At Care Family Dental, we offer several different and highly effective dental implant procedures. Continue reading this page or watch the below video to learn more about how this procedure can help you attain a healthy smile from the inside out.
Dental implants have been used successfully for more than 40 years, with millions of people all over the world turning to them as a way to reverse the physical damage caused by periodontal disease, injury or trauma, amongst other reasons. They are one of the most conservative and common ways of replacing missing teeth, offering reliable long term success.
What is a dental implant?
These implants are best described as a small but strong titanium screw that is fixed to a prepared site in the patient’s jawbone. It replaces the root of the missing tooth and, after a short healing period, the bone will grow into the surface of the implant – known as osseo-integration. This securely fixes the replacement tooth, also known as a crown, to the implant.
The benefits of dental implants are plenty – which is precisely why they are such a popular option throughout the world. Not only do they function, look and feel like natural teeth, but unlike other procedures they do not require the grinding down of adjacent teeth.
In addition to the impressive health and longevity benefits they offer, implants allow the wearer to feel comfortable and confident when eating and speaking. They can give you back your self-esteem, especially if you are used to worrying about your dentures loosening throughout the day.
What’s more, the success rate of dental implants is simply unparalleled. A thirty year study reports that with adequate general and oral health, the procedure achieves a 95% success rate.
What can I expect during an implant procedure?
At Care Family Dental, we have patients from Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra, Hawthorn and surrounding suburbs visit our Toorak clinic. When you choose our team of professionals to take care of your implant procedure, you can expect the following…
An initial examination: This is the first step and is provided completely free of charge to the patient. One of our experienced dentists will provide a thorough dental examination, taking photographs and x-rays before discussing suitable treatment options. Before your second visit, we will ask you to have a bone scan of your jaw bone.
Inserting the implant: We place the dental implant into the jawbone – a procedure that is performed whilst you are under local anaesthetic in our surgical clinic. When you are ready to leave, we give you detailed instructions for post-operative care. Healing times vary based on bone quality and quantity as well as the specific clinical situation.
Attaching the abutment: When your implant has healed and become osseo-integrated, we uncover it and attach an abutment to the implant.
Crown fitting: This is the last step in the procedure, in which we attach the artificial tooth (also known as a crown) to the dental implant.
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