Dental Implants Northern Suburbs Melbourne VIC (Greenvale)
Dental Implants

Dental Implants

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.

What are Dental Implants?

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.

What are the advantages of a dental implant?

  • You can smile again! Dental implants look like your other teeth, so you can stop feeling self-conscious because no one will know that you have artificial teeth.
  • You can start eating hard food again as dental implants can withstand greater biting pressure than traditional dentures.
  • Dental implants can prevent jawbone loss, keeping your natural teeth intact
  • Dental implants are long-lasting and with regular maintenance will never decay
  • Much more comfortable than dentures
  • Once dental implants are in they are fixed and do not need to be taken in and out

Digital Dental Implants

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!

Benefits of Digital Dental Implants

  • More accurate surgical procedure
  • Guided keyhole surgery is used, with only a small cut to access the area, it is much less invasive
  • There is hardly any post-operative pain or discomfort.
  • The recovery period is much shorter

The Dental Implant Process

First appointment

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.

Second appointment

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.

Third appointment

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.

Final Stage

Your new tooth or teeth are inserted and screwed into the foundation.

How much does a dental implant cost in the northern suburbs of Melbourne?

It depends whether you are covered by private health insurance or not. Get in contact with us today to get a quote.

Where can I get a dental implant in the northern suburbs of Melbourne?

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.

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