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DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental Implants in the Sunshine Coast – Leading Treatment From an Award-Winning Clinic

We understand how distressing it can be to lose a tooth, which is why we're committed to providing high-quality dental implants for Sunshine Coast residents.

Dental implants mimic natural teeth, restoring smile aesthetics and improving the quality of life. Why not book an appointment to learn more from the experienced dentists at Townsend Family Dental and Implant Centre.
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Why replace a missing tooth?

It can be tempting to ignore tooth loss, particularly if it doesn't occur in the visible smile line. The problem is that missing teeth can affect your bite, food choices and speech. Also, more reliance is placed on the remaining teeth when a tooth is missing, increasing the risk of premature wear and tear, leading to further damage and tooth loss.

By closing the gaps with dental implants, Sunshine Coast patients are future-proofing their smiles. Acting now can help you retain a confident smile for many years to come.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a titanium tooth root surgically placed into the jawbone at the site of a missing tooth. Over several months, the bone tissue surrounding the dental implant merges with the titanium root to become a permanent fixture in the mouth. 

Once this natural process, known as osseointegration, has occurred, the implant is topped with a dental crown to complete the restoration. As our Sunshine Coast dentist can colour-match a porcelain crown to the natural colour of the remaining teeth, it blends seamlessly into the smile for a natural-looking appearance.

Why do patients opt for dental implants in Sunshine Coast?
Dental implants are the preferred choice of tooth replacement because they look incredibly lifelike. Moreover, unlike other methods of tooth replacement, they don't slip, fall out or make a clicking noise when you talk, laugh, or eat. More importantly, they stimulate the bone, end bone loss, keep the facial structures intact, and can make a person look younger than their years. That's the beauty of dental implants!

Benefits of dental implants

Patients in Sunshine Coast can expect many benefits when they opt for dental implants. These include: 
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved oral health
  • Prevention of bone loss
  • Restored bite force
  • Retainment of facial structures
  • Looks and feels like natural teeth
  • Permanently fixed in the mouth

Are you ready for a healthy, confident smile?

Are you ready for a healthy, confident smile? Our dental implants in Sunshine Coast can and do transform the lives of our patients. Why not find out if an implant-based restoration is a suitable option for you? Book your FREE implant consultation (worth $233) today!
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Why choose Townsend Family Dental and Implant Centre?

Our principal dentist, Dr Richard Townsend, is highly experienced in dental implants and has successfully placed hundreds of dental implants in the mouths of patients all around Sunshine Coast. 

He has invested in the latest technologies and services such as an OPG/CBCT machine that provides us with 3D scans to assist with complex dental implant planning. Our team can also offer sedation dentistry to help nervous patients relax during treatment. 

In addition, our dentist utilises high-quality dental implant brands, including NEOSS, Southern Implants and JD Implants, to provide patients with long-lasting results.
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Our results speak for themselves

Frequently Asked Questions

Can any patients from Sunshine Coast have dental implants?
Generally speaking, provided a person has a fully mature jaw and is in good overall and oral health, they are potentially a suitable candidate for implants. However, a patient must have sufficient bone in their jaw to support a dental implant. 

A lack of bone doesn't mean they can't have implants, but a bone graft may be required before dental implant surgery. Certain medical conditions can also affect implant suitability, such as uncontrolled diabetes and a weakened immune system. Patients from Sunshine Coast that smoke should also be willing to quit before the entire dental implant procedure as smoking can negatively affect the healing process.
How long does the dental implant procedure take at our Sunshine Coast clinic?
The implant procedure is not a quick fix solution to missing tooth replacement and is carried out in multiple stages with time for healing in between. As a result, dental implants in the Sunshine Coast can take between 6 to 9 months and often longer. Here are the various stages of the implant procedure.
  • An initial consultation at our clinic in Sunshine Coast to determine if a patient is suited to dental implants.
  • A comprehensive oral examination, X rays, and 3D scans to create a treatment plan.
  • Optional pre-treatments such as dental extraction, a bone graft, or sinus lift to prepare the mouth for implant surgery. These treatments, if required, can add 3 to 9 months to the overall duration of the implant procedure.
  • Dental implant surgery to place the dental implants. Sunshine Coast patients will have to wait several weeks or months after surgery for their implants to fuse with the bone in their jaw.
  • Another short surgery to place the abutment once the implant post has fully healed. This component is what connects the implant with the prosthetic tooth. Sometimes, however, the abutment is placed simultaneously with the dental implant.
  • Placement of the dental crown a couple of weeks later to complete the restoration.
Ultimately, the length of the dental implant procedure depends on a patient's oral health, whether any additional treatments are required, and their ability to heal.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants have proven to last for several decades, but it depends on how well a patient cares for them. 

It's imperative for patients to follow the aftercare instructions of their Sunshine Coast dentist for their implants to stand the best chance of success. Infection and gum disease are the number one cause of implant failure, so it's critical for patients to maintain good oral hygiene, not just following the surgery but for the rest of their lives. 

While the titanium implant post can last indefinitely, a dental crown will likely need replacement around the 15-year point.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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TOWNSEND FAMILY DENTAL

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We service patients in the Sunshine Coast region with a range of treatments including implants, veneers, teeth whitening and more.
Address
4/7-9 Gibson Road
Noosaville 4567 QLD
Phone
(07) 5235 5879
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