Single Dental Implants in Geelong

A single dental implant is, at its simplest, a replacement for the tooth you’ve lost. As you might expect, replacing a tooth takes a great deal of time and care, and there are several steps to the process.

The Single Dental Implant Procedure

First, a titanium screw is attached to your jawbone. The titanium screw – also known as a metal grade post – acts as the replacement for the root of your tooth. Not only does the screw assist the structural integrity of your gums, it makes sure that foundational support is there when your new tooth is inserted.

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If you need a single tooth replaced, Dentists & Doctors can help. We offer high-tech and modern dental implants that are strong, natural-looking, and functional. We’re conveniently located in Geelong, and can have you in and out quickly and safely.

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If your jawbone is not strong enough to support the titanium screw, you may require bone grafting. These options can all be discussed during your initial consultation, which involves the latest in 3D scanning technology and an assessment of your medical history.

After the titanium screw is attached, your gums will need around two weeks to heal. A healing cap is applied to the implant to aid this process. Once your gums have healed, an abutment made of titanium, porcelain or gold is attached to the implant. An abutment is essentially something that joins two things at a border: in this case, your implant and the crown.

As with the surgery for titanium screws, the surgery for your abutment requires healing time for your gums, during which a temporary crown is attached. Finally, once healing has taken place, your dentist attaches the crown, typically made of a combination of porcelain and metal. This new tooth looks like all your other teeth, and you can treat it as such when brushing or flossing.

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The Single Dental Implant Procedure

There are several steps involved in the single dental implant process:

1
Comprehensive Medical And Dental Assessment

Our dentists take 3D x-rays as well as scans and photos to assess your teeth, gums and jaw bone. If your jawbone is not strong enough to support the post, you may require bone grafting.

Healing time: Three-four months

2
Surgery To Place
Implant

A titanium screw (also known as a metal grade post or abutment) is attached to your jawbone and acts as a replacement for the root of your tooth. Over time, the implant is fused with the jawbone, and the gum is secured over the implant.

Healing time: Two weeks

3
Custom Porcelain
Tooth Is placed

Once healing has taken place, the porcelain crown is attached to the implant post. You can now enjoy your beautiful, new smile!

Healing time: Up to three months

Nervous About Sitting In The Dentist’s Chair?

If you need a single tooth replaced, Dentists & Doctors can help. We offer high-tech and modern dental implants that are strong, natural-looking, and functional. We’re conveniently located in Geelong, and can have you in and out quickly and safely.

Don’t be! Our dentists offer sedation or general anaesthesia to put you at ease throughout the entire procedure.

With us, you’re in good hands.

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As one of the most trusted dental clinics in Geelong, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality service at affordable prices. We are a locally owned and operated clinic, and our dentists will treat you with the care, attention-to-detail, and respect that you deserve.

Come in and take advantage of our state-of-the-art technology, which is designed to provide a complete range of treatments, including single dental implants, multi-teeth implants, implant-supported full implants and all teeth on four dental implants

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Learn More About All-On-4®

What is the All-On-4® dental implant treatment?

In an All-On-4® dental implant procedure, a patient’s set of upper and lower teeth are restored with only four implants. These implants provide the support required to place a set of permanent teeth.

How painful is the All-On-4® treatment?

The All-On-4® dental implants procedure usually requires the patient to be under general anaesthesia as it is a surgical procedure. However, when the anaesthesia wears off, the patient might experience discomfort such as swelling and minor aches for a few days.

Special painkiller medications can be prescribed to patients to alleviate pain.

Who is considered ideal for an All-On-4® surgery?

The All-On-4® treatment can be recommended for anyone that needs a permanent dental restoration for multiple sets of teeth.

The candidate is required to have healthy gums and bone mass to hold the implants. These may include patients that have endured tremendous tooth loss or who want a permanent, long-lasting solution to removable dentures.

For such patients, an All-On-4® treatment can help restore vital facial features, align jaw position and bite force, as well as enhance speech.

How long do the implants last compared to regular bridges?

With good dental hygiene, maintenance, and care, standard All-On-4® restorations can last indefinitely. However, this is very much dependant on the maintenance of the implants and prosthetics.

Can someone with less bone mass get an All-On-4®?

Since the All-On-4® implants are tilted within the jaw, the requirement for bone grafting is minimised. The positioning on both the lower and upper jaws is adjusted to ensure maximum functionality and to prevent any dental concerns like cavities from forming.

For this reason, it’s necessary for the dentist to analyse the bone structure to see if they are a fit for the procedure.

What happens during an All-On-4® surgery?

Initially, the dentist starts with an examination of the patient’s overall oral health to determine whether they are the right fit for the procedure. Once the patient qualifies, the dentist proceeds with the surgery.

During a standard All-On-4® procedure, the dentist fixes a set of four implants and provisional teeth on top for a period of 3 months as the gum and bones heal. After the surgery, the mouth is left to recover while the implants integrate firmly with the jawbone.

Following the recovery, the dentist creates the permanent teeth made of either zirconia, acrylic or ceramic. These are then fixed permanently over the frame resulting in a complete restoration of the patient’s teeth.

Can All-On-4® be done under sedation dentistry?

Patients can also opt for sleep dentistry as a part of their treatment to help manage their fear or anxiety.

Undergoing a treatment under sleep dentistry means the sedation is supervised by a medical professional who can monitor their condition till the procedure is complete. This is to ensure the overall safety and comfort of the patient.

Is it necessary to remove both sets of teeth for the All-On-4® treatment?

