With a wealth of substantial experience, our highly skilled Geelong dentists take pride in providing tailored dental implant solutions. From single to all teeth on 4 implants, we are equipped to address a wide spectrum of dental implant needs.

Our team is committed to delivering comprehensive treatments for patients seeking to regain not only the structural integrity of their smiles but also their overall oral health. Our approach is anchored in precision, ensuring that each dental implant procedure is executed with the utmost care and attention to detail.

At our practice, we place a premium on patient-centred care, prioritising open communication and ensuring you are well-informed and comfortable throughout the entire process. Our commitment to transparency extends beyond the treatment room, as we provide detailed information on each stage of the procedure, from initial consultation to post-operative care.

We understand that undergoing dental implant treatment can be a significant decision, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Get in touch with us to schedule a complimentary consultation with our experienced Geelong dentists today.

FAQs about Dental Implants

 

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is made of inert, bio-compatible titanium placed in the jawbone, providing a solid foundation for a replacement tooth to be attached. The tooth – usually a porcelain crown – is custom-made to closely match your other teeth’s shape, size, and shade (colour).

Why do I need dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the common alternatives for teeth replacement. They provide:

  • Long-lasting, fixed tooth replacement (with proper maintenance).
  • Natural-looking and functioning teeth.
  • No reliance on other teeth to be anchored on.
  • Improved chewing ability where teeth were missing before.
  • Potential to slow down alveolar bone resorption and loss due to missing teeth.
Are dental implants suitable for me?

Dental implants may be suitable for you if you:

  • Have healthy gums.
  • Have sufficient jawbone for dental implant placement.
  • Do not have medical conditions that affect bone healing. 

Fortunately, most patients may choose to have dental implants as a replacement option for their missing teeth. You can always discuss with your dentist in Geelong whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.

What are the different types of dental implants available?

You may get a dental implant to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. If you are wearing a complete denture, dental implants may support a full denture, improving retention.

Here are some of the different types of dental implants we offer at Geelong West Dental:

  • Single Dental Implant.
  • Multiple Teeth Implants
  • Implant Supported Full Denture
  • All Teeth On 4 Dental Implants
What is the procedure for getting dental implants?

At Geelong West Dental, your dental implant journey will begin with an implant consultation with our experienced dentist, who will discuss treatment options that suit your dental needs. We will perform digital scans and 3-D X-rays of your teeth and jaw as part of our treatment planning for dental implant placements.

During the procedure, our highly experienced dentist will place the dental implants with high precision in a sterile implant surgical setup, ensuring optimal results. In addition, there are sleep dentistry options available for patients with dental anxiety.

After the placement of dental implants, a crucial phase of bone healing or osseointegration occurs, creating a strong connection between the implants and your jawbone, typically for a period of three to four months. Please note that bone healing for patients with compromised medical conditions may take longer.

After osseointegration, our experienced dentists will fabricate a custom-made implant crown to closely match your natural teeth and attach the implant crown to the dental implant.

What is the recovery process for dental implant treatment?

Tenderness, discomfort and some swellings are common following dental implant placement. We encourage you to follow our post-operative instructions after your treatment:

  • Avoid strenuous activities for the first 48 hours after dental implant placement.
  • Take pain-relief medications as prescribed by our dentist.
  • Intermittent use of ice packs can help with reducing swelling and tenderness.
  • A soft food diet is recommended for the first week of dental implant placement.
  • Keep your teeth and dental implant clean by brushing and flossing regularly.

In addition, regular dental check-ups may be required to monitor the dental implants and will be discussed by the dentist.

 

What are the common risks associated with dental implants?

As with any dental treatment, dental implant treatment involves some risks. These may include:

The implant not osseointegrating/healing with the bone

One common dental implant issue is a failure of the implant and bone to heal. If this occurs, our experienced dentist will manage by removing the implant. A new implant may be placed or we may wait a few months for recovery.

Peri-implantitis

This disease may affect the gums and bones surrounding the implant, leading to possible failure. The risk of developing peri-implantitis is assessed during treatment planning. This risk can be reduced by avoiding smoking and practising proper oral hygiene. If peri-implantitis occurs, our dentists may manage the disease to save the implant, or the implant may be replaced.

Nerve damage

There is a risk of nerve damage during dental implant placement. This complication may result in discomfort, numbness, or tingling in the lips, teeth, gums, or chin. We perform dental implant treatments using custom-made surgical guides fabricated using a combination of digital scans and CBCT (Cone-Beam CT) 3-D dental X-ray technology. This allows precise placement of dental implants to avoid contact with the nerve structure.

Infections

Dental implants are usually placed under sterile settings. In some cases, infections related to dental implants may still occur. Our experienced dentists may prescribe antibiotics following your implant treatment to reduce the risk of infection around your dental implants.

Different dental professional evaluations should be considered before proceeding with any dental implant treatments.

Single Implants
A durable solution for single tooth replacement.

Single Dental Implant

Multiple Teeth Implants
An alternative option for restoring a larger section of the dental arch.

Multiple Teeth Implants

Implant Supported Full Denture

Anchoring stable prosthetic teeth for those with no natural teeth.

All Teeth On 4 Dental Implants

Four implants providing support for a full set of fixed teeth.

Why choose Geelong West Dental for Dental Implants

Experienced Team

Our Geelong dentists have substantial experience in the field of dental implants, ensuring that each procedure is carried out with precision and expertise.

Comprehensive Range of Treatments

Whether you require a single implant or all teeth on 4 implants, we offer a diverse range of treatment options tailored to your specific needs.

Patient-Centred Approach

At Geelong West Dental, your comfort is our top priority. At the core of our treatment philosophy is a genuine commitment to understanding your dental concerns and goals.

Modern Dental Technology

We utilise the latest advancements in techniques and materials to ensure that you receive treatment that is both state-of-the-art and effective.

Proven Track Record

Our years of experience in implant dentistry are backed by a track record of successful outcomes, consistently delivering results that restore both function and aesthetics.

Flexible Payment Options

We do our best to ensure that our dental treatments are accessible to everyone. We offer several payment options for your convenience, such as interest-free payment plans.

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