Introduction: Are you considering a dental implant procedure to restore your smile’s brilliance and enhance your oral well-being? Look no further than Artsmiles Dental Clinic,
Dental Implants have emerged as the contemporary standard of care for those looking for a permanent solution to restore lost teeth and regain their confidence and smile.
It’s crucial for your overall health to replace any missing teeth. There are numerous advantages to doing so, such as improved chewing, smiling, and speaking abilities. It can also help prevent dental displacement, bone deterioration, and other oral health complications.
Temporary solutions like bridges or dentures can fill in the gaps in your teeth, but they may not appear or feel as natural. They can also lead to problems such as damage to healthy teeth, bone loss, and alterations in your facial bone structure.
Dental Implants can act as a substitute for one or more of your teeth, offering a robust, appealing, and natural-looking solution. Dr. Cristian Dunker can create a tooth implant that not only appears genuine but also feels real. This is true for both the person wearing it and those observing. At ArtSmiles Cosmetic Dentistry in Gold Coast, we utilize cutting-edge technology and a high-quality, on-demand lab that meticulously constructs dental implants using the best materials.
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A dental implant is a long-lasting solution for tooth replacement that is surgically inserted into the jaw. Each implant consists of three parts:
The post, often referred to as a screw, is implanted into the bone under your gums to substitute the root of your tooth. Posts are constructed from medical-grade titanium, a substance that naturally fuses with your bone, providing a sturdy anchor for your artificial teeth.. The abutment is a connector piece that attaches your implant post to your new replacement tooth, also known as the crown.
Your crowns are tailor-made to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. If you’re substituting several teeth, you might be given a bridge or another multi-tooth replacement rather than a single-tooth crown.
Implants are gaining popularity due to their high success rate. For patients looking to replace a single tooth or several teeth, many dental experts suggest implants as the primary option to think about.
At ArtSmiles Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide bespoke Dental Implants that can replicate or substitute your natural teeth. Dr Cristian ensures that the Dental Implants you receive will deliver the precise smile makeover you’ve always desired. The Benefits of Dental Implants.
With proper care and regular oral hygiene, your implants can last a lifetime. The titanium implants form a permanent bond with the bone in your jaw, allowing your implants to function just like natural teeth with healthy gums.
In the long run a properly placed and maintained dental implant can actually help save you money, time and aggravation.
It is much easier to care for a dental implant supported crown, which can be cleaned like a natural tooth.
Because dental implants are easier to brush and keep clean than dentures or bridges, they may reduce your risk of developing gum disease in the future.
The human jaw bone maintains its integrity through proper stimulation from the roots of the teeth. When a tooth is missing, that portion of the jaw bone atrophies and wastes away.
Implants can help preserve the integrity of your mouth and face by supporting gum and jawbone structure, stimulating the jaw bone, preventing it from deteriorating, and help avoid serious bone loss and oral health problems.
The appearance of your smile will be more natural and your new teeth will function just like natural teeth. This not only increases comfort, but it also boosts self-confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. In fact, if dentures or partials are replaced with dental implant supported teeth, the overall boost in quality of life is even more significant thanks to expanded food options, the elimination of messy adhesives, and improved speech, comfort and appearance.
Traditional replacements, like dental bridges, or removable partial dentures, permanently damage the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth space. Dental implants are independent of the neighbouring teeth and will not damage or affect your natural teeth.
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There are a number of different dental implant types that can be used to treat patients with missing, chipped, or diseased teeth. The type that we use is based on a thorough examination of your mouth and your oral and general health history. Here are the four main types of dental implants that dentists choose to offer patients:
This implant is called a single-stage implant because it usually only requires one surgical procedure to install it. The procedure involves surgically placing a longer implant into your jaw so it’s on the jaw bone, with the top of the implant level with the gum tissue.
Once the implant is in, the gum tissue stitches and closes, leaving the head of the implant visible. After a few months of healing, the dental implant abutment and temporary restoration can attach to the exposing head of the implant without needing any additional surgery.
This implant requires two surgical procedures for it to be set in place. The first procedure involves placing the implant into the jaw bone and stitching the gum tissue shut. Two to six months after healing, a second minor surgery is done to expose the implant and attach a dental implant abutment and temporary restoration.
In cases where multiple teeth are missing, patients may be advised to get a Fixed Implant Bridge. This method avoids the hassle involved with partial dentures, as it doesn’t require metallic clasps during the process.
