PRACTICE LOCATION

 

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
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OPENING HOURS

 

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 12pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

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info@rivercitydental.com.au
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(07) 3667 9595
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Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 12pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

info@rivercitydental.com.au
Email us

(07) 3667 9595
Call us

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 12pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

info@rivercitydental.com.au
Email us

(07) 3667 9595
Call us

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental
Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

Brisbane Dental Implants

Missing teeth affecting your smile and bite?

River City Dental can provide dental implant solutions for tooth replacement so you can smile with confidence once more. If you are missing one or multiple teeth, dental implants could be an alternative treatment to uncomfortable dentures.

Dr John Bacalakis has undertaken extensive postgraduate studies in Implant dentistry and is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He will work with you to ensure you are a suitable candidate for Brisbane dental implants, explain the treatment stages and the costs involved.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are special posts which are placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth or to support a denture. The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Over time, the jawbone needs to integrate with the implant (osseointegration) before it can be used to support a dental restoration. The implant functions like the root of a tooth and depending on the number of implants placed, it can be used to replace everything from a single tooth to complete smiles. Dental implants provide an anchor for replacement teeth, including crowns and bridges and allow you to have teeth that function and look just like natural teeth.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are special posts which are placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth or to support a denture. The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Over time, the jawbone needs to integrate with the implant (osseointegration) before it can be used to support a dental restoration. The implant functions like the root of a tooth and depending on the number of implants placed, it can be used to replace everything from a single tooth to complete smiles. Dental implants provide an anchor for replacement teeth, including crowns and bridges and allow you to have teeth that function and look just like natural teeth.

What materials are used in a dental implant?

The most common material used for a dental implant is titanium or a titanium alloy. Ceramic may also be used in patients wishing to have a non-metallic option.

What are the benefits of having a dental implant placed?

Dental implants provide a number of benefits to patients:

  • they provide a permanent solution to missing teeth that look and function like natural teeth.
  • a missing tooth can be replaced without cutting down the adjacent healthy teeth as is required when placing a bridge.
  • they allow the dentist to replace missing teeth even when a bridge is not an option.
  • they can provide a more stable base for a denture, particularly in the lower jaw.
  • they help to preserve and maintain healthy jawbone in the area of the missing tooth or teeth.

With proper home care and maintenance, dental implants can restore your smile and chewing ability for a lifetime.

What are the risks associated with a dental implant?

There is always a small chance that the dental implant will fail to integrate with the jawbone and have to be removed. Certain medical conditions can put you at a higher risk for implant failure. As with any surgery, there is a potential risk of surgical complications when placing a dental implant. Improperly positioned dental implants can make it difficult–if not impossible–to place a useful dental restoration in the mouth. Implant supported restorations do not have the same feeling as a normal tooth and it is possible to put too much pressure on them when chewing, leading to damage of the implant restoration or opposing tooth.

What is the alternative to replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant?

Bridges, dentures or partial dentures can replace missing teeth without requiring implants. The missing tooth or teeth can also be left without replacement. This, however, can lead to other problems such as an unstable bite or unwanted movement of the surrounding teeth.

Can your bite affect dental implant placement?

If you have a misaligned bite, the restorations placed on the dental implants will be at greater risk for fracture or failure. Proper alignment of the teeth prior to dental implant placement leads to a more aesthetic result. Bite and tooth alignment problems should be addressed prior to dental implant placement.

Are there any post-treatment limitations once I have a dental implant placed?

You should be careful not to disturb the surgical site immediately after dental implant placement. This means no chewing on the side of the implant and careful cleaning methods for several weeks to a month. The dental implant takes several months to totally fuse to the jaw, so fewer disturbances to the area means a higher success rate.

Dental Implant Cases

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient was missing a tooth and had one tooth which was broken at gum level. The use of two dental implants allowed her to restore her smile and avoid the need for a partial denture.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient presented with advance gum disease affecting her upper and lower front teeth. Dental implants allowed for porcelain bridges to be secured to restore her smile.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had severely worn upper teeth and a missing upper tooth. Her lower teeth were worn and unrestorable. Six porcelain crowns and a dental implant were used to resolve her concerns with her upper teeth. Three dental implants were utilised to secure a lower denture (locator denture).

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had advanced gum disease resulting in loosening of her lower teeth. Six dental implants allowed her to avoid the need to wear a denture through the construction of a permanently secured bridge. A new upper denture was also constructed for this patient.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had lost a tooth and her other teeth were severely mobile and starting to shift and crowd due to advanced gum disease. The patient did not want a denture and elected to have six upper dental implants with a fixed porcelain bridge and five lower dental implants with a fixed porcelain bridge.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had worn and severely discoloured teeth. His lower teeth were severely loose due to gum disease. Ten upper porcelain crowns and six dental implants with a porcelain bridge for his lower teeth restored his teeth to adequate function.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient was missing a tooth and had one tooth which was broken at gum level. The use of two dental implants allowed her to restore her smile and avoid the need for a partial denture.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had severely worn upper teeth and a missing upper tooth. Her lower teeth were worn and unrestorable. Six porcelain crowns and a dental implant were used to resolve her concerns with her upper teeth. Three dental implants were utilised to secure a lower denture (locator denture).

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had lost a tooth and her other teeth were severely mobile and starting to shift and crowd due to advanced gum disease. The patient did not want a denture and elected to have six upper dental implants with a fixed porcelain bridge and five lower dental implants with a fixed porcelain bridge.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient presented with advance gum disease affecting her upper and lower front teeth. Dental implants allowed for porcelain bridges to be secured to restore her smile.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had advanced gum disease resulting in loosening of her lower teeth. Six dental implants allowed her to avoid the need to wear a denture through the construction of a permanently secured bridge. A new upper denture was also constructed for this patient.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had worn and severely discoloured teeth. His lower teeth were severely loose due to gum disease. Ten upper porcelain crowns and six dental implants with a porcelain bridge for his lower teeth restored his teeth to adequate function.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient was missing a tooth and had one tooth which was broken at gum level. The use of two dental implants allowed her to restore her smile and avoid the need for a partial denture.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had severely worn upper teeth and a missing upper tooth. Her lower teeth were worn and unrestorable. Six porcelain crowns and a dental implant were used to resolve her concerns with her upper teeth. Three dental implants were utilised to secure a lower denture (locator denture).

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had lost a tooth and her other teeth were severely mobile and starting to shift and crowd due to advanced gum disease. The patient did not want a denture and elected to have six upper dental implants with a fixed porcelain bridge and five lower dental implants with a fixed porcelain bridge.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient presented with advance gum disease affecting her upper and lower front teeth. Dental implants allowed for porcelain bridges to be secured to restore her smile.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had advanced gum disease resulting in loosening of her lower teeth. Six dental implants allowed her to avoid the need to wear a denture through the construction of a permanently secured bridge. A new upper denture was also constructed for this patient.

Brisbane dental implants River CIty Dental

This patient had worn and severely discoloured teeth. His lower teeth were severely loose due to gum disease. Ten upper porcelain crowns and six dental implants with a porcelain bridge for his lower teeth restored his teeth to adequate function.

Dental Warnings:
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with this treatment option, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. River City Dental only provides care suitable to the individual patient, as no one dental treatment is suitable for each and every patient. Informed consent must be given by the patient after suitability for the dental treatment has been confirmed at extensive examination and consultation appointments. All photographs shown on this website are actual patients treated by Dr John Bacalakis and are for general purposes only. Individual patient results will vary.

River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

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River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

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River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

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appointment?

River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 12pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 12pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 12pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays