Dental & Tooth Implant

We are committed to offering the highest-quality implants, relying on state-of-the-art technology, so our clients can receive the best care.

What are dental implants?

If you have suffered a sports injury, have gum/bone loss, periodontal disease or missing teeth, you’re most likely wondering what the best option would be to fix or replace them. Dental implants are essentially titanium posts that mimic roots placed into your jaw bone beneath your gums. Once in place, they fuse to the bone to provide a solid foundation for a ceramic crown or bridge attached onto the implant. And these replacement teeth will be made to match your natural teeth, so they offer a very authentic restorative option.

Dental implants are a very common procedure and one that Dr Shawn Rama and his team at The Dental Room regularly do – it’s second nature to them! This fact, combined with advanced innovation at the clinic, means that dental implants have become the gold standard for teeth replacement options at The Dental Room. We also have our very own in-house master ceramist Ms Chloe Park, which means the entire process of dental implants is looked after under one roof, and this isn’t something you’ll find very easily elsewhere.

The problem with dentures and bridges

If you are missing teeth, you may have considered the option of dentures and bridges. But with today’s advanced technology, there are better options available when it comes to teeth replacement. And here’s why.

Being a removable solution, dentures are prone to movement during eating and speaking and therefore known to be uncomfortable to wear all day. Furthermore, their reduced bite strength means that despite replacing missing teeth, many still struggle to eat their favourite foods in the fear that the denture may become loose. Finally, most upper dentures have an element that runs across the palate, which again can be intrusive and covering the taste buds here may reduce the ability to taste.

For tooth-supported bridges, the healthy teeth (called bridge abutments) are ground down on either side of where the missing tooth (pontic) should be, compromising healthy teeth in the process. In addition, as the pontic sits over the gum, increased food trapping occurs, and meticulous oral hygiene is essential. And if any issues arise on these abutment teeth, the whole bridge needs to be removed and replaced in most cases.

An important principle to understand is that neither dentures nor bridges replace the root structure of missing teeth, and therefore when you chew, your bone isn’t optimally loaded with chewing forces. Due to this lack of loading, the bone levels and density will lessen over time. This is known as bone resorption and results in facial changes over time.

Dental implant procedures are the GOLD STANDARD in dentistry outside of your regular teeth. Let’s face it – missing or damaged teeth could knock your confidence, so looking at a dental implant procedure is a step in the right direction for bringing back your va va voom.

What are the different types of dental implants available?

Implant dentistry can include dental implants, 3D scanning radiology, implant surgery, and crown placement. Here at The Dental Room, we offer Individual Implants, Denture Stabilisation solutions, and Fixed-on-Four or more Implant solutions.

Individual Implants

Individual Implants replace a single tooth or multiple teeth that are usually next to each other.

Denture Stabilisation

A regular denture rests on the gums, not helped by implants. Denture stabilisation consists of a modified denture that is attached to at least two dental implants using specialised attachments. Also known as Snap-on Dentures, the anchorage to the dentures provided by the implants make them feel secure and comfortable. So much so that you can bite into an apple without the denture flipping out. This has been a paradigm shift in denture wear.

Fixed-on-Four Implants

Fixed-on-Four is exactly how it sounds. It is for those that require half or complete sets of teeth replaced. Inserted into the jawbone, they are an excellent option for clients with periodontal or bone issues, as an entire set of teeth is supported by just 4 to 6 implants.

How long do dental implants last?

Providing you have proper dental hygiene and regular check-ups, dental implants are durable and can last a lifetime, making them an excellent long-term option for smile restoration.

Who should consider getting a dental implant?

Anyone struggling with missing teeth, poorly fitting dentures or those with damaged or loose teeth due to gum disease should highly consider getting a dental implant.

We see clients who mistakenly think that losing one tooth is inconsequential. This is not true. Over time, missing teeth can affect jaw function, create malocclusion, and affect your day-to-day diet. Gaps between teeth allow neighboring teeth to drift into unoccupied spaces. When teeth aren’t in their proper position, you begin to have issues with bite alignment (malocclusion), irregular teeth wear, and jaw stress.

Today, with new technology and advancements in dental implant procedures and the expert skills of Dr Shawn and his team at The Dental Room, there are very few clients who are unable to have a dental implant.

To find out if dental implants are right for you, you’ll attend an initial Smile Consultation with Dr Shawn Rama at The Dental Room. Dr Shawn will go over your dental history, discuss your queries or concerns, costing, and the various dental options available to you. If all looks well, you will then set up a schedule for your appointments.

Not yet convinced? Check out the below before and after images – you’ll see why we have delighted clients! 

Disclaimer: Results may vary between individuals. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.

The Dental implant procedure – what to expect?

The first time that the dental implant procedure was completed using titanium was in 1965 and was performed by an orthopedic surgeon by the name of Branemark. The rest, as they say, is history. Dental implants have continued to evolve and adapt to become an excellent solution for tooth loss with an extremely high long term success rate of almost 97%.

