Dental implants: Smile with confidence again
Dental implants are a reliable and highly successful long term solution to missing teeth. They are identical to normal teeth and allow people to eat, drink and adopt normal oral hygiene practices as though they never had missing teeth in the first place!
How do dental implants work?
After a 3D jaw scan, our dentists will assess your bone structure to establish where to best position your new teeth. Titanium screws are then inserted into healthy jaw bone which then fuse to the bone. A temporary crown/crowns may be attached until final implant crownwork can be fastened.*
If properly maintained, dental implants can last for decades. They function like normal teeth, allowing you to eat and chew normally. If you are missing several teeth, a full arch can also be fitted to save you from wearing dentures so your teeth won’t move while you eat, speak or just live life.
To chat about how Dentist of East Melbourne can help you start smiling with confidence again, give us a call.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Requirements for dental implants
Before fitting a patient with implants, our dentists must first ensure that there’s an appropriate amount of healthy jaw bone, no infection and that the client is in relatively good health. If gum disease exists near the planned implant site, it must be treated before dental implant procedures take place.
Other inhibitors to a successful implant include smoking, gastric reflux, and diabetes. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your dentist before going ahead with dental implant procedures to ensure the most successful outcome.
Generally, tooth implants have a very high success rate and feel just like normal teeth.
Maintenance of dental implants
A successful implant can last for decades. One of the main benefits of this procedure is that implants require little to no extra after-care than your natural teeth. Essentially, once your implants have knitted with the surrounding tissue, they are barely distinguishable from normal teeth and allow you to adopt a normal oral hygiene routine. You can maintain them as you would natural teeth; people who have had dental implant surgery brush, floss, speak and eat normally.
One of our clinicians can talk you through regaining a smile that looks and functions like you never lost a tooth.
Quick initial consultations for busy people.
We offer complimentary, no-obligation 10-minute consultations* to all of our first-time patients.