Dental Implants Adelaide
A Permanent Solution For Missing Teeth
The experienced dentists at Melrose Park Dental and Implant Centre in Adelaide have been helping families with cosmetic dentistry and teeth replacements for over 35 years. With all the latest high-tech equipment, we can fix all types of dental issues to restore your smile and rejuvenate your teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the best and most successful ways to permanently replace missing teeth. They can be used to replace one or multiple teeth and can even be used to help stabilise dentures. As dental implants are anchored directly into the gums, they are strong and secure and look, feel and work just like your existing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
There are two parts to a dental implant
A titanium cylinder that replaces the root of the tooth in the jaw
A crown that is bonded or screwed into the titanium root to replace the tooth
The big advantage to dental implants is that because they are attached directly in to the jaw, they help prevent bone loss and shrinkage.
Once a tooth has been removed or lost, the bone is no longer needed to hold the tooth in place so it can shrink and reduce in height. As the dental implant replaces the tooth in the jaw, it helps stabilise the bone and prevents it from receding. This not only keeps your facial appearance the same but also helps to stabilise the teeth on either side of the implant.
When we undertake any dental procedure your comfort and wellbeing are our number one priority. Before we plan an implant, we’ll thoroughly examine your mouth taking x-rays to ensure that a dental implant is a safe and viable option for you.
Placement Of The Titanium Implant
The first part of the treatment is the placement of the dental implant, and this is done under a local or general anaesthetic. Our experienced dentists use custom-made guides to ensure precision and accuracy when positioning the implant to ensure you always get the best result.
Fitting The Crown To Replace The Tooth
Once the implant has been placed, we allow a period of at least 3 months for the bone to fuse and heal before fitting the crown. The crown is the final stage of the procedure and once the crown is fitted, you will have a beautiful new functioning tooth to fill your smile.
Dental Implants FAQ’s
How Long Do Dental Implants Take?
Dental implants tend to take between 3 to 6+ months to complete depending on the preparatory work that needs to be done as well as healing. If we need to extract teeth before the implant, or if we need to build up your jawbone for additional strength, we need to allow sufficient time for the jaw and gums to heal before placing the implant.
If you would like to find out more, our friendly dentists are happy for you to come in for a no-obligation consultation. During the consult, we will examine your mouth, take the necessary x-rays to determine the full scope of treatment required and talk you through the whole procedure.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
Our gentle dentists will do everything possible to ensure that you have a comfortable and painless experience at our clinic. The placement of the dental implant can cause some minor discomfort but the fitting of the crown is quick and painless.
For maximum comfort, the positioning of the implant is always done under a local or general anaesthetic. After the placement of the implant, the area may be slightly tender for up to two days to a week, after which most clients report minimal discomfort.
How much do dental implants cost?
When considering dental implants, your treatment plan is tailored to your individual circumstances and prices may vary significantly depending on the preparatory work that needs to be done and the number of dental implants required. If you would like to find out more, our friendly dentists are happy for you to come in for a no-obligation consultation and fee estimate.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Just like your teeth, dental implants require regular dental check-ups and daily brushing and flossing. With regular check-ups, good oral hygiene and good overall health you can expect your dental implants to last for many years.