Dental Implants

Tooth loss does not have to mean loose dentures, restricted diets and embarrassment – dental implants are based on sound science and can offer superior results

Dental implants are essentially small titanium screws that act as replacement teeth, and are surgically inserted into the jawbone. They are a strong, reliable and long-lasting treatment that restores the original function and comfort combined with enhanced aesthetics.

Traditional dental restorations for missing teeth involved unstable dentures or unreliable bridgework. With advancements in modern dental technology, we can use dental implants as one of the most effective restorative treatment options to date. They will never decay or require root canal treatment, and with good care can last over 10 years.

Dental Implants are the most effective and comfortable alternative to natural teeth. Implants are essentially sophisticated replacement tooth roots which function as secure foundations to replace teeth which are missing or to be removed, e.g. following trauma or breakdown.

The importance of replacing a missing tooth

Missing teeth are not only detrimental to the aesthetics of your smile; they can also be detrimental to your total oral health. A tooth that is lost can cause:

  • An increased risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay
  • The remaining teeth to shift, causing an otherwise straight smile to become crooked or misaligned
  • Further tooth loss and jawbone resorption

Dental implant teeth look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Implants will stop shrinkage of the underlying jaw bone, thus maintaining gum and facial support. By stabilising the upper and lower jaw bone, the face looks better longer.

Referral by dentists

Dr Lidums and his trained team have worked for many years in partnership with dentists across Australia in both teaching implant treatment and managing their patients. The Lidums Dental implant placement service provides assurance that the critical implant placement procedure is performed by an experienced specialist with a focus on long-term aesthetics and function. Other dentists prefer that we provide all aspects of treatment including the final restoration. Our dental treatment technology and processes are among the most advanced in Australia.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.