Dental Implants are the latest innovation to replace a missing tooth or a number of teeth. An implant consists of an artificial titanium rod which is placed directly into the jaw bone and acts as a replacement for the tooth root. An artificial tooth is then attached to the implant rod to make it look and act like a natural tooth.
A Dental Implant can be used to replace -
One tooth – One implant will be placed, a crown will then be fixed on top of the implant.
Several teeth – Either several implants and crowns will be placed or a dental bridge will be fitted onto the implants.
All the teeth – A number of implants are placed, then either a fixed bridge will be fitted onto the implants or the implants will be used to firmly hold a removable denture.
Surgical Phase: A fully qualified specialist will place the implant into the jaw bone. The implant rod is made of surgical titanium to which new bone cells attach to firmly lock the implant in place. This process is called 'osseointegration'.
Restorative Phase: Once the implant has become fused to the bone it can now be restored by your dentist. At Mildura Family Dental only premium quality materials are used to restore implants to ensure it's functionality and life-like aesthetics.