There are several different types of dental implants and your iSmile Studio dentist will discuss the best solution for your personal situation.
Although essentially a dental implant is a fine titanium rod or screw that’s placed precisely into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. Titanium has been used extensively and successfully in reconstructive surgery for many years. Once in place, the dental implant naturally bonds with the bone and replicates a missing tooth root.
Dental implants can replace one or several missing teeth. In some cases, an entire upper or lower (or both) denture arch can be supported by dental implants.
Following a thorough assessment by the iSmile Studio Balwyn team do develop your treatment plan, you will be referred to our preferred dental implant surgeon who will place your implant.
From surgical placement of the implant to attachment of the crown or bridge can take between three to six months. An abutment (also called a connector) is secured to your implant by your iSmile Studio dentist, to which, your permanent new porcelain tooth or teeth are secured.
Just like natural teeth, artificial teeth require a regular and thorough at-home oral care routine to prevent gum disease. You should also attend check-up appointments at iSmile Studio every six months.
To regain your smile and confidence, schedule a consultation appointment with one of the iSmile Studio team to discuss dental implants. Speak to our friendly staff on (03) 9888 5677 or visit our practice. We are located at 1/92 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.