Today, Dr Shawn Rama utilises the latest in implant materials and technology in-house to create a very streamlined one-stop solution for all his clients requiring dental implant procedures. There are three key steps in our implant procedure, as outlined below:

1. Implant consultation and planning.

The key to long term implant success is in the planning. We utilise the latest in-house 3D scanning software to first assess the bone in terms of volume and quality for implant placement. Various treatment plan options and costs will be discussed with you after the detailed evaluation.

2. Implant 3D-guided keyhole surgery.

The placement of the dental implant is typically a one-hour appointment and is done using a gentle keyhole method under local anesthesia.

Traditionally implant surgery involved having to raise gum flaps to gain access to the underlying jawbone in order to place the implant. Dr Shawn’s ability to do the entire process in a keyhole manner means that the process is quicker and, very importantly, gentler and equates to less postoperative tenderness and quicker healing times.

3D-guided surgery. This scan of your jaw is then transformed into a 3D printed guide which is then locked into place in your mouth to use as a location map for your new dental implants. The margin for error is reduced when we plan out the precise positions in advance.

3. Implant crown placement.

This step typically occurs three months after the implant surgery – to allow optimal time for the integration of the implant to the bone – a process called osseointegration. At this appointment, a scan of your dental implant is taken for our in house ceramist Chloe to customise a crown to be placed over the implant.

Pros of dental implants

Natural look and feel.

Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They allow you to speak, eat, and smile as you usually (unlike dentures, which sometimes slip around). Only the trained eye may pick up that you have implants, meaning you can smile with confidence and mum’s the word if you so wish!

Dental implants are permanent, reliable, convenient, and comfortable.

Your implants will be fused to your bone, therefore built for life and essentially a part of you. They rarely come loose or fracture, unlike dentures. In addition, you’ll never need to have them replaced, providing you keep up with proper dental hygiene and regular check-ups. Therefore, dental implants are an excellent long-term option for smile restoration.

A restoration that doesn’t compromise healthy teeth.

Tooth-supported bridges require grinding down healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth, therefore damaging healthy teeth. Implants are inserted into the jawbone, replacing missing teeth without harming the healthy ones.

No foods barred!

With dental implants, you can eat anything, just like you would with your original teeth. This removes the awkwardness or disappointment in cutting out certain foods – unlike dentures, which makes eating certain foods difficult. You can also laugh, speak, and sneeze as you would normally, without the fear of your dentures flying out!

Healthy, happy, bone.

Dental implants keep your jawbone healthy and robust, therefore preventing bone loss, which can also change your appearance and the shape of your face.

TGA-approved.

All dental implant procedures at The Dental Room are TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration)-approved, meaning excellent quality, efficacy, and safety.

3D magic.

With some clinics, you may need to visit a separate dentist and oral surgeon, making the entire procedure lengthy depending on waiting times. At The Dental Room, we look after everything under one roof; we’re with you every step of the way.

In-house ceramist.

Our in-house ceramist Ms Chloe Park carefully hand-makes each implant to ensure smiles are custom-created for each client. Much care and precision go into this process, and we benefit greatly from having Chloe in-house.

What is the cost of dental implants?

The cost of a dental implant will vary depending on each individual’s needs. These include the type of implant, the complexity of each case, and the extent of the procedure.

To learn more about how dental implants can help improve your smile and the costs involved, please call us on 1300 810 333 to book a smile assessment with Dr Shawn. A $170 prepayment is required to secure the appointment.

ZipMoney Interest-free payment plans are available for eligible clients.

Why The Dental Room?

Dr Shawn Rama

Dr Shawn Rama has 17 years+ of experience in the dental industry. His unrivalled passion for the latest developments in dental technology, combined with his mission to create a space for clients outside of the usual clinical encounter, means that your experience will be first-class, right from the very first smile consultation. The Dental Room has a close-knit team (or ‘family’, as Dr Shawn likes to call it) that provides ultimate comfort, wellbeing, and exceptional results for their clients.

Dr Shawn says: “We stay ahead of the curve when it comes to dental surgery – the world moves so quickly, it’s important that we do too! So we are across all of the top trends and insights that help inform us, and so we can provide the best, world-class implant procedure possible while looking after our clients’ individual needs.”

Start to finish at The Dental Room

At some clinics, you must see a separate oral surgeon as part of the implant process. At The Dental Room, our in-house radiology and laboratory service means that all discussions and decisions are looked after under one roof, keeping everyone on the same page and allowing us to provide quality care consistently.

For Fixed-on-Four, our advanced systems allow the arch and implants to be fitted at the same time. So you won’t experience any awkward interim period while you wait for your new teeth using temporary dentures, and there won’t be a lengthy healing phase.

In-house ceramist

Our in-house ceramist Ms Chloe Park carefully hand-makes each implant to ensure smiles are custom-created for each client. So much care and precision go into this process, and it provides excellent quality and personalisation. Thanks to Chloe, we have been able to make so many domestic and overseas clients delighted.

Competitive pricing and interest-free payments plans

Pricing at The Dental Room is highly competitive with other clinics in the field, particularly when you consider the assured, high-end service provided by Dr Shawn and the team. In addition, investing in dental implants will set you up for life as they are permanent, unlike dentures where you may need replacements in the not-too-distant future.