It’s not usually necessary to remove both upper and lower arches in an All-On-4® treatment if one of them are in good shape. However, if both arches are badly damaged, it’s advisable to get them both replaced in a single treatment. This helps reduce cost of the whole treatment.

How long does it take to complete a single treatment?

The completion time for an All-On-4® treatment can vary on certain factors. Ideally, the patient can expect to get a full restoration of their implants within 24 hours with their temporary teeth.

Within the said time period, the patient will have their All-On-4® teeth permanently fitted into the implants. The treatment duration might, however, increase if the patient requires any add-ons to be done.

Are strong bones necessary to get an All-On-4® implant?

Compared to regular implants where having a firm jawbone is necessary, All-On-4® implants can be placed strategically to manage a single dental arch. This means a dentist can find an ideal foundation in the jawbone to insert the All-On-4® implants.

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What our Patients say...

Iren Palmer
Iren Palmer
28/11/2023
I am so grateful to Dr Matt for seeing me at such short notice when I had a dental emergency. He was kind, compassionate and explained everything that was going on in an uncomplicated way. He carried out the required dental procedure with gentleness and professionalism and I am now no longer in pain. I have definitely found my new dentist
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LachieHope
23/11/2023
very professional and friendly staff.
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Mary Kincaid
23/11/2023
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Steven De Bono
Steven De Bono
20/11/2023
Professional care and consideration from Dr Mat & Team at Dentists & Doctors Geelong. Definently recommend them to anyone. Steve De Bono
Blue Pratt
Blue Pratt
02/11/2023
Dentist & Doctors is by far the best in dentistry in our area. They are amazing at dealing with any problem you may have and have given myself and my family the best dentist care we have ever received. Dentist and Doctors have the most amazing staff to help with any dental procedures you could ever need. They are very reasonably priced and really care for all of their patients. We have been attending Dentist and Doctors for several years now and have changed my opinion about Dentists altogether. I was always ashamed to smile but now that has completely changed. Asef and all of his staff offer the very best in quality service. Please don’t hesitate for the latest technology in dental care and the friendliest atmosphere you could ever imagine. Thankyou to Asef and all of his team as they are by far the best Dentist to have. Quality and kindness always. Regards JO PRATT & FAMILY.😁
David Gardner
David Gardner
01/11/2023
Dr Matt and Dr Asef make you feel very welcome to their Practice. Nothing is too much bother for them and they are more than happy to explain the procedures in detail and answer any questions you may have. I had 4 – 3 hour sessions to do the prep work and fit crowns to my very worn out teeth. I was made to feel very comfortable during those sessions with staged breaks along the way. The final results are amazing. My Good Wife Bon is very pleased with the end result too. Happy Wife, Happy Life! I highly recommend Dentists and Doctors Geelong to everyone for their ongoing Dental Support. The front desk Team are also very helpful and supportive. Nothing is too much bother for them in finding suitable appointment times and answering any billing enquires you may have. Thank you Matt, Anwar, the Dental Nurses and your lovely Support Team. Best wishes for a great ongoing future here in Geelong.
Mel Brew
Mel Brew
26/10/2023
Amazing service from Dr Pascale at the dentist. My son, who has severe anxiety, was made to feel very calm during a procedure. He was always told what was happening and always given a chance to stop. The ladies at the front desk have always been helpful and it doesn’t smell like a dentist! I recommend this place to those that have anxious children or are anxious themselves.
Tatiana Mata
Tatiana Mata
05/10/2023
Dr. Lina and Asef provided an excellent experience. Dr. Lina takes the time to explain the details of treatment plan. The staff are very professional and skilled, top to bottom. Cannot recommend them more highly Dentist &Doctors Thanks Tatiana
Lydia Swain
Lydia Swain
04/10/2023
Amazing Dentist. Dr Lina made me feel so incredibly comfortable and checked in on me constantly to make sure I was ohkay whilst she was removing my wisdom teeth in the chair. Along with the nurses that accompanied her. I felt I was in good hands the whole time. Nothing to fault from my experience. Highly recommend Dentists & Doctors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or browse through the list below for more information.

Where are you located?

Our dental clinic is located at 19 Gheringhap St, Geelong 3220, VIC.

What payment options are available?

We have several payment options and plans available depending on your needs. To learn more call us on (03) 5221 9129.

How often should I be visiting my dentist?

For optimal dental health, we recommend visiting us for a regular dental exam and clean at least once, every six months.

What dental services do you offer?

At Dentists & Doctors, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of dental services – all under one roof!

Our services include:

Are emergency dental services available?

Yes, we also offer emergency dental care to help patients in dental emergencies. Please contact our team on (03) 5221 9129, for all after hour emergencies, contact our 

Geelong Dental Emergency Hotline – 0488 811 456 (SMS Only)

How do I contact Dentists & Doctors in a Dental emergency?
To assist our team, please SMS your full name & dental problem to 0488 811 456  

Geelong Dental Emergency Service was set up by Dr Asef Anwar and his team at Dentists & Doctors who wanted to provide additional care and support to the local Geelong community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To reduce the extra burden of dental emergencies on our local hospitals and Emergency Rooms, existing and new patients to Dentists & Doctors can contact our Dental Emergency Hotline (via SMS only) on 0488 811 456

A dedicated professional will be available to provide assistance and If required arrange your emergency dental appointment.

Our dental emergency services are accessible to residents of Geelong and the greater region.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or browse through the list below for more information.

  • Where are you located?
  • What payment options are available?
  • How often should I be visiting my dentist?
  • What dental services do you offer?
  • Are emergency dental services available?
  • How do I contact Dentists & Doctors in a Dental emergency?