Dental Implants
in Ellenbrook

Dental implants are a well-known alternative to dentures and the preferred treatment option of patients and dentists for replacing an absent tooth after tooth loss or extraction.

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What are
Dental Implants?

Missing teeth can also alter your bite and facial structure, not to mention that the gap can make it difficult for you to chew or speak properly.

 

There are several tooth replacement options available to replace missing teeth, including dental implants. These artificial tooth structures are designed to be embedded into the bone underneath the gums. Unlike traditional dentures, which sit over the gums and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues in the oral cavity, dental implants are surgically implanted and bonded with the natural bone to provide a strong foundation for false teeth, commonly dental crowns. An abutment is placed on top of the dental implant to attach the artificial tooth.

Our Dental Implants Services

We provide several types of dental implants based on your needs, including the following:

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Single Tooth Implants

When one tooth is missing, and you want to replace it for aesthetics, function, and comfort, a single tooth implant can be your alternative option. It looks like a screw that is placed into the jawbone and is connected to one dental crown.

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Multiple Tooth Implants

When multiple teeth are missing, implant-supported crowns or implant-supported bridges can be used to replace them. Two or three implants can be inserted next to each other to retain multiple crowns. An implant-supported bridge is like a traditional dental bridge but is supported by dental implants instead of natural teeth.

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Implant-supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures rely on fixed dental implants for support rather than just gum tissue alone. They are strong, reliable, and great for people uncomfortable with wearing a traditional denture covering their entire mouth.

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All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 dental implants are a secure and recommended option for multiple lost teeth and those with significant bone loss. This implant treatment restores the function of your complete upper or lower jaw or both. All-on-4 dental implants are a fixed dental restoration, but the overdenture can be taken out when necessary.

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Bone Graft

If the quality of your bone is too soft or not thick enough to support dental implants, you may need dental bone grafting. This procedure adds quality and strengthens the jawbone to make them strong enough to accommodate dental implants.

Why Choose
Ellen Stirling Dental
for Dental Implants in Ellenbrook

Do you want to restore your smile?

Ellen Stirling Dental can help! Our team of competent dentists has completed extensive training to provide comprehensive surgical and restorative implant services.

 

Our patients report that their teeth implants feel very comfortable in their mouths because they bite and chew just like their natural teeth. They often tell us they can’t remember which tooth is their implant since it looks and feels the same as their other teeth!

You deserve a healthy mouth with beautiful teeth. Call us today at (08) 6185 0200 or book an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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FAQ About Dental Implants

Multiple phases are required during dental implant treatments. This outpatient procedure can take anywhere from 3 to 9 months. Local anaesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anaesthesia may be used depending on the situation.

Phase 1 Oral Examination: The first phase will be an examination of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Determining whether you have enough healthy jawbone to support the implant is critical to this first evaluation. A bone graft or other operation may be recommended before the dental implant process if you have weak quality bone.

Phase 2. Implant Placement: The dentist exposes the bone by cutting the gums using small instruments during dental surgery. The dentist drills holes into the bone. The implant is then placed deep into the bone, acting as the tooth’s root.

Phase 3. Osseointegration: It can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months after the dental implant is implanted for enough new bone to form around the titanium screw. Osseointegration is the term for the adherence of bone to the implant, which means “fusing with the bone.” During osseointegration, the normal jaw bone will strengthen and develop around the dental implant. This process secures it in place, allowing it to serve as the artificial root.

Phase 4. Abutment Placement: Your dentist will install an abutment screw on top of the implant post once the healing phase is complete. It can be done as part of the first procedure or as a subsequent minor procedure performed under local anaesthesia.

If soft tissue has grown over the implant and an abutment screw is inserted during a second treatment, the dental professional may need to make an incision.

The healing cap protects the implant while preventing soft tissue from developing over it. The healing cap will be taken out during the second treatment, and the abutment will be fastened into the implant screw.

The gum tissue will then form a protective barrier surrounding the abutment. The abutment is a piece of hardware that extends the implant above the soft tissue. This step makes it easier to place the implant crown. After the abutment is set, the gums will take several weeks to recover.

Phase 5. Crown Placement: Your dentist will take new impressions of your mouth once the implant has grown into the bone and is firm enough to support chewing. A dental technician will create a custom implant crown in a dental laboratory. An artificial dental crown resembles your natural teeth in appearance. The implant crown is placed on top of the abutment and is the only visible part of the implant.

