Much research and development has been carried out in the field of dental implants Melbourne and here in Australia, dental implant surgery has an excellent success rate of more than 95%. To make sure that dental implant surgery can be carried out successfully for you, here at High Dental Implants Melbourne we will assess your dental health and make sure that your gums and alveolar bone are healthy so that you can replace your missing teeth once and for all.
Are dental implants suitable for you?
Firstly successful dental implant surgery can be carried out if you have healthy alveolar bone. We will take an X-ray to make sure that you have sufficient healthy bone bone for the implant to be inserted into. Dental implants Melbourne are small titanium screws and it is important that your jawbone is healthy so that the screw can be held firmly in place. Tooth loss often results in bone decay which is why it is important that tooth loss is addressed earlier on so that there is sufficient bone for the implant to be held in place. If you do not have sufficient bone for the implant then we suggest bone grafting. Bone grafting involves taking bone from another place of the body and adding it into the jaw and this can be carried out a few weeks prior to the surgery or at the same time as the surgery depending on the extent of grafting necessary.
Strength and stability
A significant advantage of dental implants is that they are manufactured from titanium. Titanium is a strong non corrosive metal used in aeroplanes and rockets. It is also biocompatible and therefore it is the material of choice for dental implants. It works by assimilating with the human bone in a process known as osseointegration where osteoblasts are stimulated to grow around the implant so that the implant becomes permanently embedded into the jaw. It provides a strong and sturdy foundation for your choice of prosthetic.
How many implants?
There are different dental implant procedures depending on how many teeth need to be replaced. You can have one dental implant to replace one missing tooth. The dentist will make sure that the whole tooth has been removed from the jaw bone and place the implant into the bone socket of the missing tooth. It takes approximately 3 to 4 months for the implant to become permanently embedded and then an abutment is attached to the implant to which a crown can be fixed to replace your missing tooth. Often patients need to replace all of their teeth with dental implants. This could be if you have been in an accident or sustained an injury to the mouth. It could be as a result of poor oral hygiene and tooth decay. Luckily we do not have to replace each tooth with an implant rather we can replace your teeth with 4 implants. A set of individually tailored dentures can then be attached to the four implants to replace all of your missing teeth. Speak to us at Dental implants Melbourne today to find out more.
All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.