Replacement of missing teeth with a dental implant is a simple procedure providing a strong, safe alternative or addition to work such as a dental crown, fixed bridge or a set of dentures. Adjacent teeth are not damaged by teeth implants which can also act to stabilise loose dentures or even replace them.
A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. It feels natural and is secure. A fixed dental bridge may be attached to dental implants as an alternative to a removable partial denture plate.
All-on-4 is a revolutionary cost effective dental implant technique that uses 4 Dental Implants placed in strategic areas of the jaw. Once in place, a permanent new set of teeth is fastened to the 4 implants. All-on-4 can be a cost effective and quick alternative for people with tooth loss.
All-on-4 could be for you.
At Melbourne Dental Vision we are experts in providing dental implants with care and skill. We work hard to make tooth implants accessible to patients with missing teeth looking for dental implants Melbourne.
Contact us today for a free consultation to assess your needs and suitability for various dental implant systems. For a Narre Warren dentist, Melbourne Dental Vision is your best choice.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root that is submerged into the jawbone. When dental work such as a crown, fixed bridge or a full set of dentures is added, one or more missing teeth can be replaced. A dental implant is fabricated from a very strong, biocompatible material placed in a simple procedure that, generally, is as convenient as a tooth extraction. After an initial healing period, during which the implant is buried in bone and left undisturbed under gum tissue, it is uncovered and connected to a small metal post that secures and supports the artificial tooth.
The implant material is extremely biocompatible. The bone grows to the implant and bonds to it. This makes the implant very strong. The process is called ‘osseointegration’.
How long does it take?
It depends on the type of bone, and where the implant is placed into your jaw. It can range from a few months to over 9 months. Generally, implants in the front lower jaw need around 4 months; the back upper jaw needs around 9 months and elsewhere in the mouth around 6 months. These times may need to be lengthened if bone needs to be grown or grafting has taken place.
What are the advantages of the implant treatment?
The adjacent teeth are not damaged or cut in any way. It helps to prevent bone loss. Implants are also used to stabilise loose dentures or even replace them with fixed bridges.
Why dental implants?
A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth your dentist can give you. They feel much more natural and secure than traditional removable dentures, especially if these are loose fitting because of extensive bone loss. If several adjacent teeth are missing, a fixed bridge may be attached to dental implants as an alternative to a removable partial denture plate. Dental implants allow for the replacement of a missing tooth without modifying adjacent teeth. Your dentist will be happy to discuss alternatives for restoring your dental fully.
Implant retained dentures is a service that Melbourne Dental Vision provides on a regular basis. They are a life changing and very affordable option to fix loose dentures.
What is the success rate?
The success rate depends on where in the jaw the implants are placed. The lower jaw has a very good chance of success (98%). The further back in the mouth you go, the lesser the prognosis, but this is generally over 90%. If you smoke, the chances of success drop by at least 10%.
All above from ADA website
All on 4 Implants (Immediate full mouth implants)
All on 4 is a dental implant system that uses 4 Dental Implants placed in the upper and/or lower jaw. The dental implants are placed in particular strategic areas of the jaw where there is more available jaw bone often eliminating the need for costly and time consuming bone grafting, sinus lifting treatments. Once in place, a permanent replacement teeth (new set of teeth) is fastened immediately to the 4 implants with special implant tools and screws. This is a fixed option and once securely in place only a trained implant dentist can remove the new set of teeth. You might need to have a reline in 3-6 month depending on gum shrinkage under your new teeth.