Revitalising the Foundations of Your Smile in Gosford and the Central Coast
Dental Implants: A Comprehensive Solution to Tooth Loss
Tooth loss, regardless of its cause, is more than just an aesthetic concern—it’s a functional setback that can affect everything from speech to dietary habits. At Coastal Dental, right at the heart of Gosford and the Central Coast, we offer an innovative solution: dental implants. This modern restorative procedure not only replaces lost teeth but also ensures the preservation of jawbone health and facial structure.
The Three Pillars of Dental Implants:
The Implant Body
The Prosthetic Tooth
Delving Deep: What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gum line. Acting as a root for the missing tooth, it provides a robust base for supporting crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Why Dental Implants Stand Out: The Coastal Dental Advantage
Promote Bone Health
Coastal Dental: Where New Beginnings Await
A full, vibrant smile isn’t just a vision at Coastal Dental—it’s a reality we craft daily. With our state-of-the-art dental implant solutions, reclaim the joys of uninhibited laughter, diverse foods, and the confidence that comes from a complete smile. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or require a complete oral overhaul, Coastal Dental is your gateway to unparalleled restorative expertise in Gosford and the Central Coast. Join us in redefining futures, one smile at a time.
Embark on Your Dental Implant Journey with us.
Consultation and Planning
Frequently Asked Questions
While dental implants offer a comprehensive solution for tooth loss, they might not be suitable for everyone. Ideal candidates have good oral health, adequate jawbone density to support the implant, and are free from conditions that might impede healing. However, advancements in dental procedures now allow for bone grafts in patients with insufficient bone structure. It’s essential to consult with our team at Coastal Dental to assess your individual needs and suitability.
Most patients report that the discomfort associated with implant placement is less than that of a tooth extraction. The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring the area is numb. Post-operative discomfort is manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers, and most patients return to their regular activities within a day or two.
The dental implant journey varies depending on individual circumstances. After the initial implant placement, a healing period known as osseointegration, where the implant fuses with the jawbone, takes a few months. Once this is achieved, additional appointments are scheduled for the abutment and prosthetic tooth placement. In total, the process can range from several months to a year, but the results are long-lasting and worth the wait.
While dental implants boast a high success rate—typically above 95%—there’s still a minimal chance of failure. This could be due to various factors, such as infection, insufficient bone density, or the body’s rejection of the implant. At Coastal Dental, we take all necessary precautions, from thorough assessments to using high-quality materials, to minimise such risks. Regular check-ups after the procedure help monitor the implant and ensure its longevity.
Dental implant care largely mirrors that of natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups are crucial. While the prosthetic tooth won’t decay like a natural tooth, the gum around it can still get infected without proper hygiene. It’s also wise to avoid excessively hard foods immediately after the procedure and to notify our office if you notice any unusual changes or discomfort.
At Coastal Dental, our commitment is to keep you informed, comfortable, and confident throughout your dental journey. If you have more questions or are curious about dental implants or any other services, we invite you to get in touch. Let’s craft a future where every smile is a beacon of hope and happiness.