth (or teeth). Sometimes you’ll have an accident and the tooth will dislodge, and sometimes you may have health issues which lead to tooth loss. No matter the cause, dental implants are an effective, natural looking solution when missing teeth are impacting your self-confidence and daily life.

Below are the answers to some common questions we get asked by people who are curious about their teeth and wondering if dental implant services are the best way forward.

  • Do I have to replace a missing tooth?

    If you’re considering leaving a space where a tooth once was, you first need to be aware of the risk of not getting your tooth replaced.

    Bone loss – when a tooth is removed, the bone that supported it shrinks over time. This process is called “resorption” and can lead to several different issues, from cosmetic concerns to more serious issues affecting other teeth.

    Drifting – the loss of one or two teeth can lead to drifting or tilting of the neighbouring teeth. The opposing tooth may also drift further into the mouth. This can cause multiple issues, one being problems with function such as chewing difficulties.

    Your dentist will be able to discuss these potential problems in more detail with you.

  • How are dental implants done?

    If you are able to have a dental implant placed, then a titanium implant is used as an artificial “root”. This implant is inserted into the jawbone and allowed time to integrate, thus creating a strong anchor for the replacement tooth (crown).

  • What does the process involve?

    After the initial implant insertion appointment, you will be required to attend a follow-up appointment – usually a week to 10 days later – and then Dr Nick Baveas will inform you of when the crown on the implant can be started. Implants are complex dentistry and require a number of appointments. We do not rush the process because we want the best possible result for you – remember that good things take time!

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Common Risks of Dental Implants

As with any kind of dental procedure, there are a couple of risks associated with dental implants – but these are inherently minor and we do take great care to discuss these with you in more detail in person.

Nerve damage

If you are getting a dental implant in your lower jaw, there are some cases in which nerve damage can occur. In most cases, nerve damage is very rare, and minor if at all. If there is any nerve damage, your dentist will remove the implant and allow the area to heal, after which time they can repeat the dental implant treatment.

Pain

Some minor swelling and pain will be present at the site of the implant for a couple of days following the surgery, but this will subside in time. In the meantime, your dentist will prescribe you appropriate pain relief to ensure you are not in discomfort.

We will never leave you in pain or perform dental surgery without due care and consideration for your needs.

 

Redbank Dental Centre for Dental Implants Brisbane

At Redbank Dental Centre, we take great care to make sure everything goes smoothly and that you have the best chance to join the high percentage of successful cases for surgical dental implants.

When you arrive for your implant appointment, you will notice a few changes to how we normally do things! The dental surgery will be set up as an implant surgical room; you will see sterile drapes and tubing covers placed on benches and equipment. Dr Nick Baveas and his dental assistant will be clothed in sterile gowns and bouffant caps (hair coverings) etc. You will also have a bouffant cap and a sterile drape placed over you.

Your dental assistant will prepare you for the treatment, and Dr Nick Baveas will discuss the process with you one last time – answering any further questions or concerns you may have.

Dental implants are considered a permanent solution for missing teeth, however, like natural teeth, they can fail. Good oral hygiene at home and regular dental check-up and cleans will help ensure the longevity of your implant.

Ready to start a lifetime of healthy smiles? Contact us to make an appointment with our skilled dental team today! For customised teeth implants Brisbane wide, you can trust the team at Redbank Dental Centre. Call us on (07) 3814 2477 to book your free consultation.