Single Implants

Gain The Confidence To Smile Again With Single Dental Implants in Currambine

You don’t like smiling because of your missing tooth. It’s embarrassing to have a gap in your smile, and you’re tired of hiding it with your hand when you laugh.

With an affordable single tooth implant, you can get back the confidence that comes with having a beautiful smile. Your new crown will provide the appearance and comfort of a natural tooth.

A single implant is an affordable option for replacing one lost natural tooth. One dental implant and a single crown are used to replace a single lost natural tooth by placing the dental implant into the jawbone, where it fuses with bone tissue over time. In this way, we can place a crown on the dental implant, which looks and feels completely natural. It’s easy to restore function and comfort with Smiles in Currambine!

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Benefits of Single Implants

A single tooth implant procedure is an excellent approach to replacing a single missing tooth. It provides several advantages over other artificial tooth replacement options.

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

We offer single implants designed to provide a permanent solution for your missing tooth. Smiles in Currambine is equipped with the latest technology and uses only high-quality materials available in implant dentistry today. As a result of our high standards in infection control and sterilisation, we have been accredited by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Limited. You can trust us to give you a perfect smile!

If you want an experienced dentist who cares about their patients and provides high-quality service, then look no further than Smiles in Currambine! Our friendly staff will make sure that you feel comfortable throughout your implant treatment. We also offer interest-free payment plans so that everyone can afford their dental care needs.

Call us now at (08) 9305 4888 or book an appointment online so we can help you get back your beautiful smile!

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.

Single implants are made up of several parts:

  1. Implant: The implant is a titanium post shaped like a screw that is placed into the jawbone. When the implant post is inserted, it is put through the gum and into the jaw. The dental implant fuses with the bone, a process known as osseointegration, and the gums heal around it. A small portion of the post protrudes over the gum line to connect to the abutment.
  2. Abutment: The abutment is made of titanium, gold, or porcelain. It is attached to the implant and serves as a connection to the crown.
  3. The visible portion of a dental implant is a porcelain crown. The crown is customised to match your other teeth and is attached to the abutment.

The ideal candidate for single implants is a patient who:

  1. has one missing tooth,
  2. is generally in good health,
  3. has healthy gums,
  4. has sufficient bone structure, and
  5. has a personal commitment to good oral hygiene.

Dental implants are very durable and can endure the pressures caused by the different activities of your teeth. Adequately taken care of dental implants can last a lifetime. But the lifespan of a dental crown, bridge, or denture is between five and 15 years, assuming proper maintenance is done.

A number of other factors, such as tooth decay and aging, can also pose a threat to the longevity of implants. As a result, some implants may need to be replaced sooner than expected.

A dental implant procedure consists of several phases. It is an outpatient surgery that takes 3-6 months to complete. Several dental specialists, including a periodontist and an oral surgeon, may be needed to complete the dental treatment. Depending on the situation, local anaesthetic, intravenous sedation, or general anaesthesia may be employed.

Phase 1. During the first phase, your teeth, gums, and jawbone will be examined. It is essential to determine whether you have enough healthy jawbone to support the implant during this initial exam. If the jawbone is too soft or too thin, you may need a bone graft before the dental implant process can commence. Your gums should also be healthy before starting the dental implant process.

Phase 2. The second phase is placing the implant. During dental surgery, the oral surgeon will cut the gums to expose the bone. They will then drill holes into it. After that, the implant will be inserted deeply into the bone, acting as a root structure. While the implant heals beneath the gums of the front tooth, a temporary removable solution or healing cap will be used to fill in the gap. It won’t be covered if it’s a back tooth.

Phase 3. After the titanium screw is implanted, it may take anywhere from 3–6 months for the bone to grow around it. This process of the bone adhering to the implant is called osseointegration. Osseointegration results in the strengthening and development of the jawbone around the implant. It can then serve as an artificial root as it is secured in place.

Phase 4. Your dentist will attach the abutment screw to the implant post when the healing phase is complete. It can be performed as part of the first procedure or as a minor follow-up procedure. An incision may need to be made if soft tissue has grown over the implant and an abutment screw is inserted during a second treatment. In addition to protecting the implant, the healing cap prevents soft tissue from forming over it. The healing cap will be removed during the second treatment, and the abutment will be fastened to the implant screw. Once the gum tissue is formed around the abutment, it will act as a protective barrier. An abutment extends the implant above the soft tissues. This allows the implant crown to sit more easily on top of the implant. It may take several weeks for the gums to fully recover after placing the abutment.

Phase 5. After the implant has grown into the bone enough to support chewing, your dentist will take new impressions of your mouth. Custom implant crowns will be made in a dental laboratory by a dental technician. A dental crown resembles a natural tooth in appearance. The implant crown, which is the only visible part of the implant, is placed on top of the abutment.

Fortunately, dental implants are very durable and long-lasting, so you will be able to enjoy them for many years to come. At Smiles in Currambine, our dentists can provide recommendations for how to effectively care for your dental implants, such as special brushes or toothpaste. Additionally, keeping your mouth clean is essential for preventing infection at the implant site. You can have your dental implants cleaned professionally by Smiles in Currambine to ensure they last a long time. We recommend scheduling an appointment with us as soon as possible if a dental implant becomes loose or affects your bite.

To avoid implant failure, we recommend that you work with your dentist to create a treatment plan. Many dentists spend a great deal of time planning to ensure that the procedure goes smoothly. At Smiles in Currambine, we use digital technology to design treatment plans and surgical guidance so that implant placement is exact and prevents failure. When speaking with our dentists, be sure to tell them everything about your medical history, medications, and any habits you may have, such as drinking alcohol or smoking. Discuss any worries you have about the possibility of implant failure and how you can plan to avoid it.

You should maintain excellent oral hygiene habits, adhere to a soft food diet, and avoid smoking as directed by your dentist after your dental procedure. You should also arrange to see your dentist for follow-up appointments.

The cost of single tooth implants depends on several factors, including whether you need bone grafting. Single-tooth dental implants typically cost between $3,000 and $5,500, and they can cost as much as $11,500 if you require bone grafting.

The alternatives to single implants include:

  1. Dental Bridges: A bridge is an artificial replacement tooth, also called a pontic, fitted to abutment teeth on both sides of the gap. Pontics are usually composed of porcelain to blend in with your actual teeth as much as possible. They can, however, be fashioned from different materials, such as gold. Dental bridges are classified into traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported bridges.
  2. Partial Removable Dentures: A partial removable denture can be used to replace a missing tooth and is a popular choice for people who do not want a permanent bridge or dental implants. In most cases, a removable partial denture is held in place by the neighbouring teeth clenched together. Partial dentures are a popular non-invasive option among those who have one missing tooth. They’re usually made of acrylic.

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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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