Dental Implant Treatments

Dental implants are a great for providing a permanent solution for missing teeth, hence they are a great investment on for your dental health. Every case is different and hence at MVDC we tailored your treatment to your specific need.

Whether you need to replace a single tooth or a complete set of teeth, implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. They are a reliable option that can restore original function and comfort and achieve excellent aesthetics.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an artificial tooth root fabricated from a very strong biocompatible material (made of titanium), which are surgically placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. Through a process called “osseointergration” the jawbone actually attaches itself to the implant over time, providing stability. This process takes between three to six months. Once the implant is integrated a smaller posts called abutments are screwed into the implant and then the crown or denture are securely attached to the abutment.

Dental implant looks and feel like natural teeth and with combination of good daily oral hygiene and professional monitoring implants success rate is high.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Comfortable
  • Since the implant is inserted in to the jaw the adjacent teeth are not affected, damaged or cut in any way.
  • Most permanent solution to missing teeth
  • Implants behave exactly like the roots of our own teeth serving to stimulate the bone and preserving it for all time.
  • Implants stabilise loose dentures. Patients who have had dentures for a long time, usually complain that they are loose and cannot bite onto hard and crunchy food. Dental implants restore the amount of biting pressure that can be withstood to nearly the same level of healthy natural teeth.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

The success rate for dental implants is the highest of any form of dentistry. Our body recognizes titanium in the same way as it does a tooth root, which means that the dental implants are permanently accepted by the body. Once this integration occurs, there are no complications if proper oral hygiene and professional dental care is taken.

Who Can Have Implants?

Regardless of the age, almost anybody who has lost one or more teeth can benefit from having a dental implant. There are techniques available even for patients who have lost substantial amounts of bone. However, there are certain cases such as alcoholism, uncontrolled diabetes or psychiatric disorders where patients may not be suitable for these procedures.

Is It Painful?

Most patients say that the procedure is much easier and better than expected. There may be some discomfort afterwards depending on the number of implants placed. This is controlled by pain relievers.

How Safe It Is?

At MVDC we take all the right records and steps to make this procedure safe and uneventful. We plan and prepare each case doing a digital 3D surgical guide and we do a 3D computer simulation surgery, what this means to you is that the process is predictable and precise.

The advantages of using a 3D surgical implant guide are

  • No – incision surgery
  • No stiches needed
  • Minimum bleeding due to no incision
  • Less pain
  • No damage to surrounding teeth, nerve and vital structures
  • Less time on average it takes 25 minutes from start to finish

Why replace missing Teeth?

When you have missing teeth your jaw bone shrinks due to lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth not only affects your smile but also can make you looked prematurely aged as your face collapses and shrinks.

When you have missing teeth puts extra pressure on existing teeth, this causes overload and overuse resulting on gradual deterioration and long-term problems.

At Morphett Vale Dental Care, we are excited to offer this advanced dental restoration to our patients. We ensure a meticulous approach to implant treatment. It is an important part of our commitment to help our patients to keep a healthy, great – looking smile.

Dental Implants can also be used as part of a dental bridge, should you want to learn more please click the link provided.

Satisfied Patients

& growing every year

Hannah Grubb
Hannah Grubb
The women at this practice are phenomenal. I have had fear of the dentist my entire life due to a traumatic experience as a four year old. I finally bit the bullet last month and went to see Karen the hygienist and she made me feel so comforted. Then I met Erika the dentist and she was wonderful also. Yesterday I had restorative work done and for the first time in my life I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist. I was so relaxed the entire time. Erika has such a calming, relaxed and professional presence. She continually asked if I was ok through each process and I honestly can’t thank her and her team enough. They’ve changed my life in the sense where I no longer feel scared. I actually can’t wait to go back and have my routinely hygiene appointment. WHAT?! ????
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
First visit, I saw Dr Polly for an examination and x-rays and Dental Hygienist Steph for a scale and clean.Very impressed with the service. Parking at rear which is great and easy access. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend. .
Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes
I loved visiting the dentisit in primary school, they always made me feel safe and cared for. Dr Polly and the team made me think of those primary school dentist visits. I felt safe and cared for. I must remember to ask for my toothbrush and sticker before I leave next time! Wonderful experience my wisdom tooth was removed without pai but with confidence and reassurance
Louise Oconnor
Louise Oconnor
I daughter recommended this dentist practice and do glad she did. Dr Polly Ling is amazing and has done an excellent job of fixing a broken filling. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming .
Ryan Hollingsworth
Ryan Hollingsworth
If you’re looking for a new dentist, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist and as such I wasn’t very confident finding somewhere new. However the team here have been absolutely incredible. Kind and happy to explain the process, including prices and health fund contributions. Excellent dental facilities and a comfortable waiting room. I’ve seen they also have online booking options, which seems very convenient. Thank you to all the team today for making my first appointment in a long time an enjoyable one.
Jane Doyle
Jane Doyle
Always great service from this practice. Came here today with my husband. International Women’s day do I was gifted a small bouquet and a pen. Thank you. Lovely surprise.
Sam Crossman
Sam Crossman
Always made to feel welcomed, taken care of and in a safe environment. Very appreciative of Louise for always being a friendly and welcoming face, and Rachel for making every experience comfortable. THANKYOU ♡
Robbie Jones
Robbie Jones
All the staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Excellent service.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

With proper dental hygiene and regular dental check-ups dental implants can last a very long time, making it an excellent long-term option for smile restoration.

If you are considering implant surgery but are worried about how painful the procedure will be you aren’t alone.

This is one of dental implant candidate’s most common fears. Dental implant surgery is performed by making an incision in the gum, then the implant is embedded into the jawbone using a screw.

Afterward, the incision in the gums is closed with stitches. All of this sounds painful. However, there is no pain during dental implant surgery. A local anaesthetic will be used so you will be awake during the surgery.

If you are nervous about the surgery, your dentist can give you a mild sedative. With either option, pain during the procedure is unlikely.

Most patients report minimum post surgery pain. However, the pain is not severe, and your dentist will most likely prescribe over the counter pain relievers. In the first 24-48 hours swelling will begin to subside and you might notice a small amount of bleeding which is normal.

Mild pain and discomfort shouldn’t last longer than a couple of day up to a week. After dental implant surgery, the bone and surrounding structures will take between three to six months to fully heal. During this time the jawbone will form around the implant increasing the implants sturdiness

The advantages of dental implants are many which is why they are such a popular option.

  • They will be as close as having your natural tooth as look and feel like natural teeth.
  • They are permanent since they are fused to your bone.
  • They allow for proper speech since they won’t slide around like dentures which is a common problem for people that wear dentures.
  • They are comfortable because they are fused to the bone and unmovable. Which essentially makes them a part of you.
  • With dentures eating certain foods is difficult. That is not an issue with dental implants. They function as well as your natural teeth.
  • Your confidence is restored because your oral health will be much improve and your smile will be completely intact.
  • They are durable with proper care and maintenance.

You care for dental implants the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, cleanin g in between them, mouthwash and regular dental check-ups are all a part of proper dental implant care.

Like any other surgery, complications are possible but are rare. The specific risk factors are: Infection. Damage or injury to other teeth, nerve or blood vessels.

We use guided surgery as a way to minimize risk as much as possible, however with any medical procedure there are always risk to take into consideration.