If any of your teeth have fallen out or been removed, they may be able to be replaced with dental implants. Speak to our dentists in Subiaco to find out more about the benefits of dental implants for allowing you to eat normally and restoring your natural smile.
Reasons to choose dental implants
Dental implants close gaps left by missing teeth, reducing the risk of gum disease and other oral health issues. Implants are design to perfectly replicate the function of teeth in the mouth, so you will be able to eat and drink normally once the implant is in place.
Implants are usually fitted following the loss or removal of teeth, but if any of your teeth are damaged, weak or discoloured, your dentist may recommend having them replaced by a dental implant with a natural looking covering. When fitted with a denture or crown, dental implants look and function just like real teeth, so people won’t be able to tell the difference.
Fitting of dental implants
Titanium implants are placed in the jawbone, in place of the original tooth roots. The procedure is usually carried out using local anaesthetic to numb the area being treated and prevent pain and discomfort.
A temporary denture will cover the implant for the first few months to ensure it has enough time to bond with the jaw, after which a permanent denture or crown will be fitted. Just like normal teeth, dental implants and crowns need to be cleaned and looked after to avoid oral health problems, such as gum infections.