Loosing a tooth is not something anyone looks forward to, but luckily there are multiple options for tooth replacement to restore and maintain your smile.
Dental implants are one of those options offering a secure and permanent solution.
Dental implants are suitable when a gap is present in the mouth where a tooth used to be. Using a screw like mechanism, dental implants are placed into the bone of the jaw to act as the root of a tooth. Once the implant is secured permanently in the bone, a number of restorative tooth options such as crowns, bridges or dentures can be attached to the screw to re-establish regular dentition.
Implants can be used to replace one single tooth or a section of the smile missing multiple teeth. All of the above options can be tailored to your needs and wants and discussed in an initial consult appointment.
Here at Dental on Errard, we are able to offer the full implant treatment onsite with our dentist Dr Kumar. He and our team will be by your side during the process from start to finish. The implant procedure itself can be done with a hassle free, hour long appointment.
Dental implants are a fantastic option for someone willing to invest in their future self and have many benefits.
prevent bone loss
Dental implants have been shown to prevent bone loss and slow gum tissue shrinkage
dentures and crowns
As biting and chewing is now easier, you can enjoy a varied diet. Not to mention the full mouth experience as more areas of your palate are exposed!
You can feel secure knowing your appearance and social interactions are in good hands with locator dentures
set and forget
the magnetic field generated between denture and implant allows you to insert the denture and go about your day with no worry of movement or discomfort.
Why choose an dental implant?
Locator Dentures are a great alternative to a general denture as the implant helps secure the denture in place. Generally, for the lower denture, it is a good option to stop the denture from moving out of place when talking, eating or going about your general day.
Upper dentures benefit as the roof of your mouth is left exposed, leaving taste and feel to continue as if the denture were not there.
How much does a dental implant cost?
Specific treatment plans can be discussed during a consult appointment but implant retained dentures cost between $1900 and $3200. This is exclusive of dental implant procedure costs.
How long is the implant process?
From start to finish, the process could take up to 6 months.
Implant treatment needs to be approved by our dentist Dr Kumar. A range of scans will be required before the procedure can happen. Once a consult has occurred and treatment has been approved, the implant procedure can be booked with our dentist Dr Kumar.
On completion of the implant procedure, healing time is required where osseointegration will happen.
Osseointegration a process is when the bone around the implant secures it in place (just like the root of a tooth) and strengthens the implant to be able to hold the weight of the denture.
*During Osseointegration, we do ask that smoking and recreation drug and alcohol use is limited if not stopped altogether. This process can take up to 6 months to properly happen.
How long will I need to wait for an implant retained denture?
Once the implant stage and osseointegration has occurred, the denture process can begin. This can take between 2 - 6 weeks depending on the type and if a new denture is required. During this time and through multiple appointments you will have the opportunity to discuss and review the shape, colour and fit of your new teeth.
Do I need a referral?
No, you don't need a referral to see us however, if you do have one please send it through to email@example.com
How do I book an appointment?
You can book an initial consult by calling 03 5332 6411 or you can go to our online booking portal and book a consult appointment with our prosthetist Cindy Rasmussen.
Please note that all information provided above should not be regarded as dental or medical advice and must be regarded as a preliminary aid for general information only. A face to face assessment by one of our health care professionals for a proper diagnostic procedure will be the only way to provide you with a holistic approach to your dental care. All dental implants, surgical procedures and other dental procedures contain risks that will be described to you by a health professional. No treatment will be provided without informed and written consent.