Are you looking to replace a missing tooth? Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth, and unlike dentures are placed in your jawbone in a series of small ‘key-hole’ surgery procedure operations. Greenvale Dental Group in the Melbourne northern suburbs has highly trained dental professionals that you speak to and find the right dental implant procedure for you. For a quote on the costs of dental implants, contact us here.
Dental implants are posts made of titanium, surgically positioned into the bone to support a crown or denture. You can see in the image below that a dental implant looks somewhat like a screw and is an artificial replacement for tooth roots. Over time, bone grows around the implant to hold it in place.
By attaching this implant to the jawbone, it provides a stable base. An artificial tooth or crown is then attached to the metal to fill the gap that is left by the missing tooth.
Dental implants are a natural looking option as the crown is made to blend in with your other teeth in colour and size.
Digital dental implants (also called digital navigation implant surgery) uses state-of-the-art 3D technology. A computer creates a model of your jawbone to provide highly accurate implant design and placement. This decreases the time you have to spend in surgery, reduces the risk of infection, and gives you a speedier recovery!
The dentist will ascertain your suitability and discuss the procedure at length and answer any questions you have. You will then be provided with a treatment plan including a quote and an information booklet. X-rays and scans will also need to be taken to know the placement of the implant.
You will have minor surgery where the dental implant(s) will be put into your jawbone. Patients will then have a healing period of 8-12 weeks while the bone grows around the implant.
Impressions of the healed implant are then taken and the shade for the new crown or bridge will be ascertained to that of your natural surrounding teeth.
Your new tooth or teeth are inserted and screwed into the foundation.
It depends whether you are covered by private health insurance or not. Get in contact with us today to get a quote.
Greenvale Dental Group in Melbourne’s northern suburbs can perform dental implants. Whether you’re looking to replace a single tooth or a row of teeth, we can discuss a suitable dental implant procedure for your.
You don’t need to be referred to by a surgeon as Dr Soraya Eakins consults and treats patients seeking dental implants at our practice. Dr Eakins has over 25 years of experience in dentistry and has completed advanced surgical training in dental implants in Australia and overseas, including a Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at the University of Miami.