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Dental Implants Port Macquarie

Dental implants are screw-like metal posts, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone underneath your gums, to replace missing teeth.

Once in place, they allow your Port Macquarie dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.

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Because dental implants fuse to your bone, they become sturdy support for replacement teeth.

Dentures and bridges attached to dental implants won’t slip or move inside your mouth.

This fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as crowns installed over implants — look and feel more natural compared to conventional dentures or bridges.

For some, conventional bridges and dentures are uncomfortable or even impossible, due to sore spots, poor ridges, or gagging.

Also, conventional bridges must be attached to teeth on both sides of the space left by the missing teeth, requiring enamel reduction on the adjacent teeth.

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Qualified Candidates for Dental Implants in Port Macquarie

Not everyone can get dental implants.

Your trusted Port Macquarie dentist will first conduct a comprehensive examination to determine if you are a qualified candidate for the procedure.

A qualified candidate should have the following characteristics:

  • Good general and oral health
  • Adequate bone in the jaw
  • Healthy gum tissues
  • No periodontal disease

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer firm support to human-made teeth. Dentures, bridges or single-teeth crowns attached to the dental implants won’t slip or move inside your mouth – a very important benefit when eating and speaking.

This secure fit also helps human-made teeth feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.

Some people may find implant-supported dentures more comfortable than removable dentures that do not use implants.

When teeth are missing, dental implants also help keep the jawbone from shrinking, lifting your face to avoid a “sagged” appearance.

Dental implants are good value since they can last a lifetime, with proper hygiene and care.

Dental Implants Procedure

On your first visit, your Port Macquarie dentist designs your treatment plan, focusing on your specific dental care needs and preferences.

A tiny screw-like post made of titanium is placed into the socket of the missing tooth. While the jawbone heals, it fuses around the implants through a process called osseointegration, securing it in the jaw.

Once the implant is connected to the jawbone, a small connector post called an abutment is attached to securely support the new tooth.

Dental Implants in Port Macquarie

Talk to your Port Macquarie dentist today to learn if you are an ideal candidate. Get the smile you’ve always deserved and say goodbye to missing teeth, with durable dental implants.

Dental Implants in Port Macquarie

Call us on (02) 6583 1711 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental implants?
Dental implants are tiny screw-like posts, usually made of biocompatible material like titanium, that are used to replace missing tooth root. They bond to the jaw to provide stable support for crowns and dentures.
Who is a qualified candidate for dental implants?
Almost anyone who has a missing tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth is a candidate for dental implants. Talk to your Port Macquarie dentist for your specific needs.
How long will it take to recover?
The whole process can take a few to six months from start to end, but most people can resume their normal activities within a few days of a particular procedure being performed.
How long will dental implants last?
Usually, they last longer than regular dental work, as long as you take care of them properly with daily cleaning. When properly maintained and if good oral health exists, they can last a long time, up to a lifetime.
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
Not at all. Dental implants are usually placed under local anaesthesia. Most treatments can be done in our dental clinic in Port Macquarie.

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