Dental implants in Essendon
Dentists at our Essendon dental clinic can fit dental implants to restore one or more teeth in your mouth. We place the implants into the gum and jawbone of your mouth. The dental implants have a high success rate and they offer a permanent fixed solution to enhance your smile and improve teeth function.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the bone. A crown can then be constructed to attach to the implant to replace the missing tooth. Dental Implants are proving to be a very effective way of replacing teeth as they are free standing and do not require other teeth to support them.
When dental implant technology was in its early days, 4-6 months of healing was required for the implant to fuse to bone before a porcelain crown could be attached to it. Using today’s technologies, a crown can be placed onto the implant immediately in some situations.
However, most dental implant procedures follow a two-stage process, where crown attachment occurs 3 months after the implant was put in place. A two-stage process allows for bone growth around the implant (this is called osseointegration). The bone growth increases the success rate of the entire dental implant procedure.
3D technology: latest in teeth implants
We have the latest in 3D technology to help us determine what is the best type of implant for you. This gives us better accuracy and has revolutionised the way implants are placed.
Latest research is showing the long-term success of implants after 10 years is approximately 90%. But the porcelain crown attached to the implant may have to be reviewed for replacement over its lifetime.
Why should missing teeth be replaced?
There are several possible consequences from losing teeth and not replacing them:
- Drifting of adjacent teeth: when there is a missing gap, opposing teeth may over-erupt adjacent teeth and drift into the empty spaces, resulting in food trapping and possible decay.
- Difficulty chewing: missing teeth causes issues with chewing that could possibly result in indigestion.
- Poor appearance and bone loss: loss of youthful facial structure due to bone reabsorption.
- Loss of lip support.
- Poor speech: difficulty in speaking especially if front teeth are missing.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Provides a long-term solution.
- Slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.
- Look and feel similar to natural teeth.
- Will not decay.
- Can replace one or a series of lost teeth.
- Strong and able to perform the same functions as natural teeth.
- Improve confidence and quality of life.
- Greatly enhance functions, such as chewing and biting.
- Improve appearance.
Learn more about dental implants
If you would like to learn more you can visit these pages.
Types of Dental Implants
Find out about all the different types of implants and their purpose.
Dental Implant Procedure
A brief explanation of the two-stage implant process in 5 easy steps.
Dental Implant Costs
An explanation of how implant procedures are costed with some estimated pricing.
Dental Implant Case Studies
Here’s a snapshot of some of our happy dental implant clients before and after they had treatment.
Before & After: Dental Implant & Bridge
This Essendon patient had missing teeth and wanted to replace them with a more permanent option other than dentures.
We affixed two implants and made a bridge. We screwed the bridge into the implants, and it’s now a permanent fixture.
Before & After: Dental Implants, Crowns & Veneers
A new life changing smile, created by a combination of dental implants, crowns and veneers. Our dental technician initially performed a smile analysis.
We took a 3D X-ray to help us carefully plan implant placement. The end result is what you see here.
Before & After: Dental Implant on a Front Tooth
This Keilor East patient had traumatically lost her front tooth. We placed an implant and created a temporary tooth.
After the six-month healing process, we screwed the porcelain crown into position. This is life-changing for our patient.
Before & After: Dental Implants
Being able to replace missing teeth, especially when the gap can be seen when we smile, dramatically changes the way we feel.
These images show how we recreated a Strathmore patient’s smile. We filled the gaps with implants, enhancing not only the way we new, eat and smile, but also our patient’s life and wellbeing.
Please Note: These before and after pictures are an example of what can be achieved. Please speak to an appropriately qualified dental health practitioner, even if it is for a second opinion, for options and what results you can expect to achieve. Your own results and the length of treatment will vary depending on your existing dental condition and other factors which can change the complexity of any procedure.
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