Dental Implants in Perth
A dental implant is a metal screw that is used to replace the root of your original missing tooth. The implant is made of titanium and is placed surgically often just under local anaesthesia. Implants can support a crown (single tooth) or a bridge (replaces multiple teeth) or a denture (even all your teeth) . Implants give you the security of chewing well and knowing they don’t come out at night like dentures.
Dental implants need special planning. Our team at Perth City Dental are here to help you on your implant journey. Implant placement requires multiple visits. One advantage of this is that the cost is spread out. We work together with periodontists and oral surgeons to give you the optimal outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you may find cheap implants overseas. But the materials used and the follow up care will not be available when you arrive home. We will help you of course if you have problems, but it can require a lot of detective work discovering the overseas systems. It may actually cost you more to attend to problems if they occur. Our team is always happy to provide you with a detailed quote before you head overseas.
Interestingly implants were developed in Europe with older people in mind who could not wear dentures. As we age our nutrition and enjoyment of food has a significant impact on our wellbeing. Implants are not suitable for young adults, and it is important that all phases growth is complete.
Replacement of a missing tooth can be done by other traditional means like a denture which comes in and out at nighttime. Or you could consider a bridge (See Crowns and Bridges).