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About Hills Dental Care

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Same Day Smile Transformation

Dental Implants

Sleep Dentistry / Pain Free Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Sydney

 

General Dentistry

Preventive Dental Care

Teeth Whitening

Orthodontics

 

Children Dentistry

Children's Dentist Castle Hill

Dentist Castle Hill

Dr. Angela Rigo

Dentist
Dr. Angela Rigo

Dr. Michael To

Dr. Michael To

Winston Stone

Dental Prosthetist
Winston Stone

Tara Canton

Dental Hygienist and Therapist
Tara Canton

Dr. Derek Teh

Specialist Anaesthetist
Dr. Derek Teh

Ashlyn Woolsey

Hygienist
Ashlyn Woolsey

Dr. Anna Huang

Sedationist
Dr. Anna Huang

Genevieve

Practice Manager
Genevieve

Komal

Marketing Director
Komal

Isabelle

Senior Clinical Coordinator
Isabelle

Spencer

Senior Clinical Coordinator
Spencer

Melissa

Clinical Coordinator
Melissa

Jaelle

Clinical Coordinator
Jaelle

Deanna

Clinical Coordinator
Deanna

Nicole

Clinical Coordinator
Nicole

Yohanna, Jessica, Spencer, Luise

Dental Assistants
Yohanna, Jessica, Spencer, Luise

Dental Implants

Find the confidence to smile again

It’s easy to lose confidence in your smile if you’re worried about exposing gaps from missing teeth. The good news is dental implants provide a permanent, natural-looking replacement for teeth you have lost.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a screw or cylinder (between 8mm-16mm long) most commonly made from surgical grade titanium which is most compatible with your biology. It is inserted into your jaw to hold a new replacement tooth in place, functioning much like the roots of your normal teeth.

A special attachment, called the abutment, is fitted to the top of the implant. This is what holds your new replacement tooth (crown) or teeth (bridge or denture) firmly in place.

Where dental implants are used to affix dentures, there is no need for special glues to hold them in place. The implant provides a firm grip that will never slip, rub, or affect your ability to speak or eat properly.

How are implants fitted?

Dental implants are a specialised field. To prepare your jaw to receive the implant, your dental surgeon will completely numb the area to ensure you are pain-free throughout the procedure. A small incision will then be made in your gum before drills a small hole into your jaw to receive the implant.

Once the implant is in place a small healing abutment is fitted, your gum is sutured and the site will be left to heal from 4-6 months before your replacement tooth is fitted. This allows the bone and gum to fully heal and provide the required stability to support your new teeth.

In some cases where the jaw bone has diminished due to long-term missing teeth, dental wear, periodontal disease, ageing or injury, it may be necessary to undergo a bone-grafting technique prior to the implant surgery. Your dentist will advise you if this may be required after examining your initial x-rays.

Looks and feels like natural teeth.

Your new teeth will be matched to blend the shape and color of your existing teeth for seamless integration. They will function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.