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Dental Implants

Dental Implants Hearts Dental Blackburn

Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the jaw bone, making them strong anchors for an implant crown to go on top. Not only are they most natural in appearance, they also function truly like your own tooth. With a few restrictions, almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants.
An ideal candidate for dental implants would be people who:

- Have good oral and general health
- Have good bone volume and height at the implant site
- Nonsmoker
- No active gum disease
- Are committed to looking after their implants

If you are not yet an ideal candidate, don’t panic! We can help you get ready for implant therapy. During our consultation, your dentist at Hearts Dental will examine your dental and health conditions, go through your medical history, check your hygiene habits and recommend some preliminary dental works prior to implant therapy.
If you do not have enough bone volume at the site of implant, there are options such as bone graft available.
We encourage smokers to quit and cease smoking at least 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks post implant surgery. Smoking interferes with bone healings and can increase your dental implant failure.
Dr. Qing Guo has invested a significant amount of time and effort into learning dental implant treatments as she believes it brings another dimension to her general dentistry. She was one of the few selected to study under well renowned periodontists and prosthodontists at the University of Melbourne, completing a two-year post-graduate diploma with special focus in dental implantology in 2012. She further undertook 40 hours of scientific continuous education in the theoretical and practical implantology course at the University of Health Sciences in Cambodia. Dr. Guo is a member of the ITI (International Team of Implantology) and is active in professional education and development in implant dentistry.

Dr. Guo completed her academic research in "Survival rates and complication types for single implants provided at the Melbourne Dental School" as part of her postgraduate study. This paper was published in the Australian Dental Journal and can be viewed here.

If you want to know whether implants can help you smile or chew properly, contact us.

Dr. Qing Guo Believes