Single and Multiple Teeth Replacement
Implant Teeth replacement in brief
Teeth replacement is one of the common procedures we perform at Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry in Perth.
If you have missing teeth, or have terminal teeth, you may benefit from dental implants to enjoy a new smile, and an improved overall oral health. Although teeth replacement can be done with traditional removable dentures, you may discover that dental implants can offer a more cosmetically pleasing, longer lasting and more comfortable permanent solution. Unlike dentures, implants also do not involve artificial plates in your mouth, and also do not cause shrinkage of the jaw bone and gum like dentures usually do over time.
How does teeth replacement with implants work?
Single replacement (implant supported crown)
A dental implant is a fixture placed into the jaw bone, which bonds to the bone through osseointegration. It then acts as a secure foundation for a tooth to be attached, via a custom-made implant abutment and crown. It should be designed for your particular case, and look and feel like your natural tooth.
As the implant integrating into the bone can take around 2-3 months (sometimes longer), a permanent implant crown is not attached until after that time. During these first weeks, if the aesthetics of the missing tooth is a problem, sometimes a temporary crown may be placed on the implant if the case is suitable.
An implant crown can be screw retained (screwed into the implant) or cement retained (glued onto an abutment which is screwed into the implant). Both types are successful if appropriately done, but there is often a preference for screw retained crowns where possible for the case, as they can be easier to retrieve (ie. remove and repair in case of a chipped implant tooth).
Partial replacement (implant supported bridge)
Sometimes when a span of a few teeth is missing, two or more implants would be sufficient to act as foundations to support a span of teeth, called an implant bridge. This is more cost effective than placing an implant for each missing tooth, and can also have aesthetic benefits and make treatment simpler.
Full replacement (Full arch implant reconstruction)
If a full set of teeth are missing, or multiple teeth are missing in one jaw combined with other dental problems such as infections and hopeless teeth, then a full dental implants solution like All On 4 can help you towards improved oral health and a totally new and better smile. Dr Misagh Habibi and his team at Complete can also offer the All On 4 Plus Titanium® procedure, a refined and stronger material variation to the original All On 4 procedure.
The All On 4 teeth replacement procedure involves 4 dental implants to support your new teeth. The implants provide the right support, under a particular angle. This helps compensate for any bone deficiency (not enough bone for implants) in the back of your jaws. The All On 4 method eliminates the need for a bone graft procedure.
What to expect?
At Complete Implants and Sedation Dentistry we will always provide you with a detailed diagnosis. Based on impressions of your teeth and gums, we will use 3D computer imagery to plan your teeth replacement procedure. Your procedure may involve a single tooth replacement, or a partial or full teeth replacement, depending on your needs and dental condition.
Dental implants are an alternative to removable dentures, and your dentist will make recommendations based on your personal situation, and your expectations linked to teeth replacement.
At Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry, we offer sleep dentistry procedures, to reduce any discomfort, and allowing us to perform multiple steps of your teeth replacement in one session. This saves you time and money, and allows you to return to your everyday life with less downtime.
All On 4 Clinic in Perth
Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry is Perth’s official Clinic for All On 4 teeth replacement, and we are the only Clinic in Western Australia, selected to represent the national All-On-4 Clinic brand.
Our lead dentist Dr Habibi performs teeth replacement with dental implants on a daily basis. All surgical and anaesthetic services are available in our state-of-the-art clinic in Subiaco, and we have developed a particular interest and expertise in sedation dentistry for effective and comfortable teeth replacement procedures.