Dental Implants

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

A natural tooth consists of a crown (the part above the gum) and the root (the part hidden under the gum within the jaw bone). The root is the portion which actually holds the natural
tooth in place.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw placed into the gum and jaw bone which serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing tooth.

Dental implants are most commonly made of titanium because it is the most biocompatible material with human biology, this means it allows bone-forming cells to grow on to and integrate with the surface of the dental implant. Once this bond between the new bone and the implant surface has matured, the titanium implant can be used to support one or more missing teeth.

Whilst there are many implant systems available, at Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants, we only use premium, scientifically approved and rigorously tested implant systems as they prove to be extremely successful, boasting a greater than 90% success rate. Patients who have excellent oral hygiene and take care of their teeth and gums can enjoy implants that last a lifetime, In fact, there is published evidence of patients with implants lasting more than 40 years.

With traditional practice, two teeth adjacent to a missing tooth must be ground down to support a bridge. Dental implants often eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth.

3 Unit Tooth-supported Bridge

3 Unit Tooth-supported Bridge

The two teeth immediately adjacent to the gap, the ‘abutments’ are prepared to receive fused crowns which support the missing tooth or ‘pontic’. This product is called a Bridge or Fixed Partial Denture (FPD).

Screw-retained Implant Supported Crown

Screw-retained Implant Supported Crown

In this situation the missing tooth is replaced with an osseointegrated implant which supports the new tooth or ‘crown’. Here the crown is screw retained, meaning the crown is screwed directly to the implant. This procedure allows for increased stability, built in retrievability and kindness to the periodontal tissues.

Cement-retained Implant Supported Crown

Cement-retained Implant Supported Crown

The missing tooth is replaced with an osseointegrated implant which supports the new tooth or ‘crown’. In this situation, the crown is retained by cement, meaning
the crown is bonded or ‘cemented’ to an abutment. The abutment is directly fixed to the implant but acts as a middleman. This procedure allows for increased aesthetics or fixture in situations of difficult access or orientation.


Dental Implants function, feel and look just like natural teeth and problems with treatment are uncommon.

Dental implants:

  • Preserve facial contours by stimulating and preserving existing bone
  • Help maintain your appearance
  • Allow you to eat what you want, not what you have to
  • Are a life-long solution
  • Give an improved quality of life
  • Save healthy teeth

Tooth loss leads to bone loss. Bone loss (or resorption) is an end result of tooth loss. The diagram below illustrates bone resorption with missing teeth.


Bone loss

Tooth loss leads to bone loss. Bone loss (or resorption) is an end result of tooth loss. The diagram below illustrates bone resorption with missing teeth.


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Hundreds of patients have used our highly reputable services to get rid of uncomfortable, unhygienic and unstable dentures forever, allowing them to enjoy the
simple pleasures of eating, laughing and living with confidence.

Dental implants are a highly successful, reliable and modern way for people to permanently restore natural aesthetics and confidence in the function of their
teeth. Transform your life today with the renowned expertise of Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants. Our conveniently located office in the heart of the Sydney
CBD has helped thousands of people to enjoy life’s simple pleasures complete with a natural youthful smile.

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