Dental Implants - Forest Hill

Conveniently located a 7-minute drive away from Forest Hill, Blackburn Family Dental Care proudly provides a range of dental treatments and tooth replacement solutions, including dental implants. Our team of dental professionals are knowledgeable, fully trained and passionate about providing quality dental implants in Forest Hill.

For over 60 years, we have been at the forefront of the latest advances in implant dentistry, serving the community around Forest Hill. Our team strives to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the process and receive 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. Make an appointment with our friendly team to discuss all your dental implant needs and enquiries. 

Check out our patient testimonials to see why you should trust us with your dental implant treatments. 

What Are Dental Implants?

For over 30 years, dental implants have proven to be a safe and effective solution for replacing 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 in Forest Hill are made up of two parts. The first part of the dental implant is a fixture which mimics the tooth’s natural roots. It typically consists of a titanium cylinder and is surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. After placement, the fixture will fuse with the jawbone until it is fully integrated and becomes part of your body. The second part is the prosthesis, which is attached to the fixture that typically consists of a crown. The prosthesis is inserted once the appropriate tests are performed to ensure the fixture has integrated with your bone.

Why You Should Get Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular alternative to removable dentures or dental bridges. Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is considered to be the closest likeness to a natural tooth possible. The use of modern implants can be life changing. Cosmetic dental implants can be used individually to replace a lost tooth or grouped together to help rebuild a whole smile.

So, if you have lost teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or trauma, you can consider dental implants in Forest Hill as an option. Dental implants can improve how you eat and speak, prevent shrinkage of the jawbone, and keep existing teeth firmly in place. Cosmetic dental implants allow patients to regain full function and smile confidently with a natural-looking smile.

Dental Implant Treatment In Forest Hill

To begin your dental implant treatment, we will carry out a full assessment on how your teeth fit together, your oral health, and the density of your jawbone. If we discover you have insufficient bone volume, you may need a grafting procedure to allow for the successful placement of implants.

A dental implant consist of a fixture which is a small rod/cone, usually made of titanium, that is inserted into the bone of your jaw under local anaesthetic. This process will take approximately 1-2 hours. Over the next few months the implants will bond with the bone, a process known as osseo-integration. After a period of 3-9 months, the implant is settled in and fully healed, and our dental implant dentist can fit replacement teeth to the firmly positioned implants.   

The recovery time for dental implants depends on your medical and dental history and various other factors. The downtime could be a couple of days or a couple of weeks. On average, it takes just a couple of days to feel back to normal. The complete healing of your jawbone and gum tissue takes approximately 3-6 months.

Here at Blackburn family dental care we also offer guided surgery. What is guided surgery? It is the latest technology which we utilise your bone scan and an impression of your mouth to create a surgical guide. A surgical guide is a mouthguard which attaches securely to your existing teeth or gums used during placement of the fixture (titanium rod/ cone). It has drill access holes which are 3d milled to the exact position where the implant is planned to be optimally placed based on your bone scans. This ensures placement of your implant is as safe for you as possible. Please enquire with your dentist if this is an option.

Dental Implants: Are They Right For You?

Most healthy patients are candidates for dental implants to replace missing teeth. Each patient is carefully screened by our dentists to evaluate whether they are appropriate candidates for this treatment option.

We work closely with our dental implants dentist to plan and design a suitable structure for the implant. At Blackburn Family Dental Care, we use only the highest quality dental implants to ensure great results. Together with the use of the latest technology, we are able to achieve great results and success that will give you years of service from your dental implants.

If you are looking for a dental implant dentist in Forest Hill, contact Blackburn Family Dental Care today to book an appointment today.

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Where are you located?

Our Dental Clinic is next to Blackburn station via the Belgrave or Lilydale line and only 7 mins’ drive from Forest Hill.

Parking is available behind the practice, entering Main St or alternatively on S parade.

Many buses, including 703 and 765, are also in close proximity to our dental clinic.

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 required, we can usually slot in an emergency appointment on the day itself.

What available payment options are there?

As a private dental clinic we require payment on the day of service; we accept cash, EFTPOS and most credit cards. If you have private health insurance we can scan your card using HICAPS, leaving you to pay only the remaining balance. We also offer payment plans through MiFund, if in the event larger treatment plans or more comprehensive work is required.

Does my private health insurance cover the costs?

Rebates issued from private health insurance vary greatly and this is based on your provider and level of coverage. For more information on what is covered, be sure to make a quick phone call to our staff and ask for the insurance codes, so you can check with your health fund the amount they will cover before undergoing treatment. Alternatively in some cases staff are able to check your rebates in house. 

How do I book an appointment?

Booking an appointment at our dental clinic is simple, please call us on (03) 9877 2589.

You can also now book online 24/7 through a secure Health Engine system and our staff will be in touch to confirm your appointment date and time.

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1 Main St,
Blackburn VIC 3130

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Opening hours

Mon & Wed & Fri
8am - 8pm

Tue & Thur & Sat
8am - 5pm

Sun
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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.