No one likes the thought of having missing teeth, but the reality is many people suffer with missing teeth.  These missing teeth can leave unsightly gaps in your smile and can cause you to be self-conscious.  Missing teeth whilst cute with little kids in adults, it can be a total embarrassment.

Once you experience tooth loss, you will begin to notice that the surrounding teeth might begin to move becoming loose.  This is due to the shrinkage of the jawbone because there is not a tooth root to support and stimulate the bone.  If tooth replacement is not done, the other teeth can also begin to weaken eventually leading to more teeth loss.

Traditionally, the areas where there are missing teeth have been fixed with bridges, partials and in the case of all the teeth missing, full dentures.  However, these types of treatments do not help in preserving the jawbone and often they will need to be replaced or repaired.

The best and long term solution to missing teeth is the dental implant.  This could be one or more single tooth implants or an implanted support bridge or denture. 

Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth.  The titanium root that is implanted in the bone is biocompatible and decay resistant.  This man-made root also stimulates bone growth and provides a stable platform for biting.

Dental implants are permanent and cannot be removed.  You will not have to worry about adhesives or issues with the denture slipping around.  It is complete denture stabilisation.

Fitzroy Dental offers dental implants that can amaze you with their natural appearance and strong foundation. A solution for tooth loss. A dental implant is an ideal option for people with good general oral health. An implant crown or cap fits over the top.

Some of the advantages of dental implants:

  • The preserve your bone
  • They don’t need to be removed
  • They can save and stabilize the adjoining teeth
  • They don’t require much maintenance
  • You can chew and taste your food better
  • You will have improved speech
  • You will get your smile back
  • It’s a long term solution
  • Your teeth stay in your mouth and not in a jar or glass on the counter

The Process For Getting Implants 

  • Everything begins with a thorough exam.  This also includes digital x-rays and a 3-D CAT Scan of your jaws in order for the dentist to plan the implants precisely.
  • The dentist will make sure that you have healthy gums and bone in order for the implant to be supported properly.  If you don’t have enough bone, a bone graft may be needed in order to strengthen the bone for implants.  A local anaesthetic will be administered to minimize pain and discomfort.  If you prefer, we can also fully sedate you for the treatment.
  • We will then place the titanium post into the bone of the socket where the tooth is missing.  During the healing process, the bone will grow around the implant.
  • The Healing Process
  • The bone can take about 3 to 6 months to heal.  This lays a strong foundation for the replacement tooth to be placed.  A temporary tooth is fashioned while the healing process is going on.  Once we determine that the bone has healed and ready, a permanent crown is then placed on the implant.
  • Most people report that there was very little to no pain after having implants put in.  In most cases, over-the-counter medications can be used to control any discomfort you may have.  It is very important to keep with a good oral hygiene program at home which includes brushing, flossing and rinsing with a good anti-bacterial mouthwash.

Have you considered stabilize your dentures? 

If you have dentures or you have been thinking of getting dentures, you may want to consider implant supported dentures – either Teeth “In A Day” or “All-On-Six hybrid dentures”.  This is a full arch of teeth that is screwed on to either 4 or 6 implants placed in the bone.  This is also referred to as “denture stabilization.” Once the implants are placed, you can literally walk out of our office with new teeth that same day.  The teeth you leave with are not permanent.  They are called healing teeth and they are temporary until the gum and bone have healed.  When your bone and gums have healed, your permanent set of teeth will be placed. 


  • “ALL ON 4” as well as “ALL ON 6 +” system
  • “GUIDED SURGERY’ without sitches
  • IMMEDIATE Implant placement following tooth removal
  • IMMEDIATE tooth replacement
  • Advanced bone grafting techniques

Most people are may be a suitable candidates for dental implant treatment, however this is assess individually and there are some cases ( eg individuals who have adequate bone structure in the jaw or medical complications contraindicating treatment) in which the treatment is not recommended. A examination will be performed to determine whether you are suited to the procedure. Good candidates are those. Each and every case is dependant on the individual case and we are happy to offer consultations to discuss these options of treatment available.