Dental Implants in Pascoe Vale

A smile is a personal part of everyone’s identity and expression.

At Lumino Smiles Dental, we strive to protect and maintain the health of natural teeth, when possible. Unfortunately, dental extractions sometimes become necessary due to infection, decay or trauma. A tooth extraction does not necessarily need to destroy a beautiful smile, however.

Smiling Couple | Pascoe Vale VIC dentistDr Amir Kiaee and our entire team are here to help by offering a number of tooth-replacement options.

Dr Amir has a reputation for providing gentle dentistry and is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of dental care. Our Lumino Smiles Dental team welcomes curiosity and enjoys educating patients, so they can make informed decisions regarding their smiles. 

Why Many Patients Choose Dental Implants

When considering tooth replacement options, many patients choose dental implants because they provide a long-term and lifelike way to replace a missing tooth.

Dental implants offer a number of notable advantages beyond what bridges, dentures and partials can provide.

Bone Density Maintenance

Dental implants require surgical placement within healthy bone structure. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants actually integrate with natural bone, creating stability and preventing bone deterioration, which is common following tooth loss. The jaw bone supports teeth and also maintains facial shape.

Dental implants maintain the alignment of natural teeth by preventing shifting or tilting.

Reliability, Convenience, and Longevity

Diagram of Dental Implant and Crown | Dentist Pascoe Vale VICWith the proper care, dental implants can outlast other tooth-replacement options. Diligent home care, along with regular professional dental cleanings, exams and x-rays are the best insurance for an investment in dental implants. 

A night guard offers protection from teeth grinding, called bruxism, which can damage teeth and cause dental implants to fail.

Stability

Unlike dentures or partials, dental implants will not shift unexpectedly while eating, laughing or smiling. To replace multiple missing teeth, 4 to 6 dental implants can provide an anchor to retain dentures and keep them from moving and slipping.

The Dental Implant Procedure

At Lumino Smiles Dental, we maintain a comprehensive, health-based approach to dentistry, which focuses on each patient and their individual concerns. An evaluation will determine if dental implants are appropriate. 

Adequate bone density is essential to support the dental implant. Additionally, oral conditions such as periodontal (gum) disease and decay require treatment before surgery. This creates the most ideal environment for successful dental implants.

Dental implant treatment consists of five main phases:

Health assessment and organising a treatment plan – determining oral health, addressing any underlying conditions, and identifying the ideal location for dental implant placement
Surgical procedure – inserting the dental implant rod into the jawbone
Healing and integration – proper time to heal is essential and may take up to six months for the titanium rod to fully fuse to natural bone 
Restoration – design and fit a custom, tooth-coloured dental implant crown that matches adjacent teeth seamlessly
Consistent ongoing preventive care – home care, dental exams, cleanings and periodic x-rays to support ongoing oral health

Dr Amir completes the entire dental implant process, monitors healing and provides personalised post-procedure care to ensure the best outcome possible. He quickly puts patients at ease and spends time listening to each patient’s concerns so they feel confident in their decision to trust Lumino Smiles Dental with their oral health.

We Welcome New Patients

We believe you will find our team professional, warm and knowledgeable. We look forward to welcoming you and invite you to contact our Pascoe Vale dental surgery to learn more about tooth replacement options or to arrange your next dental appointment.