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Perth Implant Dentistry FAQ
1.What are dental implants?
Dental Implants are artificial teeth secured in the jaw that look, function and feel like natural teeth. They are a strong, lasting, comfortable, natural and attractive alternative to dentures or conventional bridgework. Implants can be used to replace badly damaged teeth, a single missing tooth, unsightly and annoying partial dentures/bridgework, or for a full mouth reconstruction. Utilising artificial teeth permanently secured into the jaw, dental implants allow for better mouth function, improved confidence and serve as an effective method of preserving other healthy teeth and natural jaw and facial bone construction.
What are the advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a very popular method of either stabilising or replacing dentures, overcoming many issues such as discomfort, friction against the gum, loose and embarrassing dentures, reduced function and shrinkage of the face and jaws bones.
Dental Implant benefits:
Eat and smile with confidence
Comfortable and natural function
Stronger and secure teeth
The most permanent solution for a missing tooth or teeth
Speech impediment reduction
Restoration and preservation of the regular shape of the mouth, jaws and face
Our dental implants dentistry team offer you competitive dental implant pricing
2.Are dental implants suitable for me?
They are suitable for people of all ages wanting to replace missing teeth, providing the growth of their jaw is complete and they are in reasonable health. Usually you must have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth to provide for the anchorage of the implants. But in cases where teeth have been left missing and bone has been lost as a result, we can perform augmentation or grafting procedures to create the necessary bone to replace dental implants.
3.Do you do "Teeth in a Day" or "Immediate (same day) implant?
1) A thorough assessment & evaluation by your dental implants dentist to discuss the best method of treatment, dental implant pricing and a plan of action.
2) The initial stage of inserting the implants is often combined with specialist sedation dentistry techniques, to ensure the procedure is absolutely painless and comfortable. (1-2 hours)
3) 3-6 month healing period is often (but not always) essential for creating a secure base for your new teeth.
4) Finalising the dental implant procedure by attaching permanent and attractive teeth.
6.What brands of implants and materials do you use?
Traditionally a few major implant companies have dominated the market of implant dentistry, especially in Australia, namely Nobel Biocare and Straumann. However in the last 15 years new science and research has led to development of many advances in the field of dental implantology, and out of this new implant designs by other companies have been developed. Dr Misagh Habibi's implant selections and use of other biologic materials are based on solid scientific research for the applications they are used for. On a case by case basis, implant designs and techniques that are best suited for the situation are used. These include Nobel Biocare (Replace), Nobel Active, BioHorizons (LaserLok), Ankylos, AstraTech OsseoSpeed, MIS and Bicon dental implants. Biologic materials used by Dr Misagh in implant surgeries include: MinerOss, BioOss, Alloderm, BioGide, BondBone, 4Bone, and PRF (platelet rich fibrin) - an excellent tissue healing aid which is centrifuged and derived from the patient's own blood whilst the surgery is being performed under sedation.
7.What does implant dentistry cost?
Dental implants are an important investment in your smile, confidence and comfort, providing a permanent solution for missing teeth. Every case is different depending on its own requirements. In general because we are able to see a case through from beginning to completion in our rooms, as well as our special Sleep Dentistry services, you will avoid the costs incurred in seeing different specialists and possible hospital bookings. Come and chat to the friendly team at our Dental Implant & Sleep Dentistry Centre Perth to find out what your options are, for your attractive new smile.
8.Is there discomfort involved?
With Dr Misagh Habibis expert care and techniques, dental implants are often placed painlessly under a simple local anaesthetic. Depending on your preference, our Perth Dental Implant & Sedation Dentistry Centre offers specialist sedation techniques that not only guarantee your dental implant procedure is painless but comfortable and deeply relaxing and snoozing as well.
How do you know if I can have the implant procedure done?
