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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants In Australia

by Myrtle Banks

If you have missing or damaged teeth, implants are the closest you'll get to natural teeth. Dental implants are long-lasting and can significantly improve your appearance. If you're looking for a solution to your missing or damaged teeth, here's some basic information on dental implants.

What's A Dental Implant?

This is a replacement tooth that's implanted in your jaw. An implant looks and feels like your natural tooth. It consists of a titanium implant, a metal post and an artificial tooth crown.

The titanium implant is a screw-like device that's inserted into your jawbone. The device eventually fuses with your jawbone creating strong support for a new tooth. After the implant has fused with your jawbone, a metal post is inserted into the implant to provide a surface where the artificial tooth crown will be placed.

What Are The Main Types Of Implants?

There are two types of dental implants: single and all-on-4 implants. The single implant is a single tooth replacement with a single root, post, and crown. Like the name suggests, this implant is used to replace one missing tooth.

The all-on-4 implant, also known as an implant-supported bridge, is used for replacing several missing teeth. It can replace a whole row of teeth. The whole implant carries up to 14 artificial crowns. Four crowns are attached to the implant while ten are joined together.

What Are The Qualifications For Getting An Implant?

Dental implants are mainly used by people who are uncomfortable with dentures and ordinary bridges because of gagging, sore spots and poor ridges. Having missing teeth isn't the only qualification for getting an implant. You also need to have healthy gums and sufficient bone for the implant.

If you don't have sufficient bone, you may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure. Your dentist will also look at your overall health. If you smoke, have undergone chemotherapy, or suffer from diabetes, the chances of a successful implant procedure are slim. In such cases, your dentist will have to perform additional measures to minimise the probability of an unfortunate outcome.

How Much Do Implants Cost?

The cost of implants depends on numerous factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and whether you'll undergo a sinus lift or bone graft procedure. 

If you don't have enough gum tissue, you'll incur an additional expense for a sinus lift or bone graft. In such cases, a single implant will cost more. The price of the implant will also vary across different dental care providers. You should compare and contrast the costs of various dental services to find the most affordable price.