Implants on Bourke (locally know as Dentist on Bourke) is a full service Dental Surgery specialising in sophisticated reconstructive procedures and cosmetic services.

No matter if you have lost all or just a single tooth there is a dental implant solution that can be tailored to your needs. The benefits of dental implants are countless.

Good teeth are essential in any holistic lifestyle and can aid patients with something as simple as chewing a meal. However, while they may have major implications on general daily lifestyle, dental implants also allow patients to live more confident, fulfilling lives – in today’s society, appearance is crucial. Thanks to technology and advancements in dentistry there’s no longer a reason why you can’t use that winning smile to the best of it’s ability.

In addition to the dental implant services we specialise in, our surgery offers patients teeth whitening, veneers, crowns and bridges, invisible braces and other general cosmetic services.

Dr John TsougranisAbout Dr John Tsougranis

With a strong professional history in private practice throughout Sydney and heading up the team at Dentist on Bourke, Dr John Tsougranis is an expert dental implants specialist, improving his patient’s quality of life, from everyday tasks like chewing food to general appearance.He is also a Master of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) and is a member of Leading Implant Centers and the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry. He regularly attends specialist education programs as part of his ongoing development and devotion to his patients, ensuring them the full benefit of his expertise, experience and continuity of care.

While his specialty is in dental implants he is also highly qualified in cosmetic and general dentistry. He approaches these more regular services with the same care and precision he would more complex procedures, whilst always ensuring his patient’s best care and comfort. For a full list of general dentistry services provided at Dentist on Bourke click here.

As a surgery which prides itself in being at the forefront of the latest developments in dental procedures, technology and services, Dentist on Bourke offers patients procedures in line with global best practices. This is one of Dr Tsougranis’ highest priorities.


There are three different types of dental implants. The type of dental implant you will require will entirely depend on your individual patient case. Based on your circumstance we would recommend one of the following.
Single Tooth Dental Implant
Single Crown

A single dental implant is embedded in the jaw bone. An abutment is fitted to the dental implant once the bone has healed and a single crown  is attached.

Fix Partial Denture (Bridge) Dental Implant
Fixed Partial Denture (Bridge)

Multiple dental implants are embedded in the jaw bone. Abutments are fixed to the dental implant once the bone has healed and a bridge constructed of several fixed artificial teeth is attached.

Full Denture Dental Implants

A number of dental implants are embedded in the jaw bone. Abutments are fitted to all of the dental implants once the bone has healed and a full denture is then attached. The denture can be permanently fixed or removable.


The Risks and Benefits

Our trained staff can assess each patient and provide direction on the most suitable way forward.

  • Improved appearance, confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved eating and speech
  • Comfort and convenience
  • Keep jaw bone from resorbing further
  • No need to remove healthy tooth structure from neighbouring teeth
  • If designed correctly, easy to maintain
  • If designed correctly, easy to repair in case of trauma
  • Can feel and look just like your own teeth
  • The superstructure can be changed in the future as your circumstances change
  • Minor risk of infection at the implant site
  • Minor risk of nerve damage
  • Minor risk that the implant “doesn’t take” and needs to be replaced
  • Smokers may have higher risks in implant surgery


Here are just a few of our cases that show the successful application of dental implants and the improvements made as a result of their use.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks and individual results may vary. Before proceeding you may also seek a second opinion if you desire.

For more detailed information on each of the cases below simply click on the image you wish to view.


Here’s the answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked about dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a titanium metal rod which is placed into the jawbone. It is used to support one or more false teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, a couple teeth joined together as a bridge or a full jaw of teeth.

Are dental implants safe and how long will they last?

Dental implants are a well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. 95 per cent of modern dental implants last at least 15 years but more likely a lifetime.

I have some of my own teeth. Can I still have dental implants?

Yes. You can have a number of teeth replaced with dental implants – from one single tooth to a complete set.

Can dental implants always be used to replace missing teeth?

It depends on the state of the bone in your jaw. We will arrange a number of special tests to asses the amount of bone that remains. If there isn’t enough healthy bone it may not be possible to use dental implants without grafting bone to that area first.

Do dental implants hurt?

Placing the dental implants requires a small operation. This will be carried out under local anaesthetic with sedation. You will not feel any pain during installation of the dental implant, but you may feel some discomfort for a few days after the surgery. This is usually due to having stitches in place and a part of the normal healing process.

Can I have the new teeth straight away?

Not usually. The dental implants need to bond (integrate) with the bone after they have been placed. This takes approximately 3 months. You will be able to have either fixed or removable temporary teeth placed during this healing period.

How long does treatment take?

It takes between 3 – 6 months from the time of surgery to placement of the final permanent teeth.

Are the teeth difficult to clean?

Cleaning around single teeth attached to dental implants is no more difficult than cleaning your normal teeth. Sometimes, where multiple teeth are attached to dental implants there may be tricky areas to clean but we will show you methods that can be of assistance.

Can you see the dental implants?

We will make sure that the dental implants are not visible during normal movement of your mouth and lips. However, in some cases you may need to see parts of them to enable you to clean them correctly.

Can I take teeth out if they are fixed to dental implants?

Most artificial teeth attached to dental implants can only be placed and removed by the dentist. However, if you have complete dentures fixed to the dental implants by bars then you will be able to take them out, allowing you to clean them.

Can you see the dental implants?

We will make sure that the dental implants are not visible during normal movement of your mouth and lips. However, in some cases you may need to see parts of them to enable you to clean them correctly.

What happens if the dental implant does not bond with the bone?

This happens very rarely. If the dental implant becomes loose during the healing period or just after its insertion it can easily be removed and the bone left to heal. It may be possible to make a bridge using any dental implants around the failed implant that have been successful or in the case of a single dental implant a new one can be placed where the old one failed.

What if I get hit in the face?

Dental implants and the teeth they support can be damaged by an accident in the same way as normal teeth. If the remnants of the damaged dental implant is left in the bone then they may be more difficult to remove than normal teeth. Once healed, new teeth can then be placed. However, this is extremely rare as usually only the artificial teeth are damaged and can be repaired or replaced.

Do I have a dental implant for each missing tooth?

No, unless you are only having a single tooth replaced. Otherwise, five or six dental implants may be used to replace all the teeth in one jaw. For a few missing teeth, two or three dental implants may be used.

Are there any other advantages of dental implants?

Yes. Having a dental implant to replace a single tooth will avoid the need to cut down the teeth either side for crowns or bridge support. Also, normal dentures often make it difficult to eat as they may move around while chewing, however, you will escape this problem when teeth are attached to dental implants.

Are dental implants expensive?

The cost of dental implants is generally only slightly higher than other fixed teeth procedures and in some cases the same price as other fixed options ie. fixed bridge on natural teeth.

What are the risks and possible complications relating to dental implants?

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks and individual results may vary. Prior to the commencement of any implant procedure Dr Tsougranis and his team will complete a thorough examination, carefully examine your X-rays and clearly outline any risks that you have encounter with your implant procedure. You will also receive an outline of the expected timeframes for the procedure. Before proceeding you may also seek a second opinion if you desire.


In addition to the specialist reconstruction and cosmetic dental services offered at Dentist on Bourke we all offer our patients a full range of general dental services including general dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns and bridges and invisalign. Click here to visit the Dentist on Bourke website for more details.


We’re located at Dentist on Bourke in Surry Hills.
Please feel free to contact us via the details below or make an appointment, come in and we can sit down with you and advise the best solutions to help you achieve the dental implant outcomes you desire.

Contact info


676 Bourke Street,
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Phone No.

(02) 9319 7309

We are open:

Monday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm

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