What are dental implants & what are the benefits?

A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.

Benefits

Benefits of implants

  • Very convenient
  • The dental implants are titanium screws which are biologically compatible with your bone.
  • Not necessary to take them out for a rinse or wash.
  • Clean them like your real teeth.
  • Dentures are removable and attached to your gums with adhesive, they are not as convenient as implants.
  • Will not slip off the gums like dentures as implants are attached to the roots with screws.
  • You can eat your favorite food without any problems.
  • Implants gives you 98% chewing efficiency
  • Dentures only gives you 10% chewing efficiency
  • Dentures are not as strong and useful as implants.

Treatment

Treatment Steps

Anaesthetic is used to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.

You could also request for general anaesthesia (put to sleep) if you do not want to be awake during the procedure. The dentist will then remove any damaged teeth that cannot be saved.

After that, a minimum of 4 implants will be placed in strategic locations in your jaw to provide the optimum support for the new teeth. A set of custom-fabricated temporary teeth will then be attached to the implants.

Following a minimum 2-3 months healing period, your implants would have typically bonded to the jaw bone.

At this stage a new impression of your jaw will be taken to construct your permanent teeth. This will require removal of your temporary teeth and insertion of your new final teeth.

Step 1

The implants are strategically placed to provide the optimum support.

Step 2

The temporary teeth are usually delivered within 3 days and are anchored permanently by small screws.

Step 3

Delivery of your permanent teeth after a suitable healing and adjustment time.

* This will depend on the initial stability of the implants and quality of bone. This may dictate the delivery of either a smaller temporary set of teeth or a removable denture.

FAQ’s

What are DaVinci Smiles All Teeth on Implants?

DaVinci SmilesTM All Teeth on Implants is a leading Dental Implant solution made with high-quality Australian-made materials.

How Much Would a DaVinci Smiles All Teeth On Implants Treatment Cost?

There are a range of affordable options to suit your budget. Enquire about your particular needs today.

Are Dental Implants Expensive?

It is true that investing in a smile will cost money. However, one of the highest quality products are created by DaVinci SmilesTM by using quality locally sourced materials for our clients, for what we consider to be a very reasonable investment. As a long-term dental solution, this investment will provide you confidence that your new smile will last the distance.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are replacement tooth roots which are used to help support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, cap, bridge or denture

Will the Treatment Hurt?

Many of our patients try to compare the pain associated with dental implants to that of a tooth extraction. Which is why we offer several sedation options to make the procedure feel more comfortable such as intravenous sedation.

How long will this Treatment Take?

This will depend on many individual factors, including initial healing time. However, as a rough guide it is projected that initial healing may take between 2 and 3 months before a permanent implant can be fixed into place. The procedure itself will not be time consuming.

Will this Procedure leave me without Teeth for a Certain Time?

There will be temporary or provisional teeth placed before a permanent prosthesis can be fixed.

Do I need to see the dentist after having implants?

Yes, it is recommended that you continue to see the dentist for your usual check-ups.

How long would Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are designed to be a long-term dental solution. As such, it is expected that they will last for quite a while, but everybody is different. Your dentist will advise based on the assessment of consultation.

Am I too Old for a Dental Implant Procedure?

Dental Implants do not come with an age limit. You are entitled to enjoy the freedom of a permanent dental solution at any age. However, everybody has a different level of health. The dentist will advise you if you are suitable for the treatment at the consultation.

Why Do I need Dental Implants when I have been using Dentures?

Dental Implants offer a more permanent fix to your dental problems, whilst dentures are a temporary solution. You could have the confidence of firmly rooted implants that act as reliably as natural teeth by investing in your future today.

Can I be able to eat or will I be required to change my diet with Dental Implants?

Initially you may find eating with your new dental implants to be slightly awkward. However, your confidence will grow, and long term there will be no restrictions on what you can and can’t eat. Please check with your dentist regarding dietary requirements when undergoing and after the procedure.

What happens if I wait too long to receive Dental Implant Treatments?

Waiting too long with missing teeth around the gums will result in further bone loss. This will require bone grafting procedures to supplement the bone loss around the jaw in order to support the implant. Waiting can mean that further work will be required in order to complete the implants. In some cases, it may not even be possible to place a dental implant due to too much bone loss. The dentist will advise you during the consultation if you are suitable for the treatment.

Are Dental Implants covered under insurance?

We are not liable for your insurance claims and patients have different health cover form different providers. It would be best to seek out your insurance provider and speak to them to see if you are covered for dental implant treatments.

What Payment Plan options are available?

DaVinci SmilesTM offers a range of plans for a range of budgets. Get in touch today and we can discuss the best options for you personally.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we encourage you to discuss these matters with an appropriately qualified dental practitioner.