Dental Implants North Sydney
With our Dental Implants North Sydney service, Quality Dental provides the very best Implant Dentistry to replace missing teeth.
What Are Dental Implants Used For?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, with the implant acting as a prosthetic tooth root. In most instances dental implant surgery is simpler than the procedure to remove the tooth, with the recovery time for a single implant is generally less than 24 hours. With developments in technology and materials there are no treatment barriers to having a fully functioning set of teeth.
What Are Dental Implants Made Of?
Dental implants are made of titanium or an alloy of titanium and zirconia and if well maintained will have a useable life well over 30 years. At Quality Dental we use Straumann-brand implants one of the oldest and most respected Swiss dental implant companies
Dr Luke Cronin is a member of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) and he uses the most up-to-date three-dimensional radiographic planning methods to ensure a predictable experience. By undertaking a thorough cosmetic and structural analysis of his patient’s teeth and facial features, Dr Cronin delivers highly aesthetic and functional outcomes.
An adequate bone is required to act as a secure base for the placement and integration of the implant. If adequate bone is not present, it can often be skilfully created, using bone grafting or augmentation procedures.
Emergency Dental Implant Treatment
Quality Dental understands that losing a tooth is a traumatic experience and as a result offers emergency dental implant treatment. Quality Dental Implants North Sydney will make arrangements for a temporary tooth prior to the removal of the failing tooth so you are never without a tooth. Ideally we would like to place the implant at the same time the tooth is removed, so there is only recovery from one procedure.
The procedure in simple cases takes less than one hour and can be performed under local anaesthetic, for more complex cases or for a concerned patient the procedure can be organised in our rooms in North Sydney while you are asleep.
Steps to Replace Your Missing Teeth
Assessment, Diagnosis & Planning
The first step is to meet with Dr Luke Cronin for a thorough assessment and evaluation of your situation, history, desires and requirements. From here recommendations for the best methods of treatment, cost options and a plan of action can be established and any questions answered, making sure that you fully understand your options and the processes involved. Radiology referrals for x–rays, cone beam imaging or CT scans may be organised at this stage if required.
Once you are comfortable to move ahead with the procedure the initial stage of inserting the implants is undertaken. This stage will take around 1–2 hours depending on the number of implants and whether associated bone grafting or modification is required. Implant surgery can often be done in one stage, but some cases may require a two stage surgery where the implants are initially left submerged under the gum and exposed in a short procedure at a future date.
Commonly, implant(s) will now be left for a period of 6-12 weeks for a microscopic process called ‘osseointegration’, which is essential for creating a secure base for your new tooth/teeth. Temporary solutions will replace your missing teeth during this time.
After the implant´s integration period, Dr Cronin will then finalise your dental implant restoration (implant based crown, bridge or prosthesis) for a fixed, permanent and attractive result.
Care for your dental implants, like natural teeth, is provided at home with regular brushing, flossing and dental hygiene maintenance for a long-lasting healthy smile.