Implants - Central Coast

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Dr. Nick Kulkarni — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

At Dental at Lake Haven we welcome Dr Nick Kulkarni from Sydney once a month, he has extensive experience with implants and is renowned for his quality workmanship.

At our Central Coast dental practice, we are able to provide dental implants to help you achieve the best possible smile in the long term. Essentially, an implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into the jaw to keep a bridge or replacement tooth in place. If you have lost teeth due to injury or an illness, implants can often serve as an excellent means to replace them in a way that is seamless and durable.

In order to be a good candidate for a dental implant, it’s important to maintain good oral and dental health. Additionally, an adequate level of bone in the jaw is required to support the implant. Otherwise, alternative tooth replacement methods may be required.

If you’ve suffered tooth loss, dental implants can drastically improve the quality of your everyday life. They don’t require messy adhesives and don’t need to be taken out to be cleaned as dentures do.

To find out more about our dental implant services, or request an appointment, contact us today.

Woman Showing Tooth Implant Model — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

Implants

Our Central Coast dental team is able to fit the following kinds of implants to accommodate the unique needs of patients:

Endosteal
This method entails a screw, cylinder or blade being surgically inserted into the jawbone. These are used to support one or multiple prosthetic teeth. By far the most common type of implant, endosteal is typically selected by patients who do not wish to opt for a bridge or removable dentures.

Subperiosteal
If you are unable to wear conventional dentures, or have minimal jawbone height, a subperiosteal implant can serve as a good alternative. These implants rest on top of the jaw and make use of a metal framework which protrudes through the gum in order to hold the artificial tooth in place.

Frequently Asked Questions

The healing period can range from a few days to several weeks – depending on the extent of the work that has been required and the unique dental condition of the patient.
No. There are no age restrictions when it comes to being eligible for an implant. However, it’s typically not advisable for children to receive implants as their jaws undertake significant levels of development as they grow into adulthood.
Yes. You will need to visit your dentist on a regular basis so they can assess how the implant is adjusting and advise if any changes need to be made to keep it in the best condition. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the recommended schedule.