Dental Implants in Fairfield & Bayside VIC
Many of our patients in Hampton and Fairfield who have tooth loss because of disease, damage or trauma seek a solution that allows them to speak, eat and smile just as if they still had their natural tooth again. At Sparkle Dental Care, we offer dental implants as one of our tooth-replacement options. Dental implants are a treatment favoured by many patients, and they can replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide several benefits:
- No slipping, moving or falling
- An unrestricted diet
- A natural-looking appearance
- Typically long-lasting and durable
- Help preserve the bone and bite
- Keep teeth from shifting
Of course, as with natural teeth, dental implants require excellent home hygiene and professional dental cleans to prevent gum disease. We are happy to discuss the ways you can look after your smile at home and how we will take care of you at our Hampton or Fairfield dental clinics so that you can get the most out of your investment.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root, which promotes the preservation of healthy bone. In most cases, the dental implant process requires several phases to complete.
Oral evaluation – Our dentists want to be sure that you have the best results possible. Ruling out any underlying gum disease or medical conditions first is essential. Our dentists will then determine if enough healthy bone exists to support the dental implant. If additional procedures, such as bone grafting are necessary, they will talk to you about your options.
Dental implant surgery – The dental implant itself will need to be placed surgically. The process usually takes about an hour to 90 minutes and is typically well-tolerated. Our gentle dentists will go over what to expect and how to care for your implant after surgery.
Healing and integration – What makes dental implants different is their stability, which comes from fusing with the natural bone. This process occurs over three to four months and is the reason why dental implants do not shift or slip like removable prosthetics. While it requires a bit of patience, most people tell us dental implants are well worth the wait.
Dental implant crown – The implant crown looks just like a natural tooth and is secured to the dental implant with a small attachment. Our dentists carefully plan for colour and shading that blends with surrounding teeth.
What If I Am Missing More Than One Tooth?
Our dentists can replace each individual tooth with a dental implant, or for patients who want an alternative, we offer implant-supported dentures or All-on-4 dentures that provide both stability and convenience for full smile cases.
We Invite You to Arrange a Dental Exam
Our dentists believe that educating patients on all of their options helps them make the most informed choices for their smiles. We are committed to providing every treatment option available and respecting your final decision.
Modern dentistry is exciting, and we look forward to speaking with you about the possibilities for your smile. Please contact our Bayside dental clinic on (03) 9598 5505 or our Fairfield dental clinic on (03) 9481 4392 to arrange your next dental appointment with Dr Kenny Lee, Dr Kai Xu or Dr Sobiya Pathmalinkam.