The benefits of dental implants
Here at G Dental in Melbourne, we know that missing one or many teeth can be not only embarrassing but incredibly frustrating.
Our range of dental implant treatments can give you a reason to smile with confidence again. Our philosophy has always been centred on providing you with the very highest standards of dental care at affordable prices and with 20 years of experience in the field have changed the lives of many patients over that time. Dr Mok and our team of oral health professionals are passionate about playing a pivotal role in the improvement, restoration and appearance of your smile. Since their conception in the 1960’s, dental implants have evolved alongside modern dentistry technologies to become the most effective way of treating patients who have experienced tooth loss whether it is for a single tooth or many. Missing teeth can cause a whole host of oral health issues and dental implants can help to halt these effects in their tracks and to give you back you back your beautiful smile.
As well as providing you with excellent dental implant treatment, we are also hugely dedicated to ensuring you receive the very best of care by staying on top of the very latest developments in dentistry industry and making use of state-of-the-art technologies. We always want you to feel comfortable and relaxed when you come in to see us and we go out of our way to make sure that you feel pampered.
Dental Implants From G Dental
As good as we are at saving teeth, there are some cases that are simply too far gone to rectify with a root canal which will more than likely result in the extraction of the tooth or teeth. So what is a dental implant? Basically, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed directly into the bone of your jaw. This implant, usually created from titanium, then acts as an anchor for your new artificial tooth or bridge which doesn’t require any of your neighbouring teeth for assistance.
Dental implants can replicate both the form and function of your teeth and work to stimulate your jawbone that would otherwise deteriorate should your missing teeth not be replaced. It is important to note just how important this is because should this process of deterioration not be stopped, it can cause premature ageing as well as a host of other oral health concerns. By replacing your missing teeth, not only are we giving you back your ability to smile widely and with confidence but also to eat your favourite foods, more easily maintain your oral health and to combat the signs of premature ageing associated with tooth loss.
What Does Dental Implant Surgery Entail?
Dental implant surgery is a procedure that is usually performed in-clinic but should you wish to have it performed in a hospital setting as an out-patient then that can also be arranged. Dental implant surgery is traditionally performed in three steps and depending on your case, the final step in your journey can go one of two ways. If you are only having a single tooth replaced, then your implant will have a full crown placed over the top of it, if you are having treatment for multiple missing teeth then, then we will place a bridge that covers the space that has been vacated. The first step of the procedure is the place the implant deep into your jawbone underneath your gum to protect the implant from any force as it begins to heal. The second step only begins once we are satisfied that his healing process has been completed and it is at this stage that we will check the implant to make sure that integration has been successful.
Should this be the case, we can move onto placing the abutment on top of the implant itself. The abutment essentially acts as the ‘post’ in which the crown or bridge is placed. This is then allowed to heal so that the gum creates a ‘collar’ which we will use to access your implant during the final process of the restoration. The third and final step is the evaluation of your healing process before placing the final enhancement. This enhancement will either be a crown or a bridge which we will discuss with you prior to the start of your treatment.
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