Since the first dental implant was placed in 1965, the field of dental implantology has revolutionised how we manage our teeth and smiles. It may be a solution for you.
Have a chat with one of our dentists at our Joondalup dental clinic in Perth’s northern suburbs about your individual situation and the potential of having dental implants placed. At Dental Reflections, we’ll assess your oral health before deciding on whether dental implants are right for you. We will determine the most suitable course of treatment. If dental implants are required, we’ll explain the entire implanting process, and provide complete implant after-care, so you’ll be fully prepared for every stage of the process.
Dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium that act as artificial tooth roots placed in the jaw. Tooth implants provide a supportive base for a replacement tooth/ teeth. Having dental implant treatment allows you to benefit from a brand new tooth that looks and feels like a natural tooth.
Entering into dental implant planning phase requires:
- consideration of your medical history
- the option of having 3D scanning (like a CT scan).
- being invited back into the practice to discuss the 3D scan and the options that are available to you.
Most dental implant placements are done under mild oral sedation (tablets) and local anesthetic. However there are number of other sedation options available to you for the day of surgery.
Dental implants are also employed very successfully at our Joondalup dental clinic to manage patients with full or complete dentures. In these cases, the implants are fitted with attachments which correspond to matching attachments in the removable prosthesis (the denture). The result is a secure, stable and retentive ‘over denture’ that is also easy to insert and remove by the patient.
We accept referrals from other dentists and prosthetists around Perth but feel free to make a dental implant consultation appointment even if you haven’t been referred.