CFS Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Listed here, you will find some of the most common questions we hear from patients. If your specific enquiry is not listed here, we welcome you to contact our dental clinic.

Dental Implants

At CFS Dental, the financial circumstances of our patients is always considered. We understand that high-quality dentistry is an investment in you and offer a number of financial options to help you fit your dentistry into your budget.

There are many implant systems available on the market with different pricing. We have been using the original implant systems from Sweden, for more than 20 years. 

We follow the most stringent surgical protocol and use only tested implant materials approved by TGA Australia. This may reflect in our fee structure. A typical single implant attachment or crown can range from $3500-$6500. The more implants one needs, the more economical it becomes per unit.

Safety of Dental Implants

Dental implants are made of commercially pure titanium. It is well researched and documented that titanium can be used widely in human bodies without complication such as hip joint replacement and dental implants etc.

At CFS Dental, we only use Noble Biocare and Astra Implant systems. Both of these systems are manufactured in Sweden, where contemporary titanium implants were invented.

 

The simple answer is yes, as long as you have sufficient bone to support your dental implant. 

If inadequate bone exists, contemporary grafting techniques before or during the implant procedure can be performed in selected cases. Most dental or medical conditions are not contraindications for implant procedures if they are treated and controlled appropriately. 

At CFS Dental, we always discuss all of your treatment options based on your current oral and medical health. We will want to make sure that no underlying gum disease or active decay will undermine your dental implant treatment and will treat any oral diseases before surgery for the best results.

Some conditions, such as osteoporosis under bisphosphonate (Fosamax) treatment, diabetes, heavy smoking or recreational drug usage will require special investigation. These situations do not necessarily exclude you from dental implants but may require special care or longer healing times.

The best way to get started is to contact our Oatley dental clinic to arrange an initial exam and to discuss your medical history. Dr Ng and Dr Szeman will then have the information necessary to address whether dental implants will be appropriate to replace your missing teeth.

 

Dr Ng and Dr Boulos share the common goal of making sure dental procedures are comfortable for our patients. We will always completely numb the area where your procedure will take place, so your treatment is as painless as possible

Normally, pain is not a regular feature in most implant procedures, as there are very few nerves in the jawbone. In some complicated cases, involving multiple implants and grafting procedures, a short course of analgesics postoperatively will usually suffice to control pain.

The mouth heals quickly with the proper care at home. We will go over post-operative instructions to help you enjoy healthy healing without complication.

The integration process for dental implants takes about 3-6 months. As your implant integrates with your jawbone, you will not feel pain. We will arrange routine follow-up visits to monitor healing and ensure that the process goes smoothly.

After integration, we will then plan for your final restoration – the dental implant crown. This procedure is non-invasive and since your dental implant is made of titanium, requires no prep to natural teeth.

If you feel anxious about pain, or have additional questions regarding what to expect during your dental implant procedure, contact our Oatley dental clinic. We are happy to help put your mind at ease, so you feel confident in the care you receive.

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