Dental Implants Melbourne


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Dental Implants explained by Altona Bay Dental Clinic dentists in Altona: Dental implants have been used at our dental clinic in Altona for many years. It is similar to a screw made out of titanium which is used to support tooth restorations to resemble the missing teeth.

Dental implants are used to replace one’s lost function of the teeth and aesthetics. Dental implants are placed within the bone. The jaw bone will accept the implant and bone will unite with the implant. This process is known as osseointergration. The implant will fuse with the bone, but lacks the periodontal ligament.

Dental implants at Altona can be used to replace single or multiple teeth. They can be used to attach crowns, bridges and dentures. Dental implants can provide a fixed solution to having a removable denture.

For example, as one knows wearing a full lower denture, it just floats around in the mouth, but two dental implants placed in the lower jaw, will allow the denture to attach to the dental implants, providing support and stability to the denture. Dental implants can also be used as a support in orthodontics. Longevity of the dental implants can be for many years, but at times may fail, and will require the removal of the implant. Dental implants are very strong, durable and stable in the mouth.


Reasons for Dental Implants at Altona Dentist:

  • Replace missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable

Dental Implants have three parts: a Titanium Screw Fixture, an Abutment and a Crown. The Dental Implants fuses with the bone to form a solid structure over three to six months.


Treatment Planning for Dental Implants at Altona Dentist

Before commencement of dental implant, x-rays will be taken to determine the location of vital structures such as the sinuses, nerves, proximity to other teeth, quantity and quality of the bone, shape and dimensions of the bone. Usually an OPG (orthopantomographs) or periapical radiographs will be taken. For more detailed planning a 3D scan known as conebeam CT scan will be used. Dental impressions (moulds) will also be taken, to help with treatment planning.

Once all the information is gathered, a detailed discussion is done with the dentist and any questions will be answered by the dentist. Consent forms and item numbers will be given at this scheduled of appointment with the dentist, which needs to be returned a week prior to the procedure being carried out by the dentist.


Dental Implants types available in Altona Bay Dental Clinic

If you need any cosmetic dental treatment like dental implant done at Altona, Melbourne please call our dental clinic in altona, Melbourne and book your dental implants consultation appointment with our qualified cosmetic dentist doing dental implants in Altona, Melbourne.