Dental implants are a popular choice when it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth. They are a long-term, fixed dental solution that look and feel like real teeth. However, as a restorative surgical option, implants may not be for everyone.
At Epping High Dental, we have extensive experience providing implant therapy to patients across the Bundoora area.
What are Dental Implants?
The procedure involves surgically setting a small titanium screw into the jawbone. Once the screw has integrated into the surrounding bone, it acts as the root for the new tooth. A porcelain or ceramic tooth is fitted to an abutment on the screw. Once the new tooth has been placed, it should be virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.
Besides replacing single teeth, implants can also be used to provide support for bridgework or for dentures.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Implants are a permanent dental solution and a major procedure. As a result, they may not be the right choice for every patient. Where possible, we’ll always look to repair and save your natural teeth before considering implants. For patients with other major dental problems, like gum disease or significant decay, implants may not be a viable option.
Dr Daniel can consult with you to determine whether dental implants are the right choice for you. If so, we will walk you through the entire surgical procedure so you know what to expect at every step from initial consultation through to recovery.
Book a Consultation Today
If you’re interested in finding out if implants are the right option for you, call us today on (03) 8804 5778. Located just minutes from Bundoora, Epping High Dental is your trusted family dental clinic.