Dr Marlon Labalan

St Leonards Dental Centre
Suite 104, Level 1/2 Atchison St
St Leonards NSW 2065

Have you ever been self-conscious about missing teeth or have become uncomfortable wearing dentures? Regain your confidence with dental implants. Ideal for replacing missing or badly diseased teeth and a great alternative to dentures 

Dental implants are the most natural looking restoration option.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the replacement of missing teeth from root to crown. to mimic the function of natural teeth.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants involves a surgical procedure that is performed in the Dentist's clinic. It is a relatively painless procedure done under local anaesthesia. The treatment generally takes several months and follows a four-step process.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implants have proven to be a safe and effective solution for replacing teeth for over 30 years. Made from materials that work well with the human body, dental implants serve as a strong and safe foundation for replacement teeth.

Are There Any Risks, Side Effects or Pain Involved?

Any risks and side effects are rare and easily treated. These can include:

  • Infection
  • Injury or damage to other teeth or blood vessels
  • Nerve damage
  • Sinus problems if upper-jaw implants protrude into sinus cavities.
  • Although uncommon and usually minor, it is important to contact your Smile-approved dentist if you experience any of these side effects.

Once healed, dental implants should be painless and comfortable. Immediately after surgery, however, discomfort and mild pain is expected to last up to a week. Your dentist may prescribe you something for the pain and to avoid infection; otherwise, over-the-counter painkillers can help to manage the pain.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

If cared for correctly, your dental implant should last a lifetime. The artificial replacement tooth attached, however, be it a dental crown, bridge or denture, does have a lifespan, which is generally between 5-15 years depending on how well it is cared for.

Caring for Dental Implants

Different dental implants may require different care. Your dentist will ensure you are equipped with the correct products, such as special brushes, to care for your implants.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is vital for preventing infection around your dental implant. With thorough cleaning and frequent visits to your dentist for professional cleaning and maintenance, your dental implants will be well looked after, allowing you to enjoy them for many years to come.


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