Through your consultation, we will assess your jaws by clinical and X-Ray examination to determine the shape and quality of the bone in the intended implant site. At our Perth Centre for Dental Implant, Surgical & Sedation Dentistry we utilise more detailed 3-D technology (such as Cone Beam Imaging technology or Dental CT Scan) to gain a great deal of information not available in normal radiographs. Adequate jaw bone is required to act as a secure base for the integration and retention of dental implants. Where adequate jaw bone is not present such as in cases of long term tooth loss, we can often carry out procedures to re-create healthful jaw bone. This is achieved through bone regeneration procedures called bone augmentation grafts and sinus elevation grafts. Dr Misagh will discuss all your options with you, during a no-obligation consultation. He often achieves results for patients who other professionals could not provide solutions for.
9.Are dental implants safe?
They have proven a safe and predictable form of treatment over decades of use. Since their inception, developments and extensive research have been applied to dental implants, resulting in innovative improvements in design, longevity, prognosis and appearance. With our techniques we expect a 98% success rate, long term. Not only are implants safe, they improve patients health and often prevent unwanted health problems related to missing teeth and diseased teeth and gums.
10.Are dental implants a permanent solution to missing teeth?
Dental Implants provide a more permanent, logical and healthy solution than conventional bridgework, which can often damages teeth in the long term. Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available today.
11.What are dental implants made of?
Dental Implants are made from titanium or titanium alloy, which has shown to act as an inert object in the body, and which bone cells actually attach to (a process known as osseointegration). Your bone treats the implant as a part of your body and the implants become securely fixed in the bone in the jaw in order to support strong, natural dental reconstructions. Titanium is also commonly used in joint and hip replacements.
12.What is the success rate?
At Perth Dental Implants Dentistry Centre we offer modern implant therapy which is the best solution to give you back something to eat with and smile about. Dental implants have a proven high success rate when utilising modern techniques and experience. Our experience and philosophy show over a 98% success rate. Dental implant patients enjoy a remarkable improvement to their quality of life and a positive effect on their health.
13.Do all dentists provide dental implants?
Not all dentists are trained in implant dentistry. Dentists lacking sufficient training or experience must refer their patients to other dentists who are trained or to specialist periodontists or oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Perth Implant Surgical & Sedation Dentistry is a practice restricted to Oral surgery, implants and sleep dentistry. Dr Misagh Habibi is trained and experienced in all aspects of implant dentistry including: diagnosis, planning, implant surgery, bone augmentation and sinus elevation procedures, and prosthetic restoration and rehabilitation.
You can make a dental implant consultation directly with Dr Misagh Habibi, or if you are under the care of a dentist who can restore the crown (nonsurgical) part of implants, you can be referred to our practice for the dental implant surgery. If you are being referred we request that you have an OPG xray of your jaw sent with your referral, or made available at your consultation.
14.Why should I choose Perth Implant, Surgical & Sedation Dentistry for my procedure?
The Perth Dental Implants, Surgical & Sedation Dentistry Centre offers professional dental implant dentistry for optimal results, based on the extensive expertise and philosophy of care instilled by Dr Misagh Habibi and team. The Centres dental implants dentists receive several referrals from other dentists for implant surgery and Dr Misagh works with colleagues in lectures and workshops to help educate them further in this innovative field.
Philosophy of high level patient care, service and treatment
All aspects of implant treatment in one location
Pain-free specialist Sleep Dentistry Centre
Modern and innovative techniques and procedures
Your dentist carries out implant, advanced surgical & reconstructive procedures every day
Expertise in variety of dentistry disciplines
First class purpose equipped facilities and clinic
Professional and caring approach
Relaxed, comfortable and friendly environment
Convenient, cost effective range of services at the one location
Please contact our Perth Implant Surgical & Sedation Dentistry Centre for a no-obligation consultation or to discuss any further questions you may have: (08) 9381 2880
Our Dental Implant Services:
Dental implant services
Dental Implant Surgery
Dental Implant Dentures
Replacement of missing teeth
Stabilisation of dentures
Dental Implant Restorations
Bone Augmentation/ Sinus Elevation Grafts
Denture stabilisations using implants
All on Four immediate full mouth or full arch dental implant reconstructions