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Dental Implants

A Permanent Solution To Replacing Missing Teeth

Losing teeth is a lot more common than many Australians think.  Teeth are often lost as a result of an accident or trauma, and sometimes teeth are removed due to decay and gum disease.

Our Dental Implants at King Street Dental

Many people take their teeth for granted, but if you’ve lost an adult tooth, you’ll want to have it replaced as soon as possible.  Leaving holes in your mouth can cause a range of oral health issues if left untreated.

A dental implant is a safe and easy cosmetic dental procedure, where permanent artificial teeth replace natural teeth that are missing.  A dental implant is designed to feel and look just like your own teeth.  An implant will fix your smile, and get your oral health back on track. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are permanent artificial replacements for one or more missing teeth and have been in use since the 1960s.  There are 3 main components of a dental implant.

  1. A metal screw made of titanium is fastened to the jaw and gums where the tooth has been lost.
  2. A metal abutment attaches to the screw and sits above the gums. 
  3. A porcelain or ceramic crown is attached to the abutment and is fitted in line and colour with the rest of the teeth.

Dental implants can replace single or multiple teeth, and provides a natural look that’s hard to distinguish from your natural teeth.  By attaching directly to the bones and gums, dental implants are incredibly stable, and can provide support for dentures and bridges as well.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they will not shift or move in the mouth, and do not require shaping of other teeth to attach.  Implants also do not have to be constantly removed or require glue or other adhesives to hold them in place.

Why Get A Dental Implant?
A missing tooth can cause a range of oral health issues if not properly treated.  Here are some reasons why dental implants are beneficial.

//  Reduce risk of gum damage

//  Reduce risk of shifting teeth

//  Reduce risk of bone loss

//  Restore a full smile and improve confidence

//  Longer lasting than dentures or bridges

//  Look, feels, and functions like natural teeth

As long as the gums are healthy, a person of any age can get a dental implant to replace missing teeth.

What Is The Process For Getting Dental Implants

Conventional dental implants require multiple steps and can take several months to complete.

  1. A consultation takes place to discuss the procedure options and set timeline goals.  Scans and x-rays are taken to paint a clear picture of where your teeth are positioned.
  2. The implant is placed inside the empty tooth cavity.  If part of the existing tooth remains, this first needs to be removed.  You will be given an anaesthetic so you do not feel any pain during the procedure.  The new “root” takes 3-6 months to fuse to the bone and gums and become stable.
  3. Once the gum tissue has healed around the implant, your dentist does an inspection.  If the implant is stable, the metal abutment is attached, which secures the crown to the implant. 
  4. Once the gum has healed around the abutment, the crown is attached and placed right up against the gum line, mimicking your natural teeth.
Dental Implant Life Span & Care

A well-placed dental implant should last a lifetime.  The crown however generally has a lifespan of 10-20 years before needing a replacement.  The implant life span will depend on which tooth is being replaced, as molars undergo more stress than other teeth.  Proper care and meticulous cleaning are essential for your implant’s long-term health and functionality.

Dental Implants vs Dentures & Bridges

Dental Implants vs Dentures

Dental implants are the overwhelming choice for replacing one or two missing teeth.  Dentures are generally used when several teeth are missing or a patient's gums or jawbone are not suitable for implants.

Dental Implants vs Bridges

Both dental implants and bridges have their pros and cons.  Dental implants require little maintenance and have a more natural look and feel.  They offer better protection of your jawbone and do not put strain on other teeth like bridges do.   Dental bridges on the other hand are cheaper and do not require surgery.

With King Street Dental, fixing a missing or broken tooth is easier than you think.  Our trained and friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way.  Our comfortable, relaxed, and safe environment will put you at ease and have you smiling brightly. 

At King Street Dental, we provide exceptional service for an exceptional experience. 

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Where To Find King Street Dental

Arrange your appointment. You’re only 5 minutes away from a beautiful smile.

King Street Dental is conveniently located at 67 King Street, Warrawong, next to Warrawong Library and Plush Furniture.

We have plenty of parking available on Carlotta Cres, at the northern end of Darcy Wentworth Park. Our practice is located at the corner of King Street & Hoskins Avenue.

We have accessibility parking available beside our building on the corner of King Street & Hoskins Ave. Enter via Hoskins Ave.

If you have trouble finding us, please call us.