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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists enjoy educating patients about their oral health, and they always take time to answer your questions. If you have questions for our dentists that are not addressed below, or if you would like more information, we invite you to contact our dental clinic. 

Dental Implants

At Mount Waverley Smiles, we can determine if dental implants are a good option for you. A few variables that can impact your candidacy include:

Medications: Some medications, like chemo drugs, corticosteroids, or bisphosphonates, are not amenable to dental implants. Beta-blockers for blood pressure or heart conditions can reduce the success of dental implant placement.

Illness: Dental implant surgery can take a toll on your body, especially during the healing process. Patients should be healthy and not undergoing treatment or dealing with certain health problems like diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disorders, or hemophilia, since these conditions can affect your ability to heal.

Gum Disease: Without treatment, this disease can cause infections and issues with the dental implant. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, we'll perform a deep cleaning and examine your teeth for several months. If you maintain excellent oral health and gum disease is no longer present, we can go ahead with dental implants. 

Insufficient Bone Density: It's crucial that you have enough bone mass to support dental implants. If you have bone loss, we may recommend bone grafting.

Are You Interested in Restoring a Missing Tooth?

During your visit with us, we will go over your medical history and examine your teeth and gums. If we identify any issues, we will go over a plan to treat them so you can qualify for dental implants. 

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There are various tooth replacement options available, but dental implants in Mount Waverley do mean a more permanent solution to tooth loss.

Unlike dentures or partials, dental implants are fixed and have a replacement root for added stability and longevity.

A dental implant is a titanium post that stands in for your lost tooth root. Your dentist surgically implants this post into your jawbone, where it integrates across several months. When integration concludes, your Mount Waverley dentist tops your implant with a replacement tooth or prosthetic—denture or bridge—to restore your smile.

Extend the Lifespan of your Dental Implants

Even if you have to replace the prosthetic or tooth crown in the future, your dental implant may still be viable if you take steps to keep your gums healthy, including:

  • Seeing your dentist on time for dental exams and teeth cleans
  • Brushing and flossing according to your dentist’s guidelines
  • Using your implant to chew food but never as a tool
  • Contacting your dentist if you notice oral health changes

With the proper steps and excellent care, your dental implant may last a lifetime.

For Dental Implants in Mount Waverley, We Encourage Your Call

A full smile is often a healthier smile, and a member of our team is standing by to help you get started today, so feel free to give us a call

Our dentists understand that tooth loss can interfere with your day-to-day living. It can make eating difficult and even put your remaining teeth at risk.

Missing Tooth Replacement Options

At Mount Waverley Smiles, we offer several tooth-replacement options to help you recover your smile. These options include:

If you’re looking for a more permanent option, dental implants in Mount Waverley, VIC may be the best option for you.

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A dental implant is a durable post implanted in your jaw. This post integrates with your jawbone across several months and is designed to behave like a tooth root. When healing is complete, your dentist provides a quality tooth crown made right here in Australia to complete your new tooth.

Tooth loss generally causes your existing teeth to move toward your smile gap, which interferes with your bite and can lead to future tooth loss. Dental implants are designed to remedy this problem and behave like a natural tooth—root and all.

We Welcome Your Call to Our 3149 Clinic

If you’ve lost a tooth in Mount Waverley, Glen Waverley, Chadstone, Burwood, Oakleigh, Ashwood or Blackburn, we invite you to get in touch with our dental team to arrange a booking.

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Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.