In many situations, a dental implant is the most aesthetically pleasing or appropriate treatment option for replacing a missing tooth. A dental crown or dental bridge, secured to a dental implant, provides a complete and beautiful solution for improving your smile. The procedure is often less traumatic than having a tooth extracted.
What are your treatment options?
The procedure involves placing one or more titanium fixtures (implant) into the bone and after a healing period a crown or bridge is constructed and attached to the fixture, replacing the missing tooth/teeth.
The gold standard for replacing a single front missing tooth is an implant. Implants do not involve drilling healthy teeth in order to replace a missing tooth.
Donnybrook Dental Surgery has the state of the art Nobel Guide System (computer guided software) which allows the dentist to assess, select and place the best possible implant with accuracy.
Implants can also be placed to stabilise loose dentures or as a denture alternative.
Does it hurt?
There can be some discomfort with different procedures, depending on what is required. Whilst we can’t promise a completely pain free experience, we do our best to talk you through every step along the way and make sure you are comfortable through all treatment. We will ensure that you are completely numb, and stop at any time you need to.
For our patients who are scared or who find it difficult to sit through lengthy treatments, we can offer oral sedation so that they are relaxed on arrival and during treatment.
How much does it cost?
The cost of your treatment will depend on the solution that you and your dentist agree is the best option for you. Once we understand the preferred solution then we can discuss the cost and payment options with you.
If you are a member of BUPA or HBF health funds – we are a preferred provider, so you will maximise your benefit when you make a claim for your treatment. The first step is consulting your dentist about whether an implant is the best option for you.