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Dental Implants at May St Dental Centre

Illustration of dental implantIf you’re missing one tooth or several teeth, you’ve likely wondered whether there’s a solution that will restore your smile. Dental implants, available at May St Dental Centre, are the contemporary option to replace missing teeth.

Dental implants have several advantages:

  • A permanent tooth replacement
  • No alteration of healthy existing teeth
  • No slipping or sliding like dentures
  • No specialised cleaning required
  • The look and feel of a natural tooth

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose dental implants?

Missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic problem. Though aesthetics are important to your self-esteem, missing teeth can compromise your oral health. When a gap exists, existing teeth can shift, which may lead to tooth loss. Bone loss is also a concern, as the gum tissue atrophies over time, leading to changes in your facial profile and giving a look of premature aging. You likely have a difficult time enjoying certain foods, too.

Dental implants can stop these processes and restore your ability to eat the foods you want and speak with comfort.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

The majority of healthy adults can receive dental implants. Some health conditions may reduce their effectiveness. That’s why we ask you about your health history at your appointment, making sure that dental implants are suitable to meet your needs. Even those with health concerns are usually eligible, but we’ll want to account for any concerns you may have.

What is the process of receiving a dental implant?

Once we’ve completed an examination and decided that dental implants are the best way to achieve your goals, we’ll take X-rays and gather all the necessary information. If bone grafts or extractions are needed, we’ll perform those procedures first and allow you to heal before getting started.

The titanium post is placed into the jaw. You can receive a temporary crown while we allow the implant to integrate. Then, you can have your permanent crown, bridge or denture affixed to the implant. We’ll check the fit and appearance and answer any questions you may have.

Do dental implants require any special care?

Dental implants are intended to blend in among your natural teeth. One of the advantages of this is that you can brush and floss them in a similar way as you would with your regular teeth. While implants never get cavities (and never need root canals!), you still want to continue brushing and flossing to keep the gum around the implant and your natural teeth healthy.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants have several advantages over other tooth replacement options:

  • Dental implants appear the most life-like and natural.
  • The actual implant piece of the dental implant is made of titanium, a biocompatible metal.
  • Dental implants are the most secure and stable.
  • Dental implants prevent bone loss, keeping your jaw tissue healthy and preventing changes in the shape of your face.
  • With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Ready to Improve Your Smile?

Show off a gorgeous smile. Contact us today to make an appointment for dental implants East Fremantle!

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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Our dentist will discuss all associated risks with the patient.

Dental Implants East Fremantle, North Fremantle, Palmyra WA | (08) 9319 2606