Trust Enhance Dental for all your Dental implant needs and breakthrough keyhole procedure*
Dental implants is a permanent tooth replacement method that closely resembles natural teeth. Not only is the top portion replaced but also the root that securely holds the tooth in place. The ‘root’ is made of titanium and is designed to fuse to jaw bone as a secure foundation. Dental implants often look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants can often be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth or all of your missing teeth as shown below. You may have heard about ‘All on Four” to replace all your teeth with dental implants. This simply means four implants are used to usually replace fourteen upper or lower teeth. However each case is individually customised to your particular circumstances and less or more implants may be recommended.
Digital 3D X-rays
Enhance Dental will refer you for digital 3D CBCT X-ray (cone beam computed tomography X-ray) and OPG (panoramic) X-rays to determine suitability for this ground-breaking minimally invasive ‘key hole’ dental implant procedure. This virtually pain free method involves a 3D Scan to create a 3D model of your jaw, existing teeth and gums. This amazing technology is incredibly accurate, avoids the use of any gooey impression materials and prevents gagging.
Customised 3D designed template
Your best possible new teeth and smile are carefully planned utilising global leading computer guided implant software and 3D printers. The 3D treatment plan will be prescribed by Dr Joseph Paino and designed in conjunction with an advanced digital treatment planner at MoreDent in St Kilda Rd Melbourne to ensure the final results accurately matches the plan. Your 3d printed template guide is then created. This fits onto your teeth and allows the most accurate and least invasive method of inserting your implant via an extremely accurate keyhole procedure. This is the best way to position the implant exactly in the best possible spot, maximises the healing time and only takes one visit to perform. Virtually no pain, no flap surgery and no stitches required!
Minimally invasive keyhole
guided implant procedure
Dr Joseph Paino will then perform an atraumatic guided keyhole implant procedure by using the 3D template guide (surgical guide). The guided keyhole procedure is minimally invasive meaning a virtually pain-free procedure, a quicker recovery and minimal post-operative discomfort. In comparison, traditional implant surgery requires a lengthy, invasive surgical procedure and stitches, sometimes under a general anaesthetic. There is now no reason to take these additional surgical steps and undergo a much more complex surgical experience.
Actual Enhance Dental Patient
Actual Enhance Dental Patient
Your New Tooth and Smile
After the implant adheres to the bone a dental implant crown will be securely attached via a connector called an abutement with a precision retained screw to create your new tooth or teeth. As we want you to have the best results possible, usually it is best to delay fitting the permanent implant crown on the day of the procedure. Don’t worry as a temporary tooth will be provided if required.
Dr Joseph Paino, the principal dentist at Enhance Dental, is passionate about the latest digital technology to replace missing teeth with dental implants. “With the advent of this amazing keyhole technology, state-of-the-art dental implants combined with modern dental procedures has given us the ability to permanently replace a missing tooth or teeth that often improves your appearance, comfort and function.”
Benefits of dental implants
Frequently asked questions
1) Long term clinical performance of 10 871 dental implants with up to 22 years of follow-up: A cohort study in 4247 patients
David French DDS, Dip.Perio,Ronen Ofec DMD, MSc,Liran Levin DMD, FRCD(C)
2) Esposito M, Grusovin MG, Willings M, Coulthard P, Worthington HV (2007). “The effectiveness of immediate, early, and conventional loading of dental implants: a Cochrane systematic review of randomized controlled clinical trials”. The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants 22 (6): 893–904.
For an informative consultation about dental implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth or all of your missing teeth,
call our very experienced and caring team at Enhance Dental on (03)9533-8488
*Please note, as every situation is unique, the images shown cannot represent a guarantee of outcome and not everyone is suitable for a keyhole procedure. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. ©copyright