Keysborough Dental Surgery is now offering dental implants to its patients. A dental implant is a procedure where a synthetic tooth with titanium root is screwed in the jaw of the missing tooth. Due to its titanium build, the root allows bone and tissue cells to freely grow around it, acting as if it were an organic part of the body itself. This effectively cements your new tooth in place and helps replicate the original look of your teeth.
We follow the following procedure to ensure your implant procedure is successful.
1. Comprehensive examination
A dental implant is a dental surgery, carried out only when no other treatment plan is likely to work. Before proceeding with the implant, our dental specialist examines the condition of your teeth to analyse the health of the surrounding teeth and jaw. In some cases, a CT scan may also be done. This gives an idea of how much jaw bone is available to hold the implant.
2. Establish and proceed
Once we establish that there is enough bone to hold the implant, our dentist will place the implant/s in the jaw bone space created by the missing tooth/teeth.
3. Wait and watch
After the implant has been fixed, we usually wait and watch for four to five months for the implant to fuse.
4. Fixing the crown
Once the dentist establishes that the implant is intact, an incision is made to expose the implants and the crown fixed.