Dental Implants in Kew
Our implant dentists have many years of experience and extensive training that allows them to complete the dental implant procedure efficiently, minimising your discomfort each step of the way.
Whether you need to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are the ultimate solution.
You may not be able to save a tooth due to gum disease, tooth decay, excessive wear, injury or accident, poor oral hygiene or certain medications. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and are superior to dentures as they are permanent. You can enjoy the full chewing function and benefit from long-term results!
The Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are titanium fixtures placed in the jawbone, replacing the root of the missing tooth. If more than one is required, multiple implants can serve as anchors to replace a segment or a full set of teeth. You will need four visits to Kew Dentistry to complete the implant procedure whether receiving a single or multiple implants.
Examination and X-rays
We’ll advise you on the suitability of implants and any alternative treatment solutions. The examination involves inspecting your mouth, gums, teeth and jaws plus the taking of X-rays. A cost plan is prepared and given to you for your consideration.
Approximate duration: 15-30 minutes
Installing the Dental Implant(s)
Your second appointment involves our implantologist inserting the implant into the jawbone under local anaesthetic or sedation. A healing screw is inserted to protect the implant while it heals, taking a total of around three months. You can expect to get back to work the day after surgery.
Approximate duration: 30-60 minutes
Impressions and Final Aesthetics
When three months have passed, a third appointment is scheduled to confirm that the implant has healed properly. We’ll confirm that the shape and colour of your new tooth or teeth fit perfectly and have a natural appearance.
Approximate duration: 30 minutes
Your final visit is when the new crown is permanently secured for single tooth replacement, or when a new implant bridge is affixed for multiple dental implants. The aim is to restore the full function and aesthetics of your natural smile. Remember, your implant must be treated like any other tooth to maintain its look and health, so brushing and flossing are important healthy habits.