Dental Implants

Are you looking for the most modern way to deal with the loss of a tooth?

At East Adelaide Dental, we have the solution for you – dental implants.

We are the leading dental implants dentistry in Adelaide. Using our extensive experience combined with the latest in cutting-edge technology, you’ll be given quality treatment and a stunning smile as a result!

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement. It is used in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.

Dental Implants

Why choose a dental implant?

Dental implants can be an ideal solution to fix:

  • Missing teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Badly broken down, decayed or fractured teeth
  • Severely infected teeth

How are dental implants placed?

Dental implants are titanium screws in the shape of the tooth root that are placed in the jawbone surgically. After a period of time, the implant will join onto the jawbone and the crown of the tooth can be fabricated from a mould and be placed on top of the screw. The resulting “tooth” will act, look and feel very similar to a natural tooth. Modern dental implants have surfaces that encourage bone to grow around them and hence make the procedure faster and more predictable.

Are dental implants effective?

Dental implants are a reliable replacement for missing teeth and are generally the better option when it comes to the replacement of missing teeth but every case needs to be assessed based on its own merits.

How long do dental implants take to heal?

The length of the healing period depends on the quality and quantity of bone as well as the location of the implant. During this healing period, you may need a temporary tooth. If the implant is not in an aesthetic zone (ie if it is not visible) then it can be left alone without a temporary tooth so the tissues can heal nicely. Once the healing period is over a permanent porcelain tooth can be put on top of the implant. An impression of the implant is taken, and a porcelain tooth is made. The fabricated tooth is tried in, and once the result is approved by both the dentist and you, it is placed permanently.

Do you have examples of dental implants?

Absolutely. Check out the Smile Gallery.