Wattle Grove Dental Centre

Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Forrestfield

Have you ever wondered what your smile might look like if that missing tooth wasn’t missing? There are several ways to fill that gap with a “tooth” that looks and feels exactly like your other teeth.

An increasingly popular way to restore missing teeth is through dental implants. These are used as an alternative to dentures and bridges. Why? Because they have many advantages, including their completely natural appearance, their convenience and their ability to maintain bone mass – a quality that makes additional tooth loss far less likely. They also look and feel just like natural teeth, will improve overall oral health, and have a long lasting and durable result.

  • Prevents Bone Loss

    Losing a tooth leads to jawbone deterioration due to the absence of stimulation. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that also stimulates jaw bone, helping to prevent bone loss.

  • Long-term Solution

    Unlike bridges and dentures, which may require replacement or adjustments over time, dental implants are designed to last many years, potentially a lifetime, with proper care.

  • No Slippage or Movement

    Dental implants are securely anchored to your jawbone, eliminating the slippage and movement associated with dentures.

  • Protects Healthy Teeth

    Dental implants do not require the alteration of adjacent healthy teeth, unlike dental bridges, which necessitate grinding down the teeth on either side to serve as anchors.

  • High Success Rate

    Dental implants are known for their high success rate and are considered a predictable treatment option compared to other teeth replacement methods.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are made up of a titanium screw and a post that is covered with a crown, bridge or denture. We place the implant into the jawbone where it replaces the tooth root. After several months, the implant attaches to the bone, so it now looks and “acts” just like a natural tooth.

A patient needs to be evaluated to ensure there is enough bone available to secure the implant. Impressions are taken to provide the necessary mould for a customised implant.

When the implant is ready for insertion, the doctor cuts the gum at the insertion site to expose the bone. The implant is inserted and the gums around the implant are stitched to close up the incision. Once the implant is firmly embedded into the bone, a post is attached to it and then the doctor creates a permanent tooth replacement.