Dental Implants Melbourne

Dental implants have restored the form and function of countless smiles all over the world.

Dental implants are by far the best long-term solution for the replacement of missing teeth.

Traditionally, the only options you had after tooth extraction were dentures or bridges. They worked great, but never completely replaced the functionality, comfort, and aesthetic of a natural tooth.

Dental implants are considered the closest thing to a natural tooth that your dentist can offer. In fact, success rates for dental implants are one of the highest among any dental procedures in a healthy mouth. Implants not only restore normal function and appearance but also are the best option to maintain oral health, which can be negatively affected by the loss of a tooth.

Dr Wilfred Koon keeps up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology in implant dentistry to provide you with the highest standard of care.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root below the gums. The ‘root’ is made from biocompatible titanium. Over several months, the jawbone fuses together with the implant, a process called osseointegration. This provides a solid foundation for the attachment of the replacement tooth such as an implant crown, implant bridge or over-denture above the gums. The result is a permanent restoration that seamlessly blends in with your smile and acts like a natural tooth.

As dental implants involve several visits, you can be assured that we will never let you leave our clinic without an appropriate temporary tooth in any visible area of your smile. There will be no gap from day one!

Advantages of dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most advanced and effective solutions for tooth loss. The benefits dental implants offer are tremendous. Dental implants do not compromise the adjacent natural teeth, unlike a bridge that can damage surrounding teeth and require further restorative treatment.

One of the greatest benefits of implants is that they prevent bone loss through the resorption process, which occurs when the jawbone is no longer stimulated by the natural tooth root. Resorption has a serious aesthetic and functional effect, over time weakening the jawbone and affecting the attaching muscles that can cause bite malalignment and the collapse of the face.

With proper placement an implant provides a strong root and allows you to keep eating what you want. Overall dental implants are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth, with many advantages over alternative restorative options.

How successful are dental implants?

Success of your dental implant is heavily reliant on the level of care following the procedure. It is recommended you take good care of the tooth and employ a daily oral hygiene routine – well looked after implants can last long periods of time. Implants generally have a success rate of 95 – 99 %.

Am I suitable for dental implants?

Your suitability for dental implants should ultimately be decided by our fully qualified dentists. We recommend that you come in for a comprehensive consultation to allow us to assess your current oral health and decide on the most appropriate treatment for you.  During this appointment you will be asked about your lifestyle as well as the reasons you may need an implant.

Your teeth will be thoroughly assessed and a range of diagnostics such as x – ray and/ or CAT scans. This will allow us to evaluate the condition of your teeth and jaw to decide if enough bone density is present to hold the implant in place.

Are dental implants painful?

Truth of the matter is all dental procedures can cause some form of discomfort or pain to the patient. This varies greatly depending on the procedure and severity of the case.

Here at The Point Dental we ensure that you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible before, during and after your treatment. We also offer the option of sedation for those patients who may become anxious or be undertaking lengthy procedures.

Will I be left without teeth during the healing period?

As dental implants involve several visits, you can be assured that we will never let you leave our clinic without an appropriate temporary tooth in any visible area of your smile. There will be no gap from day one!

At The Point Dental, we offer various types of implant solutions for our patients:

Dental Implants Melbourne

Find out more about dental implants from The Point Dental Melbourne by contacting our practice today.

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