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Implant Dentistry in Victoria Park

Once revolutionary, dental implants are now a commonly selected alternative to the more old-fashioned ways of replacing missing teeth. This advanced technology is provided at Aardent Dental Centre. Our patients tell us that their lives have been powerfully impacted with the positive result they receive from dental implants.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution with a precision fit that looks and feels like natural teeth. They’re attractive, and you can eat and speak comfortably without the slipping and irritation of dentures and bridges. They don’t need to be removed for cleaning and are attached without adhesives.

How do dental implants work?

You can replace a single tooth or an entire set of teeth with dental implants. Over the long term, they can be less expensive than options such as dentures and bridges. An artificial replacement for your natural tooth root, a dental implant attaches firmly to your jawbone and then is fitted with a crown. It looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth, and can be used to anchor partial or full dentures.

There is a high success rate with this procedure. It’s a simple idea, and there is minimal pain following surgery. Our patients are often surprised at how easy the process is afterwards!

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Some medications are contraindicated for dental implants. Nonsmokers are usually better candidates, and we encourage our patients to take a ‘’smoking holiday” while the implant process is underway.

How do I know if they’ll work for me?

Treatment involving dental implants is tailored to each individual. A full assessment allows us to evaluate whether they’ll work for you.

Immediate Implants and All-on-Four

Immediate Implants

In certain cases, an implant can be placed directly into an extraction socket, sometimes we can even put a temporary restoration on at the same time.

All-on-Four

We also offer “All-on-four” treatment. This involves us placing four or sometimes six implants to replace a full arch of teeth within a few days. We’ll assess your mouth and complete careful planning to ensure that you are a good candidate for this approach.

What is the process of receiving dental implants?

After your thorough evaluation, we’ll have a session to place the implant with a quick follow-up visit soon after. After a period of time, while your implant settles, we’ll have another appointment to place the crown or other restoration onto it.

Is the placement of an implant painful?

Most of our patients never need to take the analgesics that are prescribed preventatively, noting that they experience zero discomfort. If a tooth extraction were rated to be a 10 on a pain scale of 1-10, an implant would just be a 2-3.

When bone needs to be transplanted, some swelling and discomfort can occur that’s similar to having an extraction.

What measures are taken to prevent pain?

Marcaine® is used for a local anaesthetic to numb the area for approximately 6-8 hours. If you’re having the implant placed in hospital, Marcaine is also routinely administered to spare you any challenges after the procedure. Marcaine at the beginning of the procedure on a sleeping patient seems to aid their recovery, allowing the anaesthesia process to be more peaceful due to numbness.

Insurance is accepted and can be processed immediately with our HICAPS facilities. Contact us today!

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Aardent Dental Centre | Implant Dentistry Victoria Park | (08) 9362 5822