We all want our teeth to last our lifetime, but this won’t always be the case. For patients with damaged or missing teeth, dental implants offer a long-term solution with a cosmetic effect that can’t be matched by any other treatment. Here at Prime Dental Group, we have been providing dental implants to the patients across Thornbury and the surrounding suburbs of Melbourne. To ensure the best results, we only use the implants from leading brands in combination with the clinically approved dental techniques.
Our dentists at Prime Dental Group in Thornbury have done extensive educational courses and training in dental implants to deliver the best of the world and latest in technology to our patients and they continuously participate in educational programs to ensure they keep up to date in this fast growing technology. Like all our other services we are highly sensitive in guiding and supporting our patients in their path through dental implant treatment.
Our implant treatment continues to be a successful part of Prime Dental Group services in Thornbury and surroundings. Our patients always appreciate our level of care when it comes to such a technical sensitive treatment as dental implant.
Although local anesthetic is sufficient for implant treatment we can accommodate you for treatment under general anesthetic.
How Does Dental Implant Work?
During your first visit, our Thornbury dentists will perform a thorough dental checkup, and take full mouth X-Ray and 3D scan if required. We will also analyze your gum condition and bite that helps us to come up with a detailed treatment plan. Our dentist also conduct a thorough musculoskeletal assessment which is critical for a successful implant treatment.
Our dental implant procedure involves three phases:
First Phase – The first phase of this procedure is the placement of implant that remains covered at least for 3 to 6 months. During this period, the implant integrates into the jawbone. You will be given a temporary denture that should be worn after placing the implants.
Second Phase – Once the implants get integrated successfully, we will add a healing cap to the implant fixture. If required, we will make minor adjustments to your temporary dentures that you must continue to wear until your new tooth is placed.
Third Phase – During the third phase, we will create and fit new teeth crown. Our dentists inspect new crowns to ensure that they fit comfortably and go with your regular teeth colour. Now, you will have your picture-perfect smile and natural feel of chewing function.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
A missing tooth can have a great impact on your life. Besides having an effect on your appearance, it can affect you psychologically, and cause discomfort while speaking and eating. However, our dental implants can provide a lasting solution to your lost or damaged teeth. Beyond aesthetic improvement, it provides numerous benefits, including:
- Significant improvement in overall oral health
- Cost-effective treatment with lasting solution
- Tooth & jaw function as that of natural teeth
- Ultimate comfort when compared to alternative treatments line dentures.
- Preservation of bone that shrinks gradually when a tooth is lost
- Is conducted with local anesthetic with minimal discomfort
All On 4 Dental Implants
If you have no teeth on one or both arches and you are not a fan of complete denture then All on 4 dental implants is a right option for you. Like normal dental implant we need to do a comprehensive clinical and radiographic assessment. The next stage is to insert the implants and on the same day you will have your complete set of fixed teeth on your implants.
We have general anesthetic service available for this treatment.
Benefits of all on 4 dental implants:
- Highly hygienic
- Procedure is well tolerated in chair and under local anesthetic and completed in 1-2 hours.
- A single day procedure including placement of implants and fixed teeth that function immediately.
- Suitable for patients with diabetes, osteoporosis and health condition that bone graft has complication
Zygomatic Dental Implants
All on 4 Zygomatic dental implants are inserted in the cheek bone and are suitable for patients with insufficient bone in upper jaw. Once the implants inserted, the fixed teeth are attached in 3 days with immediate function.
Quad Zygoma Dental Implants
In cases with sever upper jaw insufficiency, double zygomatic implants are inserted in sides of remaining cheek bone. The teeth are connected to implants a few days after the procedure.
Our dentist at Prime dental Group Thornbury are well trained and skillful for this implant procedures. We will assess you carefully and discuss with you all you need to know for this type of treatment. Zygomatic dental implants and Quad Zygoma dental implants are conducted under general anesthetic.
Bone Graft & Sinus Lift
To conduct an ideal implant treatment sometimes we required to perform pre-implant procedures such as bone grafting and sinus lift. This procedure allow dentist to place the ideal size of implant in the site for optimum aesthetic and function.
Bone graft is a type of synthetic bone material that helps promoting implant integration to jaw bone.
Sinus is air cavity on each side of our nose. Sometimes sinus border is low and there is risk of sinus perforation during implant placement. Therefore, dentist needs to lift the sinus floor to a higher level where they can place an ideal implant and avoid complications. Our dentists are highly trained in conducting these types of procedure. They assess the implant site thoroughly and discuss with you in details all that need to be done for your implant treatment.
Have a question on our dental implant procedure? Feel free to call us on (03) 9440 9430 and talk to our dentists today.