Dental implants are the most advanced, long-lasting and natural-looking tooth replacement option.
At Access Dental Care in Perth, we offer patients with missing teeth dental implants. A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium rod that is inserted into the site of the lost tooth root. Being biocompatible means that there is a next-to-no chance of your body rejecting the foreign material. Over a period of months, your jawbone will fuse with the implant. This process is known as osseointegration.
Why dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement
Unlike dental bridges, dental implant treatment replaces the whole tooth. The dental implant replaces the tooth root and the dental crown, bridge or denture replaces the crown of your tooth. The benefit of dental implants is that by replacing the tooth root you are providing stimulation for your jawbone which prevents it from shrinking.
When you lose a tooth there is a specific bone that holds the tooth root in place. After a time this bone starts to shrink—eventually, it’s gone and it does not grow back. By replacing a tooth as soon as possible you can prevent this from happening. If you wait too long you may require a bone graft prior to dental implant treatment.
Additionally, before implant dentistry treatment it is necessary to ensure your oral health is otherwise in good condition. If not any problem will have to be treated prior to dental implant treatment.
Dental implant procedure
This procedure can take three to four appointments over four to five months. This treatment is a lengthy one because of the time it takes for your jaw and the dental implant to fuse (typically about three months). Once the jawbone has fused to the implant, the next stage is to attach the dental crown, bridge or denture to the dental implant.
There are three factors that contribute to the healing process:
• Your oral health
• Your overall health
• Your body’s natural ability to heal
• If the implant is placed in the upper or lower jaw: it will take longer to heal when placed in the upper jaw.
The first appointment is your assessment, and initial preparation for treatment. The second appointment is the placement of the dental implant: this can either be performed in practice or at the hospital. The third appointment is to ensure the implant is healing correctly and to take the impression for the dental crown. The final appointment is the attachment of the dental crown to the dental implant.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants are a reliable, lasting solution for those missing teeth. With an impressive 95–98% success rate, these implants provide a secure foundation for all types of dental needs. Regular checkups and proper oral hygiene will help to preserve the health, look, and feel of the implants. No matter how many teeth you may be missing—from one to several—dental implants offer a dependable way to restore your mouth to full health.
Dental implants provide a reliable and long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. A minor surgical procedure places a titanium post in the jaw, upon which a custom-made dental crown or bridge is securely attached. This creates a natural-looking smile that functions just like real teeth—with a success rate of 95–98%! Not only do they improve oral health, but they also restore confidence in your smile.
Dental implants can last for decades with proper care and maintenance, providing a durable and reliable solution for missing teeth. They do not break, corrode, or shift, ensuring long-term comfort and preventing damage to your mouth. Unlike removable prosthetics such as dentures, they do not irritate your gums, jaw, or other teeth, making them a comfortable and hassle-free option for tooth replacement.
Dental Implants Perth
To find out more about the dental implant treatment, or to book an appointment at one of our three locations across Perth, please contact us today.