Have some queries about dental implants? Our team at Kooringal answers 5 FAQs

Are you missing teeth as an adult, and your fitted bridge or denture simply isn’t cutting it anymore?

If you are looking for a more permanent alternative to missing teeth, why not consider having oral implants fitted?

At Kooringal Dental, we are proud to be able to offer our suitable patients dental implants Wagga. We have extensive experience surrounding this procedure, and will always aim to get your smile back to its former glory, answering any questions that you may have on the way.

Have some questions about dental implants Wagga? Here are answers to the most common 5 that our team is asked, for your information.

Is the fitting uncomfortable?

No, it isn’t.

When our team fits your dental implants Wagga, we will always ensure that your mouth is sufficiently numbed before making any incisions. Once you are at home, we advise you to purchase over-the-counter pain relief to help keep any discomfort at bay.

If you find that the discomfort is worsening, contact us immediately for an appointment.

How long does the process take?

This depends on how many implants you are having fitted; if it is a single implant, you may be in the chair for 2 hours. If you need more fitted, we will spread the appointments out over a 2 week period if possible.

Once all the implants are in place, you will need to wait for 3-6 months for them to fuse with your jaw before we put the prosthetics (false teeth or crowns) onto them.

Can I get them abroad and pay less money?

Yes, you can but the quality is likely to be poorer.

Remember, to cut corners on cost, certain areas have to be eliminated, such as the quality of the materials used. At Kooringal Dental, we will always use the highest-grade titanium implants and will only allow our most qualified members of staff to fit them.

So, paying a bit extra is well worth the increased chance of a better fitting, longer-lasting implant.

How hard is the aftercare?

Once the implants have been fitted, you will need to keep an eye out for signs of infection. This can include swelling around the implant site, discolouration of the gum and of course, discomfort.

For a few days following the fitting, you should aim to clean the implant site using saltwater as opposed to a brush and eat healthy, soft foods like boiled vegetables and fruits.

Our team will need to see you to check that the implants are fusing correctly, so if you have any queries relating to your case, we will be able to offer more specific advice at these appointments.

How long do they last?

With correct care and an absence of gum disease, oral implants should last up to and over 20 years; in some cases, they can last the rest of your life.

Just be sure to attend our surgery for check-ups every 6 months and be certain to care for them at home as you would your normal teeth. Simple!


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.


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