It’s not uncommon for adults to lose a tooth to injuries or dental disease, which is why we’ve helped replace teeth and restore smiles for people from Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, and surrounding suburbs.
Dental implants are one way to do this. Unlike options such as removable dentures, implants offer a fixed solution; a small pin is anchored into the jawbone, which then acts as a “base” onto which we can attach crowns, bridges or permanent dentures.
Missing teeth can affect your ability to speak, smile, eat and chew food. Implants can be a great option for tooth loss due to disease or injury, but you should speak with us to find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants. We can recommend solutions for missing teeth that are right for you, your health, and your lifestyle.
We’ll give you detailed instructions about caring for your oral health after you’ve replaced a tooth with an implant.
Generally, you should avoid eating hot food until the anaesthesia has worn off completely, and try not to touch the affected area with your mouth or finger during the first day. Do not participate in any exercise such as running or gym workouts in the first 48 hours.
There may be swelling and/or bruising following the treatment which usually peaks after 2-3 days. In most cases, this is normal and can be alleviated with ice packs. If the swelling doesn’t go down after about 3 days, please get in touch with us.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.