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Dental Implants in Port Melbourne

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Restore your smile with
Dental Implants

Do you suffer from missing teeth and are you looking for a reliable dental treatment to restore them? Dental implants replicate tooth roots and are surgically placed into the jawbone. Implants are made of titanium or ceramics and rely solely on osseo integration to form a strong bond and sound foundation to support the crown prosthesis that is placed onto the fixture. This is a popular method used across the world, known for its long-standing durability.

Crown prosthesis are made of high grade porcelain and zirconia (lava, German). All Prosthesis used at PMD Dental Care are fabricated locally at Seaside Dental Studio, including complex angled implants that are fabricated at Osteon Medical and Atlantis (Sweden).

Our dental professionals at Port Melbourne Dental are highly qualified and experienced, allowing your smile restoration to be carried out seamlessly from beginning to end. Simply call our dental clinic for more details on this treatment and we’ll be happy to help!

Am I Eligible For Dental Implants?

For dental implants to be successful each candidate must:

  • - Have adequate bone quality and volume
  • - Meet general medical requirements
  • - Practise good oral hygiene
  • - Quit or reduce smoking
  • - Address gum disease or other oral issues

The best way to find out if you’re a candidate and if dental implant treatment is the right option for you is to consult with one of our qualified implant dentists. We will assess your oral health with the use of dental imaging (x-rays) and in-chair examinations. A personalised treatment plan will then be made according to your unique case and needs.

Why do I need to restore missing teeth?

It’s important to restore missing teeth for more than just aesthetic reasons. There’s a number of health risks involved in not restoring your smile. For one, if you have this causes displaced pressure across your bite. Over time, the adjacent teeth will lean into the missing gaps, causing a crooked smile that severely affects your dental health.

Missing teeth can also cause your facial muscles to sag, and your jawbone, which usually requires constant stimulation, to deteriorate. A deteriorated jawbone won’t be able to support any natural teeth or dental restorations you may consider in the future. By utilising dental implants, which act very similar to your natural teeth, your jawbone remains healthy and stimulated.

Benefits Of Getting Dental Implants

Dental implants can be a life-changing decision that offers various benefits including more than just replacing missing teeth. Here’s a look at some of the advantages of choosing implants:

  • Stimulates your jawbone, preventing bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing.
  • Functions like natural teeth, allowing you to eat your favourite foods without restrictions.
  • With consistent care and maintenance, dental implants can potentially last a lifetime.
  • Dental implants don’t slip or move like removable dentures ensuring clear speech.
  • Easy maintenance, it’s just like taking care of your natural teeth.
  • Dental implants can improve your overall quality of life and boosts your self-esteem
  • Eliminates the need for messy adhesive or removal at night.

Dental Implants Process

At Port Melbourne Dental, the process of getting your new smile with implants is as simple and stress-free as possible. Here's a general overview of how it goes:

  • In the initial consultation, our dentist will assess your oral health and your eligibility for dental implants. Dental imaging will be necessary to check if you have sufficient bone density for this treatment. We will then create a personalised treatment plan for your smile.

  • We will take impressions of your smile to create a custom-made crown that matches the shape, size, and colour of your natural teeth. This ensures a seamless and natural appearance.

  • In a surgical procedure, the dental implant is inserted into the jawbone to replace the missing gap. The implant serves as the foundation for the replacement tooth. We utilise sleep dentistry services to make this painless!

  • Over the next few months, the implant will integrate with the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration. This fusion ensures the implant becomes a stable and permanent part of your jaw.

  • Once osseointegration is complete, a small connector called an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment protrudes from the gum line and serves as a secure attachment point for the artificial tooth (crown).

  • The final step involves attaching your new custom-made crown to the abutment, and your new smile is complete!

Other treatments using Dental Implants

Single dental implants are usually used in conjunction with a dental crown if you have two or three missing teeth. If you have multiple missing teeth, however, your dental implants can be combined with other teeth replacement methods to ensure a more affordable and efficient solution.

For example, we carry out All-On-4 Implants, a solution which places 4 dental implants at strategic angles in your jaw to utilise the existing jawbone as much as possible. The lesser number of implants used makes this a more affordable option. We also combine implants with dentures (overdentures/implant-supported dentures) if you need a full set of prosthetic teeth. The stability that implants offer make your dentures much more comfortable and secure to wear. Which one is right for you? The best way to tell is to come in for a consultation.

Looking for a long-term solution for missing teeth?
We offer high-quality dental implants at PMD!

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Zirconia Ceramic
Metal-Free Dental Implants

Another option for cosmetic implant dentistry is zirconia ceramic implants, which is a metal-free solution. From an aesthetic perspective, our metal-free implants are white and have the natural translucency of natural teeth, so the grey hue that can appear with some titanium types at the gum line is no longer a concern. They are ultra-bio-compatible. The surrounding gum wraps around the implant just like it does for a real tooth, offering better gum health.

This offers us a unique aesthetic solution to treat patients with specific needs. While some patients have a thin gingiva biotype, which requires this specific treatment approach, other patients express their explicit wish for a metal-free alternative. The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant is curated based on decades of experience and allows us to help patients who experience sensitivity, allergies or those who simply desire a more natural treatment method.

Looking to restore your smile with a long-term, durable solution? We offer quality dental implants, including Zirconia ceramic implants, at Port Melbourne Dental that act just like your natural teeth to make smiling, talking and biting all the more easier again.

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Why Choose
Port Melbourne Dental

Take a step towards achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile with dental implants when you choose Port Melbourne Dental.

  • Our dental team consists of experienced professionals who are skilled in a wide range of dental services. Their expertise ensures that you receive the highest quality of care for your oral health needs.
  • Port Melbourne offers a comprehensive range of dental treatments from routine check-ups, and cleanings to general general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental and orthodontics.
  • Our clinic is equipped with modern technology, which allows for more accurate diagnostics and treatments.
  • We tailor treatment plans to suit your unique individual requirements so that you receive the right care.

Our friendly team is always ready to assist you with any urgent needs 7 days a week. Contact our friendly staff on 03 9646 5100 to book your appoin