What Are
Single Dental Implants?

If you’re missing a tooth, it’s time to consider single dental implants as a treatment option for replacement. It is the most secure and durable type of restoration. It does not only replace the lost natural tooth but also stimulates bone growth. 

During the healing process, dental implants fuse with the jaw bone, stimulating the natural growth of bone tissue around the implant post. It gives it strength and stability like a natural root would have had before being extracted from your mouth. When compared to dentures that sit on top of your gums, dental implants replace the entire structure of your missing tooth, giving you both function and form.

At Ashburton Dental Centre, we offer single implant dentistry at affordable prices with excellent results. Our experienced dentist will be able to determine if you’re a candidate for single implant dentistry before starting any dental treatment plan. We use only the latest technology in our clinic, including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and 3D imaging software, that helps us create accurate restorations that look natural and last longer.

Benefits of
Single Dental Implants

Dental implants are prosthetic devices created to restore the function and aesthetics of your natural tooth after it has been lost. They have a high success rate since they are durable. They’re made out of titanium, a material with strength and the ability to fuse seamlessly into bone tissue without rejection or irritation.  

Ashburton Dental Centre

Why Choose Ashburton Dental Centre for
Dental Implants?

If you’re looking for a cost-effective, long-lasting solution that will give you back your smile and confidence, then look no further than Ashburton Dental Centre. We offer single implants in Gosnells at prices that won’t break the bank. 

With our state-of-the-art technology and experienced dentists, we can provide you with a beautiful new smile. 

You can trust that our team of highly-trained professionals will provide you with exceptional care every step of the way. The entire experience will be as comfortable and relaxing as possible, from the initial consultation to the final treatment.

Call us today at (08) 9516-1003 and book a consultation with one of our friendly staff members today!

FAQ's About Multiple Dental Implants in Gosnells

A single dental implant is used primarily to replace a lost permanent tooth. It is also placed to prevent the real teeth beside the gap from drifting into undesirable positions.

Depending on the situation, the impact of a missing tooth may be minimal or nonexistent. In some cases, it might not be evident due to its position in the mouth. It might be the case if you’re missing a tooth in the rear or side of your mouth.

A single tooth replacement is needed because your teeth are intended to work together. As a result, if one or more of them is missing, it may have an impact on speech, eating, and other issues.

Chewing problem: If chewing your food becomes difficult or painful, you may end up eating only on one side of your mouth or having to eat slower. It can have an impact on your jaw bone and facial muscles.

Change the face shape: Missing teeth can alter the shape of your face since they can cause the structure to shift.

Shifting teeth: If you lose one or more teeth, your bite might change and adapt to make up for lost space. The remaining teeth may shift, causing issues such as tooth sensitivity and difficulty chewing. 

The two basic types of dental implants are endosteal and subperiosteal.

The endosteal implant is the most common type of implant. It is implanted under the gums and above the jaw bone. On the other hand, a subperiosteal implant could be used for patients who don’t have sufficient bone height.

Assessment and preparation

A candidate for an implant must possess a strong enough jaw bone so that the implant can be supported. Furthermore, nearby teeth and surrounding tissues must also be healthy. Bone grafting may be used to increase the natural bone height that supports it if the existing bone quantity is not enough.

During the first dental visit, it’s essential that the surgeon perform a thorough review of your medical history and conduct an exam. Some medical problems could eliminate a candidate for dental implant surgery, such as diabetes, liver disease, or a severe bleeding disorder.

A bone graft or other therapy may be necessary if you don’t have adequate bone before starting the dental implant procedure. It is also essential that the soft tissues be in good health and free of periodontal disease.

Implant placement

Your oral surgeon cuts the gum tissue and exposes the bone during surgery to place the titanium screw. The dental surgeon will drill into that part of the bone where the dental implant metal post will be inserted. The post was implanted deep into the bone since it would become the artificial tooth root.

After the dental procedure, you’ll still have a gap since the crown will be attached once the metal implant osseointegrates. The dentist may provide you with a temporary partial denture for aesthetic purposes.

During the process of osseointegration, the jaw bone fuses to the surface of the titanium implant. This process takes a couple of months and provides a solid foundation for the artificial tooth.

Attachment of the abutment 

Additional surgery is required to attach the abutment after osseointegration has been completed. The abutment is the metal component where the crown will be attached. Local anaesthesia is given to the patient as it is a minor oral surgery.

To place the abutment:

  • The gum is reopened to expose the implant.
  • The abutment is attached to the dental implant. 
  • The gum tissue around the abutment is closed but not placed over the abutment.

The gum tissue must recover for approximately two weeks after the abutment is placed before the dental crown can be attached. 

Dental crown placement. 

After your soft tissues have healed, the surgeon will get an accurate impression of your mouth and remaining teeth. The accurate impression will be used to make false teeth in the dental laboratory. The crown will only be placed in the jaw bone that is strong enough to support the replacement tooth crown.

Infection: One of the possible post-surgical risks is infection. Following the surgical procedure, patients who have an autoimmune disease, smoke, or poor dental hygiene are more likely to get a bacterial infection. 

Incomplete osseointegration: A dental implant must fuse with the bone in your jaw for it to work. If this fails to occur, you will have to go through the process of getting a new implant once the implant site has healed.

Nerve damage: The effects of placing dental implants too close to a nerve may be felt in various areas of your mouth. Injury to the structure of one’s mouth, such as a blood vessel, can result in long-term numbness or pain in that area.

 Sinus problem: The dental implants in the upper jaw can extend into the sinus cavities, causing the sinuses to swell. When this problem occurs in the frontal sinuses, it can cause discomfort, fever, and sometimes even headaches. 

In Australia, a straightforward single tooth restoration costs between $3,500 and $6,500. According to the 2017 national dental fee survey, an estimated $5,563 is the average cost of a single tooth implant, so you should expect to pay at least that amount. 

In Australia, most insurance plans do not cover dental implant treatment. However, depending on your medical coverage, you may still be able to receive dental implant assistance. In some cases, your insurance plan will only cover a portion of the restoration treatment cost.

The reimbursement for extras like major dental work and surgery from a private health insurance provider may not be very high. Additionally, most plans end up paying only between $500 and $1,500. If you’re thinking about getting new health coverage, to avoid the payment gap, remember that you will have to wait 12 months before receiving surgical treatment or other benefits provided by your policy.

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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