If you have a missing tooth or even multiple gaps in your teeth that is currently affecting your confidence to smile, give Blackburn Smiles Dental a call today. Losing teeth can really take its toll on your self-esteem; and even impact your overall confidence and ability to chew properly. At Blackburn Smiles Dental, we offer a variety of replacement options including single tooth dental implants, dental bridge solutions for multiple tooth loss, in addition to a full arch dental implant replacement - which is anchored in place with several dental implants. When you visit our dental clinic, we’ll discuss the best solution for your needs to ensure you get the best long-term results available in the industry.
How do dental implants work?
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants will not slip or shift in your mouth, an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges, as well as individual crowns placed over implants, feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
For some people ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible. This can be due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth, or teeth, in place.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
How long do dental implants last?
Implants generally last 10-20 years, depending on the location of the implant, patient risk factors and patient compliance with oral hygiene and dental visits. Because molars receive more stress and wear and tear, these implants typically do not last as long as implants located at the front of your mouth.
How much do they cost?
The type and nature of your treatment will vary greatly between individuals. Costs vary depending on:
For a more detailed quote, it is best to have a consultation with our dentist to get a customised treatment plan.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Due to our location we also service many patients from Box Hill, Doncaster and many other surrounding areas. Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums, where the missing tooth was previously positioned. Once in place, one of our experienced dentist’s can mount replacement teeth onto them. It’s a safe, reliable and innovative replacement option for all patients with missing teeth. Dental implants are the best way to fully restore your smile again and improve oral hygiene without causing further damage to your mouth.
How do I know if this is the best option for me?
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we highly recommend seeking a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
If you have been considering dental implants for a while but you’re not quite sure how the process works, feel free to book a consultation with one of our friendly dentist’s at Blackburn Smiles Dental. We’ll be more than happy to discuss the treatment options available to you and devise a customised treatment plan to achieve the results you are looking for. We have a range of cost-effective solutions to suit your individual budget including affordable interest free payment plans for your convenience.