Your teeth or not? Who can tell?
Losing a body part is a very distressing experience. Some people may down play the impact of losing their teeth, but at High Dental Implants Melbourne we know how much it affects them. Even one lost tooth makes it harder to eat. Lose several and it can be pretty much impossible to chew, smile, or talk clearly.
Time and time again, our patients tell us that they sometimes forget they ever lost their teeth now that they have dental implants in Melbourne. Yes, these little beauties really can do that good a job.
How can they appear so real, even to the people wearing them? Well, it’s all because dental implants in Melbourne replace the whole of the tooth, root and crown.
The tooth implant is what replaces the root. The implant looks like a small post or screw. It is made of titanium, which is highly biocompatible, and is hollow with an internal thread.
We insert the tooth implant into a channel that we carefully make in your jawbone. Then, over the next 2-6 months, the body grows new bone tissue all over the surface of the implant.
We put a connecting piece into the implant and then attach the crown onto it. The crown is made of dental porcelain that has been coloured, sized and shaped to match your remaining teeth. We can recreate an entire smile from old photos or impressions.
Once the dental implants in Melbourne have fused and your crowns have been attached, they stay where they are. All you have to do is maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Brush thoroughly twice a day. Floss. And get your teeth deep cleaned twice a year by the hygienist. As long as you avoid gum disease by keeping the plaque at bay, your dental implants can last for a long time, possibly even decades or until the end of your life.
Can you have dental implants in Melbourne?
The best way to find out if you can dental implants is to come in for a consultation with an implant dentist. Book one today and soon you will be on your way to teeth you can forget aren’t yours.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.