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The truth about dental implants in Perth

Here at Elite Perio, we want to do all that we can to help you decide whether dental implants are for you.

One way we can help support you in making your decision is to give you all the facts – the benefits and the drawbacks – so you can make an informed choice.

Of course, if you are thinking about dental implants in Perth, there’s no substitute for having a consultation with an implant dentist, who can assess your suitability for the treatment. However, here we can give you an overview of the main features of the procedure to start you on your implant journey.

The benefits

Dental implants in Perth replace the root as well as the crown of the tooth and are the only restoration method to do this. This gives many benefits:

  • The facial structure is maintained: without a tooth root, the jawbone starts to dissolve, causing the face to sag. An implant can shore up the jaw and stimulate new growth;

  • They are long-lasting: as long as you brush, floss and visit the hygienist twice a year, your implants should last for many years, maybe even decades;

  • They are easy to maintain: a regular oral healthcare routine will keep them in good condition;

  • Eat what you like: the strong, fixed foundation of an implant means that you can eat crunchy and chewy foods with ease;

  • Keep healthy: because you don’t have to avoid certain foods, it’s easy to maintain a balanced diet that includes raw vegetables and crunchy fruit.

The drawbacks

  • The cost: dental implants in Perth are expensive, there’s no getting away from that. However, when you consider the level of expertise and skill that goes into making, planning and fitting implants, and the fact that they last so long, they are actually good value;

  • The time: an implant journey can take up to six months or more, depending on whether you need preparatory treatment before surgery;

  • The surgery: if the thought of injections and drills gives you the shivers, there are things we can do to make this easier for you, such as offering conscious sedation to help calm the nerves.