Dental Implants

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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 –

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants are prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth by surgically implanting a metal post (usually made of titanium) into the jawbone and attaching a crown or bridge to the post. The implant post acts as an artificial tooth root, providing a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

You may be a candidate for dental implants if you have one or more missing teeth, have healthy gums and adequate jawbone density, and are in good overall health. Your dentist or oral surgeon can evaluate your oral health and determine if dental implants are right for you.

It can take several months to get dental implants, depending on the type and complexity of the implant procedure. The process involves several stages, including implant placement, healing and osseointegration (bonding of the implant to the jawbone), and placement of the crown or bridge.

Getting dental implants involves some discomfort, but your dentist or oral surgeon will numb the area with local anesthesia and may provide sedation to minimize any pain or anxiety. After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, discomfort, and bleeding, but these symptoms usually subside within a few days.

Dental implants can last for many years or even a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. However, their lifespan depends on factors like the quality of the implant, your oral hygiene, and your eating and drinking habits.

You can care for your dental implants by practicing good oral hygiene, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash. You should also avoid smoking, limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods and beverages, and see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

Yes, you can eat and drink normally with dental implants, but you should avoid hard, sticky, and crunchy foods that can damage or dislodge the implant or crown. You should also limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods and beverages that can cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Dental insurance may cover some or all of the cost of dental implants, but the amount and type of coverage vary depending on the insurance plan. It's best to check with your insurance provider to confirm your coverage.

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Implant Procedure:

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. 

Types of Implants

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