What to expect: Tooth implant procedure in Sunbury

The most secure, convenient, and permanent solution to a single missing tooth is a ceramic crown supported by a single dental implant. When complete, the restoration looks and feels like a natural tooth. Because the new tooth is independently supported, there is no need to alter any remaining teeth.

Tooth Implant Procedure from dentist in Sunbury

The procedure

Implant placement is a multi-phase, highly individualised treatment.

  1. Consultation – We begin with a discussion about the procedure and an examination to determine if you are a good candidate. Gum disease, bone loss, or other specific issues may need to be addressed prior to placing implants.
  2. Planning – We use digital x-rays and high-tech guided surgical planning for precision placement and an efficient procedure.
  3. Placement – A small post, made of zirconia or titanium, is placed in the jawbone with minor oral surgery. Many patients are surprised by the tiny incision size and minimal discomfort during healing.
  4. Integration – As the bone heals it fuses to the implant, creating a strong bond that mimics a natural tooth root. In most cases, we will wait until this process is complete before proceeding. Don’t worry; you will be provided with a beautiful partial denture or other temporary solution so that you can keep smiling.
  5. Restoration – A second, very minor, surgical procedure may be needed to uncover the implant beneath the gum tissue. Once it is accessible, the abutment and crown are affixed.


For most patients, healing is a comfortable process free of complications. We will provide you with complete post-surgical care instructions, and you are encouraged to ask questions and voice any concerns you may have. It is important to clean the area as instructed, and follow any specific advice given by your dentist. If you are a smoker, you will be advised to stop before the treatment begins as smoking impedes healing and increases the failure rate. If you are looking for a great way to fill the gap in your smile.

If you are looking for a great way to fill the gap in your smile (take out: and in your confidence), visit us for an implant consultation. Then add in: 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.

Visit us for an implant consultation. Please call 03 8001 6021 (Sudbury) or 03 8400 4104 (Moonee Ponds) to schedule your appointment.
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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.