Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They are strong titanium screws that have been used as the foundation for crowns, bridges or dentures since the 1960’s. They can provide a very durable solution to replace missing teeth. Sydney Implant and Periodontal Care utilises modern technology and proven techniques to provide the best possible outcome.
How to ensure the best results with Dental Implants
Long term research shows that 80% of implants are still present after 20 years. This is excellent news and shows that dental implants can last a very long time. Studies have shown that the main reason for implant failure is due to a condition called peri-implantitis. Implants need to be cleaned properly, otherwise plaque bacteria stick to the implant and cause the bone to shrink away. An important focus of our treatment is to teach patients how clean to well, maintain good oral hygiene which includes flossing around their implant.
There are many studies that show that dental implants require regular professional examination and cleaning to keep them healthy. In most circumstances, we see implant patients every year for implant maintenance. More regular visits may be required in patients with a history of gum disease, those who smoke, or have diabetes. Regular professional cleaning keeps both the implant and gum tissues healthy but, importantly, also allows early detection of any problems – making things easier to manage.
Implant and gum cleaning techniques for long-term health
We will teach you how to clean your teeth, gums and implant properly. It is important to clean at the gum line to make sure the neck of the implant is kept clean. When flossing implants, the floss needs to go further under the gum line to keep the implant healthy. We spend time to ensure you are confident in how to correctly floss your implant at home.
Implant treatments offered
- Implant placement
- Pre-implant tooth extraction
- Minimally invasive extractions to preserve bone for dental implants
- Bone grafting
- Implant Complication Management
Sydney Implant & Periodontal Care
Level 12, 99 York St.
Sydney, NSW 2000
t: (02) 9279 4867
f: (02) 9279 4866
Sydney Implant and Periodontal
M - F : 8am–5pm
Sat : Closed
Sun : Closed