What is our dental implant process?

If you are thinking about getting dental implants Wagga, then you will want to know all the information available about them to help decide whether you think it’s the treatment for you. This guide that we have created will give you all the details about how the procedure works, to help you decide if it’s right for you.

The consultation

The first step that we take with patients wanting dental implants Wagga is to have a consultation appointment with them. This is a crucial stage, as it gives us the opportunity to examine the area where you want the implant, as well as take scans to get a good idea of what your bone looks like.

It is important that we make sure you have enough bone density in the area, as this is what determines whether you are eligible or not. If you don’t have enough strong bone, then the implant won’t have much to fuse on to, causing it to be weaker. Whereas when you do have healthy, stable bone, there is plenty there for the implant to fuse with which helps to create a sturdy foundation.

First main appointment

Once the consultation is out of the way and you decide you want to go ahead with dental implants Wagga, your new teeth can be created. A crown will eventually be attached to your implant, which is custom-made to fit your mouth and face shape, and coloured to blend in with the rest of your teeth. Once that is ready, we can invite you to the practice for your first main appointment.

During your first appointment, we will insert the implant screw into your jawbone. This procedure doesn’t take too long, and involves us opening up the gum to expose the bone, and inserting the screw. We will then close the area back up and let the implant screw fuse to your bone for a few months. This is an important part of the process as it gives time for the screw to almost become part of your jawbone, which creates a strong foundation for your new tooth.

Second appointment

After a few months, we will invite you back to the practice for your second appointment, which is when we attach the crown to the implant. This can only be done if the implant has successfully fused to the bone. Once we have attached the crown, you will really see the difference it can make. It should look just like your other teeth, to the point where no one will even know which is the prosthesis.

At Kooringal Dental, we take pride in providing our patients with the highest possible levels of quality service and care. We want to make sure that you walk away from the practice feeling positive about your smile.

How to look after them

When you are out living your life with your new tooth, you will want to be sure that you are taking good care of it. Luckily this is very easy, due to the fact that all you need to do is care for your implant like you would your other teeth, by brushing and flossing regularly.

Disclaimer: 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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