At Blacktown Dental Group, we understand the negative impact missing teeth can have on your quality of life. Eating and speaking can become challenging. You may also feel too self-conscious to smile or have your picture taken.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the most advanced solution that acts as a natural tooth and will last for your lifetime. An implant—a painless, permanent method to replace a missing tooth—is a titanium post that gets inserted into your jawbone. Depending on your particular needs, we can place a crown, bridge or denture on the implants.
There is also a popular, full mouth rehabilitation method we offer, known as All Teeth on 4/6/8 Implants which can help achieve a ‘Hollywood’ smile or a more natural look personalised to your individual goals.
The Benefits of Selecting Dental Implants
Even if you have one tooth missing, that can affect your ability to chew the foods you enjoy. If you have multiple missing teeth, that can be even more devastating. A primary benefit of dental implants is that you can enjoy the full function and aesthetics of a natural smile. The following are some of the many benefits of choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth
What to Expect When Getting a Dental Implant
At Blacktown Dental Group, we have an on-site prosthetics lab which means that Paul, our Dental Prosthetist and Dr Naseem, our Dentist work very closely to create a simple and seamless experience for our implant patients.
Whether you have a crown, bridge or denture depends on your unique situation. For a single tooth, a crown is usually recommended. For two of more teeth, we will likely recommend a bridge.
If you want to replace all your teeth, implant-retained dentures are an excellent solution as they are fixed in place. This means they don’t need to be removed to be cleaned – they are also convenient and comfortable.
While the process differs slightly depending on your unique situation, it generally comprises a series of simple steps:
Initial Consult with Paul and Dr Naseem
Measure & Moulds with Paul
Surgery with Dr Naseem
At the initial consult, we will discuss your smile goals, as well as take a series of X-rays and CT scans. From here, we will provide a detailed treatment plan, answer any questions you might have, as well as provide a breakdown of costs.
The healing phase can range from weeks to months depending on your individual case, however 3-4 months is usual. After this period, we can then place a crown, bridge or denture over the implant/s to restore your smile.
Get a Standard Single Implant with Crown from just $4800!
Take that first step towards restoring your smile with this terrific offer! Please note that certain conditions apply. We also offer a free 15 minute consultation for anyone who hasn’t explored implants with us before.
We partner with all major medical insurance.
Providing Convenient Payment Plans
Interest-free payment plans are offered through zipMoney. This means you can get your treatment now and pay later-without any financial worries!
We also offer Afterpay, another payment option to pay off your treatment in easy, scheduled instalments.
Use your Super for your dental treatment
Blacktown Dental Group can help you use your superannuation to pay for your dental treatment. This allows our patients to get the care they need now and pay through their super, which makes it more convenient and stress-free.
Health Funds Accepted
We accept all major health funds, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs coverage. You can also use the Oral Health Fee for Service Scheme vouchers. A HICAPS machine is on-site, so you can claim your rebate straightaway in our practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Those with decayed, missing, chipped or severely infected teeth may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. To better serve you, we encourage you to make an appointment with our practice. We can examine and evaluate your mouth, and then provide our best recommendations.
What will a dental implant look like?
A dental implant is designed to look and act like your natural teeth. Implants look so natural that most people who see you won’t tell the difference. Dental implants will enable you to eat, chew, speak and perform all the functions your regular teeth allow you to with enhanced aesthetics!
How much do dental implants cost?
It’s important to note that we can’t provide an estimate of the cost of implants without assessing your smile needs first. During a consultation with one of our dentists, we’ll evaluate your mouth so we can make better recommendations for your individual needs, as every patient is different. We’ll craft a customised care plan for you. If you agree to proceed, we can get started as soon as you’re ready.
Are placing dental implants painful?
Getting implants is usually not considered painful. To minimise any possible discomfort, we offer patients nitrous oxide (‘happy gas’). Typically, only local anaesthetic is needed for dental implants, but we do offer IV sedation for anxious patients. We will ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatment.
Are dental implants only for a certain age group?
Typically, implants are suitable for patients above 20 when additional growth ceases. A dental implant can be appropriate for anyone with a missing tooth and whose teeth are fully grown in. Whether you’re in your early 20s to late 80s, you can have a dental implant.
Do health funds cover dental implants?
Your health fund cover will vary depending on the plan you have. Some may have benefits for dental implants. To know if your insurance covers implants, we encourage you to contact your health fund directly and inquire about specifics.
Do you have payment plans?
Yes! If you do not have dental cover, you can still get dental implants thanks to our interest-free payment plans.
How soon can I get in for an appointment?
We often have same-day appointments available. Contact us straightaway, and we’ll do everything possible to get you in on the day.
Are there alternatives to dental implants?
Yes, these include dental bridges or dentures. We’ll go over every possible option with you. After reviewing the advantages of each one, you can decide how you would like to proceed.