If you have missing teeth or you lost a tooth in an accident, dental implants can provide a permanent solution.

Restoring a lost tooth is the primary function of dental implants. An implant is an artificial root made of titanium that can be fixed in the jaw bone. This root will integrate with the bone structure, and will become stable enough to support a crown and thus replace the missing tooth structure.

Dental implants are very durable and provide a long-lasting solution to missing teeth. With implants, you get a natural looking tooth replacement

Dental Implant procedure

After a preliminary dental examination, our dentist will discuss with you if an implant is suitable and how the implant will be placed. Implants can be considered for the replacement of a single tooth, several teeth, or even a full arch of teeth. Suitability of implant placement depends on how strong the other teeth are, the health of your gums and volume of bone and density of your jaw bone.

The procedure involves placement of the implant into the jawbone which is the equivalent to replacement of the tooth root. This is the foundation for the tooth “crown “which screws onto the implant. A connector can be used to allow replacement of multiple tooth crowns, this is called an implant bridge. Crowns are custom made to precisely match the adjacent natural teeth. The bone in which the implant will be placed and the surrounding teeth need to be healthy to ensure the best healing and long-term outcomes for the implant

If you have gum disease, we will treat that first before starting the implant procedure. The time for healing, and to complete the implant process will depend on each person – the site of the tooth requiring replacement, whether there is an existing tooth and the health and volume of the bone at the site.

Our clinic uses the latest state of the art techniques to ensure the most time efficient, aesthetical and predictable long-term outcomes. Our implant crowns are always screwed onto the implant rather than cemented. This allows replacement of the crown without destroying the implant if replacement is required for any reason,

After the procedure

After the procedure, you may experience some mild pain and swelling, but this is usually for only 3-4 days and controllable with simple pain relief, e.g. Panadol or ibuprofen. In general, the sight of the implant needs time to heal and rest so chewing needs to be restricted to the opposite side of the mouth for about three months. The implant takes about 3 months to ‘integrate’ or fuse to the surrounding bone, so that it becomes a stable foundation for the implant crown.

Caring for Dental Implants

Caring for implants should be no different than how you care for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day and floss once a day. As with natural teeth, you should take care to clean the artificial teeth as well.

There are interdental brushes that can help get rid of food between the teeth. Do not use a pin or other sharp material to clear away food debris from between the teeth. After getting an implant, also make sure that you go in for a dental visit at least once every six months to assess the state of your oral health.
Do you think you might be a good candidate for dental implants? Call us and arrange an appointment with us to discuss your suitability and specific needs.
Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.

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Anduwu QianAnduwu Qian
01:23 06 Sep 23
best dental clinic I've been to in 20 years, extremely professional dentist, highly reccomend Dr Sam Lawrence If you experience any dental anxiety as he makes the entire process extremely comfortable. amazing receptionist and overall customer service with reasonable pricing.
Kieron TreasKieron Treas
03:46 07 Jan 22
Dr Cynthia is a miracle worker and managed to fix my toothache in one visit. Barb at reception is a star. Highly recommend
Robert GallesioRobert Gallesio
00:12 30 Dec 21
VERY Big thanks to Dr Sam Lawrence and staff for being open around Xmas break when all other dentist were closed.Was a first time I attended this clinic, but due to significant tooth pain, had a appointment in hours of booking. Service was great and nearly 24 hours later, treatment is already working!!! Woohoo can now enjoy NYE not in pain!!! thank you. Rob.
Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
10:00 09 Feb 21
Very friendly staff and I found that the lady dental nurse I had was very thorough and gentle when I had to go in for a filling when I broke one of my back teeth while in hospital at Epworth Camberwell just down the road from this clinic, she also advised me to have a check up again soon which I plan on but she made me very comfortable at a time I was not looking forward to and I have never been here before I would have no hesitation in recommending this dentist to anyone wondering if they should visit here!
23:33 02 Nov 19
Just had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr Cynthia Ma and would strongly recommend her services. I found that she was professional, gentle and caring. Her skills are top notch and she spends time explaining the procedure, creating a stress free experience. The team at Tendler Dental are great too, making the whole process smooth. Would recommend!
Cherie DaltonCherie Dalton
10:43 10 Dec 18
I have been a patient of Tendler Dental under the care of Dr Sam Lawrence for over 15 years. Sam is a professional, personable and caring dentist. I have recommended Sam to family & friends who have also had a positive experience. I have found both the dental and support staff at Tendler efficient, professional and friendly. They have often gone to great lengths to provide emergency appointments and follow-up when needed for myself and my family. I highly recommend Dr Sam Lawrence and the skilled team at Tendler Dental.
Louis NonisLouis Nonis
23:09 09 Dec 18
The best dental clinic in Melbourne.They are professional, yet personable and really care about my health and happiness. Working with Dr Sam Lawrence and his staff is always a pleasant experience! They are great about working with my busy schedule and they always follow up with sincerity and thoughtfulness after my family’s procedures. I greatly recommend working with Dr. Sam Lawrence and his highly talented team.

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