Dental Implants - Canterbury
Blackburn Family Dental Care, conveniently located 7km and 13 minutes’ drive from Canterbury, is pleased to offer a variety of dental treatments and tooth replacement solutions, including dental implants. Our dentists in Blackburn are competent, well-trained, and enthusiastic about providing high-quality dental implants for Canterbuy residents.
For more than 60 years, Blackburn Family Dental Care has been serving the community of Blackburn and surrounding surburbs. We are also proud to serve the Canterbury community, and we strive to make you feel at ease throughout your appointment here. Rest assured, we will provide you with the highest standard of dental treatment possible.
Our clinic is open 6 days a week from 8am to 8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 8am to 5pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Please make an appointment with our team of professional staff to discuss your dental implant requirements. Also, have a look at our patient testimonials for an idea of what to expect when getting dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Decades worth of research in the dental health field as well as feedback from our patients has shown that dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace teeth. Made from materials that work well with the human body, dental implants serve as a strong and safe foundation for replacement teeth.
Dental implants come in two parts. The first part is a fixture that resembles the tooth’s natural roots. It is usually a titanium cylinder or cone, but it looks like a screw that is gently placed and submerged into the upper or lower jawbone. The fixture will biologically fuse with the jawbones once it is submerged through a process also known as “osseointegration”.
The second part is the prosthesis, which is the part of the implant which you chew on. This is attached to the fixture, and usually consists of either a single crown, multiple crowns (also known as a bridge) and sometimes even a denture. This second part of the dental implant process is normally commenced after the necessary tests have been undertaken to ensure that the implant fixture has integrated with your bone.
Benefits of Dental Implant
If you prefer another alternative to removable dentures or dental bridges, dental implants are a good option. There are many methods available to replace a missing tooth, and one of the best ways to ensure a natural-looking and natural-feeling outcome are dental implants.
If you have lost your teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay or trauma, dental implants in Canterbury may be a viable choice for you. Individual dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or used in a group to help redesign your smile. Dental implants are life-changing: they can help you eat and speak more clearly, reduce jawbone shrinkage, and maintain your existing teeth in place by preventing movement of teeth into gaps.
What Happens During a Dental Implant Procedure
We will check how your teeth fit together, your oral health, and the density of your jawbone before beginning your dental implant therapy. If you have insufficient bone volume, the dentist may advise on additional procedures such as “grafting” artificial bone substitutes; this is to increase the width of the available bone to place the implants successfully.
A dental implant comprises of a fixture, which is a short rod or cone made of titanium placed into the jawbone. The procedure is normally straightforward and done in the dental clinic, utilising the same local anaesthetics used for your common fillings. It normally will takes less than an hour to complete this first “placement” procedure. The implants are submerged in bone and covered with gum and will connect with the bone during the next few months through osseointegration. The submerged implant fixture will settle in and completely integrate after 3-9 months depending on quality and quanty of bone. Following this, our dentist will attach new teeth to the firmly anchored implant fixtures.
The time it takes for dental implants to heal is also determined by your overall medical and dental health, as well as several other factors as mentioned previously (bone quality and quantity). There may be slight discomfort, but patients having implants often mention that the extraction of the original tooth was a much more unpleasant experience!
We also provide “guided implant surgery” at Blackburn Family Dental Care. In guided implant surgery, we use the most up-to-date technology to produce a surgical guide using your bone scan and an optical digital impression of your mouth. During the implantation of the fixture, a surgical guide comes in the form of a mouthguard that is secured to your existing teeth or gums. It features drill access holes that have been 3D machined to precisely guide the implant to the most optimal position in your bone. This has the obvious benefit of minimising or eliminating surgical errors.
Are Our Dental Implants at Canterbury a Good Option for You?
Dental implants can be used to restore missing teeth. Our dentists thoroughly analyse each patient to see whether they are a suitable candidate for this treatment option. We work together with our dental implants dentist to plan and create an appropriate structure for the implant.
We exclusively utilise the highest quality dental implants at Blackburn Family Dental Care to achieve exceptional results. We can accomplish remarkable outcomes and success with the most up-to-date technology, which will provide you with years of service from your dental implants. If you’re looking for experts specialising in dental implants in Canterbury, call Blackburn Family Dental Care now to schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Where are you located?
Our Dental Clinic is next to the Blackburn train station via the Belgrave or Lilydale Line and is only a 13-minute drive and 7km from Canterbury. Parking is available behind the building, entering Main St or alternatively on S Parade.
What are your business hours?
Our clinic is open from 8am to 8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 8am to 5pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If necessary, we can schedule an emergency appointment on the same day.
What available payment options are there?
We accept cash, EFTPOS and most credit cards. If you have private health insurance, we can use HICAPS to scan your card so that your private health insurance will pay for part of your dental treatment, leaving you to pay only the balance due. If you need a more comprehensive treatment plan or therapy, we also offer INTEREST FREE payment plans.
Does my private health insurance cover the costs?
Private health insurance rebates vary significantly, depending on your provider and the amount of coverage. Make a brief phone call to our staff for further information on what is covered, and ask for the insurance codes so you can verify with your provider to see how much they will cover before receiving treatment. Alternatively, our staff may be able to examine your rebates in-house in some situations.
How do I book an appointment?
Please call us at (03) 9877 2589 to make an appointment before your visit. You can also schedule appointments online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via our secure Health Engine system. Our team will contact you to confirm your appointment day and time.
1 Main St,
Blackburn VIC 3130
8am - 8pm
Tue - Fri
8am - 8pm
8am - 6pm
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Conveniently positioned for patients seeking cosmetic dental bonding in Blackburn, Box Hill, Burwood, Nunawading, Mitcham, Vermont, Forest Hill, Canterbury & Surrey Hills. Our Blackburn North Dental Clinic is next to Blackburn station via the Belgrave or Lilydale line. Walk towards Main St (2 minutes) and you will see a light blue signage.
Parking is available behind Blackburn Family Dental, entering Main St or alternatively on S parade.
Many buses, including 703 and 765, are also in close proximity to our Blackburn North dental clinic.