MELBOURNE DENTAL IMPLANT CENTRE
E-mail: enquiries@melbdentalimplant.com.au

Boxhill address
67 Nelson Road, Boxhill
3128 Victoria, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 98981877.
Moonee Ponds address
665 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
3039 Victoria, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 93751600 or +61 3 93757053

Mt. Waverly address
Suite 3, 370 Blackburn Road, Mt. Waverley
Victoria 3149, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 98031288


Implant Treatments Available

Same Day Teeth Replacement (Branemark Novum technique)
Many people with a full lower denture experience the problems associated with loose ill fitting dentures and these problems worsen with age. There may be inability to eat certain foods, and aesthetic problems with the "look" of their denture. All of these can be overcome with the Novum technique. This advanced technique can provide you on the same day, or within a few days, with teeth that are secure, natural looking and fully functional.

Single Tooth Replacement
A single missing tooth in a healthy mouth is the ideal situation for implant replacement. Your tooth may be replaced for both function and appearance without harming any other teeth. The ideal replacement will look like a natural tooth both to you and others. It will also feel like a normal tooth and be easy to clean.

Full Arch Replacement (Permanent or Removable)
When all teeth are missing in either upper or lower jaw, it is possible to replace these with a one-piece dentition attached permanently to implants. The number of implants required is fewer than the number of missing teeth.


Same Day Teeth Replacement (Novum)

Step 1 - On arrival
On arrival, our patient will go through the normal assessment process immediately prior to their surgical procedure, and this will include medical examination for anaesthesia and review of the surgical procedure.

Step 2 - Surgical procedure
Under general anaesthesia, the bony ridge of the lower jaw will be re-shaped by Professor Ferguson and the three implants which will support the new dentition will be placed and joined together with a metal bar. This is a very exacting procedure, with special templates used to place the implants in pre-determined positions.

Step 3 - Measurement of bite height
Measurement of bite height is usually done by Doctor Judge as soon as the patient recovers from the anaesthetic, or two days later. It involves recording the relative position of the lower jaw to the upper jaw usually using a combination of wax and standard dental impression materials.

Step 4 - Break/laboratory procedure
The laboratory procedure involves the placement of teeth in the positions as dictated by the bite height recording. At later visits, the teeth will be checked to ensure they are in the correct position.

Step 5 - Try-in
The tooth position is verified by a try in procedure where the prosthetic bar and the teeth are held in wax. When the patient and the Doctor Judge are happy with the position of the teeth the next phase of treatment is undertaken which is the processing of the teeth to the prosthetic bar. This is undertaken in the lab under heat and pressure conditions.

Step 6 - Delivery
The next phase is fitting of the completed bridge to the metal bar joining the implants together. The bridge is permanently screwed now to the metal bar.

Step 7 - Light dinner
This allows the patient almost immediate function and aesthetics allowing a light dinner to be taken that evening.


Single Tooth Replacement

The first step is the placement of the titanium implant by Professor Ferguson to replace the lost tooth. This implant will remain unloaded at gum level for approximately 3- 4 months. During this time, the bone will heal and effectively form a bond with the implant.

If the procedure is done in two stages, which is now less common, the second step involves a very simple procedure to uncover the implant and attach a short post (abutment) to each implant. This completes the foundation on which the new tooth crown will be placed.

The final step is the placement of the new tooth crown by Doctor Judge. With techniques that ensure optimal size, shape, colour and fit, the new implant-supported tooth will be a good match with your remaining teeth.


Permanent Full Arch Replacement

The first step is the placement of a suitable number of titanium implants to support the new dentition. Typically this may be four or five implants in the lower jaw and eight to ten implants in the upper jaw. These implants will remain unloaded at gum level for up to 6 months. During this time, the bone will form the bond to the implants.

The second stage of the treatment involves uncovering the implants and attaching a post (abutment) to each implant. This completes the foundation to which the new dentition will be attached. In some instances, Professor Ferguson may decide to place these abutments at the time of surgery.

The final step is the construction and fitting of your new dentition. With techniques that ensure optimal size, shape, colour and fit, your replacement teeth will be designed to blend with your facial characteristics while providing lip support needed for a natural appearance.


Removable Full Arch Replacement

The first stage is the placement of a suitable number of titanium implants to support the removable bridge (overdenture). Typically this may be two implants in the lower jaw and four to six implants in the upper jaw. These implants will remain unloaded at gum level for up to 6 months. During this time, the bone will form the bond to the implants.

The second stage of treatment involves connecting posts (abutments) to the implants, although sometimes this is also done at the time of the first stage of treatment.

The final stage is the attachment of permanent abutments to each implant, or sometimes a bar connecting the implants, followed by construction and insertion of the removable bridge. With techniques that ensure optimal size, shape, colour and fit, this removable restoration will be designed to complement your facial characteristics while providing the support needed for a natural appearance of the lips.