Dental Implants at East Fremantle Dental Centre
If you’re missing teeth, we can restore the function and aesthetics of your smile with dental implants. Dentist Dr Carmen Hobeika has completed extensive studies in the dental implants field and will restore single implants cases and All on 4 cases. With our gentle and comprehensive approach, you can feel comfortable choosing to move forward with the procedure. We’ll take our time to discuss the pros and cons, any possible risks involved and make sure that you reach your desired outcomes.
A dental implant is the closest tooth replacement option to your natural teeth. It won’t require damaging the neighbouring teeth and can be used for single tooth replacement or for multiple teeth that are missing.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that acts as the root of a tooth. It’s surgically placed in the bone while you are under local anaesthetic or sedation. After the procedure, the implant will begin to integrate into the bone as you heal. As the bone builds around the implant, the implant is anchored into place. Then, a crown, bridge or denture can be affixed to the implant, depending on what your needs are.
What to Expect
At your initial consultation, we’ll walk you through all possible treatment options. If you choose to have a dental implant, we’ll take models and photos. If the tooth in question is broken and needs to be extracted, we can take that step first. Once all the necessary information has been gathered, your dental implant can be surgically placed.
When you return, we’ll check that the implant has integrated properly, then begin the process of creating your restoration. We’ll take impressions and gather data that the laboratory requires to create your crown, bridge or denture, matching the rest of your teeth perfectly.
- Implant With a Crown: You’ll receive a temporary restoration until your permanent crown is created. Then, we’ll receive the crown from our laboratory and apply your permanent restoration to the implant.
- Implants With a Bridge: If you have more than one tooth missing, you may want an implant-supported bridge. There is a dental implant placed on either side of the gap with the bridge placed on top of these implants.
- Implants With a Denture: If you are missing all your teeth, we can place the proper number of implants to have a denture affixed to them. Your denture will feel extremely stable, allowing you to eat the foods you want and speak without worry.
Caring for Your Dental Implant
It’s vital to maintain proper oral hygiene. Though your dental implant isn’t a real tooth, gum disease can set in around the implant. You should refrain from smoking and be sure to brush and floss around your implant. We’ll see you for your usual biyearly checkups to make sure that your dental implant East Fremantle stays in great shape.
Ready for your best smile?
Contact us today to learn more or book your initial consultation! Same-day appointments are available.
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.