How damaged teeth can be replaced with Implants

Our fellow Aussie adults have, on average, around 11 decayed, filled, and missing teeth, according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics. Fortunately, we at Smile in Style partner closely with our patients in the Melbourne area to protect their teeth from decay and gum disease and to restore healthy and attractive smiles.  

Implant Surgery in Melbourne Area

From our offices in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds, Dr Terry Rose can replace irreparably damaged teeth with dental implants. Shaped like a cylinder, the dental implant is strategically placed in the jaw during an in-patient visit. Unlike other dental offices, Smile in Style is equipped to precisely place implants. In the following months after the procedure, the implant naturally joins with the surrounding bone and becomes a part of the jaw. They function to “root” the replacement teeth in the mouth. Other dentists can often only restore the implant; they do not have the training and tools to place these biocompatible (tissue-friendly) implants. 

Once the implant has integrated fully into the bone, usually 3 months after the implant surgery, we can place the implant crown on top. We have in our rooms, Computer-Aided Design and Computer Aided-Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) equipment to plan, design, fabricate, refine, and securely bond the implant crown to the implant in just one visit. At many other dental practices, the process requires at least two visits. This saves you time and is more convenient. 

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Implants generally have survival rates of anywhere from 93% to 98%. The long-term success of your implant-retained teeth depends at least partly on the precise placement of the implants in the jaw by your skilled and experienced dentist Dr Rose. “Early-stage implant failures” usually occur within three to four months after the implant is surgically placed in the jawbone. They are characterised as such because the implant may fail to integrate to the bone early in the process. These failures are largely associated with movement and instability during the “healing phase,” as well as a lack of adequate bone to support the implant.  

Moonee Ponds Office
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Sunbury Office
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Our dentists minimise these risks with their exacting planning and use sophisticated digital imaging to ensure the implants are ideally placed. We also use advanced diagnostics such as CBCT images to assess other anatomical structures. These images help us to determine the need for other treatment recommendations. For instance, patients who have sustained bone loss may require bone grafting to build up the tissue in the implant sites. With adequate bone density and height, your implants are properly supported. A strong foundation is important to ensure the long-term health and function of your implant.  

We also partner closely with our patients to support healthy healing following implant surgery and to help maintain the health of the tissues around the implant. With ongoing care, patients can enjoy implant-retained teeth for a lifetime! 

Phone 03 8400 4104 (Moonee Ponds) or 03 8001 6021 (Sunbury) to schedule your appointment at one of our two Melbourne-area offices.

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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.