If you are suffering from tooth loss and are looking into dental implant treatment to regain the function and aesthetics of your smile, booking a consultation at our Melbourne dental implant centre is the very first step. During your initial consultation our dentists will conduct a thorough assessment of your oral health to ensure your candidacy for treatment. To be eligible for dental implant surgery you must:
Once found to be a suitable candidate for dental implant surgery, your dentist will discuss all aspects of the treatment with you including all associated costs, any potential risks or complications, as well as answer any questions you may have. This allows you to make a fully informed decision when considering proceeding with the surgery. We will always go above and beyond throughout all stages of your treatment – before, during and after – so you can achieve the best results possible.
Implants can be painlessly inserted either under local anaesthesia (in the dental chair) or under general anaesthesia (in the hospital, where the patient is asleep). In either case, excellent pain control prevents soreness and discomfort during the course of your treatment. Once the implant has been inserted into the jawbone, you will need to allow the jaw to heal around the implant – a process called Osseo-integration (full integration with the bone) – for the next 3-6 months. A temporary crown or fixture will be fitted to the implant, be sure not to use this tooth for chewing or biting
At the end of this period, once your implant has healed successfully, the permanent crowns or other prosthetic appliances supported by implants are inserted. These implant supported teeth are fully functional and very pleasing aesthetically. Our dental implant restorations look and feel so much like your natural teeth, they are barely distinguishable!
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.