Dental Implants

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Gain The Confidence To Smile Again With Dental Implants in Currambine

You’re tired of hiding your smile because you have missing teeth. You’ve tried using dentures, but they never worked for you!

Imagine having a permanent solution to replace your lost teeth that looks and feels just like real teeth. It will give you back your confidence to smile without worrying about how your missing teeth look.

A dental implant is one of the most natural-looking dental options available today. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium fixture inserted into the jawbone to provide a solid foundation for an artificial tooth, usually a porcelain dental crown. Smiles in Currambine offers affordable dental implant surgery at our state-of-the-art facility. Dental implants are the long-term solution for those who have lost one or more teeth. They fuse with the natural bone in your jaw over time, so they won’t slip out of place or need replacement.

Our Dental Implants Services at Smiles in Currambine

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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Dental Implant Procedures in Currambine, Western Australia

We are known for our implant dentistry, and as a local service offered north of the river, Smiles in Currambine is a trusted choice. You no longer need to attend appointments farther away as we have all of the state-of-the-art equipment and expertise right here. Our dental team undergoes regular training to stay abreast of the latest techniques in dentistry. Our practice has received accreditation from Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Limited.

Experience what it’s like to be treated by professionals who care about their patients’ health above everything else! We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel welcome, relaxed, and confident that they will receive exceptional dental care from an experienced team that uses proven methods when working with patients. We utilise the latest digital technology to ensure that your experience is comfortable and efficient every time you visit us at Smiles in Currambine!

See us today or call us now at (08) 9305 4888 for a free consultation! *Terms and conditions apply.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the
answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

These are some of the benefits of dental implants:

  • Each implant resembles a natural tooth in appearance, feel, and functionality.
  • Dental implants are extremely strong, sturdy, and long-lasting.
  • They require little maintenance.
  • Since a dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement, it eliminates the mobility and discomfort associated with a removable artificial replacement tooth.
  • They ensure that adjacent teeth don’t shift, preventing alignment problems.
  • They keep the bones healthy and stimulate bone regeneration.

Our teeth are designed to function and work together. Missing one or more teeth can affect speaking and eating and may cause other issues over time. Having difficulty chewing your food may cause you to eat on one side of your mouth or eat much more slowly. This may affect your jaw muscles and facial muscles.

Your mouth can shift when you lack teeth, which may cause changes to your facial features. The extra space may also cause the remaining teeth to shift and compensate for the lost teeth. This can lead to other problems, such as tooth sensitivity, difficulty chewing, and tooth grinding.

Oral habits, such as smoking and tooth grinding, and existing chronic illnesses, like diabetes and heart disease, must be taken into account for best results. It would be best if you also committed to maintaining proper oral hygiene and visiting your dentist on a regular basis. Smiles in Currambine must assess each patient on an individual basis, so if you’re considering dental implants, give us a call.

Generally, ideal candidates for dental implants are patients who:

  1. are in good enough oral health for extraction or dental surgery,
  2. have no major health issues,
  3. have a sound jawbone and healthy gums, and
  4. do not have gum disease.
  • Patients who are getting implants to replace missing teeth are common candidates for bone grafts. Bone grafting is often required to provide a strong enough foundation for an implant.
  • The procedure of bone grafting may be necessary even if you aren’t getting an implant, if you have suffered tooth loss or gum disease that has led to the loss of bone. The gums and surrounding teeth can deteriorate as a result of bone loss. Using a bone graft to stabilise the jaw can prevent further loss of bone and the long-term dental health problems associated with it.
  • An injured jaw or an infection caused by poor dental hygiene may also require a bone graft.

An initial consultation appointment with our dentists will include a detailed explanation of dental implants. Our dentists will also examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone. They may recommend taking clinical photographs, radiographs, 3D scans, and impressions in order to determine your suitability for dental implants and whether you have adequate bone structure to support the actual implant.

Dental implants are typically safe and have a very high success rate. There may be some risks associated with them, but they are rare and treatable. Among them are:

  • Implant sites can become infected during or after the dental procedure. You may be more susceptible to infection if you smoke, have an autoimmune disease, or have poor oral hygiene.
  • Implants can fail if there is no adequate bone structure to support them, yet the surgical procedure was completed. Without sufficient bone, implants can not fuse with the jaw.
  • Due to insufficient stability, it is possible for a dental implant to move after an immediate tooth replacement.
  • In rare cases, the human body may reject the implant. The symptoms of rejection include pain in the implant area, swelling, fever, and chills.
  • A dental implant may come loose as a result of an injury in the surrounding area.
  • A reaction to the titanium alloy in dental implants can occur if you are allergic to it. Allergic symptoms include swelling, tingling, and loss of taste.
  • An implant placed in the upper jaw may protrude into the sinus cavity when it is placed between the jaw and the sinus cavity.
  • A dental surgeon may damage a nerve or adjacent tissue if they place an implant too close to a nerve. Nerve damage can cause tingling or numbness in the gums, tongue, lips, or face.

The procedure for dental implants is done in phases over the course of several months, usually 3-6 months. Typically, an implant treatment consists of four to five procedures, each lasting about an hour or two, over the course of several months to give the human body time to adjust.

The price of dental implants may vary depending on the type and difficulty of the case. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Smiles in Currambine for a free consultation (*terms and conditions apply). As our dentists assess your individual needs, they will work with our dental treatment coordinator to offer you the most affordable solution. We provide flexible payment plans, and your health fund provider may cover some of the treatment costs.

Dental implant procedures are carried out by dentists who are trained and experienced in performing them safely and without increased risk. Dental implant procedures can also be performed by oral surgeons and periodontists. Periodontists concentrate on the supporting structures of the teeth and have more specialised training in dental implant placement. Oral surgeons specialise in oral surgery and may be required if bone grafting treatment is required before a dental implant procedure. As a result, they may be required to assist a dentist during the placement of a dental implant.

Most dental implant procedures use titanium alloys. Since titanium is a biocompatible material, these implants are considered safe. The body is able to accept and work with titanium implants. Unlike other metals, titanium is long-lasting, does not irritate your jaw or gums, and is absorbed by your bones as if it were a natural element of your body. There is no extra care required for titanium implants. Maintaining good oral hygiene will make your dental implants durable and dependable for many years to come.

A titanium dental implant is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to metals. Nickel, iron, lead, zinc, and copper, among other metals, are used to make titanium implants. There is an alternative treatment modality. Zirconia implants, for example, are biocompatible and almost metal-free.

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Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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