What is a dental implant in Melbourne anyway?

You may have heard people talking about dental implants and how great they are at replacing lost teeth, but what is a dental implant in Melbourne and what makes them so different?

Here at High Dental Implants Melbourne, we often find that patients coming to us for replacement teeth have lots of questions. We love to explain to them how these little titanium posts have changed the way teeth are replaced.

Replacement root

The first thing to understand is that when you have a dental implant in Melbourne, you are having an artificial tooth root put in. It is not exactly the same as a natural tooth, but it mimics one in shape. We put the dental implant into the jawbone by first creating an artificial socket for it.

However, once the implant is in place, the bone does not grow new fibres to hold it in place like it does a tooth. Instead, it grows new bone tissue, including blood vessels, all over the implant. This process takes 2-6 months to complete, depending on how fast you heal.

Replacement crowns

We don’t have to use one implant to hold one crown. We can put up to 3 new crowns on a bridge onto each implant. The crowns are hand-made from dental porcelain and are sized, coloured and shaped to blend in with your remaining teeth. If you have lost all your teeth, we can use photographs or impressions to help recreate them. The end result is that no one will know these are not your real teeth.

Variations on a theme

Because of the way we can put more than one crown on a dental implant in Melbourne, we can do all sorts of creative things with them. All-on-4 is a technique to replace an entire arch of teeth on only 4-6 implants.

We can also offer same day teeth for some methods, which means you leave the implant dentist and the clinic with a set of temporary crowns in place and never have to be seen without teeth during the healing process.

Find out more

Please come in for a consultation or a preliminary chat if you think this might be the right treatment for you.

Disclaimer

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