DENTAL IMPLANTS MELBOURNE
Dental implants are a popular option for replacing damaged or missing teeth. These are titanium frames or posts that are surgically implanted beneath the gums and into the jawbone. The jawbone eventually grows around the implant, so that it becomes permanently fixed and can then be used as a sturdier and more “natural” mount for replacement teeth.
Dental implants are the best option for teeth replacement because their integration with the jawbone means they are able to provide stable support. When mounted on dental implants, bridges, crowns, and dentures no longer shift or slip in the mouth, particularly when eating and talking.
Serving as a permanent anchor, replacement teeth feel more natural and, hence, also more comfortable. Another advantage of dental implants is that the teeth on either side of the lost tooth will no longer need to be ground down for attachment of ordinary bridges, dentures, or crowns.
Just like dentures, dental implants can be used to replace more than one tooth or the entire upper or lower arch. A patient can also have multiple implants in different locations.
Treatment with Dental Implants in Melbourne – How Does it Work?
Treatment with dental implants has two stages:
- Surgical. A patient will undergo surgery to have the implants inserted into the jawbone. The portion of the implants inserted into the bone is called the rod or anchor. Anchors are made out of surgical titanium and are designed to last for life. It can take up to six months for the titanium rod implants to completely fuse with the bone. The replacement fittings, i.e., crowns, bridges, or dentures will not be attached until the implants have completely bonded with the bone structure.
- Restorative. Once the implants have fused and bonded with the jawbone, the restorative work of installing the replacement teeth begins. The replacement teeth will be made to fit onto the implant posts – the top/exposed part – attached to the implant anchors – or the rods. The artificial replacement teeth are often made from high-grade porcelain fused to precious metal or titanium.
In cases wherein several teeth with important function are replaced with implants, the patient can use temporary dentures while waiting for the implants fuse with the bone and until the permanent artificial teeth are fitted.
When is the right time to receive the replacement tooth or teeth?
This can vary from one patient to another depending on the speed of the fusion process between the implanted anchors and the bone. Ultimately, the right time to attach the replacement teeth is determined by the dentist. The patient must strictly follow his progress assessment appointments, wherein x-rays are usually taken to examine the bonding progress and ensure that the implants are integrating properly into the bone. Our experienced Dental Implants Melbourne team can perform these procedures at our Collins Street Dental Clinic or one of our other locations.
Candidates for dental implant treatment
Patients considering dental implants must have adequate bone to support the implants. In addition, they must have healthy gums and good overall oral health. Therefore, any dental issues that may affect the implant procedure must be dealt with first. In some cases, especially when the patient does not have adequate bone, surgical procedures can be performed to help form better and more adequate bone structure. All these issues are subject to an assessment by our dentists and maxillofacial surgeons. We are transparent about our Dental Implants Melbourne processes and the associated expenses, and will never proceed to treatment unless you are fully aware of all aspects.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- They provide a permanent fixture for replacement teeth.
- They look and feel completely natural and help replacement teeth function normally.
- They help boost confidence and self-esteem.
- They are the best alternative to lost, original teeth.
- Implants are resistant to decay.
- Dental implants help strengthen the jaw bone after tooth loss and maintain the alignment of your natural teeth.
Corrective or follow-up treatment for dental implants inserted offshore
We have treated a number of patients with further surgery or repair work on implants performed by dentists overseas. While there are skilled and experienced dentists that perform surgical treatment with dental implants all over the world, Australia has the most strict registration requirements for periodontists, maxillofacial surgeons, and dentists. With the most affordable Dental Implants Melbourne service, we make every effort to ensure all our patients get the care they need without the added stress of excessive costs. And with an experienced Dental Implants Melbourne team, we utilise the latest dental implants technology and materials and are always available to deal with any issue, if they arise.
There is no reason for you to risk your overall health and live in discomfort. Our Dental Implants Melbourne Service will make it possible for you to recover the natural functionality of your teeth and your beautiful smile.
APPOINTMENT ENQUIRIES & QUESTIONS
If you have a general question about dental implants, don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below. Or if you would like to make an appointment just call us on 03 8657 9417 and our we will reply to you promptly.
Suite 6, Level 8
20 Collins Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Phone: 03 8657 9417
5/40 Burgunday Street
HEIDELBERG VIC 3084
Phone: 03 9459 0511
40 Gourlay Road
HILLSIDE VIC 3037
Phone: 03 8358 2500
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