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Dental Implants

Have you lost a tooth and wish to replace it?

Regardless of the cause of tooth loss – whether it’s decay, periodontal disease, trauma to your face or mouth or ageing – the impact can be severe. Missing teeth don’t just affect the appearance of your smile, they can also hamper your speech and make enjoying your favourite meals a real hassle.

Our team of specialists at Melton Dental Group have years of experience restoring your smile and the functionality of your teeth with dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium or zirconia placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They are surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace the missing tooth right down to the root. It is then left to fuse and once the implant is securely positioned, our dentist will attach a custom-made crown or denture that matches your teeth to restore  your beautiful smile and the functionality of your teeth. Don’t suffer from gaps in your teeth any longer – get in touch with us to restore your smile and improve your quality of life.

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an incredible solution for missing or damaged teeth. Here’s why you may need to consider getting dental implants:

Missing teeth can impair oral function

Losing a tooth can lead to the need to redistribute food to other teeth for more efficient chewing. Because you have to rely on other teeth for more efficient chewing, it can place additional strain on the teeth and jaw joints. This imbalanced bite can wear down your remaining teeth and potentially cause cracks to form.

Unpleasant aesthetics and low self-esteem

We all wish to look good and feel confident!

If a lost tooth is visible, it can immensely affect your smile’s aesthetics and your self-esteem, creating long-term psychological issues if left untreated.

At Melton Dental Group, it is our goal to eliminate all of the above and restore your beautiful smile.

Deteriorates the Jawbone

When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth, your jawbone loses the stimulation it gets from your teeth. This loss of jawbone density can lead to changes in your facial structure, resulting in a sunken or sagging appearance. Dental implants help prevent this by replacing your missing tooth to the root and providing the stimulation your jawbone needs.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Dental implants aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. There are certain requirements that must be met for you to be eligible for this procedure: 

  • You must have adequate bone density in your jaw
  • You must not have gum disease 
  • You must not be a smoker or be willing to give up

The best way to determine whether implants are for you is by visiting our dental clinic. Our dentists will assess your smile and help you decide the best option!

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Types of Dental Implants

There are several types of dental implants available, each designed to address specific needs and conditions. Here are the 3 main types of Dental Implants available at our clinic:

Single Implants

A single-tooth implant is a great solution if you’re missing a few teeth. It functions in the same way as a natural tooth and is specifically designed to mimic the appearance and function of your adjacent teeth. The procedure involves placing a titanium post into your jawbone which serves as a sturdy foundation for a single, natural-looking artificial tooth.

All-On-4 Implants

The All On 4 dental implant technique involves the replacement of either the upper or lower set of teeth using only four implants. These strategically placed implants serve as a supportive structure for securing an entire set of fixed, permanent teeth, making it great solution for those who have lost all or most of their teeth.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a type of removable dental prosthesis that replaces an entire arch of teeth. They resemble traditional dentures in appearance but are far more secure and stable. Rather than resting on the gums, implant-supported dentures are attached to the jawbone directly using dental implants.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Apart from being a permanent solution to missing teeth, there are some great benefits of getting dental implants:

Implants permanently integrate within your jaw bones, becoming a natural part of their structure. This allows for the complete replacement of your lost tooth’s root while also providing stable support to the dental prosthesis it is meant to hold, such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

As the implant integrates within the bone, you won’t ever be able to tell if you’ve lost your natural tooth. The implant topped off with a custom-made crown or dental bridge will look and feel just like your natural teeth.

Dental implants are placed within the jawbone, eliminating the need for root canal treatment, cutting and the use of adjacent teeth making it the most convenient option to replace missing teeth.

Once your dental implant has fused with your jaw, it will feel and function just like a natural tooth. You can smile, chew and speak comfortably and freely – in the same way you could before you lost your tooth.

Since dental implants are permanently fixed to your jaw, there is absolutely no need for it to be removed for cleaning. You can treat your dental implants like you would your natural teeth, brushing and flossing like you usually would!

Designed to blend in seamlessly with your teeth, implants will make individuals less worried about how their teeth will look. As a result, they get the confidence to eat, speak and smile freely, ultimately boosting your self-esteem and quality of life.

Dental implants, made from strong and durable materials, have the amazing ability to last a lifetime. By taking good care of them and maintaining regular check-ups, you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants for many years to come. They provide a durable and reliable solution for tooth replacement, giving you the confidence to smile and ensuring your oral health remains in great shape for the long haul.

Dental Implant procedure

Getting dental implants and your new smile is quite simple at Melton Dental. Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1
    During your initial consultation with us at Melton Dental Group, we assess your mouth and take scans and X-rays to determine if dental implants are a good fit for you.
  • Step 2
    If you are eligible, impressions will be taken to craft your prosthetic teeth with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Step 3
    If you have poor bone density, we will perform a bone graft to improve your jawbone density and the support it can give to your implant.
  • Step 4
    Your implant will be surgically placed and left to fuse with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. This healing period may take up to a few months.
  • Step 5
    Once osseointegration has taken place, your prosthetic tooth or teeth (crowns, bridges, or dentures) can now be secured on top and your smile is complete!
  • Step 6
    It’s that simple! If you’re looking to restore your smile, implants are an excellent choice so call us to get started.If you have poor bone density, a bone graft or artificial bone may need to be placed before implant placement, to improve bone support.

Do you qualify for Dental implants

Melton Dental Group offers a range of comprehensive treatments for patients of all ages. We look forward to caring for your family! Schedule a consultation with our Melton dentists today for a sedation screening and evaluation.

Cost of Dental Implants in Melton

When you come in for a consultation, our friendly dentists will perform a comprehensive assessment of your mouth. We will then be able to provide you with a detailed breakdown of treatment cost, which depends on the type and number of dental implants, the location, complexity and if additional treatments are needed.

We also offer flexible payment options at Melton Dental Group to make dental care more accessible for you so give our friendly team a call to learn more!

Smile Confidently With Our Implant Services at Melton Dental

Melton Dental is a state-of-the-art dental practice that stands as a beacon of excellence in dental healthcare. Our modern and patient-centered clinic is designed to make your every visit a stress-free one. We’re equipped with the latest dental technology, from digital imaging to painless anesthesia systems to ensure precision, safety, and efficiency.

From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll be greeted by our compassionate and friendly staff with warm smiles and genuine care. We have a team of dedicated and experienced dentists who are committed to providing the highest-quality implant treatments.