Dental Implants in Piara Waters
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What Are Dental Implants?
Tooth loss is a common dental problem that is often overlooked. While it seems to be unharmful, it can be a root cause for further complications such as spacing issues, bone loss, gum deterioration, chewing difficulty, and cosmetic issues, especially if the missing tooth is in the front teeth.
One of the dental procedures recommended by dentists is dental implants.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is used to replace the missing natural tooth root. Implants are made of titanium, which is safe for the human body. They have the same colour and shape as your natural teeth, so you may chew and clean them regularly.
In contrast with dentures, which are removable prosthetic teeth, dental implants are surgically inserted in the jawbone in the upper or lower jaw where the tooth root has fallen out. Implants integrate with the bone, which helps for stability and a strong foundation for tooth replacement such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Piara Waters Dental provides the most comprehensive selection of implant and aesthetic dental procedures available in the area.
Our Dental Implants Treatment
A dental implant’s purpose is to replace the root of a missing tooth while also serving as the foundation for a restoration that fits the surrounding teeth. A dental implant restoration is totally functional and functions in the same way as a natural tooth. If a patient is missing numerous teeth in the jaw, a full arch of implant treatment may be required.
The surrounding teeth are saved by replacing only one tooth and skipping the traditional bridge procedure. Dental implants are available in a variety of length and width options. Because molars provide most of the force when chewing, a maximum implant is always recommended.
Our team is able to choose the best implant for the tooth to be replaced by finding the precise jaw dimensions before surgery. Utilizing computer-assisted planning software, dental CT scan technology can be employed to precisely plan implant surgery.Explore Single Implants
Why Choose Piara Waters Dental for Dental Implants
We offer dental implants and other dental services to meet the needs of our patients in Piara Waters. We provide a wide range of dental services for patients in Perth and the surrounding areas. Our dental implant team is qualified and experienced, which means you can trust them with your dental implant needs.
FAQ’s About Dental Implants
It prevents bone loss. Delaying treatment for your missing teeth may lead to further complications. When the jawbone is not used to support a natural tooth, it deteriorates, losing structural strength. Dental implants are the only dental restoration treatment that both protects and encourages natural bone, promoting bone growth and preventing bone loss.
Improve your appearance. When most or all of the natural teeth are badly weakened or lost, the jawbone has nothing to stimulate bone growth. When the human body detects that the jawbone is no longer required to support teeth, it begins to disintegrate. As a result, the facial structure deteriorates rapidly. Dental implants provide the added benefit of preserving bone and preventing further deterioration of the facial structure, thus improving your appearance.
Match your healthy remaining teeth. Dental implants are available in a range of sizes and shapes. Your dentist will work with you to make implants that are the same colour as your adjacent teeth and fit properly in the gap.
Dental implants are a long-term treatment option. Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges have a lifespan of five to seven years, and with careful maintenance, they can last up to ten years, but they will need to be replaced at some time. While dental implants may require adjustments, if properly placed and maintained over time, they can last a lifetime.
Cavity resistant. Artificial teeth still require maintenance to prevent bacteria from accumulating in your mouth and causing infections. However, the material used to make dental implants is cavity resistant. You’ll never have to be concerned about cavities in your dental implants!
The placement of a dental implant normally involves multiple steps. First, your dentist will surgically implant a titanium post into your jawbone. The recovery period will take a few weeks or months. During this process, the implant will osseointegrate, or merge with your natural jawbone. This provides a stable foundation for tooth replacement.
Then, to attach the new teeth, a little connector called an abutment is inserted on top of your dental implant. The next step is to attach your replacement teeth or custom-made crowns to the abutment, resulting in teeth that look and function just like the original teeth.
Dental implants could be the best solution to replace missing teeth. However, it may not be suitable treatment for others.
You must advise your dentist about your medical history or health conditions you have, such as previous dental restorations, diabetes, other health conditions, and any medications you are currently taking.
Key factors in determining whether you are a good candidate for the procedure may include but are not limited to the following:
- Healthy gums and teeth are important.
- To provide a good foundation for the implant, good bone density is necessary.
- Maintaining good dental habits.Non-smoker
- or willing to stop smoking.
- Having patience is essential as the process may take twelve months to complete.
Dental implant surgery is typically performed as an outpatient operation in stages, with recovery time between surgeries. There are several steps involved in the placement of a dental implant, including:
- You’ll have an initial consultation with the dentist before the surgical procedure. Your dentist will do a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw. They will take X-rays and discuss your options with you to plan a strategy for implant surgery.
- During the surgery, your gums are cut open, holes in the bone are drilled, and the post for the dental implant is inserted. Osseointegration begins after the implant is placed. This is how the jawbone integrates into the dental implant. Following the osseointegration, additional surgery is needed for the placement of the abutment, which is where the crown and artificial tooth will be attached.
- Once your gums have healed, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and use them to manufacture a custom-made replacement tooth, often known as a crown. After that, the crown is attached to the abutment.
It can take months for the entire process to be completed. During that time, much of your attention is devoted to healing and the growth of new bone. There are times when certain steps can be combined, depending on your situation, the specific procedure performed, or materials used.
You may have some bruising, swelling, mild bleeding, and pain after the implants are placed. During your recovery period , you may be advised to eat soft foods, cold foods, and warm soup. Your dentist will most likely recommend over-the-counter drugs to alleviate any pain.
If no additional surgeries are required, you may expect an average recovery time of four weeks for your active dental implant. However, because osseointegration might take six to nine months, the whole process can take a year. Following your consultation, your dentist will be able to provide you with a personal time frame.
If your jawbone is too thin or soft, bone grafting may be required before you have dental implant surgery. That’s because your mouth’s forceful chewing action puts a lot of pressure on your bone, and if it can’t support the implant, the procedure will most likely fail. A bone graft can provide adequate bone and a more stable foundation for the implant.
Dental implants have become a common procedure in dentistry. Studies have reported a success rate of tooth implants of up to 90%-95%. However, like other medical procedures, the dental implant procedure involves some health risks. Although problems are rare and easily treated.
- Infection at the implant site
- Potential damage to surrounding structures, including teeth or gums.
- Nerve damage may cause pain and numbness in your natural teeth, gums, and lips.
- If the implants are inserted in the upper jaw, they may extend into your sinus cavities, which may result in sinus problems.
It is challenging to discuss the estimated cost of dental implants in Australia without an initial consultation since it varies depending on several factors, including the number of teeth, the type of dental implant, and the location.
According to the Australian Dental Association, the average cost of dental implants in Western Australia may range between 00 and 17.6 per tooth. In contrast, an implant-supported bridge may cost up to $6206 – $9439.