Dental implants in Melbourne are essentially a form of dental treatment that consists of three aspects. The first aspect is the replica of the tooth root. The dental implant is a small titanium screw (typically less than one centimetre long) that is inserted within the jawbone, this aims to replicate the tooth root.
What is the abutment, and what is the abutment’s role in the dental implant?
The abutment (also commonly referred to as the ‘connector’) is the part of the dental implant that connects the porcelain crown and the dental implant screw.
What is the porcelain crown, and what is its role in a dental implant?
The porcelain crown is the part of the dental implant that aims to replicate the ‘tooth’ part of the dental implant. The porcelain crown is unique to each individual patient, and the shade and shape of the crown is matched to the surrounding teeth. The role of this porcelain crown is to be subtle within the mouth, and therefore blend in with the rest of the teeth.
Do dental implants hurt?
Many individuals may feel nervous about experiencing a low or high level of anxiety when undergoing any form of dental treatment. They may believe that they will experience a level of discomfort, or even pain when undergoing their dental treatment. When undergoing this particular form of dental treatment, individuals will be given a local anaesthetic, meaning that they will not experience a high level of pain, or possibly even discomfort.
What if I feel nervous about undergoing this particular form of dental treatment?
Individuals may feel nervous or experience some levels of anxiety when visiting their local dental clinic for a wide array of reasons. One reason for individuals feeling nervous may be an irrational fear, which is also commonly referred to as a phobia. Having a phobia is actually extremely common and most clinics usually take measures to make individuals feel more at ease if patients make the practice aware of their condition.
Can I have a single dental implant?
Single dental implants are essentially used for individuals who have only lost one tooth within the mouth. One tooth may be lost for a wide variety of reasons. Gum disease is just one example of a health problem which may cause tooth loss. Another reason for tooth loss may be an incident such as falling off a bike or other some such accident.
What if I have lost more than one tooth?
If you have more than one tooth missing you may choose to undergo an implant such as an all-on-four dental implant, or a bridge. Individuals who have dentures may choose to replace these with dental implants, as they are more stable.
How expensive are dental implants, and do I have to pay upfront?
Dental implants are usually acquired through private dentistry. If you are an individual who does not wish to pay a hefty upfront dental cost, then your local dental clinic may offer a monthly finance plan.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.