Do you want to bite into a fresh, juicy apple with confidence? Are you tired of missing teeth? Dental implants may be an option to restore full function and beauty to your smile.
At Fanelli Dental, the complete dental implant process is completed in-house at our Gladstone dental practice using keyhole-type surgery to minimise discomfort and promote faster healing times.
Dr Remo Fanelli has extensive training in the placement and restoration of dental implants, ensuring our patients achieve exceptional results.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is the only tooth-replacement option that replaces the entire tooth, including the root. Dental implants consist of three parts:
Dental implant screw – placed in natural bone for stable results
Custom abutment – a small attachment to secure the dental implant and crown together
Implant crown – the visible part of the implant that looks like a natural tooth
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants feature a number of advantages over fixed dental bridges and partial dentures.
Advanced aesthetics – dental implants look like natural teeth
Improved function – acts as a natural tooth for eating, speech and comfort
Durable – high success rates and able to support a high functional load
Conservative – reduces the need to involve healthy teeth
Bone integrity – the implant promotes healthy bone regeneration
Dental implants offer exceptional convenience, as well. Caring for single dental implants require the same hygiene protocol as natural teeth.
Dental Implant Procedures
Dental implants require several phases of treatment.
- Evaluation and planning
- Healing and integration
Precise planning is an essential aspect of dental implant treatment. Using 3-D cone beam technology, we identify the ideal location with adequate bone support to place the dental implant for the highest success rate.
While dental implants require surgical placement, we prioritise patient comfort at every phase of treatment. Many patients liken the experience to having a large filling. Implant placement does not require sedation and takes only about one hour.
Your surgical site will heal quickly, and patients report minimal discomfort. We allow time for the dental implant to integrate with the jawbone before placing a final dental implant crown. This process takes about three to four months to complete.
The restoration phase requires a custom dental implant crown, which will match your natural teeth perfectly.
For patients with multiple missing teeth, we offer single dental implant tooth-replacement or Dr Fanelli also provides implant-supported bridges and implant-retained dentures combining the security of dental implants with reliable and aesthetic options to complete the smile.
Looking for Reliable Dental Implant Treatment?
Look no further. Dr Remo Fanelli will evaluate your oral health and help you decide if dental implants are the right solution to complete your smile. Our gentle dentists make treatment comfortable and your appointments an enjoyable experience. We look forward to giving you your smile back with modern, long-lasting dental implants.