Have you lost one or more teeth and need a long-lasting replacement that can prevent bone loss, is easy to care for, and is safe for adjacent natural teeth? At Chapel Gate Dental, our team can provide dental implants which have become a mainstream part of modern dentistry. If you need advice on treatment options for replacing your missing teeth, you can rely on us to help.
Dental implants are artificial roots that are securely attached to the jaw. They are cylindrical devices made out of medical grade titanium and are placed in the location of the missing tooth or teeth. They bond with the bone and are capped with a ceramic crown that imitates the existing teeth.
The first step involved in a tooth implant procedure is the development of a personalised treatment plan. Our dentists are experienced in restorative dentistry and oral surgery which means they can work with you to determine an implant option and create a plan that addresses your specific needs.
Next, the dental implant is placed into the bone socket which takes around 6 to 12 weeks to anchor securely in the jaw. Once the implant is bonded to the jawbone, an abutment (a connector post) is attached to hold the new tooth. Following this, a crown is attached to the abutment. As the tooth implant is secured within the jawbone, it looks and functions like your natural teeth.
A tooth implant offers numerous benefits, some of which include:
At Chapel Gate Dental, we’re excited to offer dental implants and implant supported dentures to our patients. We ensure a meticulous approach to implant treatment. It’s an important part of our commitment to help our patients maintain a healthy and attractive smile. Whether you require a single tooth replaced or you need help to stabilise cosmetic dentures, our dentists can safely place dental implants to restore your smile. Give us a call on (03) 9531 3742 today to schedule an appointment at our St Kilda clinic.
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