The days when patients with lost teeth had to go with bridges or dentures as the only options are far gone. Today they can totally consider dental implants for their problems. A dental implant is a procedure that uses metal posts to substitute tooth roots and replaces damaged or lost teeth with false teeth that are similar-looking with the same functions as the real ones. Implant surgery can play as an ideal alternative to dentures or dental bridges that fail to fit tightly and also is a good option when dentures and bridges are not possible due to the lack of natural tooth roots.

How this dental surgery is carried out depends on the kind of implant and the state of your jawbone. A dental implant may require a few procedures. The biggest benefit of implants is it provides strong support for getting new teeth which is a process that needs fully healed bone around the implant. Because the healing requires time, this process can take multiple months.

Dental implants, like other dental procedures we offer at Sydney Dental, are provided with absolute care and expertise from our certified dentists. If you want to know more about this dental treatment first, stay right here and have a good read with us!

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1. What are dental implants?

Generally speaking, dental implants play as the substitute roots for your teeth. They bring patients a strong base for permanent or detachable false teeth that are designed to match your original ones.-

Why do you need dental implants?

Those who have lost one or more teeth can find dental implants helpful. A dental implant is also needed if you have missing teeth as a result of:

  • Tooth decay, also called cavities;
  • Breaks in the tooth roots;.
  • Teeth grinding or clenching, also known as bruxism;
  • Periodontal conditions;
  • Injuries to the face;
  • Innate tooth loss (born with some teeth missing).

What are the components of a dental implant?

A typical dental implant usually consists of:

  • A dental implant body, surgically placed in the jawbone to substitute for the tooth’s root.
  • A dental implant abutment, bonded to the implant body via the abutment fixation screw that goes across your gums into the mouth. 
  • An ceramic tooth, which is attached to the abutment on top, making the implant one whole functional piece.

What benefits can dental implant surgery bring?

The benefits you can obtain from dental implants are numerous, including:

  • Better looks. Dental implants are similar to your natural teeth to the eyes and touch. As they are attached to your bone, they are permanent.
  • Better communication. The slips of teeth from ill-fitting dentures are gone with dental implants. No more numbling or slurring in your everyday speech.
  • More comfort. Unlike removable dentures, as dental implants stay there like a natural part of your body, you may not realize they are even there at times.
  • Improved eating. Functioning like your original teeth, dental implants help you chew freely with ease and no pain. No more worries of dentures sliding inside of your mouth while chewing.
  • More confidence. Your shiny smile can be back with dental implants. That way you’ll be much more confident and comfortable with yourself
  • Enhanced oral wellness. Dental implants keep more of your original teeth intact, as no tooth reduction or alteration is required to support the implant. This can boost your oral health in the long run. Additionally, individual implants give teeth space to breathe, thereby improving your mouth hygiene.
  • Long-time use. These pieces are very durable and can stay good for multiple years, or even a lifetime with good care.
  • Convenience. You won’t have to feel the embarrassment of removing dentures anymore and no more messy adhesives for sticking them to your mouth by opting for dental implants

2. What happens during a dental implant?

During the treatment, the dental specialist will:

  • Put you under anesthesia. They will calculate the right dose of local anesthesia to numb your gums up. If you want to be sedated, meaning you’ll fall asleep during the procedure, the provider may accommodate that request as well;
  • Make a cut in your gums. As soon as you feel comfortable with the help of the numbing medication, the professional will create an incision in your gums to give space for the upcoming dental implant. This will reveal the bone underneath for the implant to be located;
  • Prepare the jaw. Your dentist will use specialized tools to make a hole in your jawbone. They’ll expand the it until it is of the exact diameter for your the implant;
  • Position the implant. The provider will place the dental implant into your jaw with extra care;
  • Seal the cuts. Finally, your dentist will reposition the gums and stitch the incision shut.

The procedure of dental implant is usually the same for every patient. That said, in some cases, the dentist may place a dental implant and restoration, like a dental crown or bridge at the same appointment. Usually you will need to wait a couple of months for the implant to fully heal prior to the final restoration for safety purposes. The dental provider can create a temporary, often detachable, restoration for the patient to use throughout the healing time.

3. When is bone grafting needed for the dental implant?

If the jawbone is too weak and thin, you may need a bone grafting procedure before you are qualified for a dental implant surgery. This is because the aggressive chewing of the mouth imposes great force on your bone, and if it fails to hold the implant, the surgery is not likely to succeed. The bone graft helps give a stronger support for the dental implant.

A few bone graft materials are available to restore a jawbone, such as a natural bone graft taken from another location of your body, or a synthetic bone graft, like a bone-like material that can give support for new bone. It is best for you to talk to your dentist about the pros and cons of the options so you can make the final decision.

Several months may be required for the grafted bone to grow sufficiently to hold an implant. In some cases, only a small bone graft is needed and that can be carried out at the same time as the dental implant procedure. 

4. How to prepare for a dental implant?

Prior to a dental implant, you should do the following:

Provide the dentist with a list of medications and supplements you are currently on. It’s crucial that you let your dentist know whether you’re using a blood thinner. The dental provider will then decide if you are to discontinue any medicine before the dental implant.

