Murdoch Dental Professional Centre
Phone: (08) 9310 6018
Address: Suite 3, 6 Robson Way, Murdoch WA 6150
Dental implants are titanium fixtures which are placed into the jaw bone to replace one or more teeth. They act as the root of the tooth. A crown is then attached to the implant to mimic the look and function of the natural tooth. Dental implants have demonstrated a long term success rate over the years. They have shown to be a great alternative way of tooth replacement compared to crown, bridges and dentures.
There are usually two stages involved in placing a dental implant. First stage is placing a titanium screw (dental implant) into the jaw bone. This procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic. Hence, it is pain free. However, you may feel some discomfort for 1 to 2 days. This is easily managed by prescribed pain relief medication. The dental implant is then left in place for 2 to 3 months to allow bone integration and forming a solid foundation. The second stage involves placing a porcelain crown which is screwed tightly above the dental implant. Dental implants are generally suitable for most people as long as you have a healthy mouth.
You can call us today on 9310 6018 to find out about your options.