Having Nam as part of the Morley Dental Centre team allows implant surgery and other oral surgery to be done here in an environment that you are familiar and comfortable with. Our Dentists and Nam work closely together to provide the best treatment for you.
Dental Implants are an artificial tooth root generally made out of titanium that is inserted into the jaw bone to replace missing teeth. Attached to the implant is a crown that is designed to closely mimic the look, function and strength of a real tooth.
- An implant is a long term solution to replace missing teeth (with proper care and good oral hygiene can last a lifetime).
- Non invasive – there is no need to touch the teeth on either side of the implant unlike a bridge.
- Allows you to smile with confidence – natural looking.
- Prevents bone loss in the jaw – this may reduce the risk of adjacent natural teeth becoming loose.
- Smile with confidence and prevent the formation of hollowed or collapsed cheeks that can occur after tooth extraction.
- Eat what you want.
- Improve speech and comfort.
Are you suitable for a dental implant?
Your regular dentist will need to perform some diagnostics tests to confirm that you are suitable, this will be done in consultation with Nam. From here they will design the most suitable treatment approach for you. The tests will involve:
- Dental examination
- Dental x-rays
- CT scan of your jaw bone (not done onsite)
- Cast of your mouth.
This will be followed by a consultation with Nam to finialise the treatment plan and provide you with a quote.
Any existing dental health problems usually need to be treated before implant treatment. Problems such as decay and gum disease are best treated prior to implant treatment to ensure the success of the implant.
As with all treatment there are possible rare complications, Nam and your dentist will outline everything you need to know and answer any questions you may have.
If you would like to find out more about replacing you missing teeth please call 9276 3177.
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