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, like pictured on the right, use a screw like mechanism, that is 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 with an initial appointment.
Here at Dental on Errard, we are able to offer the full implant treatment onsite with our dentists Dr Paul McBratney-Owen and Dr Lokkey Xu. Your dentist 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 health and have many benefits.
prevents bone loss
Empty spaces can lead to bone deterioration, however dental implants have been shown to prevent bone loss and slow gum tissue shrinkage
Implants ensure any restorative measure is secure and kept in place when eating, drinking, talking and going about your day to day activities.
like you never lost it!
Implants are built to last and can fill a space with materials just as strong as your natural teeth and ensure the health of your mouth remains
What is the process of implant treatment?
An initial consult with Dr Paul McBratney-Owen or Dr Lokkey Xu can begin the implant process. In this appointment, any questions with cost, treatment time, risks and potential outcomes can be discussed. We will take a CT scan to determine bone levels in your jaw, and consequently your eligibility for implant treatment. If both your dentist and you decide to go ahead with treatment, we can book an appointment for your procedure and finalise all plans. The procedure itself is relatively short and can be completed in approximately an hour. Once healing of the implant has occurred, plans for the tooth restorations can begin.
How much does a dental implant cost?
Specific treatment plans can be discussed during a consult appointment but implant treatment can cost between $4000 - $5000 per site. This includes crown restoration. Payment plan options are available if required.
Will I be awake for this procedure?
Our Digital Implant and Cosmetic Studio is fully equipped to offer nitrous sedation, IV sedation (twilight sedation), and general anaesthetic.
How long is the implant process?
From start to finish, the process could take up to 3-6 months.
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 a crown, bridge or 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 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 Dr Paul McBratney-Owen or Dr Lokkey Xu.
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.