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We have collected several of the most common questions we receive and listed them here for your convenience. If your question is not listed, we welcome you to phone us for a specific answer about the services we provide, health fund information or to arrange an appointment.
We welcome new patients, and our friendly, professional team is dedicated to helping you get the answers you need to make accurate decisions regarding your oral health.
Dental implants are the most permanent tooth replacement options because they restore the full anatomy of missing teeth. For example, they replace lost tooth roots and broken crowns. They also do not need special measures for care—other than brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and visiting your dentist on time for dental exams and professional teeth cleans.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant in Booragoon, WA is a titanium replacement root that bonds with your jawbone and becomes a permanent part of your oral anatomy. When bonding is complete—typically a few months—we add your restoring tooth or a prosthetic like implant-supported dentures to restore your smile.
Even if your crown (restoring tooth) breaks in the future, your dentist can replace it using your artificial tooth root as before.
Maintaining Dental Implants
While dental implants are considered a more permanent solution, it’s important to remember that they do require good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Just like natural teeth can fail without these measures, so can dental implants.
The key is good oral health and lowering your risks for preventable conditions like gum disease, which can cause tooth and implant loss.
Are You Ready for a New Smile?
To learn more about dental implants or to schedule your consultation, we welcome your call.
At Garden City Implant & Dental, Dr Wong completes hundreds of dental implant treatments per year to improve our patients’ smiles and make the process of eating easier and more enjoyable.
When patients have missing teeth, Dr Wong will present all of the treatment options available. Each patient is different and has their own personal preferences when it comes to their health and lifestyle needs. We believe that explaining all treatment options, along with their benefits and limitations, will give patients the confidence to make a choice that fits well for them.
We are educators and partners in your oral health, and we are not in the business of selling one type of treatment over another. Many patients choose dental implants because they wish to have the most convenient and lifelike alternative to a natural tooth.
Dental implants protect oral health by limiting bone loss associated with tooth loss and protecting the bite. Taking care of single dental implants is very much like caring for your natural teeth, making them a convenient choice.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options We Offer
Contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr Wong, and he will happily discuss all of the options we offer to complete your smile, such as:
- Dental implants
- Partial dentures
- Complete dentures
- Implant-supported bridges and dentures
The treatment length for your dental implant will depend on a few factors. After a complete exam with Dr Wong, he will discuss an estimated timeline for your dental implant treatment. While treatment times vary, our patients tell us they are worth the wait.
Some of the factors Dr Wong will consider when planning your treatment include:
When the tooth was extracted – In some cases, we can extract a tooth and place your dental implant in a single visit, eliminating the need for an additional procedure. This will shorten treatment time and the number of visits required.
Healing and integration – Every person heals differently, and the time it takes for a dental implant to fully integrate with natural bone varies. It usually takes between 3 to 6 months.
How many dental implants – Are you choosing to replace a single missing tooth or are you replacing all missing teeth on the upper or lower arch? The number of dental implants will also affect treatment times.
Gum grafting – If you require gum grafting to improve bone quality, we will need to wait for the bone to heal before placing the dental implant.
Smoking – Smoking can slow down the healing process and add extra time to treatment. If you do smoke, choosing to quit before implant placement may shorten healing times.
Tooth replacement is an important part of a healthy smile. It contributes to better oral health and may even boost your self-confidence.
Dental implants are the first choice of most dentists and discerning patients who are thinking about longevity and a hassle-free solution to missing teeth. A dental implant in Booragoon, WA is a tooth replacement root able to integrate with bone. When integration is finished, you’re left with a strong foundation for a replacement tooth or even a prosthetic like a bridge or a denture.
Affordable Dental Implants in Booragoon, WA
As far as cost, implant technology has been around for a long time now, and with today’s materials, the price is more affordable today than ever before. Of course, it is impossible to provide an exact cost without an evaluation in our dental clinic.
Price considerations include the number of implants, pretreatments if necessary, and prosthetics compared with single implants—yes, we can provide a single implant or an arch of new teeth supported by four to six implant posts.
Your dentist also offers financing for dental implants in Booragoon, WA, which helps patients pay for treatment in a timeframe that works best for their budgets.
We’re Here to Arrange Your Dental Implant Evaluation
If you’re ready to learn more, including the cost for your specific case, we welcome your call.
At Garden City Implant & Dental, we will explain all of your treatment options and what to expect with each. Dentures have provided patients with a reliable way to replace missing teeth for hundreds of years and have gone through dramatic improvements in recent decades. Today's dentures look more natural than ever and provide improved fit and function.
Dental Implant Supported Dentures
Denture fit still poses a challenge for some people because they depend on the bone beneath the gums to secure them. Some patients with reduced bone have difficulty with dentures slipping or moving while eating or speaking, and this can contribute to feelings of self-consciousness. If you would like added reassurance that your dentures will stay in place so you can avoid embarrassing mishaps, Dr Wong can combine the stability of dental implants with the affordability of dentures for a reliable solution.
Placing 4 to 6 dental implants on the upper and lower arch will anchor dentures in place, preventing loose-fitting dentures. Dental implants also have the added benefit of preserving remaining bone.
Dental implants also offer a solution for patients who are interested in replacing several missing teeth with a bridge, making the entire system more stable.
To learn more about implant-supported dentistry, contact our Booragoon dental surgery to arrange an exam.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.