Dental Implants in Essendon
Smile with confidence with quality tooth implants from Dental Essence
At our dental clinic in Essendon, we want you to feel calm and confident with any of our cosmetic dentistry services. Dental Essence provides teeth implants that are indistinguishable from your real teeth, and we treat each patient with the highest degree of care.
Teeth implants look so natural these days due in part to the structural and functional connection between the odontic implant and the living bone. A tooth implant dentist can typically place dental implants in a single sitting, but they require a period of osseointegration (i.e. is the process by which the odontic implant fuses to the jaw bone). The new generation of odontic implants takes only 2 months to osseointegrate, whereas older generation implants took up to 6 months to fuse.
To find out if tooth implants are a possible option for you, book a consultation at our Essendon clinic today
As teeth implants involve surgery, you require a consultation with a tooth implant dentist to determine if you are suitable. Several medical and lifestyle conditions can result in a higher implant failure rate. These may include:
- Immune compromised patients have a higher potential for implant failure as they are more prone to infection
- Patients whose bones are still growing should not have implants placed as they will ‘sink’ into the gums as the rest of the bone grows
The dental implant is made of Titanium, with much of the surface modified to enable faster osseointegration. Roughened grooves, sand blasting and etching results in more bone interlocking and quicker osseointegration.
The process of placing tooth implants
1) The dentist uses an odontic drill to create a small hole, allowing the dental implant to be screwed into place.
2) A protective cover screw is then placed on top to allow the site to heal and osseointegration to occur.
3) After two months of healing, your dentist will uncover the odontic implant and attach an abutment (the component that connects the implant from the bone to the crown) to the dental implant. In some cases, the dentist might attach that abutment during the initial procedure.
4) When the abutment is in place, your dentist will then create a temporary crown. It serves as a template around which the gum grows and shapes itself in a natural way.
After the initial surgical procedure, you might experience swelling of the gums and face, as well as minor bleeding and bruising of the implant site. Your dentist can prescribe pain medications to relieve any pain or discomfort you feel after the procedure.
The advantage of the odontic implant is that it is conservative of tooth structure. Unlike the bridge, the adjacent teeth are not cut. The odontic implant however takes time to osseointegrate. There are certain cases where you can place an implant and have a tooth restored straight away. And if bone grafting is required, it can take up to 6 months for proper bone to form before the implant is placed in.
For more information on teeth implants or to book a consultation at our Essendon clinic, make an appointment with us by calling (03) 9351 0999 or contacting us online.
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