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Do you have a missing tooth and are curious at what happens with a Dental Implant procedure? Well, that’s what we will talk about today!

Hi, Dr James here and I’m one of the principal dentists at Elevate Dental at Richmond and Hawthorn in Melbourne.

Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of speaking with Brendan from Toorak. He had some missing teeth and he asked me, “What is involved with having a dental implant?” I thought I would share with you what I shared with him in this video.

A dental implant is the most technologically advanced treatment to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. It is made of a fixed titanium post, which supports a tooth-coloured ceramic cap. These are 100% biocompatible and are made to mimic the look, feel, and strength of a natural tooth. This means that it is as close a replacement as possible to your own natural tooth.

In terms of the process, the first step is to get a computerised 3D scan of the jaw, which will be analysed, and the missing tooth space is measured for the ideal implant type, size and angle. Through a small keyhole procedure under anesthetic, the dental implant is placed. In a lot of cases, you’ll be finished and out the door in under an hour.

The entire procedure and recovery generally come with only minimal discomfort. This is allowed to heal over a few months. After this time, once the post is fully healed and integrated nicely with your bone, a tooth-coloured cap is handcrafted and fixed in to look and feel like a natural tooth. This cap allows you to confidently chew on it like a normal tooth. With good maintenance care, the dental implant can give you problem-free function and use for over 20 years.

As you can see, a dental implant is quite a straight forward procedure. Do you know someone who’s looking for a permanent solution to replace a missing tooth or a few missing teeth? We would love to help them. Simply ask them to give us a call at 1300 2 SMILE, send us a direct message on social media, or complete the enquiry form on our website, and we will help them organise their appointment. Thank you and see you at the next video.

Note: All content and media on the Elevate Dental website and social media channels are created and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.


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James Wong is a wonderful Dentist. The communication and patience through the procedure was first class.

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James Wong is a wonderful Dentist. The communication and patience through the procedure was first class.

James B


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.

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