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Dental Implants at Dental Circle

Dental holding implant modelIf you have missing teeth you may wonder how you can restore your smile and boost your confidence. One of the best ways to regain your smile is with a “tooth” that looks and feels exactly like your other teeth-a dental implant.

An increasingly popular way to restore missing teeth is through dental implants. These are used as an alternative to dentures and bridges. Why? Because they have many advantages, including their entirely natural appearance, their convenience and their ability to maintain bone mass. If you have good bone mass it makes additional tooth loss far less likely.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are composed of a titanium screw and a post that is covered with a crown, bridge or denture. We place the implant into the jawbone where it replaces the tooth root. After several months, the implant attaches to the bone, so it now looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

We first need to perform an evaluation to ensure there is enough bone available to secure the implant. To provide the necessary mould for a customised implant, we will take impressions.

When the implant is ready for insertion, your dentist cuts the gum at the insertion site to expose the bone. The implant is inserted and the gums that surround the implant are stitched to close up the incision. Once the implant is firmly embedded into the bone, a post is attached to it and then the doctor creates a permanent tooth replacement.


How are dental implants different from dentures?

Dentures are a removable prosthesis that requires that you use an adhesive product for suction and remove the dentures each night to clean them. One of the major benefits of dental implants is they represent a permanent replacement for a missing tooth. With dental implants, you simply care for them as you would your natural teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Many patients prefer dental implants over dentures because implants look and feel just like their natural teeth. They are a permanent option that can last a lifetime when done properly. Dental implants also help to stabilise bone tissue, decrease the risk of gum disease and additional tooth loss. With dental implants you can enjoy eating all of your favourite foods without any restrictions as dental implants support a natural bite.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Most patients can receive some type of dental implant but some will first require additional procedures. These may include bone grafting. Your dentist can assess your oral health and determine if you can safely get a dental implant.

Who can place a dental implant?

Our dentists can provide implants in-house. They are highly skilled and employ the best surgical techniques, maximising the success of your implants.

How much do implants cost?

There are many factors to consider. These include the number of implants you are having placed, the type of insurance you have and other factors. When you come in for a consultation, we can evaluate your needs and provide you with an accurate estimate of how much your implants will cost.

Does it hurt to get dental implants?

We use local anaesthetic when placing the implant, ensuring that the procedure is as comfortable as possible. The majority of our patients report little to no discomfort after placement of the implant.

How long do implants last?

If you maintain proper oral hygiene a dental implant can last a lifetime. After the implant procedure, your dental hygienist can discuss with you how to care for your implants.

Do dental implants require special care?

To help ensure that your dental implant last for a long time, it’s crucial that you brush at least twice a day, floss daily and visit your dentist at least twice a year for professional cleanings and checkups. All of these actions can help to keep your gums, bone and implants as healthy as possible.

Interested in Learning More?

At Dental Circle, we are always available to answer any questions you have about your dental health and the options that are available to address specific conditions. If you’re concerned about missing teeth and your available options, or if you have any questions at all involving your dental health contact our Bassendean dental office today.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Dental Implants in Bassendean WA | (08) 9379 3818