- Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option because they are permanent and the perfect substitute for natural teeth.
- A dental implant procedure in Australia can be expensive, but we offer affordable payment options for our full services.
- The dental implant procedure can take one day or several months.
Do you have a missing or damaged tooth? Has it gotten to the point where talking, chewing, and biting becomes difficult because of the missing tooth? Dental Implants are a solution to your missing teeth.
Recently, many adults in Australia have suffered from missing or broken teeth. But only a few have taken action to replace their missing teeth.
The best replacement option is dental implants because they last long.
However, many people don’t take this option because they don’t know what it’s about.
Fortunately, this article will discuss the details, what to expect, and every necessary information you need before undergoing the procedure for a dental implant in Perth.
What Is A Dental Implants Procedure?
Dental implants are a form of restorative dentistry. Dental implants often come into play when dentures and crowns cannot resolve the damage or replace the missing teeth. You can have single-tooth implants or multiple–teeth implants.
The dental implant process is simple and straightforward. The entire process can be done on the same day (same-day) implants or several months.
In the initial consultation, your dentist will request x-rays and CT examinations. You may visit a dental specialist such as an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, periodontist, or orthodontist.
The dental care provider will research your medical records and go through your oral and general health. If you have gum disease, your dental care provider will treat your gum disease first. Dental implants require enough bone mass, but gum disease leads to bone loss.
If there is no underlying medical issue that will cause dental implant failure, your dental care provider maps out the surgery plan for you.
Your dental care provider will also determine if you are eligible for bone grafting. The examination results determine if you are up for extraction or not.
When dealing with missing teeth, you do not need a dental extraction. But you can extract the teeth if they are damaged. The depth and complexity of the dental extraction add to the dental implant’s cost and procedure duration.
The extraction surgery requires local or general anaesthesia.
Bone grafting happens when you don’t have enough jawbone to carry the dental implant. The oral surgeon takes a bone from another part of the body or even a synthetic bone for the bone graft. The bone gets grafted into the jawbone and thickens it.
Bone grafting lengthens the dental implant procedure. Bone grafts require 4–12 months to heal. It also needs constant follow-up.
Dental Implant Procedure Step By Step
The dental implant procedure requires several steps to achieve the desired result. Here is the step-by-step process for a dental implant procedure.
Once you arrive at your dental clinic, the surgeon takes you through the dental implant procedure and sedation options. Our methods of sedation include local injection, general injection, or IV.
Treatment Planning & Preparation
In this stage, your dental care provider reminds you of what to expect during and after the surgery. A thorough search of your medical history and examination results will determine if you need periodontal treatment, bone grafting, or dental extraction.
After healing, the dental implant is placed.
Placing The Dental Implant
In the treatment planning and preparation stage, your jawbone becomes exposed due to the cut your surgeon makes. Your oral surgeon drills a hole in your jawbone to place the titanium implant. Next is the healing stage, where osseointegration happens.
The healing process can take about six weeks with sutures left in your mouth. During the healing period, you must adhere to all instructions from the dentist to avoid complications with the dental implant, resulting in dental implant failure.
You can request a temporary denture or crown from your surgeon. There could be some pain from the entire process, but over-the-counter medications help with pain relief. Notify your dentist if your pain becomes severe.
After healing your gums, you must return to complete the dental implant process. The next step is the insertion of the abutment.
The abutment holds the crown firmly and is sometimes placed alongside the metal post. The abutment installation is a minor surgery with a recovery time of about two weeks.
Final Tooth Placement
Once your mouth is healed and the osseointegration process is completed, your dental care provider fabricates a permanent crown from your teeth’s impression. The fabrication process may take weeks. You may need to wear a temporary crown until the fabrication is completed.
Once your fabrication is completed, your dental care provider fixes the permanent teeth to your abutment.
Finally, your dentist will give you instructions on cleaning and maintenance, so the dental implants last longer.
What To Expect During The Procedure?
During the oral surgery, you will get a numb sensation in your mouth due to the anaesthesia. Other things to expect include the following:
- Extraction of damaged teeth
- Bone grafting (if need be).
- Dental implant placement.
- Healing and osseointegration
- Abutment placement
- Artificial tooth placement
How Long Does It Take?
The dental implant procedure’s duration depends on several factors, such as:
- Oral Health
- Number of teeth involved
- If you require a tooth extraction or a bone grafting.
On average, the entire dental implant procedure can last several months. If you have an extraction or a bone graft, you must heal before the titanium post gets placed inside your mouth.
Dental Implant Procedure After Tooth Extraction
After the procedure, whether you had a one-stage procedure or a two-stage procedure, you will experience the following :
- Gum and face swelling
- Minor bleeding
- Pain at the implant site
- Gum bruising
You will require antibiotics and some medications to reduce the swelling and help with the pain. If the pain becomes severe or the swelling doesn’t reduce, visit your dental care provider.
Dental Implant Procedure Cost
Dental implants in Australia are costly, but we assure you of excellent quality and service. The dental implant cost depends on factors such as the number of teeth and the complexity involved.
On average, dental implants cost between $3000 and $6500.
Typical dental implant treatment in Australia can be expensive and discouraging. In fact, statistics show that about 30% of people in Australia avoid visiting a dentist because of the cost.
Fortunately, Mindarie Quin Dental allows you to get the desired dental treatment without breaking the bank.
Is Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
Your oral surgeon performs the dental implant procedure under local anaesthesia, so you shouldn’t experience any pain till it wears off. You may experience slight discomfort once that happens.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What Are The Stages Of Getting Implants?
This involves multiple steps that include
- removal of the damaged tooth,
- preparation of the jawbone,
- placement of the dental implant,
- healing of the bone,
- placement of the healing abutment, and
- the placement of artificial tooth
2. How Long Can An Implant Procedure Take To Complete?
Alongside the different stages involved, implant procedures will take about three-six months. Sometimes, even more than six months.
3. Are You Awake During The Tooth Implant?
Some patients prefer to sleep during the whole process, while others choose to stay awake. If you’re awake, local anaesthesia will be given to you, which will numb the pain.
4. Can A Dental Implant Be Done On The Same Day As Extraction?
For clients that wish so, this can be done for them. It is an immediate dental implant, but it is not suitable for everyone.
Dental implants are the best option for replacing broken, damaged, or missing teeth. They are permanent and feel like natural teeth.
Getting a dental implant in Australia can be expensive, but with our excellent services, you don’t have to worry about the price. At Mindarie Quinn Dental Centre, we prioritise ensuring you leave with a smile you are proud of.
Call us to find out more about our services, payment options, and discounts or book an appointment.