Fixed bridges result in better aesthetics and has no affect to adjacent teeth. Other benefits of bridges is the restoration of your mouth functionality, and preventing remaining teeth from moving out of position.
Implant overdentures are a great alternative to traditional dentures. Overdentures are placed on top of implants which can add stability when compared to traditional dentures.
The benefits of overdentures often include an easier time chewing foods, improved speech, minimized discomfort, no more denture adhesives and often existing dentures can be used.
Patients who would otherwise require a full set of dentures can opt for All On 4, a non-removable denture fixed to 4 or more implants replacing the teeth in one jaw. This has become the most popular worldwide option for patients missing all their teeth. It can be made of titanium/acrylic or zirconium.
Tooth breakage is common if the material choice is wrong or if the patient has a strong bite, clenches or grinds. It is a very good option when done properly with the correct combination of materials. The final result is highly aesthetic, functional and comfortable.
Our cutting edge dental implant technology, advanced techniques and years of experience allow most implant patients, even those with a failing tooth to have an implant and temporary crown the same day. For most patient, in just a few hours, any existing teeth are removed, implants placed and fixed temporary teeth are placed all in the same visit.
To begin the process, we will place dental implants into the jawbone to act as a tooth root and create a solid foundation for the new teeth. This scenario creates a seamless treatment with the patient usually leaving with a much better tooth than the original.
After a few months, a permanent implant crown can be delivered to replace the temporary crown. The temporaries provide us with a road map for making the permanent teeth. By comparing what we like and don’t like about the temporaries we fine-tune the permanent teeth to the patient’s highest expectations.
Our commitment to you is to provide high quality dental restorations to ensure your implants last, so you can smile and eat with confidence.
Dr Dunker will assess your general and oral health prior to discussing implant placement. The consultation is complimentary. If you have a good general and oral health, Dr Dunker will ask for an 3D x-ray of the jaw.
A 3D x-ray is necessary for implant placement. For your comfort, ArtSmiles has this equipment available. You can bring this x-ray if you already have it. If you decide to take the x-ray with us, and if you are not a member of ArtSmiles Club yet, there is a cost of $180,00 for the x-ray and you can take it with you.
After taking the x-ray, Dr Dunker will plan the case in front of you and explain everything related to your treatment plan. Usually this consultation takes between 30 and 45 minutes.
Once you accept the treatment, Dr Dunker will scan your mouth. This 3D scan will be merged with your x-ray to create a surgical guide. Most of our surgeries are guided, in order to improve safety, predictability, and provide less trauma to the patient.
Dr Dunker will also discuss the surgical process and risks with you. This consult takes 30 minutes.
The implant surgery is usually executed in 45-60 minutes. At ArtSmiles, we are proud of our excellence in infection control, and for surgery that means that everything we use during the surgery must be sterile and the technique aseptic.
As we use surgical guides, the implant is positioned as predicted in the planning, which reduces the risk of damaging important structures of your jaw.
The implants used by Dr Cristian are Dentsply Sirona implants, which are considered as one of the gold standard implants by the academic dental world. Due to it’s quality, Dentsply Sirona offers lifetime warranty for their implants. This cover is related to the product, but not the surgical procedure. To check the service warranty offered by ArtSmiles, please click here.
Depending on the complexity of the case, Dr Dunker may use additional procedures to build bone or gingiva around the implant. These procedures increase the time and cost of the surgery. These procedures are evaluated and discussed with you in the planning consult. In cases of narrow bone, it may be required to execute a bone graft before the implant placement.
Aesthetic cases will require a provisional crown.
After 2 months of the surgery, you must come for a 45 minutes consult to evaluate the osseointegration and do the scanning of your mouth to receive the crown on implant.
This is the first of two visits for crown placement, and we’ll kindly ask for 50% prepayment of the code 672 – Porcelain crown on implant, and 661 – Abutment.
Depending on the complexity, we may deliver the crown in the next day of the scanning, or up to 2 weeks, when an outsourced lab service is required.
In cosmetic cases, we normally recommend using a lab service for shade match. There is an additional cost if a lab is used for aesthetically demanding cases.
Contrary to the common misconception, most patients are candidates for dental implants. The ideal candidate is a patient who experiences good overall health and oral health. The ideal patient should have healthy gums with no signs of periodontal disease, adequate bone density to support the implants and good overall health. However patients who experience chronic illnesses, systemic complications, periodontal disease or bone loss may still be candidates for dental implants.
