Are you interested to learn more about oral implants?
At Kooringal Dental, we have helped hundreds of our patients restore their smiles using dental implants Wagga and know all there is to know about this particular restorative and cosmetic procedure. Perfect!
Here, our team answers common queries that we receive from patients about dental implants Wagga, so enjoy!
What are oral implants made from?
Dental implants Wagga are made from titanium.
This means that when they are placed into your jawbone, they can fuse and promote bone regrowth. This is important as it means they can act as a stable base for your synthetic teeth.
The teeth themselves are made from either acrylic, porcelain, resin or coated metal.
How long do they last?
With the correct aftercare and maintenance, oral implants can easily last upwards of 15 years.
But remember, just because the teeth are synthetic, this does not mean they don’t require care. You will need to clean your implants twice a day, floss and attend check-ups with our team so we can observe if there are any issues.
While we cannot stop you from smoking cigarettes or consuming alcohol, we will strongly advise against such things after you have oral implants fitted, as such activities can shorten the lifespan of the implants.
How much do they cost?
As each clinical case is different, it would be very difficult to be very specific on how much having oral implants will cost. The overall costs will vary based on how many implants are being fitted, if there are any other procedures required (such as a bone graft) and of course, the type of oral implant you are having fitted.
However, at Kooringal Dental, we can offer 0% financing options to our suitable patients, to help you spread the overall cost of the procedure.
Can anyone have oral implants fitted?
There are more dental patients who could have oral implants fitted than those who cannot.
As there are different types of oral implant, such as endosteal, subperiosteal and zygomatic, there will usually be a type that is suitable for most people, even if you have a thin jawbone or have suffered from damage to the jaw.
But if you have a contraindicated health condition such as osteoporosis, then this can badly impact the fusing of the oral implants and so we may decide to opt for a different kind of restorative such as dentures or a fitted bridge.
Do implants always require a bone graft?
No; the fitting of oral implants will only require a bone graft if you have a thin jawbone.
Our team will determine this via an X-ray at the initial assessment. And, should we feel that a bone graft would be beneficial, we will usually take the bone from either your foot or your chin. Alternatively, we may use a synthetic bone graft infused with proteins and collagen, that will help it fuse quickly and with a higher success rate.
Typically, we will need your bone graft to have been fused for around 3 months before we would begin fitting an oral implant, just to ensure that the base of the implant is stable.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.