Dental Implants in Perth
Dental implants solutions in Perth
If you have broken teeth or missing a tooth, a dental implant procedure might be an appropriate solution for you.
Unlike dentures that you can remove anytime, dental implants are placed on your jawbone and artificial tooth or teeth will be fixed on it. The whole procedure takes a few minor operations occurring over a few months. The artificial tooth, or crown, will be specifically made to match the rest of your teeth in size, shape, and colour.
Dr. Jason Long and or Dr. Jocelyn Chan strongly believe in patient-oriented treatments and education so every patient at the Perth clinic can have an understanding of their current dental health and what treatments and procedure are available to them. Both of them have some extensive experience with dental implants and will be able to sit with you and discuss every aspect of it, so you know whether this procedure is right for you and what it entails.
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When do you need a dental implant?
Are you missing a tooth? A dental implant can be for anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, tooth decay, or wanting to replace dentures.
If a missing tooth is left unchecked for an extended period of time, your jaw structure begins to change and your gum will recede. The longer you wait for a solution after extraction the more amendments will have to be done prior to or during the procedure.
What options are available if you are missing a single tooth or more?
How dental implants work
Dental implants are the anchor for implant-supported dentures. Unlike loose dentures that you can remove anytime, dental implants are placed on your jawbone, to which an artificial tooth or dentures will be attached. The whole procedure is performed by one of our dentists here in Perth and is relatively quick and painless.
Single tooth dental implant
A titanium screw is placed into your jawbone to replace the root of your tooth. Over 3 to 4 months your bone will fuse with the metal and a replacement tooth is attached after your gum has been allowed to heal. The artificial tooth or crown is made specifically to match the rest of your teeth in size, shape, and colour.
Multiple teeth implants
If you are missing several teeth, then a fixed implant-supported bridge will be your ideal solution. In comparison to traditional dentures, this solution provides you better stability and function without having to cut or file down your real teeth. In the long term, fixed implant-supported bridges allow you to eat better, speak more clearly, and smile without the thought of your teeth falling out.
Replacing all teeth
Also known as All-on-4, is a procedure that involves placing a full set of teeth onto 4 or 6 dental implants. This solution is for those who are having all their teeth replaced or have been using dentures for a long period of time and are thinking about making the swap. They are more comfortable, provide a natural look and improve on chewing, eating, and drinking. With good oral care and hygiene, the implants should last a lifetime.
What are the alternatives if I do not want an implant-supported solution?
A dental bridge is used to replace two to three missing teeth in a row with false teeth and is usually made from gold, porcelain, a mixture of the two, or zirconium.
This invasive procedure involves cutting or filing down real teeth on either side of a gap, a bridge is then cemented into place. Bridges tend to last for quite some time if cared for properly but can fail if the surrounding teeth start to decay or failure of the cement.
Are inserted after all your teeth have been removed and your gums have had time to heal over the course of 8 to 12 weeks.
The dentures are made entirely out of plastic and can be held in place using an adhesive or metal clasps.
Plastic conventional dentures are much lighter, decrease bone loss, and reduces the amount of pressure you put on your gums every time you chew, clench, grind or tap your teeth. Being light and durable, your dentures sit comfortably in place and is resistant to fractures and chips.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and are put in place as soon as your teeth have been removed.
This means you don’t have to walk around toothless for 8 to 12 weeks while your waiting for your gums to heal.
However, during this period your bones and gums will shrink over time and you will require more adjustments for your immediate dentures to fit properly. Therefore, this solution is only temporary until conventional dentures can be made.
Can either be made with a plastic base or a metal framework which is held in place using clasps that rest carefully around your real teeth.
Traditionally, partial dentures use a metal framework due to its strength and rigidity, as opposed to plastic partial dentures, which are mainly used as an emergency or temporary replacement of teeth.
Partial dentures tend to be a lot cheaper than dental implants, provide a natural look and functionality, and are completely removable.
Are dental implants better than loose dentures?
There is no right or wrong answer here as everyone is different. At Alpha Dental we offer and recommend dental implants as a preferred solution for multiple teeth replacements. It is an excellent way to achieve a natural complete look that’s longer lasting for half the hassle.
Consideration for Dental Implants
- Feel more confident knowing that your teeth are secured in place without the use of adhesives or glues
- Improved biting (up to 65%) and speech without the ‘clicking noises’
- Enjoy an improved nutrition and better health by eating all your favourite and healthy foods
- Do not require surrounding teeth to be filed down or cut
- Implants are extremely strong and durable, and can last a lifetime with good oral care and hygiene
- Dental implants slow down bone loss and preserve nearby tooth tissue
- Their natural aesthetics improves on your physical appearance giving you greater confidence and self-esteem
Consideration for Loose Dentures
- Are cost effective and cheaper than implants
- Immediate dentures can be made to fill in the gaps temporarily, giving you more confidence
- Completely removable
- Are made to match your existing tooth colour to blend in with your smile
- Certain partial dentures can cause gum and bone loss resulting in jaw bone deterioration
- Partial dentures will be pushed out of place when your gums and bones shrink
- Will require adhesives, glue, or clasps to be held in place
- Restricts your diet and nutrition by not being able to eat certain foods
- Fear of dentures slipping out when talking or eating
Dental implants have the potential to last for more than 40 years if they are well maintained and cared for. With proper oral care and hygiene, your implants should last a lifetime.
What is the process for dental implants?
In this final stage you will be fitted with your fixed implant-supported bridge by one of our dentists. This whole process is quick and painless, and soon after you can expect to feel completely comfortable with your new natural looking teeth, bringing confidence back to your smile.
How much does a dental implant cost?
There is no 1 size fits all scenario because different people have different jawbones and a different number of teeth that need to be replaced. Implants prices also highly vary from a supplier to another. Straumann, Alpha Dental implants supplier, is an industry leader known for providing premium tooth replacement solutions and helping oral tissue regeneration. If you want to compare prices between practices, make sure they are comprehensive. Make sure the price covers the cost of the implant, abutment, other attachments, consultations, and anything else your treatment might need as well. Because of this, it is hard to have a fixed price or package for the treatment you want without a free consultation with one of our doctors.
At Alpha Dental we know that oral health can be a teething nuisance. That’s why we have made it our mission to provide a long-term and sustainable solution for your oral health. We take the time to listen to your individual needs before we create a plan, ensuring all your requirements and concerns are addressed. We fill in the gaps so that you can smile with confidence.
Fill in the form below if you have any additional questions on dental implants procedures and options. If you are ready for a consultation with our doctors, call us to book an appointment.