5 Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants 1

At our Oakleigh practice, we want to help you make the best possible decisions when it comes to your care. We believe that means helping you understand your options and treatments.

For patients considering dental implants, we’ve compiled a list of the questions we hear most often.

1. Who needs dental implants?

Implants are for best suited for adult patients who may be missing one or many teeth, have chipped, cracked teeth, broken teeth, or dead (dying) teeth. 

2. How long will dental implants last?

Dental implants can last for many years with proper care. Many of our patients have enjoyed them for ten years or longer. The key to a long implant life is making sure you keep your regularly scheduled dental visits with us and practice proper hygiene at home.

3. What is dental implant surgery?

Dental implant surgery involves the creation and placement of a dental implant into your mouth and jaw. We’ll begin by taking digital scans of your mouth so that we can create the implants which are designed precisely for you. Once created, we’ll place the implants in your mouth as a permanent solution.

4. Are dental implants affordable?

We offer various implant options to help make dental implants affordable to all patients. We provide interest-free payments through ZipMoney and have a HICAPS machine on-site to process any health fund claims on the spot. During your consultation with us, we’ll be able to provide you with a better idea of any associated costs to you.

5. Are dental implants painful?

When we perform dental implant surgery for patients, we always use the most advanced anaesthetic techniques. During your care, you won’t feel a thing. While the area may be sore or tender following implant placement, there should be no severe pain associated with it. We’ll schedule you for checkups afterwards to make sure everything is healing precisely.


If you have additional questions, we’re happy to answer them – contact our practice today to ask a dental implant question.

More information

For more information regarding this treatment, visit our dental implants page.