Since the first dental implant was placed in 1965, the field of dental implantology has revolutionised how we manage our teeth and smiles. And for many people, teeth implants are the ideal solution for a brighter, healthier smile!
Located in Joondalup, the team at Dental Reflections will assess your oral health condition before deciding on whether dental implants are right for you. If dental implants are required, we’ll explain the entire implant process and provide complete implant after-care, so you’ll be fully prepared for every stage of the process.
Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants act as artificial tooth roots placed in the jaw. Providing a supportive base for replacement tooth or teeth, having dental implants allows you to benefit from a brand-new tooth that looks and feels just like natural teeth.
Before undergoing your teeth implant procedure, you will meet with our dentists to discuss:
- Your medical history
- The option of having 3D scanning (like a CT scan)
- The individual options that are available to you
Most dental implant placements are done under mild oral sedation (tablets) and local anesthetic. However, there are a number of other sedation options available to you for the day of surgery. These options will be discussed during your initial consultation, where our team will provide recommendations and advice based on your individual circumstances.
In addition to cosmetic treatments, dental implants can also be used 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.
How much do dental implants cost?
If you’re wondering how much dental implants cost, in general, a dental implant is made of 2 parts: the implant, under the gums, and the crown or “tooth” part on top. A single basic dental implant, where a tooth has been removed with little trauma, the area allowed to heal and there is a good volume of bone and gums available, costs around $5000. The dental implant process at our Joondalup clinic usually takes at least 3 months to allow time for the body to sufficiently heal before the “tooth” is put on top.
When there is insufficient bone or gums, or the tooth is very visible and demands a highly aesthetic outcome, additional procedures and associated costs are required to achieve the best outcome. These variables are confirmed during the initial gathering of records and consultation process.
For more information on dental implant procedures in Perth, WA, contact our leading dental clinic on (08) 9300 1337. We accept referrals from other dentists and prosthetists around Perth, but you’re more than welcome to book a dental implant consultation even if you haven’t been referred.
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