Types of dental implants available in Moonee Ponds and Sunbury

Dr. Terry Rose, Smile In Style

Dental implants are considered the gold standard treatment for replacing missing teeth. We offer a variety of options at our Moonee Ponds and Sunbury dental offices, because we understand that each patient has unique needs.

Implant materials

The majority of implants are made of titanium. It is extremely strong and bonds well with bone tissue. In most dental offices, it is the only choice. However, many people prefer entirely metal-free dental materials, for health or cosmetic reasons. Additionally, titanium allergies are rare, but they do occur. Therefore, we also offer our patients the option of zirconium. It is metal-free, naturally tooth coloured, and has properties comparable to titanium.

Restorations

One of the many benefits of dental implants is their versatility. Implants are secured in the jawbone, creating a solid foundation for replacement teeth. Therefore, restorations do not depend on other teeth or gum tissue for support. Regardless of the number or configuration of missing teeth, implant treatment can be customised accordingly.

  • Crown – For replacement of a single tooth, one implant is placed and topped with a porcelain crown.
  • Bridge – Similar to a traditional dental bridge, this restoration includes a series of prosthetic teeth. However, it is entirely supported by implants, so there is no alteration to remaining healthy teeth. Implant bridges are also more versatile, and can be customised to accommodate any number of missing teeth.
  • Denture – A full denture can be supported by a few implants, making this a more economical option than replacing each tooth with a crown and implant combination. Implant supported dentures are as stable as natural teeth, and have a smaller base than conventional appliances.

Implants and any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. We will discuss the risks of the procedure during your consultation as well as examine your health to ensure you are a suitable candidate for implants. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Find out if dental implants are right for you. Call 03 8400 4104 (Moonee Ponds) or 03 8001 6021 (Sunbury) or book online at www.smileinstyle.com.au to schedule an evaluation and consultation at Smile in Style.

 

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