Make sure to have a physical checkup and blood test run to guarantee that there aren’t any diseases which may affect the implant success.

Also speak with the dentist about sedation options. Most of the time, the dentist offers sedative medications that make you relaxed over the course of the implant surgery.

If you want to get sedation, ask a close friend or family member to give you a ride home after the treatment.

5. What will happen following the dental implant?

Whether you undergo the implant surgery in one stage or more stages, it is possible for you to have some comfort that is not an uncommon thing for any of the dental procedures, namely:

  • Swelling in the gums and face;
  • Bruises in the skin and gums;
  • Pain in the implant area;
  • A little bleeding.

You may want to take painkillers or antibiotics following an implant surgery. If any problem, like light bleeding or discomfort, worsens after days post-surgery, reach out to your dental provider.

After each phase of implant, you may want to go with soft foods as the implant site heals. The surgeon will usually use stitches that disappear on their own. If the stitches aren’t disappearing on their own, the dentist will remove them.

The dental provider will provide you with a comprehensive post-surgery set of instructions. They will also prescribe you some antibiotics to keep infection away. You can do the following to minimize the risk of experiencing discomfort and soreness after procedure:

  • Take medications exactly as directed by the dental provider;
  • Refrain from exercise and heavy lifting for at least 72 hours because a fast heart rate can elevate the level of pain and swelling;
  • Chew foods with the other side of the mouth. If you have had implants on both sides, have soft foods for a couple of days then go back to your normal diet little by little according to what you are comfortable with;
  • Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly on a daily basis;
  • Keep the implant area clean as instructed by the dental provider.

Who is not a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants may not be a good fit for some people due to certain risk factors, specifically if they:

  • Are less than 18 years of age, this is because most dentists will only give dental implants to those whose jaw has stopped growing;
  • Smoke or use tobacco;
  • Have substantial loss of the jaw bone;
  • Practice improper oral hygiene;
  • Have deep tooth cavities;
  • Have existing periodontal disease;
  • Suffer from health problems, like bone or autoimmune diseases;

Every patient has a different health history and conditions so if you want to know for sure, contact the dental provider for advice and recommendations.

6. How to know if you are a candidate for dental implants?

Those whose health is good enough to receive a normal tooth extraction or dental surgery can be a candidate for dental implants. They should also have:

  • Healthy gums;
  • Enough bone for the implants to be bonded to;
  • Decent oral hygiene;
  • Frequent visits to the dentist.

Thorough examination needs to be done before dental implants for patients who:

  • Are chronic smokers;
  • Have out-of-control chronic diseases, like diabetes or heart problems;
  • Are undergoing radiation therapy in the head or neck.

Whatever the case is, always consult with your dentist to see if dental implants are a good fit for you.

7. How long is the recovery time for a dental implant?

The length of the recovery varies depending on the particular case. However, the majority of receivers can go back to their routine activities in three days though it requires a few months for your jawbone to fuse completely with the dental implant. This is known as osseointegration and is key to the durability of the implant for the long run.

The dentist will check your implant progress post-procedure on a periodic basis. If the implant has successfully fused with the jaw, it is okay to add the restoration on top of it. Implant failure may happen if the tooth restoration is done too soon.

8. Are dental implants permanent?

Dental implants are the most durable tooth replacement these days. With thorough maintenance, these can last all your life! Nonetheless, the tooth restoration on top of the implant may need a substitute at some time as dental crowns and bridges typically last for about 15 years while dentures can be at least 7 years.

8.1 Are implants safe?

Yes, they are perfectly safe when performed by a certified and experienced dental provider at a reputable clinic. Dental implants have been dentist-recommended for more than 50 years. Dental implants can totally last a lifetime if you have healthy gums and teach and practice proper oral hygiene and maintenance.

8.2 Can dental implants cause you pain?

A dental implant is in essence a minor surgery. Similar to any surgical procedure, it is not strange for patients to experience some degree of discomfort. They can take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen for pain and swelling relief following the procedure.

You can also minimize the risk of pain by not going to the gym for a couple of days. Increased heart rate, particularly in the first 72 hours post-treatment, may lead to more pain, swelling, and bruising.

8.3 When should you see the dentist?

If you are experiencing tooth loss that is affecting your quality of life, see a dentist for a consultation about the options that can be suitable for you. They also can help you find out if a dental implant procedure is the right thing for you.

8.4 How much do dental implants cost?

The fee of dental implants differs from case to case, depending on the factors listed below:

  • The quantity and kinds of implants to be done;
  • Where in the jaw the implants are to be placed;
  • Whether any other procedures are required to prepare for the dental implants;

During the initial examination, the dentist can give you a cost estimate for your dental implant procedure.

Other tooth replacement choices, like bridges and crowns, may be more affordable. However, it is more difficult to keep dental bridges clean and they usually need to be replaced and repaired over time. Dental implants can bring more lasting benefits if the receiver practices good maintenance.

