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Dental Implants in Richmond
A Smile You Will Love Forever

Having missing teeth can affect you in many ways! Fortunately, we can take your worries away with dental implants at our Richmond dental clinic. Replacing your missing teeth with implants can significantly improve your quality of life, helping restore your smile and your confidence. Dental implants look, act, and feel like natural teeth, so it’s just like getting your missing teeth back again!
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What are dental implants exactly?

Dental implants are advanced restorations used by dentists to replace missing or badly damaged teeth. A dental implant comprises a titanium post surgically inserted into the jawbone and topped with a dental crown to restore smile aesthetics and bite functionality.

Think of it as a replacement for your entire tooth where the embedded screw is the tooth root, and the dental crown is the visible part of your tooth when you smile.

Our Richmond dentists recommend dental implants to patients missing one or more teeth or even all of their teeth.

Richmond Dental implants – The procedure

Getting dental implants requires multiple steps and can take several months from the initial consultation to attaching the dental crown. Here’s what you can expect.

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Step 1 - Initial consultation.

Our dentists will determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.

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Step 2 - Assessment and designing.

Our dentists plan for precise dental implant placement and designing of the crown utilising state of the art in clinic technology.
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Step 3 – The placement of the implant post.

Our experienced Richmond dentists place dental implants into the jawbone during minor surgery.
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Step 4 – Healing

Following surgery, patients need to wait between 4 and 6 months for their implant to fuse with the surrounding bone in a process known as osseointegration. This natural process secures the implant and gives it the strength to support a dental crown.
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Step 5 – Completing the restoration

This is the exciting part where our Richmond dentist finalises the dental implants procedure by attaching the permanent dental crown to the implant post, beautifully restoring your smile.

Advantages of dental implants

Look good and feel great with dental implants! Aside from creating your dream smile, dental implants also improve your facial profile by putting a halt to the bone loss that naturally occurs when teeth are missing. As a result, your face fills out, giving you a more youthful appearance now and in the future.

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants also prevents remaining teeth from moving to fill gaps in the smile, causing misalignments. But best of all, because implants replace almost all of the natural bite force, you can enjoy all the foods you used to love eating before tooth loss occurred.

Are you ready to get back your smile and your confidence?

Achieve your dream smile with dental implants at Elevate Dental in Richmond and start living life to the full once more. Contact us for inquiries or to schedule an implant consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone have dental implants?
Not everyone is a suitable candidate for dental implants, which it’s why it’s necessary to attend an initial consultation at our Richmond practice.

There are several factors that your dentist will have to check to ensure that the dental implant procedure will be successful, including your overall health and habits, bone density, and your level of oral health and hygiene.

How long do dental implants last?
So long as you choose an experienced Richmond implant dentist and maintain a high level of oral care combined with regular dental check-ups, your dental implants will last a couple of decades or longer. That said, your dental crown is likely to need replacing between 10 and 15 years.
How much are dental implants?

It’s difficult to give an exact cost for dental implants because each case is different. Some patients may require additional treatments such as tooth extraction and bone grafts before getting their dental implants, adding to the overall cost. However, on average, a dental implant can cost between $3000 and $7,000 per tooth in Australia. The price also varies depending on the experience of the dentist and the material which will be used.

How do implants help if I already have dentures?
Implants at our Richmond clinic are a popular option for denture wearers! Dentures are removable devices, but they can be anchored to the jawbone for continual support and stability with dental implants. This way, you no longer have to worry about your dentures moving or falling out when you speak or eat! Talk to our dentists to find out more about implant-supported dentures.
Do I need a dental implant for every missing tooth?
While a single dental implant replaces a single missing tooth, the good news is that missing teeth do not need to be replaced with implants on a like for like basis.
For example, when a person has lost a few teeth in a row, our Richmond dentist can replace them with a custom bridge anchored in place by a dental implant at each end. Alternatively, if a person is missing all their teeth, our dentist can support a complete denture with 4 or 6 implants. Even better, unlike with a traditional denture, an implant-supported denture puts a halt to bone loss, helping preserve the natural shape of the jawbone.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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