Revive Your Smile with Single Dental Implants in Berwick

Are you finding it hard to enjoy your favourite foods due to missing or damaged teeth? Do you often hide your smile when you laugh? Don’t let your dental issues steal your confidence. Dr Evangeline Alphonse and the team at Berwick Dental Clinic are here to offer a transformative solution – single dental implants.

A Revolutionary Approach: The Procedure for Single Dental Implants

At Berwick Dental Clinic, we understand that any dental procedure can seem intimidating. That’s why we believe in transparency and guiding you through every step of the way. When it comes to single dental implants, it’s not just about replacing a missing tooth. It’s about creating a strong and lasting foundation for your new tooth. Here’s a step-by-step look at how we do it:

Consultation and Planning:

Our journey starts by engaging in a comprehensive consultation, during which we evaluate your oral health and engage in a meaningful conversation about your specific requirements and desired outcomes.

Preparation of the Jawbone:

In order to meet your unique requirements, there may be certain preparatory procedures involved, such as bone grafting, to ensure that your jawbone is sufficiently strong to provide the necessary support for the implant.

Placement of the Implant:

Once you’re ready, we proceed to the surgical phase. The implant, which is essentially a small titanium post, is carefully inserted into your jawbone. This serves as the root of your new tooth.

Healing and Integration:

After the implant is placed, there’s a healing period. During this time, the implant fuses with your bone in a process called osseointegration. This makes the implant a strong and permanent part of your jaw, providing a robust foundation for the new tooth.

Attachment of the Abutment and Crown:

After healing, an abutment (a small connector) is attached to the implant. It holds the new tooth (crown) that will be visible above the gum line. We use digital scanners to create a highly accurate model of your mouth, which helps us design a custom crown that fits perfectly and looks natural.

Final Adjustments and Follow-Up:

Once your new tooth is in place, we’ll make any final adjustments needed to ensure comfort and a perfect fit. Regular follow-up visits allow us to monitor your progress and maintain your oral health.

Throughout the whole process, we’re committed to precision, safety, and your comfort. And in the end, you’ll have a replacement tooth that functions and looks just like a natural one.

The Benefits of Single Dental Implants

Opting for single dental implants is a life-changing decision that brings along a multitude of benefits.

Boost to Oral Health:

One of the primary advantages of dental implants is their positive impact on oral health. When we lose a tooth, the jawbone underneath begins to shrink away or ‘atrophy’ due to lack of stimulation. This can lead to further dental issues down the line. However, dental implants mimic the root of a tooth, providing the necessary stimulation and preventing bone atrophy. This not only retains the bone tissue but also supports overall oral health.

Stability Like No Other:

Dental implants provide an unmatched level of stability compared to traditional dentures or bridges. They are securely anchored into the jawbone, allowing the implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures to function just like natural teeth. This means you can speak, eat, and chew with absolute confidence, without worrying about your prosthetic shifting or slipping out of place.

Regain Your Youthful Appearance:

Tooth loss often leads to a sunken facial appearance due to bone recession. Dental implants fill this gap and stimulate bone growth, helping to maintain the natural shape of your face and jaw. This not only restores your healthy smile but also contributes to a more youthful facial appearance.

Durable and Natural-Looking Results:

At Berwick Dental Clinic, our focus is not just on remedying the issue at hand, but also ensuring long-lasting results. We use top-quality American-made implants and premium materials such as zirconia, porcelain, and chromium cobalt for our restorations. These materials mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, blending seamlessly with your smile. With proper care and oral hygiene, these restorations can last a lifetime, making dental implants a cost-effective solution in the long run.

Investing in Your Smile: Understanding the Costs

We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. That’s why we accept CDBS and are preferred providers for HCF. We’re also members of the SMILE fee group. To make our services more accessible, we offer diverse payment options for your convenience, including Afterpay, Openpay, ZIP, HUMM, in-house direct debit payments for orthodontic treatment, and Superannuation release.

Why Choose Berwick Dental Clinic: Your Trusted Dental Implant Experts

3D Printing Dental Surgical Guides:

These single-use appliances fit directly onto your teeth to guide the surgical drill to the ideal location, angle, and depth. By combining 3D planning and immediate loading implants, we enhance the accuracy and safety of the procedure, delivering highly predictable results.

Digital Smile Design (DSD):

This innovative digital tool is like a virtual mirror that shows you what your smile could look like after treatment. This cutting-edge digital tool helps us plan and design your new smile, by creating a virtual before-and-after picture. So whether you’re getting veneers, teeth whitening, braces, or dental implants, you can see your future smile before we even start the work.

Digital Scanners for Crowns and Orthodontics:

Our digital scanners create precise 3D models of your mouth, which help us plan restorative work like single dental implants. These scans also help us spot any issues with your teeth and gums, allowing us to create the best treatment plan for your specific needs.

With Dr Evangeline Alphonse and our team of dental implant experts, you’re choosing experience, skill, and advanced techniques. We’re committed to providing precise, safe implant placement and meticulous planning for your dental care.

Ready to transform your smile with single dental implants in Berwick? Contact us at (03) 9707 3227 or email us at [email protected] to schedule an appointment or find out more about our services. Take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The success rate of a single dental implant is quite high, falling between 90% to 97%. This means that the vast majority of dental implants are successful and last for many years, if not a lifetime. However, success can depend on several factors including the patient’s overall health, the quality and quantity of the patient’s bone, and the experience and skill of the dentist performing the procedure.
Yes, a single dental implant can support more than one tooth, provided they are bridged together. For instance, if you’re missing two teeth, one implant could be used to support a dental bridge, thus replacing both teeth. The specifics would depend on your individual situation, such as the location of the missing teeth and the condition of your jawbone.
Typically, most people can return to their normal activities within a day or two following the surgery. However, it can take several months for the implant to fully integrate with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. During this time, it’s important to follow all aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible outcome.
During the procedure, you’ll be under local anaesthesia, so you shouldn’t feel any pain. After the anaesthesia wears off, you might feel some discomfort, similar to what you’d experience after a tooth extraction. This can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should subside within a few days.
With proper care and good oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime. The crown that’s attached to the implant may need to be replaced every 10-15 years due to wear and tear, but the implant itself is designed to be a permanent solution for tooth loss.