Melbourne’s Dental Implant Specialists
Dental Implant & Sleep Centre offers state-of-the-art dental implant solutions for patients in Melbourne, catering to those who have lost one or multiple teeth due to reasons such as accidents, tooth decay, gum issues, or oral diseases.
Our advanced dentistry technology allows us to provide personalised implant treatments with improved precision and shorter surgical procedures. With our expertise, you can confidently embrace life and proudly showcase your new, radiant smile.
Your Implant Journey Starts Here
Let us walk you through our implant journey towards your new smile.
Step 1. Consultation & Design
Your journey starts with a friendly consultation where our skilled dental team assesses your needs, pinpoints the issue, and discusses your objectives. We’ll see if All on 4 Plus is right for you.
Feel free to ask any questions and express your concerns, as our team is here to help and ensure you’re well-informed. If you decide on the treatment, we’ll scan your jaw and start crafting customised dental implants while planning the ideal treatment just for you.
Step 2. Preparation for Implant Surgery
Once everything is organised, you’ll be required to return two weeks prior to the surgery to have your records taken in readiness for the implant surgery.
These may include, but not limited to photos of your teeth & smile, pre-operative instructions for the surgery and general anaesthetic and a prescription of antibiotics.
During this visit we will also address any other questions you may have.
Step 3. Implant Placement
If you opt for traditional full mouth implants, a healing period of 3 months is generally required before the final teeth can be inserted.
Step 4. Review & Follow Up Visits
Subsequently, you will need to come for regular checkup and hygiene visits every 3-6 months to ensure everything is healthy, clean and well maintained.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a replacement for a missing tooth. The implant which is made from titanium metal is bolted to your jaw line and acting as the root of the tooth.
Traditionally, a dentist would cut through gums and expose the bone to place a dental implant. Here at the Dental Implant & Sleep Centre, we use a more modern, computer-guided approach to tooth replacements. Our dental implant surgery is fast and accurate, with minimal invasion, helping you restore your smile as quickly as possible.
Types Of Dental Implant Treatments
There are three types of dental implants: single, multiple and All on 4 Plus.
Single implants are individual, standalone replacements for missing teeth. This involves the surgical placement of a titanium post into the jawbone, followed by attaching a lifelike artificial tooth. This procedure is ideal if you are missing just one tooth and want to keep the stability of the remaining natural teeth.
Multiple implants are used when you are missing multiple teeth. This involves placing multiple titanium posts into the jawbone and attaching artificial teeth to restore the gaps. This solution allows for replacement of several missing teeth with stable and aesthetically pleasing results, enabling you to to bite, chew, and smile confidently.
If you require a complete replacement for a full arch of missing teeth, the All-on-4 Plus implant is the ideal solution for you. This technique involves placing four dental implants in strategic locations in your jaw to support a full set of replacement teeth, giving you a functional and natural-looking smile.
Enhancing Your Smile with Computer Guided Dental Implants
The field of dental health has been dramatically transformed by technological advancements. At our practice, we leverage cutting-edge computer-guided dental implant technology to streamline and optimise the implant placement process, ensuring superior outcomes. By utilising these advanced techniques, we are able to deliver efficient procedures and achieve the best possible results.
During the implant process, a cone beam CT scan of your teeth is conducted (also commonly known as 3D scan), and the images are used to help our dentists to create an individualised implant treatment plan for you.
The computer-guided surgery enables dentists to manipulate and visualise your jawbone, as well as the surrounding tissues, to create an accurate treatment plan. These CT images show the bone availability, structures of the bones, adjacent teeth proximity, soft tissue thickness, and root anatomy.
The Benefits Of Guided Dental Implants
More Precise Implant Placement
Using a 3D surgical guide implants are placed with increased accuracy and precision. This means that the implant is positioned exactly where it needs to be to support the replacement tooth improving the overall success rate of the procedure and reducing the risk of complications.
Less Discomfort and Faster Recovery
With Guided dental implant placement the procedure will be less invasive often requiring only local anaesthetic. This leads to reduced discomfort for you during and after the treatment. The smaller incisions accelerate healing times helping you return to your normal activities in no time.
More Predictable Results
Guided dental implant placement allows us to plan and visualise the procedure before it is performed. This can help to identify any potential issues and ensure that the implant is placed in the optimal position for the best results. This predictability can give you peace of mind, knowing your implant procedure is likely to be a success.
Before & After Dental Implants
Our commitment to our patients includes emphasising the significance of their transformation. To help showcase the impact of dental implants, we have gathered a collection of before-and-after photos. Be sure to take a look!
The Ideal Dental Implant Solution for You
Getting your teeth damaged in an accident or losing your teeth due to old age or other issues can be highly devastating for any individual. The Dental Implant & Sleep Centre team understands how challenging it can be to determine how to fix the problem.
Our team thoroughly explains the process to you, including the procedure, the cost, and the alternatives. We ensure you are fully informed about your options before taking a step toward dental implant surgery.
We are ready to serve you based on your needs and requirements. Give us a call today to learn more about dental implants or book your initial consultation.
Let our trained, caring and experienced dental clinicians and support staff help you regain your beautiful smile!
Dental Implant FAQs
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer many benefits over other tooth replacement options. They are more natural looking and feeling than dentures or bridges, and they don’t require special care as dentures do. Implants are also permanent, so you won’t have to worry about them slipping or falling out. And because they are fused to your jawbone, they can provide better support for your teeth and help keep your jaw healthy.
How long does it take to get a dental implant?
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and provide a more secure fit than dentures. They can also be used to support a dental bridge. Getting a dental implant usually takes several months and consists of multiple surgeries.
The first surgery is to place the titanium post into the jawbone. It takes about two to six months for the bone to heal around the post and secure it in place. During this time, you will likely wear a temporary denture or bridge.
Once the post is securely placed, the second surgery is performed to attach the artificial tooth (or teeth) to the post. This surgery is generally much simpler than the first and only takes one to two hours.
After both surgeries are complete, it can take another two to three months for the artificial tooth (or teeth) to fully fuse with the jawbone. Once this happens, you will have a permanent, secure, and natural-looking replacement for your missing tooth (or teeth).
How much does a dental implant cost?
Dental implants are considered cosmetic procedures and are not typically covered by dental insurance. A dental implant can range from $1,000 to $3,000. The cost will also vary depending on the type of implant you choose.
Is there an age limit for dental implants?
There is no definitive answer to this question, as every case is unique. The patient’s age, the condition of their jawbone, and overall health will all contribute to whether or not dental implants are a viable option. In general, however, dental implants are successful in patients of all ages, including seniors.
Does insurance cover dental implants?
Yes, most major dental health fund policies cover a portion of your dental implant fees. Please check your dental insurance to see if you’re eligible for the following code (688 – Implant surgery).
What are the risks of getting a dental implant?
The risks of getting a dental implant are minimal, but they do exist. The most common complication is an infection at the implant site. This can usually be treated with antibiotics but, in rare cases, may require the removal of the implant. Other risks include damage to nearby teeth or nerves and implant failure.
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