Dental Implants Gosford

Have you lost a tooth due to an accident, gum disease or extraction? Do you feel self-conscious when you smile?

At Albany Dental, we are experienced at providing high quality but affordable dental implants in Gosford so that you can get your confidence back and smile comfortably again.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the safest and most reliable solutions to missing teeth. They’re commonly made of a titanium frame that’s screwed into your jawbone to replace the root of your missing tooth so that an artificial tooth can be securely installed.

Once they’re in place, you can eat and speak comfortably in the knowledge that there’s no risk of your artificial tooth falling out.

What Is The Procedure For Dental Implants?

A dental implant is usually carried out over two separate procedures. The first procedure will be to fit the implant into your jawbone, while the second will be carried out 4-8 months later to fit your brand new permanent tooth over the implant.

Do I need dental implants?

If you have a broken, severely cracked or missing tooth, a loose bridge or an infected tooth that needs to be removed, a dental implant could be the solution to providing you with that perfect smile.

Dental implants are also a great option for patients who struggle with loose dentures and partials, which can be prone to falling out if they don’t fit correctly. Dental implants are also worth considering if you have a sunken facial appearance, as your jawline will be stimulated when you chew.

They’ll look and feel exactly like your natural teeth, so if you’re sick of dealing with messy denture adhesives and are looking for a more convenient option, we can consult with you on the best treatment option for you, including dental implants.

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Are Dental Implants Obvious?

As mentioned above, dental implants look like your natural teeth. You may speak with people who have had dental implants every single day without even realising. Dentistry and orthodontics have made massive strides in recent decades – this means implants of all kinds can be virtually undetectable.

With a dental implant, your smile can be complete once again, all without anybody noticing anything was ever amiss. Advances in the process have made it so that your implant will fit perfectly alongside (and match) the rest of your teeth.

Does Getting a Dental Implant Hurt?

Implant procedures use an anaesthetic to ensure you do not feel any pain during the operation. After the procedure, there will usually be some level of discomfort. This varies from person to person, but it can usually be mediated by a combination of cold packs and general pain medication.

This discomfort typically goes away after a few days (sometimes a week), but this can also depend upon the complexity, and the severity, of your implant. Regardless, most people return to work the day after their dental implant surgery – the procedures should not get in the way of resuming your life.

To reduce the pain further, we heavily recommend you stick to softer foods for a few days. This helps reduce pressure on your jaw while it heals. 

Are Dental Implants Worth it?

At Albany Dental, we have worked tirelessly alongside our fellow specialists to provide affordable dental implants Gosford residents can rely on, though costs often vary based on the exact procedure you have.

That being said, the value of a complete smile cannot be understated – especially as implants last much longer than most other alternatives with proper care. To ensure that you get the best implant you need, reach only to the most trusted best cosmetic dentist in Gosford, it’s Albany Dental.

Dental implants can also have additional health benefits. They provide further support to the jaw bone and the face, preventing further degradation from a missing tooth (or teeth). Once your implants settle, you will have a stronger mouth and will be able to once again eat and laugh with equal confidence.

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Experienced Dentists

Our dental team at Albany Dental have over 40 years of dentistry experience, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

We’re committed to providing all of our Gosford patients with the best possible dental care while keeping your visits as stress-free as possible.

If it’s your first time getting dental implants, our team is more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

If you have any questions about our dental services or if you would like to book an appointment, simply give our friendly team a call on (02) 4324 1181, book online or enquire online and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants act as “artificial roots” which are surgically inserted into your jawbone to allow for a dental restoration such as a crown, bridge or denture to be placed. Most are made of titanium which has good compatibility with the bone which allows for strong integration into the jaw and a stable base on which the tooth/teeth can function.

The implant is shaped like a screw and inserted into the bone before being allowed to heal and fuse with the bone over a period of several months. Once healed, it serves as an anchor for your new replacement teeth.

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. They’re often considered a permanent solution for missing teeth. The quality of the implant, placement technique and your overall oral health, may also affect the longevity of your dental implant.

The implant surgery itself is usually performed under local anaesthesia and is not generally painful. Some discomfort and swelling may occur around the site directly after the procedure, but pain is generally manageable with over-the-counter pain medication.

Dental implants are not susceptible to staining like natural teeth, but they can be affected by discolouration from external factors such as tobacco use or food and drink that cause staining.

In general most people who are in good health, have good oral hygiene, limited periodontal disease history and have sufficient bone density in their jaw can get dental implants. However, poor oral health, ongoing gum disease, poor bone heights (levels), some medical conditions and systemic factors such as smoking may affect the success of the procedure, and be a contraindication to a dental implant.

The process of getting dental implants can take 6-12months as it involves multiple stages from the extraction of the tooth (if not previously missing), to the placement of the implant, the healing period and the attachment of the dental restoration. The exact timeline can vary depending on each individual case.

Like any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with dental implants such as infection, nerve damage and implant failure. However, these risks are relatively rare and can often be prevented with proper care and maintenance.

Dental implants require regular oral hygiene practices like brushing, using a water flosser and flossing, as well as routine check-ups with your dentist. It’s also important to avoid habits like smoking or chewing on hard objects that can damage the implant. Your dental implant is susceptible to the same gum disease that affects natural teeth and therefore regular checks and maintenance are required.

Your dentist may also prescribe special mouth rinses to help keep the implant healthy. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, and many people find them to be a comfortable and natural-looking solution for missing teeth. With proper placement and maintenance, they can provide a long-lasting and natural-looking restoration.

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