When it comes to restorative dentistry, many different procedures can be done on your teeth. One example of this is dental implants. Yet, many people are still unsure of what dental implants are or how they work.
We’re here to help you. Here, we’ll discuss dental implants, their benefits, and how we can help you.

What Are
Dental Implants?

A dental implant can be used as an artificial tooth root to replace a natural tooth root that has fallen out. It is made of similar materials that are safe for the human body, such as titanium, and has been used in the upper and lower jaws for decades. It resembles the natural teeth colour and shape, allowing you to chew and clean them normally.

Unlike dentures, which are removable false teeth, dental implants are implanted in the jawbone through minor surgery. They provide a strong foundation for replacing teeth with dental crowns, bridges, and dentures by bonding to the jawbone and gum tissue.

Furthermore, dental implants have become a standard part of everyday dentistry, with up to 98% reported success rates. Dental implants are not provided by every dentist as additional training and knowledge are necessary. Some dentists may recommend a referral to a specialist, while others may not.

Dental implants can be an irreversible and cost-effective way to restore your dental health and a beautiful smile!

Benefits of
Dental Implants

Dental implants have become an essential part of modern dentistry, with many patients now benefiting from their use. Implants can give you great aesthetic, functional, and long-term results. This dental procedure may be right for you if you want to replace a single missing tooth, a few missing teeth, or all of your missing teeth, or if you’re frustrated with having loose dentures.

Dental implants will give you back the ability to speak, eat and smile with confidence! What’s not to love about that?

The benefits of a dental implant may include the following:

Why Choose Ashburton Dental Centre for
Dental Implants?

Our friendly team is focused on two primary areas: affordability and quality. We believe that when it comes to dental treatment, you deserve the best. We’ll work with you to ensure you receive the quality care you need.

Ashburton Dental Centre
At Ashburton Dental Centre, one of our goals is to provide patients with their dental care and bring back their confidence. Hence, our facilities use the latest equipment and digital technology. Also, our dentists aim to keep up to date with the newest information in dentistry
Getting dental implants does not happen overnight. It involves planning the treatment carefully to guarantee a successful outcome.
The process for dental implants will start with digital x-rays to allow us to view your overall oral anatomy. It will determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. We’ll talk about the specific process, how many implants you’ll need, and the best sort of fixed restoration (crown, bridge, etc.) to go over them. We’ll develop a personalized treatment plan and go over all appointments, expenses, and financing options at this point in the process.

FAQ's About Getting Dental Implants in Gosnells

The cost of a dental implant may vary depending on your location, clinic, procedure, and dental clinic fee. In Western Australia, the total cost of getting dental implants may range from \$2600 to \$3903. Payment plans such as zip money, afterpay, and humm are available in the clinic.

If you have private health insurance, contact them and check out if dental implants are covered.

Dental implants should be comfortable and painless after healing. But, discomfort and mild pain are expected to last for up to a week after surgery. Your dentist may prescribe some medications to relieve your pain and prevent infection; sometimes, over-the-counter painkillers can alleviate the discomfort.

Because we are all unique, it is necessary to carefully evaluate and assess each patient to identify whether tooth implants may be a good option.

You must inform your dentist about your medical conditions, such as whether you have old dental restorations, diabetes, other health conditions and any medications you are currently taking.

Individuals with good oral health, such as enough jawbone and healthy gums, are ideal candidates for dental implants. Practising good dental hygiene may contribute to the long-term success of a dental implant.

Alternatives to dental implants

  • There are other options for dental implant treatments. The most common alternative treatments may include the following:
  • Removable partial dentures (acrylic or metal)
  • All-on-4 dental implants
  • Dental bridge
  • Tooth-supported fixed bridge
  • Removable complete denture (acrylic or metal)
  • Resin-bonded (otherwise called the Maryland) bridge

Risks and side effects of dental implants

Dental implants are generally high in success rate. Just like any other invasive procedure or dental treatment, dental implant surgery may carry risks. Common risks and side effects may include the following:

  • Injury or damage to the other teeth or blood vessels.
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Sinus problems
  • If upper-jaw implants extend into sinus canals, it might cause sinus problems.

Dental implants are classified into three categories, depending on your specific conditions. A dentist at Ashburton Dental Centre will determine which type will be suited for you.

  • Endosseous implants are screw-shaped metal, ceramic, or ceramic-coated metal implants that are implanted within the jawbone.
  • Transosteal implants are metal pins or u-shaped frames inserted into the mouth through the jawbone and gum tissue.
  • Subperiosteal implants are made out of a metal frame that attaches to the jawbone but is hidden beneath the gum tissue.

Expect the entire treatment to take several months, including healing time between the insertion of the implant, abutment, and tooth and crown. During the surgery, your gums are cut open, holes in the bone are drilled, and the post for the dental implant is inserted.

The surgical procedure may be done in the dental office under local anesthetic, or an oral surgeon may perform it while you are sedated with IV sedation. The procedure is divided into several stages.

  • Phase 1. The oral surgeon will extract your tooth first. This can be done at the same time as your oral surgeon places the implant. After tooth extraction, the dentist will make an incision in your gums at the area where the implant will be placed. Once the implant is in place, the dentist will screw a second component that will stay in place during the healing process. Lastly, they’ll stitch your gums over the implant. Over the next few months, your implant should ecome securely attached to your bone.
  • Phase 2. Your implant will be re-exposed by the oral surgeon. Another small incision in your gums will be made, exposing your implant. To take an impression, they will place a small extension on your implant. The lab will use this material to fit your new crown. The dentist will set up a series of appointments to make a crown for the implant. Making impressions of your teeth is usually the first step. The dentist or oral surgeon will use these impressions to create exact working models that are carefully aligned. Then make your crown from these models. Lastly, during the final part of the treatment, the oral surgeon or dentist will attach your new crown.
If the patient practices oral hygiene habits such as regular brushing, flossing, and receives dental check-ups every six months, the implant treatment may last a lifetime. However, the crown typically lasts about ten to fifteen years (depending on the proper care) before it may need a replacement as a result of wear and tear.

Book An Appointment With Our Gosnells Dental Team Today

We're located in the Ashburton Village Shopping Centre next to the Ashburton Primary School. If you have questions about getting the dental care you need, call or book online today!

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