Single Dental Implants

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.

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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What our customer's say...

G Lutz
G Lutz
31/03/2022
Travelled from Sydney to have my wisdom teeth removed by the one and only Dr. Asef Anwar. Well worth it! I was a bit nervous but he communicated every step of the way and made sure I wasn’t in any pain. Turns out I had nothing to be worried about! Can’t thank you enough Asef 🙏🏽
Lauren Fowkes
Lauren Fowkes
16/03/2022
I saw Dr Asef for wisdom teeth removal and it was a very pleasant experience. He walked me through every step of the procedure and ensured I felt safe and comfortable throughout. As an anxious patient this was very reassuring and I would 100% recommend this practise to everyone 😊
Tanay Sudhakar
Tanay Sudhakar
28/02/2022
Had an implant completed today and it was a pleasant and fast experience. I needed more than usual anaesthetic and they were efficient and friendly.
Trish K
Trish K
23/02/2022
Very impressed with the team,and very professional. They always mentioned the step by step produce reguarding my teeth, before they started. The facility and equipment is up to date and i highly recommend them.You wont be disappointed.
Mosharrof Hosen
Mosharrof Hosen
15/02/2022
Dr Asif is the best. Best dental service in Geelong. Very friendly and professional. Keep it up. 🙂
Nicky Stott
Nicky Stott
09/02/2022
I was referred to Dentists and Doctors after a bad experience else where. From the start i expressed to the staff my fear of dentists, and everyone has been exceptional and compassionate. While my fear will likely always be present, my trust that i am being looked after here has been definitely helping the process. Definitely recommend to visit these amazing people
Robin Thomas
Robin Thomas
07/02/2022
Was very nervous to go to dentist but needn’t of worried, from reception to dentists to assistants everyone is marvellous, treat you like a queen. Walked out of there feeling like a million bucks. I will be going back for a check up and for preventative treatments. Can’t recommend them enough. Special thanks to Clare and Paris . 👍
Bradley Hart
Bradley Hart
21/12/2021
Kind, non judgmental. So very understanding and amazing during the procedure. Had a filling. Pretty tough spot, explained things exceptionally well. Fast when it counted during the filling and very patient with me needs. For the people that are afraid of going to the dentist, for whatever reason. Or haven’t been to the dentist in a long time and are anxious about the dentist. Visit here. I had DR Claire. She was amazing. I was super anxious to visit and I’ve been putting it off for years. But now I can feel at ease, knowing I can go to a dentist’s without judgement and that I’ll be in good hands. 5/5. Hands down. Do yourself a favour and go here

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