Dental Implants in Perth
The Implant Assessment
Dr Syed provides dental implants in Perth and will perform a detailed examination prior to planning the implants. She may refer patients for additional x-rays such as a C.T scan which provides important 3D imaging of the implant area. Dr Syed is able to refer you for a C.T scan as she is a specialist patients will receive a medicare rebate for this referral. Dr Syed will then plan the implants and liaise with the general dentist for any necessary treatments such as temporary tooth replacements ensuring that the patients never have missing teeth.
Dr Mahnaz Syed
There are fives stages in the dental implant process
Consult – this is where a treatment plan will be devised
Preliminary Treatment (if necessary) – this might be extraction or gum treatment to prepare the site
Implant placement – this is where the implant is surgical placed into the jaw.
Healing process – this can be anywhere between 4 – 8 weeks. A temporary replacement tooth will be made for you. We will never leave you without a tooth.
The implant crown – or custom made tooth will be made for you at the dental laboratory, this will then be attached to the implant which was surgically placed.
Dental Implants for Replacing a Single Tooth
Losing a tooth can be devastating. You can feel self-conscious and suffer a lack of self-esteem. Did you know that your tooth could be replaced quickly and easily with a dental implant?
Speak to our team about dental implants in Perth, and we will be happy to book you in for a consultation.
Dental Implants for Replacing Multiple Teeth
If you have lost multiple teeth, you may be wearing a denture or partial denture. This can be a real burden, causing embarrassment, discomfort and generally having a real negative impact on your quality of life. Did you know you don’t have to eat soft foods or wear dentures for the rest of your life? Implants are a viable and clinically proven alternative to missing teeth.
Dental implants in Perth: your questions answered
If you are considering getting dental implants in Perth, you probably have many questions and concerns about them. Here are some of those most commonly asked:
What is a dental implant?
A small titanium screw or post that acts as a replacement tooth root. A replacement crown is fitted onto the implant to restore the full functionality of the missing tooth. Titanium is biocompatible, which means that the body sees it as natural tissue and grows bone and blood vessels around the implant.
Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, several teeth, a whole arch or a whole set. Dentures can even be stabilised on as few as eight implants.
What are the benefits of dental implants in Perth?
Dental implants are the only way to replace the tooth root, giving a secure and stable chewing foundation that matches a natural tooth. They are fixed into place and won’t slip around in the mouth or fall out. No healthy teeth need to be removed to place a dental implant.
How long will it take to get implants?
The length of the implant process depends on whether you need any preparation work before having the implant surgery. If you are in good oral and general health, from first consultation to having your permanent replacement tooth fitted will take about three months: this is due to the time it takes for the implant to integrate with the jawbone.
If you do need to have treatment before having the implant fitted, this will add time to the procedure, depending on what work needs to be done. Treatments include for gum disease, and bone grafts or sinus lifts to build up the jawbone so the implant can be securely fixed in place.
What happens at the consultation?
Dr Syed will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth and gums, take a medical history and ask you about your lifestyle to assess your suitability for dental implants in Perth. She may refer you for extra x-rays and for a CT scan to build up a detailed and accurate picture of your jawbone. This enables her to plan the most effective surgery, making sure to avoid any nerves or blood vessels when placing the implants.
Does surgery hurt?
Any surgical procedure, even a minor one like having dental implants in Perth, will involve some measure of discomfort. However, because the jawbone has fewer nerve endings than the teeth, it’s actually less painful than having root canal therapy. All our implants are fitted using a local anaesthetic to numb the implant site, so any discomfort will be minimal.
What if I freak out?
We totally understand that dental treatment can make some patients feel nervous, separate from the physical discomfort that may be experienced during surgery. Our friendly and approachable staff will take you through the process step-by-step, making sure you know what’s happening every step of the way. You can talk to our implant dentist Dr Mahnaz Syed about options for sedation and relaxation during the implant surgery, including oral or intravenous sedation.
How long does it take to heal from implant surgery?
Between four and eight weeks, maybe longer if you smoke or have conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, which slow down the body’s capacity to heal.
When do I get my replacement teeth?
Immediately after surgery for dental implants in Perth, we will fit you with temporary teeth that will last until your implants have healed. You will need to eat a liquid diet, then a soft food diet while the implants heal. You will then come in for an appointment to have your replacement crowns fitted. The crowns will be custom-made to blend in seamlessly with your existing teeth.
How much does it cost?
This depends on how many implants you need and whether you need preliminary work before the surgery. Our implant consultation is $145, and Dr Syed will be able to give you a cost and treatment plan after this appointment. When Dr Syed sends you for a scan you will get a Medicare rebate as Dr Syed is a specialist.
How do I maintain a dental implant?
In the same way as a natural tooth: twice daily brushing and flossing and twice-yearly check-ups with the dentist and hygienist. With proper care, dental implants can last upwards of 15 years.
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