Our St Kilda dental clinic is situated in the heart of St Kild
A dental implant is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal screw and replaces the missing or damaged tooth with an artificial tooth that looks and functions like the natural one. Get your dental implant done at our clinic for best result.
A tooth implant offers numerous benefits, some of which include:
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.
Our dental implant services are however similar to general method, but, we develop and plan the treatment as per individual's requirements. Our dentists are well-qualified to provide you with a crown for a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or complete dentures
When only one tooth is damaged or decayed, experts suggest single-tooth replacement. After a comprehensive assessment, dentists remove the worn-out tooth and perform a complete implant procedure. Dental implant is the most trusted and proven treatment to provide natural-like tooth to the patient.Experience visuals of the procedure here.
When a patient has two or more decayed teeth, it requires the same number of crowns to restore the jaw line and support complete oral health. Our experts fix new teeth with removable dentures or fixed bridges. A dental implant is suggested to get completely new, self-functioning, real-like teeth.Experience visuals of the procedure here.
These are required to replace missing teeth and get rid of problems caused by tooth gaps. If you already have a denture and you're not satisfied, our dentists can eliminate all problems. We can replace the entire denture or attach a new one with improved stability and firmness.
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.
Our experts perform the complete outpatient surgery process in just 4 steps:
1.Examination and Planning: Our experts assess complete oral health with a latest generation Cone Beam 3D scan. They note down all flaws and bone level seen through the scanned results and scope for the treatment as per the dental health. Our dentists design personalised treatment according to health history and current needs of the patient.
2.Implant Placement: Professionals provide local, sedative, or general anaesthesia to numb the targeted area. Then they make a cut to open the gum, holes are drilled, and titanium screws are placed. Our experts left it and prescribed you medicines for faster healing and jawbone growth.
3.Placing the Abutment: Now the patient gets an abutment attached to the screw in order to provide support to the crown. Before that, the surgeon reopens the gums and reveals the dental implant. A few impressions are taken to make the realistic-looking artificial tooth.
4.Crown Fitting: The patient gets the new removable or permanent tooth on the dental implant. A few discomforts may be faced, but they are treated well with medicines and regular checkups.
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.
A tooth implant offers numerous benefits, some of which include:
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Dental implants are stronger and permanent as compared to dentures. However, they cost higher than dentures but last longer and almost no maintenance required. The dental implant works like natural teeth and is fixed in its position, unlike dentures, which are removable. Dentures never feel exactly the same as natural teeth.
Thus, dental implants offer better comfort, firmness, and natural feel, can be cleaned like natural teeth, are durable, and are overall a better choice than dentures for a healthy oral life.
When you have jaw bone missing, isn't thick enough, or too soft, we provide bone grafting before the dental implant surgery. This is important to build the base; without it, there are chances of surgery failure due to mouth exertion and chewing pressure on bone.
Growth of the jaw typically continues until 18; in this regard, our dentists prefer a thorough consultation for teenagers. Apart from this, adults can get dental implant treatment without any specific attention or advisory.
It depends on the overall oral health and the position of the implant on the jaw line. Furthermore, the complete procedure can take from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 9 months. It also depends on how cosmetic results patient requires.
We never believe in repeatedly calling the patient and making the procedure rigorous. Hence, we provide dental implants in just 4 visits. Patient can visit thereafter if faces any implant related issue.
Immediate implant placement is possible if the oral health condition allows. Dental experts check the overall condition after extraction and can then say whether it's possible or not.
In rare cases, implantation can fail. Misalignment, inaccurate impressions, infection, nerve damage, missing oral hygiene, and so many other conditions can be the reason. When the dental implant fails, experts immediately remove the implants, cleanse the area, provide proper treatment, and let it heal with new implant placement. Patients can also choose alternatives such as bridges or dentures.
A successful dental implant is completely dependent on the overall oral health of the patient. Dental experts suggest quitting smoking, as it can create problems or stimulate existing gum issues. The risk of treatment failure remains as long as the patient continues to smoke.
People with good oral hygiene habits and no gum problems can get dental implants without any stress. However, if the patient has a chronic disorder such as diabetes or heart disease, our experts will review the patient's complete medical history and provide consultation. If you are a heavy smoker, use tobacco, or have oral health issues, you should undergo a thorough examination.
If the patient has major dental coverage, it can help cover some of the costs. However, it is unlikely that any dental policy will provide full coverage for dental implants. It is suggested that you consult your insurance provider or financial advisor to learn more clearly about this concern.
The patient does not feel any pain when the surgery takes place, as the patient is given anaesthesia during the procedure. Pain increases as the numbness wears off. Its strong pain can be felt not only in the jaw but also in the surrounding area. As a preventive measure, our dentists will write you a prescription and advise you on which medications to take first. Post-surgery pain may not be severe enough to warrant medication. Cold packs are also suggested to fight pain and resist swelling.
Since dental implants are not temporary or removable fixtures like dentures or bridges, their success rate completely depends on the oral hygiene of the patient. However, due to their long-lasting and highly functional treatment, experts estimate a success rate of 98%.
Our and other expert dentists suggest the best oral hygiene habits to keep the implants successful for a longer period of time. Dental implant patients, according to our oral health specialists, should:
The lifespan of dental implants depends on many factors, such as hygiene maintenance, food habits, nutrition, and so on. As per the expert dentists, if the patient strictly follows their suggestions, they will have no issues in their lifetime. However, the average life of crowns is given between 10 and 15 years by most dental specialists.
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St Kilda VIC 3182
Telephone: 03 9531 3742
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