Frequently Asked Questions
What procedures to do you offer in-house?
With a team of professionals and state-of-the-art equipment available in house we are capable of providing a wide range of services not limited to:
- All-On-4 dental implants procedure
- All-On-6 dental implants procedure
- Endodontics (Root Canal)
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Wisdom Teeth
- Teeth Whitening
- Cosmetic Treatments
- IV Sedation (sleep dentistry)
What are the advantages of the tooth implant treatment?
Adjacent teeth are not damaged or drilled in any way and bone loss is prevented. Implants can also be used to stabilise loose dentures or even replace them with fixed bridges. Speak to a dentist about the options available to you.
How long does it take to replace a tooth with a dental implant?
If the tooth has already been removed and provided there is adequate bone present, it can traditionally take 3-4 months from the time of implant placement to restoration with a permanent crown. However, recent advances in implant dentistry now make it possible in some circumstances to remove a tooth, place an implant and restore it with a provisional crown on the same day, this is known as immediate implant placement.
The total treatment time from tooth extraction to replacement with a permanent porcelain crown varies depending on the clinical situation. Your dentist will provide you with an expected treatment time and if you are suitable for immediate implant placement at your initial consultation.
Is the placement of a dental implant painful?
At Gentle Dental Care, the placement of a dental implant is typically performed under IV sedation and with local anaesthesia making the procedure itself is painless. Some post-operative discomfort can be expected but this is typically minimal.
Are there any risks involved with the placement of a dental implant?
The placement of a dental implant is a surgical procedure and like all surgery there are some risks involved. The surgical risks do varying depending on where the dental implant is being placed. Your dentist will discuss the risks involved at your initial consultation.
What is the success rate of a dental implant?
In general, dental implants have a high success rate however, the success rate can vary depending on your specific clinical situation. For instance, implants have a higher rate of failure in smokers, teeth grinders, and those with periodontal disease. Your dentist will discuss the expected level of success and any adjunct procedures that may be required at your initial consultation.
Where are your dental centres located?
Our dental centres are conveniently located across Sydney at Liverpool, Cambelltown, Tahmoor, Double Bay and Wetherill Park.
Does Gentle Dental do extractions?
Whether you have any problem teeth that are causing you pain or if you are needing to make space for dental implants, we provide simple or surgical extractions to restore your mouth to health.
We perform dental extractions in-house at our 7 locations. Get in touch with your local Gentle Dental Care if you are feeling any tooth pain, decay or damage.
Can I get my teeth pulled and dentures on the same day?
For most people, going out in public without teeth is a very daunting prospect. At Gentle Dental, we provide both immediate dentures and All-on-4® dental implants so you can restore your smile in a single day.
Requiring no bone grafting, the All-on-4® procedure is minimally invasive and involves little recovery time, so you can have both the extraction and implants on the same day.
As All-on-4® dental implants or immediate dentures are not suitable for everyone, your dentist will provide you with a consultation to discuss if you are suitable for this procedure.
Can immediate dentures be permanent?
Yes! Most immediate dentures are constructed with the view of them being permanent. However, all immediate dentures will need to be realigned after a healing period of roughly 3 months. Get in touch with us today to find out more.
What is the success rate for dental implants?
Dental implants generally have quite high success rates, but this of course varies according to specific clinical situations. Smokers, teeth grinders and patients with periodontal disease often face a higher rate of failure or complications.
What are my invisible orthodontic options?
With orthodontic options such as Damon braces, Invisalign and internal lingual braces you no longer need to worry about unsightly wires marring your smile.
Speak to an expert about which steps are best suited to your individual circumstances.
Can my teeth move out of alignment following orthodontic treatment?
Retention post-orthodontic treatment is essential to prevent relapses and tooth movement after treatment. Your orthodontist will take you through retainer use and care to prevent your teeth from moving out of alignment.
Which procedures do you offer in-house?
We have the capacity to cover a range of services. Whether you’re looking for a regular check-up through to more complex orthodontic and cosmetic surgeries, we’ll be able to help. Learn more about our range of services.
Where are your dental centres located?
Do you offer anaesthetic options on-site?
What types of dental implants do you offer in-house?
We offer everything from a single tooth dental implant through to more complex full arch procedures.