Dr Philip Makepeace

123 Bargara Rd, Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

Dental Implants

Redesign your smile to enhance your oral aesthetics and dental health

Our dental implants here at Distinctive Dental Care can correct a number of debilitating oral conditions, in addition to transforming the aesthetic quality of your smile. To ensure that our patients are confident in the appearance of their smile, as well as comfortable with the functional condition of their teeth, we offer dental implants.

Introducing the dental implant process

A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. This fixture is the initial step that will later provide support for crowns, bridges, dentures and veneers. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, the fixtures have an extremely high success rate when bonding to your jawbone.

Just like your natural teeth

Dental implants are placed in the upper or lower jaw, fusing with the bone to serve as an anchor for your replacement teeth. Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. Consequently, our patients are able to eat, drink and smile normally with renewed confidence. Most of our patients are suitable candidates for this procedure, however a small number of patients need to improve their bone dentistry via bone grafting to support the implants.

Benefit from swift results

Previously the treatment of dental implants required an extensive period of healing time before patients could receive their new teeth. In light of new technological developments, Distinctive Dental Care is able to reduce the recovery time for this procedure. The team at Distinctive Dental Care can now reduce the traditional six-month treatment time for dental implants. Our team can trim this recovery time down to merely a few days before you are able to progress forward to receiving your new teeth, in order complete your new smile.

Transform the cosmetic quality of your smile

Your smile is an excellent method of communicating your emotions. If you are self-conscious about the cosmetic appearance of your smile, our dental implants can open the door to renewed self-confidence.  Our committed team can enhance your smile through dental implants with later installed dental crowns that can improve the colour, shape and structure of your teeth.

Are your dentures lacking the support you require?

Dental implants are a highly effective method of securing your dentures into place. Dentures are essentially false teeth, which may be used to recapture the function and cosmetic value of your smile after tooth loss. Despite this, removable dentures can often cause self-consciousness as they have the potential to slide out of place when talking, eating and smiling. In addition to this, traditional removable dentures can often be uncomfortable and limit movement of your jaw.

By receiving implant supported dentures we can provide you with a stable solution to shifting dentures, with adequate support to ensure your total oral function is restored. The dentures, anchored to your dental implants, will replicate your natural teeth in feel, function and appearance, ensuring that you easily adjust to your new dentures.

Anchor your restorative dental work and close gaps in your smile

Dental implants are the first initial step towards restoring your smile with a number of different cosmetic and restorative treatments, including bridges, crowns and veneers. Treatments such as dental crowns can transform a variety of cosmetic aspects in your smile. Dental implants can also address tooth loss and fill gaps in your smile.

At Distinctive Dental Care we believe it is imperative to treat tooth loss before our patients develop further debilitating oral and overall health concerns. Tooth loss can encourage your existing teeth to migrate in order to address the gap, as well as instigate the deterioration of your jawbone due to a lack of stimulation. Furthermore, tooth loss has even been linked to serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease. Dental implants can address your tooth loss and effectively anchor your new tooth or dental device.


Can I eat normally once my dental implant has been placed?

Yes. Once you have recovered from your implant procedure, you will be able to bite and chew properly. In fact, dental implants function just like natural teeth so you should have no trouble eating normally. Implants are more secure and comfortable than dentures, and you will be able to eat knowing that your implant won’t move out of place.

Will an implant affect my other teeth in any way?

Your dental implant won’t affect the bordering teeth, and won’t sacrifice the quality of the adjacent teeth like a dental bridge does. This is because the neighbouring teeth are not altered in any way to support the dental implant.

How long does a dental implant last?

Placed under the proper conditions, dental implants can last a lifetime. It’s essential that you take care of your implant in the same way as your regular teeth by brushing and flossing every day. You should also see your dentist for regular check-ups to ensure that any issues are identified as early as possible.

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