If you’re unable to pay upfront, we offer interest-free payment plans for eligible clients through Zip. If you are considering investing in your smile, speak to one of our team members, who can guide you through the payment plan options available.

Minimally invasive surgery

Unlike many clinics, The Dental room’s tooth implant system – MGUIDE® – is an advanced, state-of-the-art and computer-guided technology that uses 3D printing and in-house CT scanning technology, allowing accurate placement of tooth implants through keyhole surgery in most cases. It ensures that invasive surgery is kept to a minimum and allows for precision, more comfort, and reduced healing time.

Our entire team will be right by your side throughout your dental implants journey – from planning, creation, to execution.

Outstanding success rates

If you’re ready for dental implants, we’re here to guide you with our expertise and experience. The success rate of a dental implants procedure is about 98 per cent*. The cutting-edge technology and expertise of the clinician make this a very safe and reliable method of replacing missing teeth.

Dental Implants FAQ

Absolutely! Unlike dentures, you can eat anything with dental implants. Of course, ensure that you keep up your regular oral hygiene regime to protect your teeth from sweet ingredients and acidic foods. Just think - the same rule applies as it did with your original teeth.

Dental implants are not supposed to fall out. At The Dental Room, we always ensure that the client is best suited to dental implants so they can stay with them for a lifetime. Dental implants are durable, permanent and require no maintenance other than a healthy oral hygiene regimen. However, there are rare cases where a dental implant may become loose and fall out. This is due to external factors such as bone loss and the gum disease peri-implantitis.

We will administer anaesthesia prior, so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. You may experience mild fatigue and pain afterwards, especially around the implant site; however, this is manageable with pain relief medications. After the initial tenderness wears off, you won’t notice any difference between your dental implants and natural teeth – ideal!

An implant procedure usually only takes one hour, depending on a patient’s specific treatment plan.

Dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone using a local anaesthetic.

Not necessarily. A dental implant procedure can take place under either a local anaesthetic or ‘sleep dentistry. Instead of local anaesthetics, ‘sleep dentistry’ uses IV sedation to manage the anxiety you may experience when visiting the dentist, making it a safer option than a general anaesthetic. If you opt for sleep dentistry, your sedation is managed by a medical doctor who looks after your condition throughout the procedure to ensure you are comfortable and safe.

Providing you have proper dental hygiene and regular check-ups, dental implants are durable and can last a lifetime, making them an excellent long-term option for smile restoration.

Dental implants are made from medical-made titanium (similar to hip implants, shoulder implants, and knee implants).

The tooth/crown is made of ceramics and created by our in-house ceramist, Ms Chloe Park.

Of course – if you are experiencing a loose dental implant, it would require replacement. Get in touch with The Dental Room as soon as you feel the dental implant becoming loose. You may need the removal of the loose implant and thorough cleaning, a potential insertion of a bone graft into the socket to allow the site to heal, and a check of the bone tissue around four months after the initial implant removal and bone graft. You can be scheduled for a second implant procedure once the graft has produced enough tissue to support an implant securely.

Bone loss may be caused by gum disease or injury but often results from dentures or multiple missing teeth. Implant technology has significantly advanced in recent times, and today most clients with bone loss can be fitted with dental implants. Ensure you book an initial Smile Consultation with Dr Shawn Rama, who will assess your suitability for dental implants.

Severe gum disease causes loss of the jaw's original bone and gum structure to hold implants. Once the jaw is made free of disease, we can regenerate lost bone and gum with grafting or regeneration to create a healthy foundation for implants. So this would need to be looked at first. Once again, book a consultation at The Dental Room to discuss your options and surgery path moving forward.

There are no restrictions when it comes to getting a dental implant, as long as you’re healthy enough to cope with an oral procedure. You also need to have healthy gum tissue and adequate bone structure to support the implant.

No, it’s a common misconception that getting dental implants can cause headaches. Although headaches are not an average side effect of the dental implant process, there will be some healing time. If you experience headaches after your dental implant procedure, it may be due to other issues such as an infection or – which is extremely rare – a surgical complication that may cause nerve damage. If you experience prolonged pain in the neck or the head, please call The Dental Room as soon as possible.

Before you get dental implants, Dr Shawn Rama will examine your mouth to see if you have any symptoms of gum disease, including gum recession. When you have gum recession, you will need to assess whether your dental implant will function. Dr Shaw can discuss dental implants and gum recession if you have concerns about your gum health.

As the implant is fitted using keyhole surgery, there is minimal discomfort and reduced healing time. Following the procedure, you can expect mild tenderness in the area of the implant placement for a couple of days, which can be treated by over-the-counter pain medication. The integration of the implant to the surrounding bone takes three months to heal (or four to six months if grafting is required). However, this process occurs silently, with no discomfort or pain.

The cost of a dental implant will vary depending on each individual’s needs. These include the type of implant, the complexity of each case, and the extent of the procedure.

To learn more about how dental implants can help improve your smile and the costs involved, please call us on 1300 810 333 to book a smile assessment with Dr Shawn. A $170 prepayment is required to secure the appointment.
ZipMoney Interest free payment plans are available for eligible clients.

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