Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth and can be a permanent solution to replace damaged or missing teeth and restore your smile.
If you're considering dental implants in Perth, Dr David Norcross our dentist with over 13 years’ experience placing dental implants, can explain what the procedure involves and answer any questions you have so you can decide what's right for you.
Call us on (08) 9227 8777 and speak to reception to arrange an implant consultation.
Dental implants provide a more secure foundation for replacement teeth that can improve the look and function of your smile. Unlike dentures or a dental bridge, implants support the jaw to help prevent bone loss and visible signs of ageing.
To be eligible for dental implant surgery, your jaw should be large enough to accommodate the implant and you should be free from oral health problems such as gum disease and health conditions that affect bone healing.
We'll let you know if you're a candidate for dental implants or an alternative treatment during your consultation with our dentist.
Placing one or more dental implants is a procedure that involves keyhole surgery. The treatment usually requires several appointments to plan your treatment, place the implant in your jaw, and finally place your custom bridge or denture.
You will need to wait between three to five months for your jaw to heal around the implant before your permanent teeth can be placed. In the meantime, we'll provide a temporary denture so you can eat normally.
You may experience some pain and swelling after dental implant surgery, which can be managed with medication. We also recommend that you eat soft foods while your gum is healing and avoid putting too much pressure on the implant at first. It's also important to follow good oral hygiene to prevent problems such as gum disease that increase the risk of implant failure.
Like any surgical procedure, dental implants have associated risks that our dentists will discuss with you to help you make your decision. These can include an infection, damage to teeth or nerves or sinus problems for implants in the upper jaw. These risks are minor when you choose a highly qualified and experienced dentist and you’re able to maintain good oral hygiene.
For more information about dental implants or to book an implant consultation with Dr Norcross, call Mount Lawley Dental Clinic on (08) 9227 8777 or send an online enquiry. We'll make sure you have all the information you need to make a fully informed decision.
Dr David Norcross consults and provides missing teeth solutions using dental implants at our dedicated implant clinic, Perth Dental Implant Centre, located in East Victoria Park and Kelmscott, as well as Southbank Day Surgery.Send Enquiry
A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically implanted in the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. An implant can support one or more replacement teeth when covered by a crown, fixed partial or full bridge or dentures.
We use a number of tooth materials to ensure your replacement tooth is durable, natural looking and matches the appearance of your surrounding teeth. The implant or screw-like post is made of high-grade titanium and the final tooth is made from either zirconia (basic crown) or zirconia layered with porcelain (premium crown).
If you’re having an immediate implant placed (a bad tooth is extracted and replaced in the same procedure), a temporary acrylic tooth is used while your mouth heals and gets replaced after three to five months.
Dental implant surgery usually takes around an hour per implant. Once placed, it takes several months for an implant to bond with the jaw bone before a custom crown or bridge can be fitted. If you’re having a bone grafting procedure, your total treatment time is extended to allow your mouth to completely heal.