Even if you experience any of the above health conditions, you may still be a candidate for dental implants, as each case is unique and it depends on the severity of the condition. Accurate and thorough diagnosis is crucial in understanding which solution is right for you, and creating the proper treatment based on your specific needs. Patients who suffer from periodontal disease or experience bone loss, there treatments that can be performed to remedy such complications and restore damaged gum and tissue in preparation for permanent dental implants. Additionally, for patients who lack the bone density needed to support permanent implants, there are several graftless solutions that employ innovative techniques to utilize existing bone density, allowing patients to opt for permanent dental implants that will restore their smiles for life!
The best way to find out if Dental Implants are right for you is to come to our office in Gold Coast for a free consultation appointment. On your initial consultation, we will thoroughly discuss your condition and health history, discuss your intended treatment plan, go over your payment options, and determine an estimate of your costs.
Any person over the age of 18 can have dental implants as long as there is enough bone available in which to place the implant. Younger than 18? Get in touch with us for an expert opinion on what your best options are!
No, it is not. We are dental implant experts. We pride ourselves on pain-free and gentle treatment. An effective local anaesthetic is used during the procedure so that you do not have any discomfort during the placement of the dental implants. We also use sedation method that is designed to help the patient relax and feel at ease. This sedation works quickly and completely relaxes the patient and eliminates any stress or anxieties. Although this method does not induce sleep, the patient will feel relaxed and the dentist will be able to accomplish a higher level of dentistry in a shorter amount of time. The mild discomfort you might experience after dental implant surgery can be controlled with medications.
No, you can care for your teeth implants as you care for your natural teeth, with routine brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist to check for any issues with fit or construction.
You can return to work after a dental implant procedure in Gold Coast the following day unless a particular surgical circumstance arises. Dr. Cristian Dunker will discuss all post-operative care instructions with you.
Yes! Your teeth feature a custom-designed porcelain crown that perfectly matches the shade of your existing teeth. Patients often have difficulty distinguishing their natural teeth from their beautiful new teeth implants.
The success of your implants will depend greatly on how well you maintain them. They need to be professionally cleaned and examined once every six months. Also, brushing and flossing daily is absolutely necessary for long-term maintenance of your teeth, as well as maintaining overall systemic health.
During the initial surgery, Dr. Cristian Dunker will place the implants into the bone/empty tooth sockets beneath the gums. This surgery is usually performed under anesthesia, so patients can rest comfortably until the procedure is over. After the surgery is over, your designated driver will be able to take you home to rest.
The next step takes place after the implant sites have healed. This second procedure involves attaching your permanent replacement teeth to your implants. Your dentist will customize your new crowns to fit your smile. Once the crowns are in place, the implant process is complete, and you can enjoy all the benefits of your new teeth.
The healing period after your initial surgery can vary, depending on the type of implants you receive. The implants must integrate with the bone in your jaw before they can undergo full chewing forces; therefore, a soft diet may be necessary for several weeks to a few months. There may be some discomfort and swelling in the days after the procedure, but most patients report that their pain is not severe.
You will receive a prescription for pain medication to control discomfort, but some patients find that they do not need it. You may also be given antibiotics to prevent post-surgical infection. Your comfort and safety are our top priorities, and our surgeon will be happy to answer any questions you have.
The cost of getting Dental Implants can vary depending on the number of implants, scale of treatment required, whether a patient experiences bone loss as well as the type of implants that you get. Our experts will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your free consultation visit.
We offer a number of dental financing options that enable you to pay over time. This way, you can start enjoying your dental implants as soon as they are placed. We accept a wide range of payment methods and have plenty of flexible pay later financial options including Afterpay, TLC, Humm and Access My Super.
Dr. Cristian Dunker is a trusted Gold Coast Cosmetic Dentist, who has been working with Cosmetic Dentistry and creating beautiful smile makeovers for years. With his skills and up to date approach, the costs and duration of your treatment is greatly reduced while achieving aesthetically appealing, natural-looking, and functional results.
He has perfected the art of Cosmetic Dentistry to ensure that the smile transformation is comfortable, rapid and precisely crafted to give you a smile that is perfectly suited to your face and your personality.
Introduction: Are you considering a dental implant procedure to restore your smile’s brilliance and enhance your oral well-being? Look no further than Artsmiles Dental Clinic,
Want to find out about how ArtSmiles can help you achieve your perfect smile? Come for a free consultation to find out.
or call us on (07) 5588-3677