Before Dental Implants
After Dental Implants
Dental implants are rapidly growing in popularity as the treatment of choice to replace missing teeth. By replacing missing teeth with a titanium root replacement which is not only strong but bio-compatible, dental implants replace missing spaces without the need for conventional bridges which may trap plaque and act as a food trap.
From a single tooth to replacing multiple missing teeth, dental implants can help restore your smile and preserve valuable bone. When a tooth is lost, the bone which was once around that tooth will shrink away. Implants help to maintain the bony architecture of the jaws.
To assess patient suitability for implants, we recommend a 3D X ray which can be performed onsite at High dental. Patients must also meet minimum suitability requirements including:
- Adequate bone density and quality;
- Maintenance of good oral hygiene;
- Other requirements regarding your overall health. i.e. Cessation of tobacco use etc
An initial consultation will be performed to determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. High Dental offers affordable dental implant procedures with excellent results for patients.
What does a Dental Implant Procedure Involve?
During placement of a dental implant, the field in which we perform this procedure is kept as sterile as possible. The procedure is often performed under local anaesthesia. The implant, a titanium root replacement, is placed in the jaw bone.
Following this surgical procedure, the implant is usually left for a period of 2-4 months to allow the bone to heal around the implant. This process is known as seo-integration.
Once adequate healing has taken place, the implants will be ready to be with the crown of the new tooth. At High dental, we uncover the implants with a soft tissue laser. This avoids the use of a scalpel and shortens the healing time for the gum.
Impressions are taken and the crown made and fitted.
Best Dental Implants in Melbourne
At High Dental, our implant of choice is Bio horizons. It is reliable and has many years of clinical science behind it. We are familiar with various implant systems though and can place Straumann, Axiom Implants etc. Given previous clinical notes, we are also able to restore dental implants in Melbourne from a wide variety of manufacturers.
There is 3D Imaging (CT Scan) onsite to aid treatment planning. As well as finance options with Denticare. The dental implant cost can vary depending on the extent of the procedure. High Dental offers affordable options for Cosmetic dentistry and Implant work. Contact us today for a consultation to find out if dental implants can help restore your smile.