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Dental implants

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What are dental implants?

These are small titanium screws which are placed into the jaws and are used to support artificial teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants may well be the best way to replace them. If you would like to discuss whether you can have dental implants, please make an appointment.

 

Are you missing a tooth? Dental Implant
Implants replace missing teeth Dental Implant

 

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants take up no more space than a natural tooth. They look, feel and function like natural teeth and are permanently attached so that you brush and floss like you would for natural teeth. This means you don’t have to remove the teeth, like you do for dentures, to clean them. Unlike conventional dentures and bridges, the adjacent teeth and gums are not covered or altered in any way by the implants.

 

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Dental implant placed into upper jaw

 

How long do dental implants last?

Like all materials, there is a finite lifespan through wear and tear. If properly placed and maintained Dental Implants have a 90% success rate over 10 years. If you are thinking about having Dental Implants, then why not make an appointment with us to discuss your specific needs.

Bone Grafts

If there is not enough bone to place an implant, bone grafts are used to build up jaws to help strengthen the bone into which the implant screw is placed. Your Surgeon will determine if you have enough bone and whether you require a bone graft.

I’m very nervous & anxious about the idea of dental implants.

Don’t worry, we have access to the best Private Hospitals in Melbourne, so that your Dental Implant(s) can be placed under “twilight” or even “general” anaesthesia, even if it is only for one tooth. Please make an appointment to discuss your specific needs and concerns.