Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard option for replacing missing teeth. They are the most natural looking restorative option and feel closest to your own natural teeth. Dental implants are an excellent long-term choice for function and the appearance of your smile.
What is involved?

The four major stages of dental implant restoration are usually carried out over a 3-6 month timeframe and are as follows;

  • Thorough planning and 3D imaging of the mouth to assess suitability for the procedure.
  • Surgical placement of a titanium fixture underneath the gums (in the jaw bone)
  • Restorative stage which involves placement of crowns/bridge on the implant fixture. This is the aspect of dental implants which restores chewing function and the appearance of your smile
  • Regular recall appointments for maintenance of dental implants including professional cleaning by the dentist or hygienist.

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants are one of many options to replace missing teeth to enhance your smile, improve
chewing function and prevent tipping and drifting of the remaining teeth.
You may need a single, or multiple dental implants if there is a denture to replace or a bridge to “anchor”

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for a dental implant. The long term success of the treatment depends on certain factors including:

  • Medical Health
  • Healthy gums
  • Adequate amount and structure of bone
  • Non- smoker
  • Good oral hygiene and regular dental reviews

If you are interested in replacing a missing tooth or teeth with an implant It is essential we carry out a thorough examination to assess each persons suitability for the procedure.

There are other options for the replacement of missing teeth including removable dentures and fixed bridges. At Wanneroo Dental Centre we always aim to outline all the options for treatment and give clear and transparent cost estimates.