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Dental Implants in Surrey Hills

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Dental implants offer dentists a reliable, predictable, long-lasting way of replacing a missing tooth. Unlike any other restoration like crowns and bridges, a dental implant replaces the very root of the tooth, making it exceptionally stable and versatile.

Experience the best dental implant services at our clinic. We provide lasting solutions for your oral health needs. Our team of experts ensures you get top-notch care and personalised treatment during your dental implant or tooth replacement process.

Restore missing teeth with durable dental implants.

Why do I need a dental implant?

1. Natural look and comfortable fit.

Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. In addition, implants give patients the confidence to smile, eat, and engage in social activities without worrying about how they look or if their dentures will fall out.

2. Long-lasting and reliable.

With proper care and maintenance, implants last as long as conventional restorations on teeth, with predictable outcomes.

3. High success rate.

Well planned and cared for dental implants generally offer ‘survival rates’ comparable or better than other teeth replacement options. And, as implant technology and techniques improve, so should their success rate. People in good health have the best chance for successful implants.

4. Improved ability to eat and chew..

Dental implants are anchored in your jaw bone just like natural teeth. Over time they will help preserve the jaw bone and significantly reduce bone resorption. Replacing missing teeth with implants allow you to chew your food better and speak more clearly.

5. Improved facial and bone features.

Dental implants preserve natural tooth tissue by avoiding the need to cut down adjacent teeth for conventional bridgework. They also will preserve bone and significantly reduce bone resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone height. Dental implants also help restore your jawbone structure because they reduce the load on the remaining oral structures/teeth and preserve natural tooth tissue and reduce bone resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone height.

The Dental Implant Process

Dental implants require careful planning and precision for maximum effect. Our Surrey Hills Dental Clinic undergo a rigorous planning stage with you before any surgery takes place. We use in-house CBCT scanning to help map out our digital plan, so we know the best place to put the implant before we ever get you to surgery.

Once the implant is in place, a period of time is needed to allow the bone to fuse around it. This process is known as osseointegration and can take several months depending on the patient. Once we’re happy the implant is secure, it’s time to attach the restoration.

Restore missing teeth with durable dental implants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contrary to what you might think, conventional dentures are not always cost-effective. The initial layout for dental implant treatment varies on how many implants are needed (single, multiple or full mouth dental implant) and if bone augmentation is required. Other factors include the surgery itself, lab work, the prosthesis and the dentist’s and dental technician’s fees. A cost plan will be developed only when all of these aspects have been addressed, and in some cases, dental implants may be more economical in the long term.

The cost of dental implants varies in Melbourne, usually between $4000 and $8000 per implant, or $25,000 – $50,000 for a full arch ‘All-on-4®’ implant procedure. Ordinarily, this includes placement of the dental implant and the crown fitted to the implant. While a higher fee does not guarantee a better outcome, it would be unwise to compromise the quality of your treatment and experience potential complications in order to save on costs so it is important to find the right clinician to look after your needs.

Implant therapy is not an experimental approach; rather it is a well-proven, state-of-the-art medical dental technique that has been scientifically tested and used for decades by dentists and surgeons worldwide. Depending on the condition of each patient, potential risk factors may vary. Bad oral hygiene or limited healing of the wound due to pre-existing medical conditions (for example diabetes and osteoporosis) may reduce the odds of the implant remaining in place. Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, your dentist will evaluate whether dental implants are the option for you.

Dental implants are generally inserted under local anesthetic to help minimise discomfort during the operation. Patients experiencing any doubts about the condition of the implant site after the procedure should make sure to consult a dentist.

It is possible to insert implants as soon as the jaw has stopped growing. Therefore, in young patients, dental implants can only be placed once their jaw bones are fully developed. At the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit, given of course that the patient does not display any significant medical risk factors. This will be evaluated by the dentist.

After insertion of your implant, the bonding process (osseointegration) takes about 6-8 weeks. During this time, the implant reaches the stability needed for it to bear weight like a natural tooth. As always, healing times can vary depending on the individual condition and indication.

Long-term surveys have shown that Straumann® Implants have very high survival rates.* Patients can count on reliable solutions as Straumann makes no compromises on quality. According to a survey carried out with 10,000 patients in Germany**, 66 percent of those questioned were “extremely happy” with their implant-supported restorations and 31% were “happy.” Of patients with conventional restorations, only 42% claimed to be “extremely happy” while 44% said they were “generally happy”.

* Blanes RJ, Bernard JP, Blanes ZM, Belser UC. A 10-year prospective study of ITI dental implants placed in the posterior region. I: Clinical and radiographic results. Clin Oral Implants Res 2007; 18:699-706 ** Riegl Survey 6.

Impeccable oral hygiene is vital before an implant can be placed. After insertion, teeth need to be carefully looked after, irrespective of whether they are real or artificial. Diligent oral hygiene helps to ensure satisfactory results.

People with permanent teeth can get implants. There are many suitable candidates — those who are generally healthy, don’t smoke, and have otherwise good oral health are typically viable. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems, may affect your candidacy.

The team at Dentists at Surrey Hills will explain your options in great detail, so you can make the most informed decision possible.

Contact our team today to book a consultation!

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