What are dental implants?
Dental implants are designed as a permanent treatment to fill a gap left by a missing or extracted tooth and restore full functionality and natural appearance.
It’s important to fill the gaps present in one’s mouth with a tooth or multiple teeth because adjacent teeth can move, leading to crookedness and even more gaps in the long term.
Leaving a gap in your mouth can also alter the shape of your face and lead to sacrificed muscular support and in turn, premature ageing.
A high quality dental implant can help to maintain your muscles, as well as jawbone density, which can also improve the appearance of your jaw. It also makes dental hygiene far easier for your remaining natural teeth.
What is the cost of dental implants?
At City Smiles we are committed to providing affordable dental care for our patients. The prices we offer are extremely competitive in comparison to other dental practices.
- Implant Crowns $1550 each
- Implant Surgery $1750 per fixture (Implant Fixture Placement)
- Full Dental Implant $3200 per tooth (Fixture + Crown)
City Smiles have a range of payment options to help patients cover the costs of dental treatments. This allows you to receive the dental treatment you need without having to sacrifice your financial stability.
Every surgical or invasive procedure has risks involved. We will discuss the risks of the procedure during your consultation as well as examine your health to ensure you are an ideal candidate for a surgical procedure.
This will involve analysing the health of your mouth and body to minimise the risk of complications during the course of your treatment plan.
The dental implant procedure
The first step of your surgery will be inserting a titanium dental implant into your jawbone, which will act as the artificial root for your new tooth. This implant will take a few months to heal and for the jawbone to fuse itself.
Once the implant is fused to the bone, the implant will be covered by a dental crown.
We refer to these two parts as the fixture (implant) and restoration (crown).
The fixture will ensure stability, while the restoration will ensure function and a highly desirable cosmetic appearance.
Healing and recovery after dental implants
Once the dental implant surgery is completed and the tooth implant has been placed into your jawbone, you will need to let it heal and fuse with the bone; a process known as Osseointegration. It may take up to around 6 months for the implant to fully integrate into your jaw bone.
Once healed and bonded, your implant acts as a structural base for the crown, essentially working in the same way that the root of a natural, healthy tooth would.
Side-effects of a dental implant
You may experience slight discomfort immediately after your implant surgery such as:
- Minor bleeding
These symptoms can be easily treated with general medications and antibiotics as prescribed by your oral surgeon.
Dental Implants Melbourne CBD
If you have suffered tooth or teeth loss, dental trauma or have a decayed tooth, you may want to restore the tooth with a single implant or replacement tooth. The dental implant treatment is the closest permanent option to a natural tooth that is currently available. If you are interested in having a dental implant, please speak to the team at City Smiles in Melbourne.