Dental implants in Melbourne – preparatory work

Getting ready for dental implants in Melbourne can be an exciting time. If you have been living with dental difficulty due to gaps or bad teeth for a while, this will soon be over. Sometimes we see patients at High Dental Implants Melbourne who cannot have dental implants immediately. This is quite common and, if it applies to you, it’s nothing to be concerned about. We have a number of techniques that we can use to help refine the conditions in the mouth until they are right for your new teeth.


There are lots of reasons why people need new teeth. You may have had a health issue or perhaps an accident. Either way, it’s possible to still have the remains of old, unusable teeth in the gums. All these need to be removed before your dental implants in Melbourne can be fitted.

If you have teeth that might deteriorate in the near future, we might talk to you about removing these as well. It is often easier to go from old teeth to new dental implants than it is to wait for things to get worse and for gaps to appear before we fix the problem. Getting everything done at once also means you don’t have to go through the same process again any time soon.

Jawbone restoration

Your jawbone is a vital component when it comes to support for your dental implants. If it is not strong enough or dense enough, we need to add more material before anything else can be fitted. This involves finding a bone source. This might be somewhere else in your body or you can consider a donor or animal source. This material is grafted onto the existing area. The bone in your jaw should bond readily with the new material and, after a period of 6 months – 1 year, the area could be ideal for your new dental implants.

Other options

These are just some of the ways that we can prepare you for dental implants at High Dental Implants Melbourne. Drop us a line to find out more and to discuss your individual needs.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.