Dental implants are a strong, lasting, natural looking tooth replacement option. They are permanently secured into the jaw to replace missing or damaged teeth and unlike dentures, prevent shrinkage of the jaw bone and face, while restoring full chewing ability.
Dental implants are suitable for people of all ages, providing the growth of their jaw is complete. For some patients with advanced dental and gum disease, removal of teeth followed by replacement with dental implants can rid the body of dental disease while restoring full function and aesthetics. An adequate jaw bone is required to act as a secure base for the placement and integration of dental implants. If adequate jaw bone is not present, it can often be created, using bone grafting or augmentation procedures.
The Perth Implant Surgical and Sedation Dentistry centre offers all aspects of dental implant treatment, from surgery through to completion, in-house.
Practice principal Dr Misagh Habibi leads an experienced team of oral health professionals dedicated to patient care and providing appropriate treatments to restore and enhance dental health.
Perth Implant Surgical and Sedation Dentistry centre assists patients in learning about dental implants as a method for replacing and securing teeth, and as an alternative to dentures.
Dental Implants can provide:
Patients who experience floppy and loose dentures may also benefit from dental implants. Denture stabilisation with dental implants is a relatively simple procedure and can restore efficient function.
Our Perth dental implant and sleep dentistry centre provides IV sedation or sleep dentistry for the comfort of patients during oral dento-alveolar surgery. Procedures such as single teeth replacement can also be performed under local anaesthetic only, depending on patient preference.
The “All-on-4” technique pioneered by Dr Paulo Malo of Portugal is a cost effective and immediate solution for people who want to replace loose, annoying and unnatural dentures with a fixed set of teeth, or for those with advanced dental disease who want to return to full function while avoiding denture wear.
Dr Habibi is an experienced and highly skilled dental implant practitioner who provides All-on-4 teeth replacement in Perth. The All-on-4 dental implant solution also allows bone grafting and sinus elevation procedures and lengthy treatment schedules to be avoided in most cases, unlike conventional full mouth or full jaw reconstructions.
Less surgery, fewer dental implants and more immediate results means a more cost–effective solution when compared to conventional full mouth implant reconstructions.
The procedure takes place over three days:
At your initial consultation, Dr Habibi will assess your situation and advise if the All-on-4 solution (or any other solution) is suited to your needs. Following an X-ray, photographs and examination, the details of what would be required and what is expected to be achieved are discussed with you
A 3-D scan of your jaw is carried out and impressions are taken of your current teeth or gums. Your surgery is planned in precise detail.
Working Day One: Implant Surgery
The jaw bone is prepared and shaped to act as the ideal foundation for the dental implants. Usually just four dental implants are placed at special positions and angles to act as a foundation for an entire new set of teeth.
The wounds are closed with dissolving stitches and impressions are taken. This procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic, but most patients choose to snooze comfortably through the procedure using our deep sleep IV sedation technique.
The All-on-4 system allows most patients to avoid bone and tissue grafts, however a sinus elevation procedure or additional implant may be carried out if required during the same surgery. (Appointment duration 2-4 hrs)
Working Day Two: Try-in of Teeth
Your new teeth, which were designed in the planning stage, are set in wax and tried in the mouth, attached to the dental implants. You can see how the smile looks and test your speech and bite. Dr Habibi will listen to your feedback, take some photographs and make minor adjustments at this stage to get your new teeth as perfect as possible.(Appointment duration one hr)
Working Day Three or Four: Your New Smile
Your new set of teeth are inserted and attached to the dental implants. These teeth are designed to immediately restore function and aesthetics by correcting any problems that previously existed.(Appointment duration one hr)
While for many patients this new set of teeth can last forever, some patients, including those with particularly strong bites, will need a new and more permanent set to be attached to the dental implants one to five years after the first set. This can be done easily with no further surgery required. Dr Habibi will already have impressions from your original surgery which can be used to make new teeth.