Do you have missing or damaged teeth? Our Dental Implants may be the perfect solution. Allowing you to smile wide at parties once again and restore your ability to chew food and speak normally!
Restore your smile and its functionality with our long-lasting Dental Implants at Warrnambool Smile Dental. Our experienced implant dentists use state-of-the-art facilities and premium materials to ensure our patients receive the best possible implant solutions. At our clinic, we can help you with all your needs under one roof, from 3D diagnostics and implant placement to prosthetics.
A beautiful smile, made possible with dental implants, has the potential to truly change your life. You’re one step closer to achieving that stunning, new smile. Schedule a consultation today to get started!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing or damaged teeth. Whether you’ve lost just a few teeth, or require a complete arch of teeth, dental implants offer a secure, comfortable and long-lasting solution. They are made out of tiny, incredibly sturdy and durable titanium screws that are skillfully placed into your jawbone. An abutment is then placed on top of the implant, to which your new prosthetic tooth is connected.
Dental Implants are a great solution that effectively mimics the look and function of your natural teeth, making it possible for you to enjoy your favourite foods, speak, and smile with confidence. If you're interested in this remarkable treatment, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team to see if it's a suitable option for you.
Do You Need Dental Implants?
Determining if you need dental implants is best done through a comprehensive examination by our dental professionals at Warrnambool Smile Dental. However, here are some factors that may indicate dental implants are a good fit for you.
Looking for an alternative to traditional dentures/bridges
If you’re experiencing any of the above, it’s vital to schedule a consultation with our qualified implant dentist. We will evaluate your specific cosmetic dental needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental Implants offer a number of benefits that can positively transform your oral health, confidence and, as a result, your quality of life. Here are some of the most common benefits:
Nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth
Comfortable and secure
Can last a lifetime with the right care
Improved speech and ability to chew
Helps prevent bone loss
Keeps your adjacent teeth stable
Prevents facial sagging
Improves self-confidence and quality of life
You can enjoy your favourite foods without worry
Replaces single, multiple or even a full arch of teeth
Types of Dental Implants We Offer
We offer several implant restorations to meet your unique dental needs
Single implants are typically used to replace a single tooth or a few missing teeth. They offer a durable and lifelike solution for restoring your smile and its function. Our experienced dentists use advanced technology to place the implant directly into your jaw, providing a secure and long-lasting replacement.
An implant bridge is a dental restoration option that replaces multiple missing teeth. The bridge (your prosthetic teeth) is anchored to two or more implants strategically placed, spanning the gap left by your missing teeth. An implant bridge can restore your smile, improve your chewing function and enhance your overall oral health.
These dentures provide a more stable and secure fit than traditional dentures which can feel loose and uncomfortable. Implant-supported dentures are typically removable and secured to your gums using implants. This eliminates issues like slipping or discomfort associated with conventional dentures.
All On 4 Concept
The All-On-4 concept is a dental implant treatment that can replace your entire arch of teeth (upper or lower) with just four strategically placed implants. This type of treatment is a valuable solution for those with significant tooth loss. This concept offers a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution for those seeking a long-term replacement for missing teeth, improved stability and functionality.
Our Dental Implants Treatment Process
Here is our simple 5-step process for getting Dental Implants:
1. Initial Consultation During your consultation, your oral health will be evaluated to assess your eligibility for implants.
2. Treatment plan We will then create a personalised treatment plan for your unique smile.
3. Implant placement Dental implants are strategically and carefully placed into your jawbone by one of our highly experienced implant dentists.
4. Healing Period During this process, your implant will heal and integrate with your bone. Once the implant has healed, an abutment is placed on top of it. It is a small post that will hold your new prosthetic tooth.
5. New Smile The final step is to place your prosthetic tooth on the abutment resulting in a natural-looking, stunning smile.
The WSD Difference : Immediate Implant Placement System
Want to get that stunning smile faster? Unique to Warrnambool Smile Dental, we offer the remarkable convenience of immediate implant placement. Our streamlined process ensures that we can place an implant on the same day that your tooth is removed.
With our efficient process, we can help you restore your smile in just 3.5 months, compared to the typical 6-month timeline.
You can trust us to prioritise the long-term health and beauty of your smile. When you choose our services and have implants placed by our renowned Principal Dentist, Dr.Joseph Moon, you’ll benefit from a 10-year surgical warranty. This is our commitment to you to ensure your smile will stay both beautiful and functional for years to come.
To be eligible for this incredible warranty, all you need to do is commit to our 6-month recall appointments.
Revolutionising Smiles: Technology & Materials
Experience the future of advanced dentistry at our clinic, where our cutting-edge technology takes centre stage. With the use of CBCT, a revolutionary 3D-Xray, we assess your bone’s quality and quantity with unmatched precision. Our Intraoral scanners capture the intricate details of your teeth and gums, ensuring the exact replication of your unique dental anatomy.
At Warrnambool Smile Dental, we use only the highest quality implant materials including Straumann, Neodent, Osstem, and Dentium. These materials are known for their strength, durability, and biocompatibility. If bone grafting is required, we trust Geistlich Bio-Oss, the most successful dental bone grafting system globally, for the best results.
For your prosthetic teeth, we use screw-retained crowns, which are optimally placed during the implant process. These crowns offer significant benefits over traditional cement-retained crowns. Unlike cement-retained crowns, which are permanently cemented to the abutment, screw-retained crowns are secured using screws, allowing for easy removal if necessary. This is done through optimal placement during the implant process. Our team of artisanal dentists additionally meticulously craft zirconia crowns, which is a highly biocompatible material that looks nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth. These crowns are fused to a titanium abutment to achieve the perfect balance of strength, durability, aesthetics, and gum health around the implant.
