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Restore Your Smile With Melbourne’s Dental Implant Professionals

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Missing teeth can impact your confidence and oral health, but dental implants offer the perfect solution. At Lifestylesmiles, we understand the importance of restoring your smile, which is why we specialise in providing tailored dental implant solutions for our valued Melbourne patients. 

We pride ourselves on being the best implant dentist in Melbourne. We use cutting-edge dentistry technology, our skilled implant dentists ensure precision and reduced treatment times, so you can quickly embrace life again with a new smile that radiates confidence.

Take the first step towards your dream smile by scheduling a consultation with us today.

 

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What are dental implants?

A dental implant, which looks like a screw, is made up of titanium metal bolted to the jaw bone to replace a missing tooth. Its screw-like design serves as a perfect substitute for your tooth’s root, providing a sturdy foundation for the new replacement tooth.

Traditionally, dental implant procedures involved cutting through gums to access the bone. However, at Lifestylesmiles, we embrace a more modern and innovative approach to tooth replacements.

Our computer-guided technique ensures a fast and accurate dental implant surgery with minimal invasion.

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Our computer-guided implant technology

At Lifestyle Smiles, we pride ourselves on utilising cutting-edge computer-guided technology to ensure a more accurate and faster placement of dental implants. Our goal is to minimise any disruption to your daily life, allowing you to savor your favorite foods and beam with confidence.

With our advanced computer program, we combine x-ray images, cone-beam CT images, and impressions to create a highly detailed 3D model of your jaw. This comprehensive visualisation enables us to pinpoint the optimal position for your dental implants with unparalleled precision.

Not only does this innovative approach enhance accuracy it also allows us to pre-manufacture a set of replacement teeth tailored specifically to fit seamlessly in your jaw. Leveraging computer-aided design, we generate essential physical components such as surgical guides and prosthetic teeth, ensuring a seamless and efficient dental implant procedure.

Experience the future of tooth replacements with dental implants at Lifestyle Smiles. Our skilled team is dedicated to delivering exceptional results, ensuring that you enjoy a seamless and comfortable journey to a radiant smile. 

Schedule a consultation with us today to experience precision and speed in dental implant placements like never before.

Dental implants vs other tooth replacement options

Dental implants

  • Dental implants preserve bone and tissue while avoiding potential damage to neighbouring teeth, allowing them a longer and healthier life span.
  • Dental implants are permanently fixed and will not be dislodged, which makes it easier to speak and chew.
  • Dental implants can last for several years, or even a lifetime, when taken care of properly.
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Other tooth replacement options

  • A standard dental bridge can remove a considerable amount of tooth structure with a higher likelihood to develop tooth decay.
  • Dentures will never be as functional as your natural teeth, because they are not anchored to the bone.
  • Dentures require replacement every two to five years on average while a dental bridge might require retreatment once the abutments (natural teeth) holding the bridge fail.

The tooth implant process

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Initial Exam & Taking of Digital Records

To start your implant journey, we will take a full set of photos of your teeth and face and some xrays including a 3D CBCT scan. We will also conduct a thorough intra-oral examination to assess your overall oral health and eligibility for dental implants. The goal of this appointment is to identify which treatment options are best for you moving forward. Sometimes we may not recommend dental implants if other options are better. 

If your case need more planning, you will be required to return for 1-2 more visits to finalise your treatment plan. If your case is straight forward your next appointment will be the implant surgery.

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Dental Implant Surgery

Once the plan is finalised, you will be scheduled for your dental implant surgery. The visit itself is usually 30-45 minutes for a simple implant surgery, and 1+ hours for more difficult cases.

The healing after the surgery is usually not as bad as removing the teeth, because there won’t be an open wound to heal. We have sedation options or even general anaesthetic for anxious patients to ensure that your dental visit is as comfortable as possible. 

We offer a complimentary follow-up visit 1 week post surgery to ensure everything is healing well.

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Dental Implant Crown

In most cases, we need to wait for 3 months of healing for your dental implant to integrate with your body. At this point we will get you to return for 2 visits to insert and finalise your final teeth.

In some cases we are able to complete this quicker. For full arch or All on 4 Plus implants, you can have your teeth within 24-48 hours of the implant surgery. On the other hand, dental implants that require bone grafting or soft tissue grafting will take a longer time to heal. Each case is uniquely different.

 Tooth implant treatment time

Embarking on the dental implant process is an exciting step towards restoring your smile. This transformative journey typically takes 3-6 months, starting with the removal of the affected tooth, followed by the precise placement of the dental implant, and culminating in the delivery of your perfect replacement tooth. If the missing tooth is in a visible area we can provide a temporary tooth for aesthetic concerns during this period.

For those with good bone quality or considering All on 4 Plus implant treatment, the path to a complete smile can be surprisingly quick. In some cases, you may receive your new teeth within a few days or even on the same day as the procedure.

However, if the tooth being replaced has an infection, or the underlying bone quality and quantity require improvement the treatment duration may take longer. Bone grafting or soft tissue grafting may be necessary which will extend the treatment time to ensure a suitable foundation for your permanent replacement. 

It’s important to be aware that certain medical conditions, like cancer, blood disorders, nerve problems, or uncontrolled diabetes, may warrant further assessment before dental implant placement. Individuals under 18 years old may need to wait until their bones have fully developed before considering dental implants.

Explore the possibilities of dental implants at Lifestyle Smiles. Our experienced team are dedicated to guiding you through this journey, ensuring that you achieve a confident and radiant smile.  

Our patients’dental implant results

Every smile has a story and every story has a smile. Check out some of our dental implant patients’ transformations. We can also help you transform your life today.

Cost of dental implants

Our fees start from $4500

The cost of dental implants can vary significantly depending on your individual needs and desired outcomes. For those seeking to replace a single missing tooth, dental implant costs in Australia typically range from $4,000 to $8,000 and full mouth dental implants may cost between $10,000 to $35,000 per arch.

At Lifestylesmiles we offer dental implant solutions with fees starting from $4,500. Our team is committed to making dental implants accessible to everyone and we’re happy to discuss financing options, including payment plans or release of superannuation if you are eligible.

When you schedule a complimentary consultation with our Melbourne implant professionals, we’ll work closely with you to identify the most suitable treatment option for achieving your smile goals. 

How to care for dental implants

Regular dental check-ups are essential for preserving the health of your implant teeth. Together with our dental team, we will help determine the optimal frequency of these visits but typically they will be between 3 to 6 months.

During these check-ups our expert dental team will thoroughly assess and clean your implants, teeth, and gums, ensuring no area goes overlooked, including those hard to reach areas.

Professional cleaning of tooth implants requires more intricate techniques and may involve specialised instruments, making the process slightly longer but it is crucial for ensuring the longevity of your dental implants.

At Lifestyle Smiles we are dedicated to providing ongoing care to safeguard your radiant smile. Regular check-ups and professional cleaning is key to maintaining the health and beauty of your implant teeth.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

 

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