Dental Implants Melbourne
Improve Appearance & Function
Dental implants are the gold standard to replace missing teeth.
Dental implants and implant crowns are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s beautiful smile!
Quality dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable, and implants last many years.
Dental implants can also improve self-confidence as dental implants are made to match your smile.
Dental implants are a replacement for the root of your missing tooth and provide a foundation that are designed to match the look and feel of your real teeth.
Multiple teeth issues or missing teeth cause gaps in your smile and can lead to a misaligned bite and teeth, as teeth can move to fill the gap.
Other problems can include infected gums, decay, periodontitis, and further loss of teeth.
Receding jaw bone and gums causing premature ageing of your appearance can also occur.
If you’ve lost a tooth due to injury, decay, or for any other reason at all, then dental implants may be suitable for you.
Before proceeding you should seek a dental implant specialist in Melbourne.
Dr Kasen is a highly experienced & skilled dentist, and world educator that has done many implant procedures over the years.
What Are Dental Implants?
If you consider a tooth to have 2 parts – a root that sits under the gums and into the bone and a crown which sits above the gum and is the portion of tooth you see when you smile.
A dental implant is a medical grade titanium screw that takes the place of the root of the tooth and copies the appearance of your existing teeth.
An implant crown, which is a porcelain crown and something called an abutment (which connects the crown to the implant) sits above the gums takes the places of your natural crown.
Dr Kasen recommends dental implants because they will look natural, and fuse to your jawbone nicely, so they are considered a permanent fix vs dentures.
The dental implant and the implant crown will look very much like your real teeth.
Eating, brushing, and talking will feel quite normal when a professional implant specialist is involved with the implant placement.
To add to the benefits of dental implants is they are easy to clean – improving your overall dental health and oral hygiene.
Dental Implants Before and After
Male Patient 68 Years Old
Dr Kasen was presented with a missing replacement tooth and poorly managed older dental work.
He wanted to chew properly and restore his smile.
At our free dental implant consultation we decided to place and implant in the gap and replace the old defective crown to improve function and rejuvenate his smile.
Other teeth were stabilised until implant and crown were restored.
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1 dental implant with crown and 1 crown. Patient is returning to have 6 other crowns.
Benefits of dental implants:
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Correcting or improving problems caused by teeth drifting gaps from missing teeth.
- Restore a patient’s confident smile.
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Restore or enhance facial tissues.
- Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
- Easy to clean, just like your natural tooth.
- Long lasting.
- Won’t slide out of your mouth because they are fixed.
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Frequently asked questions – what does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants help requires a number of procedures and visits over several months.
3D X-rays and scans are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine the amount of available bone, how the gums are positioned and the amount of available space there is for the implant to be placed and if an artificial tooth (crown) can be positioned correctly to restore function.
Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for dental implants and a dental implant treatment the surgical or invasive procedure appointment will entail anaesthetizing the area, preparing the gums and bone to allow for the implant to be surgically placed into the bone.
Once accomplished the implant will be given 3 – 6 months to heal and allow for adequate bone growth onto the implant and appropriate gum formation above the implant.
Dental implants can last many years when taken care of properly, which Dr Kasen will go over with you at the time of your appointment.
Implants are made out of porcelain and designed to match the style of your natural teeth.
Dr Kasen will make a mould of your teeth and use that to mimic your natural tooth bite pattern and fit the dental implant to your mouth.
The implant will also be coloured or dyed to match the shade of your actual teeth as well.
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Affordable Dental Implant Payment Plan
$39 per week
Single Tooth Dental Implant
Dental Implants in Melbourne
After all the healing has taken place and has been confirmed and impression of the implant it taken to allow for the implant crown to be custom fabricated.
Once the dental implant crown is ready, the implant crown is attached to the implant via a titanium screw during a short surgical procedure.
The dental implant procedure risks are relatively minimal for healthy patients, but Dr Kasen will address concerns and guidance before the short surgery takes place.
Dental implants are a standard in care for replacing a missing tooth, but you should be aware that some nerve damage may occur, or an infection can occur at the place of the implant.
After the implant surgery you may have a low level of soreness or swelling.
Based on the tolerance of a person, most patients experience minimal discomfort right after surgery.
In most cases, patients should expect to go back to work or resume their daily activities within 48 hours of the surgery.
Dr Kasen will provide education on benefits and risks at your first consultation.
Once the procedure is complete, you are ready to enjoy the benefits of having your tooth or teeth replaced.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.
Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new dental implant.
Dental implants can also be used when multiple or all teeth are missing.
Bridges and dentures can both be connected to dental implants with a high success rate.
Dental implants are very durable, and can last for a lifetime with proper care, good oral hygiene, and routine dental check-ups.
Dental implants can be placed without affecting the quality and dental health of the surrounding teeth, and they allow for eating, chewing, and talking normally without having to remove dentures or otherwise deal with extensive invasive dental treatment plans.
By this benefit, dental implants can be considered to be the optimal artificial tooth or teeth replacement option since they don’t affect adjacent teeth and don’t really require any other alterations to a patient’s mouth or smile.
Dr Kasen also approves a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner when exploring a dental implant procedure (or any dental treatment that requires surgery) and also understand that an implant cost can vary based on the quality of the material.
Also opt for high quality dental implants for the best long term solution.
Cost of Dental Implants in Melbourne
Dr Kasen and Signature Dentistry offers payment plans as low as $39 a week for a single implant.
Other factors may vary depending on the treatment plan provided by Dr Kasen.
He will also provide an itemised list of costs at the time of your first consultation, which will include everything from a single implant to multiple implants and if bone grafting is necessary.
For any additional questions on dental implant costs at Signature Dentistry, contact our team.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Before exploring a dental implant procedure, it is best to contact your insurance company to see what you are covered under.
The level of coverage provided by your insurance company may cover a portion of the dental implants.
During your first consultation, Dr Kasen can provide an itemised list of costs that can be presented for oral health insurance purposes.
If you are thinking about dental implants, contact one of the best cosmetic dentists in Melbourne, call us today at 9826 1338, or schedule a consultation online to discuss your options with Dr Kasen Somana at his Melbourne clinic.