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    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

    The Hall, 356 Church Street
    (Corner of Church and Palmer St)
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150

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    • Mon to Thurs - 8am – 6pm
    • Fri 8am – 5pm
    • Sat 8am – 2pm
    • Sunday Closed

Multiple Implants

If you are missing multiple teeth, then multiple dental implants are an excellent long-term avenue of action. Whether from trauma, decay, or some other reason, you might be a candidate for multiple dental implants – a contemporary and permanent solution.
A dental implant is at its core a titanium screw that mimics the natural root of a tooth. There are multiple parts to the implant process.

INITIAL CONSULT: During the consultation, the patient will be examined to assess if they are an appropriate candidate for implants. The health of their teeth, jawbone structure and medical history will all be considered.

SECOND CONSULTATION: During the second consultation dental x-rays will be taken and the procedure planned with the patient and the dentist. This is an excellent time to ask your dentist questions and gain as much information as possible prior to moving forward.

SURGERY: On the surgery day, under local anaesthetic (and sedation if desired prior to appointment) a small incision is made into the gum area after it is cleared (clearing the area may involve removal or extraction of one or multiple teeth that are affected by decay trauma or some other reasons leaving them at risk). The implant is then inserted into your jawbone. The implant is then either left to fuse with the jaw bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; or in other cases, your new (but temporary) tooth in the form of a crown can be placed on the same day. Following your procedure, there may be a degree of discomfort and swelling for several days. We will provide you with full aftercare advice and you may call us at any time so we can offer reassurance and advice following your procedure.

IMPLANT PLACED: Once the implant has fused with the jawbone (this can take anywhere from three to six months) the final restoration of the tooth can occur. This may be in the form of a crown or a dental bridge.

When the dental implant is fully finished, it will feel completely natural, as if you had never lost a tooth! They are a strong and durable option giving you unparalleled strength and stability to eat what you want. As implants are similar to natural teeth, if they are looked after they should last for many years.

Following the process, as with natural teeth, implants need to be looked after with good dental hygiene. Regular check-ups are key so as to prolong their life. We suggest you make an annual appointment to check the quality of your bone and gum area around the implant area.

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At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework. But they also last many years longer and in fact should never need replacement. So, they offer the best, most cost-effective option when viewed as a long-term investment in your health, comfort and well-being.

Most people find dental implant surgery pain easy to manage. If there is any post-operative discomfort the symptoms can be managed with over the counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or over the counter pain-relievers. Ice on the jaw can also be helpful.

Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants. You do not even need one implant for every missing tooth. As few as two implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, permanent set of top or bottom teeth.

Aside from the aesthetic value of implants, when you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth naturally start to migrate into that space. This affects your bite and can lead to complications such as headaches or jaw pain. Dental implants stop crowding and atrophy from happening.

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