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Dental Implants

Dental Implants Richmond

If you need to replace a missing tooth and want a more permanent and natural-feeling replacement, a dental implant may be the solution you are looking for. Elevate Dental has the technology and expertise necessary to help our patients with the entire implant procedure, and we will ensure you get the best results possible.
Peter O

What a professional and friendly team at Elevate Dental Richmond. Dr Judith’s infectious smile is matched only by her highly competent dentistry.
Richmond is lucky to have such a caring practice! Thanks, guys.

Peter O

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a type of restorative dentistry. When a tooth is missing, other teeth might fill in the space, causing them to be misplaced. Missing teeth can also cause gum damage as it is due to exposure during eating and drinking. Luckily, a dental implant will replace the tooth, and is considered a more natural and permanent option than a traditional bridge or dentures.

With a dental implant, a tiny, titanium alloy pole is placed into the jawbone that will serve as a holder for the replacement tooth, called a dental crown. The dental crown is then fixed onto the implant. Over time, the implant will stimulate bone growth, so your jawbone doesn’t deteriorate, which is a common problem when teeth go missing.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a type of restorative dentistry. When a tooth is missing, other teeth might fill in the space, causing them to be misplaced. Missing teeth can also cause gum damage as it is due to exposure during eating and drinking. Luckily, a dental implant will replace the tooth, and is considered a more natural and permanent option than a traditional bridge or dentures.

With a dental implant, a tiny, titanium alloy pole is placed into the jawbone that will serve as a holder for the replacement tooth, called a dental crown. The dental crown is then fixed onto the implant. Over time, the implant will stimulate bone growth, so your jawbone doesn’t deteriorate, which is a common problem when teeth go missing.

Benefits of Dental Implants

 
There are many benefits to choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth. From greater self-esteem to easier care, these are superior solutions that last. Many patients love them because they are easier to care for than dentures and they spare the teeth around them, unlike a traditional dental bridge. Here are some of the other benefits of dental implants:

Comfort, because they feel like your own teeth
Enjoy food again, knowing the implant works just like a regular tooth
Looks like your natural teeth
Help create a beautiful smile
Greater confidence
Reduce the risk of cavities
Reduce gum recession
Stimulate bone growth
Stop other teeth from shifting out of place

Why Use Dental Implants?

Dental implants have helped thousands of patients fix their teeth and improve their smiles. Some options that replace teeth, such as traditional dentures, can irritate and damage the gum. And traditional dentures and bridges do not stop jawbone deterioration, which can change your appearance and age you. But implants actually stimulate bone growth, which helps maintain oral health and confidence. Here are some situations that can be fixed with dental implants:
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Replace a missing tooth and root
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Support a dental bridge for a row of missing teeth
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Can support fixed dentures
Dental implants have helped thousands of patients fix their teeth and improve their smiles. Some options that replace teeth, such as traditional dentures, can irritate and damage the gum. And traditional dentures and bridges do not stop jawbone deterioration, which can change your appearance and age you. But implants actually stimulate bone growth, which helps maintain oral health and confidence. Here are some situations that can be fixed with dental implants:
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Replace a missing tooth and root
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Support a dental bridge for a row of missing teeth
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Can support fixed dentures

How it’s Done

 
Digital implants are the next best thing to real teeth, and the latest advancements help the treatment go smoothly. Using computer-guided surgery, patients can be confident knowing they will receive the ideal implant and crown with the best fit possible.

An initial dental exam and evaluation is the first step to determining if you are a candidate for dental implants. After your exam, we will discuss all treatment options with you, and help you choose the solution that best suits your needs.

If you choose dental implants, the following will be used to evaluate your bone volume and density of the implant site to ensure you are a candidate for dental implants. Once it is determined you are, we will identify the ideal location for your implant. The latest technology helps us with the evaluation:

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Digital x-rays allow us to see under the gums and inside teeth to help identify hidden problems
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Digital scans of the teeth and soft tissues help us get a full picture of your mouth
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Cone-beam CT images help us precisely plan dental implant treatment
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We will use this information to evaluate and ensure that you are a candidate for dental implants
Once the initial evaluation is complete and we determine there are no underlying contraindications or problems, we can begin. At this point we will:
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Schedule a visit to put in your implant
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Design your new crown to match the shape and colour of your other teeth
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Once the implant is complete, we will then apply the crown
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Some patients will have both the implant and crown applied in the same day, while others may need two visits to allow time for the jaw and gum to heal before the crown is applied
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No matter if you have one or two appointments, be assured that we will consider your comfort level at all times
Sometimes patients feel they cannot get implants because they have already experienced bone loss. If this is your case, we can still help. Bone grafting can save and restore bone, allowing us a secure location to place a dental implant.
As with any dental procedure, let us know if you experience dental anxiety so we can help address it. We want your dental experience to be a positive one and will help make that happen.

Your New Dental Implants

 
The implant is inserted into your jawbone, so it may feel loose or wobbly at first. This is natural as it will take time for the bone to heal and develop. Over a few days the bone heals and grows around the implant, strengthening and stabilising it. This is why implants are a preferred treatment, as it stimulates bone growth which is healthier for you and your teeth.

Your New Dental Implants

The implant is inserted into your jawbone, so it may feel loose or wobbly at first. This is natural as it will take time for the bone to heal and develop. Over a few days the bone heals and grows around the implant, strengthening and stabilising it. This is why implants are a preferred treatment, as it stimulates bone growth which is healthier for you and your teeth.

Caring for Your New Teeth

 
Technology has quickly advanced, and the implants that are designed today may last a lifetime. Just like other teeth, they are subject to the effects of a poor diet, smoking or neglect, so regular oral hygiene and dental checkups are an important part of care.

When your new implants are complete, your dentist or hygienist will provide instructions on proper brushing and flossing, as well as recommend a toothpaste and mouthwash. We also advise our patients to avoid staining foods and beverages and avoid hard foods that can break the crown or a natural tooth. These include hard lollies, seeds and ice cubes. Also be careful when eating popcorn so that you don’t accidentally bite on a hard, unpopped kernel.

Proper oral hygiene will help your dental implants last. The following are the basic steps that we recommend:

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Brush twice each day
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Floss daily
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Use interdental brushes such as Piksters or Superfloss to clean around the crown and implant area
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Use a Waterpik irrigation system, if possible
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Maintain regular dental checkups every 6 months to catch problems early and prevent future problems from occurring

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Achieving the smile you’ve always wanted is more affordable than you may think. We provide transparent pricing and flexible payment options to give you the confidence that Elevate Dental is the right choice for your dental needs.

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Schedule Your Appointment Today

 
If you are considering dental implants or another type of restorative dentistry, call for a dental examination and evaluation today to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Our team of skilled dentists here at Elevate Dental in Richmond and Hawthorn are ready to help you find the right solution for your goals.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you are considering dental implants or another type of restorative dentistry, call for a dental examination and evaluation today to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Our team of skilled dentists here at Elevate Dental in Richmond and Hawthorn are ready to help you find the right solution for your goals.
Rua W

Went this afternoon for an appointment after not having been to the dentist since god-knows-when. The team booked me in at a time that suited me, were really easy to deal with, the process was simple and I was in and out (with a filling and an x-ray) within my hour lunch break. Dr James was really good and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed (even when I panicked over the big anaesthetic needle). The cost was really reasonable and I am definitely going to recommend to everyone.

Rua W

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