Dental Implants Central Coast

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Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root surgically implanted into your jawbone beneath your gums. They provide a solid foundation to support a bridge, crown or denture. They are the most natural looking restoration option which you don’t remove for cleaning. You can still eat all the foods you love, as the dental implant feels just like a natural tooth allowing you to chew food with them.

Dental implants provide both functionality and aesthetic value to the look of a smile. Instead of having to worry about missing teeth or dentures slipping, dental implants allow you to eat and smile without hesitation.

The replacement teeth will be colour matched your natural teeth which will give the implant the appearance they are a natural tooth.

The Loss of a tooth can be a traumatising experience, especially a front tooth. Recent advances in dental technology have allowed dentists to restore these missing teeth while leaving adjacent teeth untouched, and allowing the patient to look and feel as if the tooth was never lost. The dentist uses custom attachments and a lab fabricated porcelain crown to replace the missing tooth and restore the patient to optimum aesthetics and function.

3D Sample of Dental Implant — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

Meet Dr. Nick Kulkarni

Dr Nick Kulkarni — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW
Dr. Nick Kulkarni BDS Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Implants) University of Sydney Dental at Lake Haven welcomes Dr Nick Kulkarni from Sydney once a month. Dr Nick has extensive experience with Dental Implants and is renowned for his quality workmanship. With over 20 years of experience in all fields of dentistry, Dr Nick has a keen interest in dental implants. He has undergone extensive implant training from Misch Implant Institute in Florida, USA, and Walpole Institute in London. He received his Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Vancouver, Canada. Nick completed the prestigious graduate diploma program from the University of Sydney, further enhancing his expertise in surgical grafting procedures. He is widely regarded as a key opinion leader in his field and conducts training and mentoring courses for other dentists. Nick has worked in India, Russia, Dubai, and Western Australia before calling Sydney his home. He takes pride in ethical treatment planning and adopts a gentle, calm approach to ensure the comfort of his patients. “I believe in offering evidence-based scientific treatment in the most relaxed and gentle manner. I encourage my patients to ask plenty of questions regarding their dental health and well-being. I am approachable like my patients to actively participate in their dental care so that they can make informed decisions about treatment choices. Together, we can achieve the best health and treatment outcomes”.
Woman Showing Tooth Implant Model — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW


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

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.

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.