Dental Implant Surgery is usually performed in 2 stages. Stage I involves the placement of the implant itself, followed by 4-6 months of healing to allow the jaw bone to ‘anchor’ to the implant. Stage II is a short procedure to expose the implant and attach a connector piece, known as an ‘abutment’. You are then referred back to your dentist or prosthodontist who then proceeds with the crown placement.

More complex surgery may involve bone grafting or the placement of more than one implant and is usually carried out as a day stay procedure under a general anaesthetic in a private hospital. Patients need to be in good overall health, have healthy gums and sufficient bone to help support an implant. Dental Implants aren’t necessarily for everyone and so your Surgeon will assess your suitability for this type of treatment.

Generally, the success rate of dental implants is more than 90% (and may reduce to approximately 80% if bone grafts are done or if there is low bone density). There is a risk that implants may not “take” or fuse to your bone. This is disappointing for everyone, but there is often the ability to try again after the bone has had time to heal. Most of the time, implant failure will be noted early, and within the 3 to 6 months healing period, but also may fail months or years later. This often occurs due to gum disease called peri-implantitis  and so you will need to maintain the implant with a high level of oral hygiene and regular check-ups with your dentist avoid this complication.

We are a referral based surgical practice specialising in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), and have been serving the Central Coast community for over 20 years. An initial consultation is required prior to any surgical treatment.

Then, according to your needs, our doctors can provide procedures under local anaesthetics in our rooms (Gosford or Macquarie Street, Sydney), or can also provide treatment under general anaesthesia in a number of fully accredited Private Hospitals across the Central Coast, Northern Beaches and Sydney regions.

About Us

Our Central Coast rooms are located in the heart of Gosford, close to public transport and with our own onsite parking and level wheel chair access. Our practice is led by three highly experienced and dedicated practitioners, Dr Nigel Curtis, Dr Stephen Cox and Dr Ying Shi Chang who are supported by a friendly, professional and empathetic reception and clinical team.

Our practice is committed to  providing the  highest quality patient care whilst at all times respecting your individual needs and privacy.

Our Services

  • Wisdom Teeth removal
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
  • Facial fractures
  • Oral Pathology
  • Dental Implants
  • Orthognathic (corrective jaw) Surgery