9. The success rate

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If you go with reputable dental providers, the chance of success of today’s dental implants is 100% thanks to the top-notch technologies applied and the dentists’ high expertise.

10. The aftercare

Considering dental implants are like the real deal, proper care includes brushing, flossing, rinsing on a daily basis and periodic oral visits.

You can help your dental work — and remaining natural teeth — last longer if you:

  • Commit to thorough oral hygiene. Try to keep your dental implants, false teeth, and gum tissue clean just like your original teeth by bruising, flossing, and rinsing on a daily basis;
  • Pay regular visits to the dentist. Have checkups with the dental provider to make sure your implants are functioning properly and healthy. Also receive in-clinic cleanings as advised by the dentist;
  • Avoid poor dental habits. Avoid chewing on hard foods, like ice or hard candy because these can cause breakage to your restoration like crows or even your original teeth. Also refrain from tobacco and products containing caffeine to prevent staining of teeth. If you have bruxism, meaning you grind or clench teeth, seek medical attention.

11. A word from Sydney Dental

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Hopefully after this one read you will have a good idea of what dental implant surgery is, the procedure, the outcome, how to maintain the results, and what the options we Sydney Dental have available for you as well as if it is something you need for the time being. If you are still unsure of which treatment to go with for a new unforgettably stunning smile in your particular case, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are at 499-501 Ba Hat St, Ward 8, District 10, HCMC looking forward to your visit. You may also call us at (028) 3504 9440 for a free no-obligation comprehensive consultation. Your pretty, shiny smile is 100% guaranteed at Sydney Dental!

About us

SYDNEY DENTAL – Brighten your SMILE

About Sydney Dental

Sydney Dental Center was established by Master-Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai, who has spent more than 25 years accompanying and bringing more than 10,000 smiles to customers from all over the country. With the motto “Being a true carpenter never closes the back of a cabinet with trash wood, even though no one knows” – (Steve Jobs), Sydney Dental Center takes care with sincerity in every service even the smallest.

The history

Sydney Dental Center was established in 1996 with the forerunner of the dental clinic of Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai at 499-501 Ba Hat, Ward 8, District 10. After a period of operation with constant efforts. With a team of doctors and dental equipment from famous brands in the world, combined with the meticulousness from all services, Sydney Dental Center has won the hearts of many customers.

By the end of 2020, Sydney Dental Center officially opens 1 more facility located at Vinhome golden river Villas, No. 2 Nguyen Huu Canh, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 with the desire to bring high quality dental services. to all customers. Besides developing a chain of clinics in Ho Chi Minh City, Sydney Dental Center also cooperates in development in Hanoi. With the brand name Navii Dental Care, located at 36 Hoa Ma, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi and 42 Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Besides, Sydney Dental System has a plan to develop on a national scale with the leading dental chain system in the country.

Meet our team

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai

Sydney Dental was established in 1996 by Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai. With the motto “When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it” – Steve Jobs, Sydney Dental strives to offer every single service with absolute care and sincerity and has captured the hearts of numerous customers.

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai is a specialist in implants and cosmetic veneers, especially Laminate veneers. He has spent more than 25 years accompanying customers from all over the country, bringing them more than 10.000 bright smiles.

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai’s qualifications:

  • Graduated with a Master of Dentistry from the University of Sydney, Australia;
  • Graduated from the Master Implant program at Loma Linda University and giDEEducation Institute, Los Angeles, America;
  • Certificate in Implant Expertise from Harvard University, Boston.

Currently, Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai is also a member of ITI Implant Society (International Team Implantology) in Switzerland, a member of DentalXP Implant Association in the USA, a member of giDE Education Implant Association in the USA, and a member of WAUPS Implant Society in Korea.

Dr. Le Thi Thai Hoa

Dr. Le Thi Thai Hoa graduated with high distinction from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City with a bachelor’s degree in surgical dentistry. She attended a long-term abroad program in France after graduation. Dr. Hoa is one of the leading specialists in implant dentistry in Vietnam.

Dr. Nguyen Thao Nguyen

  • Graduated from the department of Odonto-Stomatology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
  • BIOMEDE certification
  • Invisalign provider
  • Orthodontic mini Residency in Clear Aligner Technique certification.
  • Oral & maxillofacial specialist
  • Senior implant specialist
  • Around 15 years of experience

Dr. Ngo Cong Uan

  • Graduated from the department of Odonto-Stomatology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
  • Specialist in Aesthetic Restoration & Minor Surgery
  • Nearly 20 years of experience

Our core values

Patient-centeredness

At Sydney Dental, you are the center of our universe! We put you, yes you, first by being all ears to your concerns and needs to craft personalized services that are of the best quality for you and you only.

Transparency 

We explain to every detail from the get-go what we can do for you, how the treatments are done, the pros and cons, the cost… you name it. Everything is consistent and crystal clear and nothing to worry about once you place your trust in us!

After-sales care 

Treatment done? We’re not done! We still tend to you here at Sydney Dental with follow-ups and guarantees that are well-fitting to your schedule and wants. We care about you to the moon and back and. you. will. know. it

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