Melbourne Smile Clinic

Are Dental Implants safe?

Implants have been proven to be safe and biocompatible. Implant screws are made of titanium metal, the same material used in artificial joint. Titinium dental implants, when placed into healthy bone tissue, allows close apposition of new bone around the implant locking it solidly into the bone. This process is called osseointegration. For an implant to be successful, osseointegration is essential. For osseointegration to occur, a minimum healing period of  8 weeks is usually necessary after surgical placement of the implant. 

Covid-19 precautions in place: Dental treatment is available for patients who present no Covid-19 risk factors and for whom delaying treatment will lead to negative outcomes. Patients who have tested positive to Covid-19, have been a close contact of a positive case or have been to any listed exposure sites are advised to delay dental treatment until clear of all risks. Patients are kindly asked to check-in using the QR code at reception and to make sure that they do not present any symptoms indicative of possible Covid-19 infection. Patients will need to hand-sanitise and use a disinfecting mouthrinse prior to treatment being provided.