Rest assured, we go above and beyond to deliver the absolute best for your dental needs.
Cost of Dental Implants in Warrnambool
Here is a price guide for our Dental Implants at Warrnambool Smile Dental:
Single dental implant on back teeth – $4500-5500
Single dental implant on front teeth – $5500-6000
Implant Bridge – $11000-14000
All on 4 – $28000 (includes removal of teeth)
This can vary, however, based on several factors such as the complexity of the procedure, any additional treatments needed, the number of implants needed, etc. To get a more accurate cost, it’s best to consult with one of our experienced dentists who will assess your specific needs in a comprehensive initial consultation.
Payment Plans for Dental Implants
We believe that quality dental care should be an accessible service to all. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans at Warrnambool Smile Dental. These plans can be tailored to your financial needs, ensuring that you can receive the care you deserve without undue financial stress.
Denticare: You have the convenience of up to $10,000 under a flexible payment plan spanning 24 months.
SuperCare: Access your superannuation funds when you need it most with SuperCare.
Dental Implants At Warrnambool Smile Dental
Rediscover your smile at Warrnambool Smile Dental
Experience the warmth and hospitality of our clinic as soon as you walk in. Our caring staff provides personalised care to make you feel comfortable and at ease. We take pride in our top-notch facilities, equipped with cutting-edge technology to ensure the best possible dental care for our patients.
We strive to provide you with exceptional dental care that exceeds your expectations. Schedule a consultation today and let us begin your smile transformation journey!
Our Principal Dentist
DR. JOSEPH MOON
BDSC. (HONS) – UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE PRINCIPAL DENTIST
Dr. Joseph Moon was born in South Korea and grew up in the UK and Cambodia. He has lived in Australia for the last 15 years across three different states – NSW, WA, and Victoria. During his travel around Southwest Victoria in 2016, he fell in love with Warrnambool and relocated with his wife in 2018. He is now proud to call Warrnambool his home and has been diligently serving the dental needs of Warrnambool and the surrounding communities.
Joseph graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2013. Since then, he has been committed to continuing professional development and obtained a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS), which is one of the highest recognitions awarded to dentists in Australia. While Joseph is proficient in all aspects of dentistry, he is especially passionate about Implant dentistry and Invisalign treatments. He holds the status of Master Clinician in Implant Dentistry from the prestigious GIDE institute in the USA.
During his free time, he likes going to the gym, playing tennis with his wife, and playing board games with his friends.
With proper care and maintenance, Dental Implants can last from 10 to 30 years or more. Our experienced dentists will provide you with the necessary aftercare instructions to maintain your dental implants.
Dental Implants are performed by our highly skilled and experienced dentists at Warrnambool Smile Dental who have specialised training in implant dentistry, ensuring your treatment is safe and effective. Choosing the right dentist to restore your smile is crucial to ensure best results, and at Warrnambool Smile Dental, we can guarantee you’ll receive the best possible dental care.
Dental Implants are not removable like dentures, making them more secure and comfortable for everyday functioning. The prosthetic teeth attached to the implants such as crowns and bridges may be removable for cleaning or replacement.
Zirconia dental implants, known for their durability and biocompatibility, can last a very long time. While the lifespan of any dental implant can vary depending on factors like oral hygiene, overall health, and habits, zirconia implants are designed to be long-lasting. On average, zirconia implants can last 10 years or more. With proper care, regular dental check-ups, and a healthy lifestyle, it’s not uncommon for zirconia implants to last even longer.
Zirconia and titanium dental implants each have their advantages. Zirconia implants offer a natural appearance and biocompatibility, while titanium implants have a well-established history of osseointegration and durability. The choice depends on factors like aesthetic preferences, bone health, and personal comfort.
Some alternatives to Dental Implants are dental bridges and dentures. These are also effective options for restoring your teeth, improving functionality and giving you that stunning smile you’ve always dreamed of. We generally recommend these alternatives in cases of poor oral health or poor bone density.
No, our highly skilled dentists strive to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience from beginning to end. At Warrnambool Smile Dental, Dr Joseph has extensive training and experience in the safe placement of implants under local anaesthetic. This means that you will be awake and in the dental chair where proper technique will ensure complete numbness throughout the procedure, feeling absolutely no pain.
The number of dental implants you need will depend on the number of teeth you are missing. This can be determined by our experienced dentists. We will do a comprehensive examination of your teeth and assess your unique condition, evaluating the best solution for you.
If you’re noticing that your dental implant feels a bit loose, don’t worry. Just get in touch with us and we’ll figure out what’s going on. It could be a small thing like an infection or needing a minor adjustment. Whatever the case, we will guide you on the best steps to make sure your implant stays comfortable and secure.
Taking care of dental implants is much like looking after your natural teeth. Make sure to brush and floss regularly, and don’t forget the importance of regular checkups for professional cleanings every 6 months. These steps are vital to keep your implants healthy and ensure they last for years to come.
A sufficient amount of healthy jawbone is usually required for successful implant placement. We will evaluate your oral health to determine if you meet this criteria, but we also offer bone grafting procedures if not.
Not at all! Dental implants and the attached restorations are designed to closely resemble natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from your surrounding natural teeth.