ARE YOU MISSING A TOOTH?

Without your natural teeth, you may find there are many things you miss.

You may miss having your natural smile, the pleasure of crunching into an apple or sinking your teeth into a mouth-watering steak. Perhaps you feel a little self-conscious about eating or speaking in public or having your photo taken. Your remaining teeth may be shifting or you suffer from muscle strain and headaches. You miss the comfort and confidence you once took for granted.

Dr. Mark is here to help you fill the gap

Whether you’ve lost one tooth or several, whether it’s a recent problem or something you’ve lived with for years, you never fully adjust to losing such an important part of yourself. With the advancements in modern dentistry, dental implants are today’s best alternative to natural teeth – and can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?

An implant is a small metal anchor that is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of a missing tooth.

A dental implant consists of the implant body, which is hidden in the bone, and an abutment which is screwed onto the top of the implant. The final tooth restoration is then placed on top of the abutment.

Please click on the video by Nobel Biocare for more information.

Video is demonstrating a screw retained implant.

  • types of dental implants
  • the advantages
  • am i a suitable candidate?
  • what does it cost?

Types of Dental Implants

Dr Mark Cull offers a number of dental implant options to suit your individual needs, including:

  • Single dental implant – replaces a single missing tooth
  • Multiple dental implants – replaces several missing teeth
  • All-on-4 dental implants – replaces all missing teeth
  • Multifaceted cases – requiring complex surgical techniques

The Advantages

There are a number of benefits to dental implants compared to other conventional methods of replacing missing teeth, including:

  • They look, feel and function like natural teeth
  • Help to save the natural adjacent teeth
  • Help to maintain jaw bone and gums
  • Facilitate more aesthetic treatment options
  • Long-term tooth replacement option
  • Scientifically proven (dental implants have been placed since 1965)

Am I a Suitable Candidate?

Providing sufficient bone is available, implant treatment can be provided to most patients. However, treatment limitations may be present for patients with medical preconditions (uncontrolled diabetes, clotting disorders, osteoporosis), pregnant women and smokers.

It is important you share your medical and dental history during your first appointment. During your consultation, Dr Mark will discuss and assess your eligibility for dental implant treatment. With his vast experience he will provide all options from the straight forward case to the complex case dependent on your individual needs.

What Does it Cost?

The cost of dental implants is determined on a case by case basis, taking into account your individual needs and circumstance, and based on the complexity of the case itself.

As a base figure, a single tooth implant can cost between $4000 – $6000 although this is broken down into separate appointments, with the implant surgery costing between $2000-$3000 and the final crown costing approximately $2000.

Dr Mark will be able to assess your individual needs during your consultation and provide a detailed treatment plan and quotation.

OUR TAILORED PROCESS WITH YOU IN MIND

  • consultation
  • Diagnostics & treatment plan
  • presentation of treatment plan & investment
  • treatment

Dr Mark does a preliminary examination and takes time to talk through your individual needs. At this time he gathers information specific to you which helps plot the right course of action for your individual treatment.

To plan a comprehensive individualised treatment plan, first we need to gather data that is utilised in your diagnosis.

We do a CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) which is easily done in our surgery – this fancy type of X-ray provides a 3-dimensional image of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone which is sent to a radiographer for reading and generation of a report back to Dr Mark.

This is a crucial piece of the puzzle for diagnosing and planning your treatment.

This scan is then uploaded to a software which allows Dr Mark to apply his knowledge to review your individual make-up and design how the implant will be placed, determining the depth of bone and if there is a need for any surgical intervention to provide an optimal outcome.

At this complimentary session Dr Mark will sit with you to present his findings and proposed treatment plan for optimal outcome. This allows time for one on one discussion and for you to ask any questions and fully understand the process and the treatment. Dr Mark will outline his healing protocol that is highly recommended for you to follow to ensure the best result (reduced bruising and swelling). You will be presented with the full investment analysis and if interested you may wish to investigate the 18 Months Interest Free* payment plan.

After all of this careful planning and consultation and you have accepted the treatment plan, appointments will be booked and you will be provided with a clear strategy outlining the expected length of treatment and healing phases.

YOU WILL BE IN CAPABLE HANDS WITH DR MARK CULL

Dr Mark is our highly skilled Principal Dentist with over 30 years of dental practice, 15 of these spent performing dental implant treatments. Having graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours over 3 decades ago, he continues to undergo annual training to ensure his knowledge, techniques, equipment and care are the most modern available.

Dr Mark continues to expand his dental knowledge and skills in all aspects of dentistry. His most recent academic achievement has been graduating from Global Institute of Dental Implants (top student in the world) and Loma Linda University with top class Honours. Mark has a special interest in dental implants and has a genuine passion for treating patients with implants.

Quality care and materials

Committed to delivering patients the highest level of care, Dr Mark ensures he uses quality materials in all his treatments. With his dental implant procedure, he uses high quality medical grade titanium.

OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF DENTAL TREATMENTS

Orthodontics

Suffering from crowded teeth? We offer tailored solutions for the whole family.

Invisalign®

Crooked teeth? We can straighten your teeth with clear invisible aligners.

Sedation Dentistry

Not a fan of dental treatment? Our gentle dentists can offer stress-free solutions for your visit.

General Dentistry

Overdue for a check-up? We offer everything from children’s dentistry to fillings, crowns and more.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Looking to improve your smile? Teeth whitening or Veneers may be an option for you.

Emergency Dentist

Are you in pain? We hold emergency appointments every day.

Holistic Treatment

Did you know your oral health goes beyond your mouth? We are Gympie’s holistic dentist.

Oral Hygiene & Prevention

Do your gums bleed? We can offer help through cleaning consultations and minimal intervention.