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Dental Implants

Dental Implants, Melbourne

Missing or damaged teeth affect the aesthetics and function of your mouth, but with dental implants, you can achieve a natural, long-lasting solution.

While we’re committed to restoring and treating natural teeth, dental implants are a popular treatment in restorative dentistry when this is no longer possible. We believe your smile should boost your confidence and help you achieve the lifestyle you want, and we can help improve your overall appearance with teeth implants from Melbourne’s experienced dentists.

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Quality teeth implants for long-lasting results

Designed to fill gaps left by missing or extremely damaged teeth, dental implants can restore uniformity to the mouth and help with associated functional conditions. The prosthetic teeth are implanted into the gum using titanium materials, which acts as a stable root for your new tooth. They’re a popular choice when the tooth is damaged past the point of restoration from a crown or onlay, and create a natural appearance that can be permanent when properly cared for.

Are you a good candidate?

We offer a range of teeth implants in our Melbourne studio, including conventional dental implants, immediate implants and bone grafts for dental implants if necessary. We can determine if you’re a good candidate for any of our restorative treatments following an initial consultation, X-rays and oral examination.

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Discuss the best option for you and receive an upfront, individualised treatment plan from a consultation with Toorak Dental Studio. We’re committed to delivering the highest standards of dentistry and patient care, and will do everything we can to make you feel at ease. If you’re feeling particularly nervous about a procedure, let us know and we’ll discuss sleep dentistry and other potential solutions.

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Types of dental implants

There are many different types of dental implants that you may be eligible for in the case of permanently replacing a lost tooth. Your dentist or oral surgeon will determine which one will best suit your requirements, based on your general health, gum tissue, and whether you have enough healthy bone in your jaw. 

Full mouth dental implants

Full mouth dental implants, also known as “full arch dental implants” are an option to consider if you are tired of the pain from dentures. Using advanced surgical techniques and a high quality implant system, they are a permanent solution when you wish to replace missing, broken or damaged teeth. Usually only 4-6 implants are required to support all the lower or upper teeth, and bone grafting is not needed.

A popular option due to it being a less invasive procedure with a faster recovery time, full mouth dental implants are a possibility for previously unsuitable candidates of conventional dental implants.

Full mouth dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution, and with good oral hygiene, can last a lifetime.

Single tooth mini dental implants

For patients looking for a more affordable option than traditional dental implants, single tooth mini dental implants can be an appealing and long-lasting solution for people who are missing a tooth or teeth due to decay, damage or trauma. In comparison to conventional implants, mini dental implants are less invasive and painful to install, and don’t involve bone grafts or repeat surgeries. They are a single solid piece (3mm diameter) that is fixed to your jawbone without needing to be completely embedded. Resembling a similar structure to standard dental implants, their small size makes them ideal in place of bridges, dentures or fixed crowns.

Dental implant procedure

The dental implant procedure, while commonly performed, is quite complex and takes many months from start to end. There are several steps along the way that must be undertaken before you can enjoy your new smile.

Comprehensive dental exam

Your dentist may take dental X-rays and 3D images in order to make models of your teeth and jaw. During this point, you will also discuss your medical history, including any prescription medications you take. Then, your treatment plan will be tailored to your requirements, such as how many teeth you need replaced, as well as the condition of your jawbone and remaining teeth.

Bone grafting

The next step involves preparing your jawbone to create a solid base for the implant. If your jawbone isn’t thick enough to hold the implant or is too soft, you run the risk of the surgery failing. Your doctor will advise the best option for you when it comes to the types of bone graft materials that can be used to rebuild your jawbone. This process may take several months as you wait for the transplanted bone to grow enough new bone to sustain your implant.

Planting the dental implant

Your oral surgeon will make a cut to open your gum, where the dental implant metal post will be placed. As this will serve as your tooth root, it will be implanted deep into your jawbone. You will still have a gap where your tooth is missing, in which case, you may receive a temporary denture for appearance’s sake, if needed.

Osseointegration

The process of osseointegration begins. This is where your jawbone grows into the artificial dental implant. Again, this process may take several months.

Placing the abutment

After osseointegration is complete, your doctor will attach the abutment (think of it like a bridge). This connects the artificial tooth to the implant. While your doctor will reopen your gum to attach the abutment to the implant, this is a small procedure that is typically done with local anaesthesia.

Choosing your new teeth

Once your gums are fully healed, you will have another mould made of your mouth and remaining teeth. This mould will be used to create your realistic-looking tooth. You and your dentist will then discuss the type of dental implant that is best for your circumstances.

Dental implant cost in Australia

All on 4 dental implants cost

All-on-4 dental implants are designed to stand the test of time. While your implant posts shouldn’t be replaced, your dentures may experience wear and tear. All of this is factored into consideration when it comes to the cost of all-on-4 dental implants. As a rough guide, you should be prepared to spend around $25,000 per arch, on average. Your preferred dentist can provide you with a more accurate quote as well as payment plan options.

The cost of full mouth dental implants

The average price of full mouth dental implants in Australia is between $20,000 - $30,000. As this type of procedure is considered cosmetic due to the obvious impact they have on how your smile looks, it is not covered by Medicare. Toorak Dental Studio offers payment plan options should you require some assistance.

Caring for your dental implants

Just like your natural teeth, your dental implants will require regular maintenance to ensure optimal oral health and hygiene. Even though they are strong and secure, it doesn’t mean that you can neglect them. After all, dental implants are only permanent if you take good care of them.

Some of the ways you can practice good oral hygiene include:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily with a low abrasive toothpaste
  • Flossing daily
  • Using mouthwash to help eliminate bacteria building up around your implants 
  • Limiting citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons, and mandarins
  • Limiting intake of tea, coffee, wine and soft drink
  • Keeping chewy and sugary foods to a minimum
  • Avoiding tobacco entirely
  • Visiting your dentist for regular check ups twice a year

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Upfront Treatment Plans

We build tailored treatment plans for optimal outcomes.

Interest-free Payment Solutions

Interest-free, flexible payment plans such as DentiCare are available.

Same-day appointments

Appointments are available for urgent dental work.

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