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Dental Implants

Illustration of dental implantDo you have missing teeth? Are you considering a bridge or partial but prefer something more long term? Open spaces in your bite can lead to everything from aesthetic concerns and diet restrictions to speech issues and poor denture fit. Fortunately, dental implants offer a viable alternative.

What are Dental Implants?

Implants are biocompatible, titanium “roots” that are set into your jaw in the location of your missing tooth. When they’ve integrated with the bone around them, a restoration such as a crown, bridge or denture is affixed on top. Because of their strength, implants can be used in pairs to replace multiple teeth at one time.

The high success rate and integrity of implants makes them one of the best and longest lasting options for replacing missing teeth. In most cases, you can expect them to last for life.

Implant Restoration Options

Because dental implants only mimic the root portions of teeth, it’s still important to have a permanent restoration made to affix on top of them. After your implant has integrated with your body a few months following your surgery, a small abutment is attached to the top, which extends above the gums. From there, we cement a crown or bridge in place. Need to replace all of your teeth at once? As few as 2-4 implants can be used to anchor a denture.

Does Implant Surgery Hurt?

Today’s modern dental implants are a straightforward and comfortable procedure to have completed. Most people compare it to having a tooth pulled, only more comfortable.

We’ll use local anaesthesia to numb the area that your implant is being installed but sedation dentistry is also available upon request! Since the bone has no nerve endings, the process is gentler than you may realize.

Find Out if You Qualify for Implants

Request a dental implant exam and consultation today to find out if you’re a candidate for this long-term tooth replacement treatment.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental Implants Scoresby, Knoxfield, Wantirna South VIC | (03) 9759 9066