Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Springvale

When you have a tooth removed due to decay or another form of damage, one of the obvious results is a gap that needs to be filled as soon as possible to minimise the strain put on the teeth on either side. The resultant gap can also impact the way you bite, as the teeth on either side will lean into the space and affect the way the top and bottom teeth bite together. If you’re interested in getting dental implants in Springvale at our clinic, book an appointment today.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is basically a simulated root fashioned from titanium which is installed into the bone of the jaw where the gap is between the teeth. The titanium implant fuses to the jawbone, and a crown or a bridge is placed that has been specially designed to match the colour of your teeth for a more natural appearance. The result that comes from having dental implants installed is a gap-free smile that looks as natural as it feels.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Though a dental implant may be a little more expensive than alternative options like conventional dentures and bridges, they’re less likely to move about when eating or talking and are therefore more likely to feel comfortable in the mouth for most people. They’re also highly durable and can last a number of years. Installation of dental implants also doesn’t require the reduction of adjacent teeth, as they fit directly into the gap left by the extracted tooth.

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

Like many dental procedures, the treatment itself doesn’t hurt, as the patient is under anaesthetic throughout the process. It’s only once the anaesthetic begins to wear off that some discomfort can be experienced.

Are Dental Implants Covered by Health Insurance?

It’s likely that your health insurance provider will only partially cover your procedure. We suggest looking over your existing policy or contacting your insurance provider for definitive information.

Where Do You Perform Dental Implant Surgery?

We perform dental implants in Springvale, but we also provide quality dental care for residents of a vast range of nearby suburbs, including:

For more information on dental implants, or to book a consultation, please fill out our form online or give our Springvale dental clinic a call.