A single dental implant requires approximately 1-2 hours to be inserted. Your dentist can supply a false tooth replacement to be placed over the implant about 3-9 months after the implant has osseointegrated.

Dental implants vary in price based on several factors, including how many teeth need to be replaced and whether you need a bone graft or sinus lift. In general, the price for a straightforward dental implant can range between $4,000 and $6,000 per tooth. A single dental implant can cost $11,500 if you need a bone graft or sinus lift.

All-on-4 implants start at $22,000 and can cost up to $41640. In comparison, an implant-supported bridge costs between $6,000 and $9,500.

Here at Ellen Stirling Dental, we offer various flexible payment plan options to help manage the cost of dental implants. Contact us today, and one of our team members would be happy to discuss them further with you.

Patients with a sound jawbone, healthy gums, and no gum disease (periodontitis) are likely candidates for a dental implant. Other aspects, such as oral health habits, like smoking and tooth grinding, and existing chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes, must be considered for optimum results.

It’s recommended, particularly if you have good dental health conditions, are suitable to undergo extraction or oral surgery, and are dedicated to maintaining proper dental hygiene and seeing your dentist regularly.

Since each case is unique and we need to evaluate each patient individually, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ellen Stirling Dental if you are thinking about dental implants.

Despite their high success rate, dental implants occasionally fail or heal incorrectly. Smoking, for example, raises the likelihood of failure. Continue to practice proper hygiene and maintain the health condition of your mouth, implants, and gums to reduce the chances of implant failure and complications. Brush and floss at least twice daily, use mouthwash and visit the dentist for regular checkups.

Side Effects:

Some of the most common side effects are:

  • Discomfort at the
  • Site of the implant
  • Swollen gums
  • Facial swelling
  • Bruises on the gums or skin
  • Minor bleeding

Complications and risks:

Pain and swelling are common after surgery, but it’s essential to watch out for potential complications:

  • It is possible to develop an infection at the implant site during or after the dental procedure. The risk of infection increases if you have an autoimmune disease, smoke, or have poor oral hygiene.
  • Micro-movements can occur when a dental implant lacks stability, usually after an immediate tooth replacement.
  • It’s also possible for an implant to fail when there is insufficient bone to support its placement, but the surgery is still completed. The implant cannot fuse with the jaw without sufficient bone.
  • A dental implant may be loosened by an injury to the surrounding area, resulting in failure.
  • Some dental implants contain titanium alloy, which can cause a reaction if you’re allergic to it. Common allergy symptoms are swelling, loss of taste, and perhaps tingling.
  • There are rare cases of the human body rejecting an implant. Increased pain at the implant site, swelling, fever, and chills are symptoms of rejection.
  • If the dentist places an implant too close to a nerve, it may damage the nerve or adjacent tissue. Symptoms of nerve damage include numbness or tingling in the tongue, gums, lips, or face.
  • When an implant is placed in the upper jaw, it may protrude between the jaw and the sinus cavity, causing sinus pressure.

Bone grafting is not usually necessary for dental implant implantation, but when it is, it can considerably improve the patient’s chances of successful dental treatment.

Only your dentist, using advanced imaging technologies, can evaluate whether there is a lack of bone, making a bone graft necessary. Immediate implant placement without bone grafting provides predictable survival rates and clinical outcomes with thorough patient assessment.

Dental implants can offer the following benefits:

  • The appearance, feel, and functionality of real teeth
  • Exceptionally strong, long-lasting, and durable
  • Requires less maintenance
  • Securely fixed in your mouth, which means they are less likely to move, loosen, and cause discomfort compared to removable options.
  • Prevents adjacent teeth from shifting and causing alignment problems
  • Maintains and stimulates the remaining bone, preventing bone loss

The best part is that you are no longer missing teeth, and your beautiful smile is restored!

Dental implant recovery times vary depending on your dental and medical history, the quality of your jaw bone before surgery, the number of teeth replaced, and whether or not you need bone or gum grafting. It usually takes no more than a few days before you feel normal again, but it depends on your situation. However, complete gum tissue and bone healing will take about 3 to 6 months.

Generally speaking, you should be able to enjoy your dental implant for 20 or more years with proper care. However, the artificial replacement tooth, whether a dental crown, bridge, or denture, has a lifespan ranging from 5 to 15 years with proper maintenance.

Yes. Titanium alloys are used in the majority of dental implant operations. Titanium is the only metal that is biocompatible.

It means that your body accepts it and cooperates with it. Unlike other metals, which might corrode, cause inflammation, or degrade with time, titanium is long-lasting, does not irritate your jaw or gums, and is accepted by your body’s bones as if it were a natural substance.

