General and Cosmetic Dentistry

A Long-Term Solution to Tooth Loss

July 21, 2020
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Posted By: General and Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have missing teeth, you may have trouble eating chewy or textured foods. You may find speaking tricky. You may even feel self-conscious when laughing and smiling with your friends and family members.

Your dentist in Kew East, VIC offers a variety of tooth replacement solutions, including bridges and dentures, but for long-lasting tooth replacement—a more permanent solution to tooth loss—we commonly recommend dental implants.

Aside from longevity, dental implants are considered by many to be the closest tooth replacement when compared with natural teeth. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that stands in for the entire anatomy of your missing tooth—from root to crown.

Dental Implants in Kew East, VIC

A dental implant is a titanium post that stands in for a missing tooth root. The post is typically made from strong material like titanium, and your dentist surgically implants this post in your jaw, making sure the area is numb, of course, before starting work.

When the implant post bonds with your jawbone—typically a few months—healing is complete, and your dentist is ready to place your new dental crown.

If you have significant tooth loss, implant posts may be durable enough to support an arch of restoration teeth—usually, four to six posts per jaw.

Your dentist will help you make the best choice for your implants and learn whether you’re a good candidate for these options following a thorough consultation that includes your smile goals.

Dental implants may improve your oral health by preventing slippage (teeth moving naturally toward smile gaps). Slippage can contribute to tooth wear, fractures, and dental cavities. Implant posts may also stimulate your jawbone to help with deterioration.

For Dental Implants in Kew East, We Welcome Your Call

Whether you have questions about tooth replacement, or you’re ready to arrange your consult, we are waiting to chat with you.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
To our patients,

General and Cosmetic Dentistry is still open and dental treatment remains a valid reason for you to leave home.

The practice will remain open unless further restrictions are implemented and it is mandated by the government or our associations that we close.

As we continue to see patients, we are doing our utmost to ensure your safety, according to the guidelines proposed by authorities, with the following protocols:
  • Any person who is unwell must refrain from attending the practice for a minimum of 14 days.
  • Any person who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 avoids attending the practice for 14 days.
  • Help us minimise the amount of traffic within our clinic by limiting who you bring with you to the appointment.
  • One parent per patient. Please do not bring siblings into the clinic.
  • All patients are to wash / Sanitise hands prior to entering the surgeries. Hand soap and paper towel is provided for washing hands.
  • All patients are to use mouthwash provided in the clinic prior to any clinical examination.
We are assessing the situation daily and will let you know of any changes.