Tamworth Dental Implant Clinic

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants, or tooth implants represent the highest standard of care in restoring your missing teeth. Think of dental implants like a prosthetic tooth root. It is made of medical grade titanium and is placed where your tooth roots would naturally sit. 

Your natural bone then integrates with your implant, creating an extremely strong bond. Once the implant is healed, we have the option of placing a porcelain crown on top or we can actually clip a denture onto it!

Implants can replace one missing tooth, can be used to support a bridge (multiple teeth), or be used to stabilise dentures!

Advantages of Dental Implants 

  • Appearance and function! Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
  • Tooth-saving: Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighbouring teeth are not used to support the implant. Your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health! Not to mention its much easier to clean.
  • Confidence: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence. They are shaped like teeth so your tongue and muscles aren't affected like they are with dentures, which are bulky and often affect your speech and function. With implants, you can eat whatever you want, laugh and live life knowing they are secure!
  • Reliable: The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement and in many cases can have a longer lifespan with less damage to adjacent teeth than bridges.

What is the process of getting dental implants?

Before: Patient has 2 molars missing on bottom right which will be replaced with 2 implants and a porcelain bridge

The titanium implants are placed as prosthetic tooth roots. They are left to heal for 4-6 months

A scan is taken and custom-made crowns attached to the implants. They look and function like natural teeth!

Note: above images are courtesy of Dentium Implant Manufacter 슬라이드 1 (

Why choose Marius St Family Dental for your Dental Implant?

Dr. Min has worked hard over many years to master implants, and performs every step in the process from beginning to end. This hands on approach means she can best control the quality and reduce the overall cost. We were the first general dental practice in Tamworth to place dental implants. Since then, Dr. Min Stephenson has placed over 800 various types of implants and achieves a very high success rate with these. 10 year studies on implants have found success rates ranging from 90% to 99%. 

  • We use the latest technology to ensure the safest and most predictable outcomes. On-site 3D x-ray (CBCT) machine, digital scanner and digital planning software means we will be planning and simulating your implant on the computer, taking away the guess-work. We can see the nerves and important anatomical structures and discuss all of this with you before we begin.
  • Comprehensive treatment planning. Placing the implant is just one small part of the overall picture. At Marius Street Family Dental we look at the big picture. We have the motto "do it once, do it well". As we also offer smile design and smile reconstruction, orthodontics, cosmetic treatment, treatment for jaw dysfunction and more, we will take all of this into consideration when making your treatment plan. There is 
  • We are family owned and here to stay, meaning we are here to maintain your implant as well. We are focused on long-term success, so you can have peace of mind that you will be cared for well into the future.

Implants  are just one of the tools Min can use to achieve an amazing treatment plan for you. In fact, implants can be combined with high end cosmetic design, tooth and smile reconstruction, simple orthodontics and more.

We can replace one single tooth or do a full mouth.

Dr Min Stephenson has a particular interest in taking a step back from just the teeth. She will give you a beautiful smile that matches your face but also most important to give you good chewing function and is designed to last .


We see patients from Tamworth, Narrabri, Inverell, Gunnedah and Quirindi.

Case Example

Every picture tells a story. The following cases reflect Dr. Min Stephenson's overall treatment concepts in regards to dental implants. A single tooth implant placement to replace a missing central tooth. We added smile design, which, for less than $900, made a huge difference to his smile.

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Dental Implants are right for you?

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