Titanium implants do not require special maintenance. Your dental implants will remain safe and reliable for a long time if you follow a regular oral hygiene routine.

A titanium implant is not recommended if you are allergic to or sensitive to metals. Titanium implants are alloys made up of nickel, iron, lead, zinc, and copper, among other metals. Although titanium dental implants are popular, alternative restorative dentistry options exist. Implants made of zirconia, for example, are biocompatible and virtually metal-free.

You may experience soreness in your mouth for a few days following your dental implant surgery. It can be easily managed with painkillers. After the surgical procedure, pain relievers and antibiotics will be prescribed.

Eating only soft foods and maintaining good dental hygiene during the healing process is also crucial. Only drink cold beverages and wait for the local anaesthetic to wear off before eating. Avoid hot drinks or food for the first day, and don’t rinse or swill liquid around the implant area.

Try not to touch the implant area with your tongue or fingers. Avoid strenuous exercise, such as jogging or going to the gym, for the first 48 hours. For best results, avoid consuming alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco.

Brush, floss, and use mouthwash daily to care for dental implants properly. We also recommend regular checkups every six months after your dental implant procedure.

The following alternatives to dental implants are available if you are not eligible for dental implants or would like to replace lost teeth in another way:

  • Dentures: A denture is a removable prosthetic tooth replacement that fits snugly over the gums and looks and functions like a natural tooth. They are usually made from acrylic, nylon, or metal.
  • Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is a dental prosthesis that imitates natural teeth’ form, function, and appearance. As the name implies, they bridge gaps of one or two teeth between two healthy teeth.

Dental implants can offer the following benefits:

  • The appearance, feel, and functionality of real teeth
  • Exceptionally strong, long-lasting, and durable
  • Requires less maintenance
  • Permanently fixed in your mouth, eliminating mobility and discomfort that come with removable options
  • Prevents adjacent teeth from shifting and causing alignment problems
  • Maintains and stimulates the remaining bone, preventing bone loss

The best part is that you are no longer missing teeth, and your beautiful smile is restored!

Dental implant recovery times vary depending on your dental and medical history, the quality of your jaw bone before surgery, the number of teeth replaced, and whether or not you need bone or gum grafting. It usually takes no more than a few days before you feel normal again, but it depends on your situation. However, complete gum tissue and bone healing will take about 3 to 6 months.

Ideally, you should be able to enjoy your dental implant for a lifetime with proper care. However, the artificial replacement tooth, whether it’s a dental crown, bridge, or denture, has a lifespan that ranges from 5 to 15 years, with proper maintenance.

Yes. Titanium alloys are used in the majority of dental implant operations. Titanium is the only metal that is biocompatible.

It means that your body accepts it and cooperates with it. Unlike other metals, which might corrode, cause inflammation, or degrade with time, titanium is long-lasting, does not irritate your jaw or gums, and is accepted by your body’s bones as if it were a natural substance.

Titanium implants do not require special maintenance. Your dental implants will remain safe and reliable for a long time if you follow a regular oral hygiene routine.

A titanium implant is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to metals. Titanium implants are alloys made up of nickel, iron, lead, zinc, and copper, among other metals. Although titanium dental implants are popular, alternative restorative dentistry options exist. Implants made of zirconia, for example, are biocompatible and virtually metal-free.

Following your dental implant surgery, you may be sore for a few days. It can be easily managed with painkillers. After the surgical procedure, pain relievers and antibiotics will be prescribed.

It’s also crucial to eat only soft foods and maintain good dental hygiene during the healing process. Only drink cold beverages and wait for the local anaesthetic to wear off before eating. Avoid hot drinks or food for the first day, and don’t rinse or swill liquid around the implant area.

Try not to touch the implant area with your tongue or fingers. Avoid strenuous exercise, such as jogging or going to the gym, for the first 48 hours. For best results, avoid consuming alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco.

Brush, floss, and use mouthwash daily to properly care for your dental implants. We also recommend regular checkups every six months after your dental implant procedure.

The following alternatives to dental implants are available if you are not eligible for dental implants or would like to replace lost teeth in another way:

  • Dentures: A denture is a removable prosthetic tooth replacement that fits snugly over the gums and looks and functions like a natural tooth. They are usually made from acrylic, nylon, or metal.

  • Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is a dental prosthesis that imitates the form, function, and appearance of natural teeth. As the name implies, they bridge gaps of one or two teeth between two healthy teeth.

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