Missing teeth can affect your entire facial structure. To restore your self-confidence and achieve a winning smile, consider dental implants from Hawthorn Road Family Dental.
Implants are among the most effective tooth replacement options. This is because they look, feel and function like your natural teeth, providing a permanent solution. With dental implants, you can eat the food you love, smile for every photo and even whistle your favourite tune.
Dental implants are made up of two main elements – the artificial anchor that replaces your original roots and tooth replacement, which perfectly mimics your natural smile.
Dental implant procedures take place over a number of months, starting with the implant itself. Your Hawthorn Road Family Dentist will insert and secure the implant into your jaw. The implant will fuse with the jawbone over a number of months, ensuring your jaw and teeth remain strong.
Once the implant has fused with your teeth, a connector or abutment is attached to the implant. Once this has healed, your dentist can create and attach a crown that perfectly matches your smile.
The majority of dental implants are made of titanium. As a natural material that’s compatible with your body, titanium is safe and perfect for fusing with your jawbone.
The crown that covers your implant will usually be made of porcelain or other tooth-coloured materials.
Dental implants are a safe, medically proven method for replacing your teeth and renewing your smile. While you will experience mild discomfort during the healing period, your implants will feel natural and pain-free in the long term.
Infection, nerve damage and injury to other teeth are potential side-effects of the procedure, but these are incredibly rare. Every step will be taken to avoid or counteract side-effects during treatment.
In general, great oral hygiene is the number one way to protect your new implant and avoid infection. Regular home care, as well as visits to your Caulfield family dentist, should keep you smiling for many years to come.
Any specific dental products or care instructions will be provided to you at each stage of the procedure.
Q. How long will the procedure take?
A. Hawthorn Road Family Dental will insert your new implant in 1-2 hours
Q. What is involved in the recovery process?
A. It is important that your implant completely fuses with your jawbone and that your jaw and gums heal properly. The whole process may take up to 6 months but you should start feeling better after just a few days.
Q. How long will my implants last?
A. As a long-term tooth replacement solution, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care. The artificial tooth attached to the implant should last up to 15 years before it needs replacing.
Operating in a state-of-the-art clinic in Caulfield, our family dentists are fully equipped with the knowledge and equipment to assist you. We have provided dental implants with natural results and fast healing times to patients all throughout Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. To find out if dental implants are right for you, contact our team today.