Some of our patients have dental implants. Dental implants are used not just for aesthetic purposes, they give the wearer better functionality, jaw structure, and sometimes even correct speech impediments caused by missing teeth. All these benefits can give the wearer another great side-effect, a boost of self-esteem! Implants look just like your ‘real’ teeth, so they’ll allow you to eat, smile, speak, and look just as you would with all your natural teeth in place.
Dental implants offer the ability to insert a replacement tooth by fixing it to a titanium post which acts as the tooth’s root. Unlike Dentures which are removable, implants are permanently fixed in place and do not need to be anchored to other teeth like a bridge does. Implants have proven to be reliable and long-lasting, making them a popular solution for people wanting to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants require the patient to have healthy gums and adequate bone structure to support the implant. Your dentist will be able to assess your suitability and if necessary, recommend alternative treatments for you.
If you are missing a tooth and are considering a dental implant, speak to us. Ashmore Dental clinic can offer you expert care with or without implants. We understand that with some dental treatments, cost may be a prohibitive factor. For this reason we have budget friendly Payment Plans to help you get the treatment you want and need now.
Dental implants are usually completed by a two-step procedure. The first step involves integrating a titanium implant into the jaw under local anaesthesia and allowing it to heal over time. The second step of treatment is the restoration of the missing tooth with a dental crown. The procedures from start to finish can take from 3-6 months in total and can be completed all at Ashmore Dental by our cosmetic dentists. You may have a fully restored dental implant and crown from as little as $4,471 (dependent on your health fund).