What are Dental Implants?
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. Contact Perth’s dental implant dentists.
Full 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, the removal of these troublesome teeth followed by replacement with dental implants can rid the body of dental disease while restoring full function and aesthetics. You will require adequate jaw bone to act as a secure base for the placement and integration of these 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.
If you are in need of dental implant surgery, our Dental Centre in Subiaco, Perth offers a range of implant treatments, from surgery through to completion, all performed in-house.
Practice principal Dr Misagh Habibi (Dentist) leads an experienced team of oral health professionals dedicated to providing outstanding patient care and offering appropriate treatments to restore your dental health.
From a single tooth implant to full mouth reconstruction
From the replacement of a single tooth to full mouth reconstructions using dental implants, you will be in experienced hands from start to finish.
Dr Habibi restricts his practice to implantology and oral (dento-alveolar and periodontal plastic) surgery. He is an educator and researcher in this field, is highly trained and experienced in dental implantology, and a Board endorsed IV sedation provider. He is a Master (MSc) of Oral Implantology, Honorary Clinical Consultant to the University of Western Australia, Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and an Academic Tutor for Implantology at Goethe University, Frankfurt Germany. His services include advanced dental implants and full mouth rehabilitations using 3-D computer planning, gum grafting, bone augmentation, grafting and regeneration, and sinus elevation (sinus lift) procedures to facilitate more complex treatments.
Our dental implant surgeons Dr Habibi and Dr Mascarenhas are registered as general dentists and have many years’ professional experience and postgraduate training, having performed thousands of implant procedures at our Perth clinic.
Our Perth dental 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.
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; two-four hrs)
Dr Habibi is our All-on-4 teeth replacement dental surgeon and joins a very select group as Surgical Associate of Australia’s official All On 4 Clinic. The All-on-4 dental implant solution in most cases avoids bone grafting and sinus elevation procedures, or lengthy and staged treatment schedules involved in conventional full mouth or jaw teeth reconstructions. Even cases of severe bone loss or lack of (upper) jaw bone can often be treated immediately with zygomatic (zygoma) implants.
Dr Habibi’s years of experience as a dentist practicing exclusively in dental implantology is particularly relevant to the All-on-4 procedure. He has performed both surgery and restoration of several hundred full jaw implant teeth replacements right here in Perth.
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 typically takes 1-4 days:
At your initial consultation, Dr Habibi will assess your situation and advise if the All-on-4 solution (or any other solution) is suitable for your requirements. Following an X-ray, photographs and examination, the details of what is required and what can be achieved will be 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.
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 hour)
Working Day three or four: Your new teeth
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 previous problems. (Appointment duration one hour)
While for many patients this new set of teeth can last forever, some patients, including those with particularly strong bites, may require refurbishment or upgrade of these teeth in the future. This can be done easily with no further surgery or implants required. Dr Habibi will already have impressions from your original surgery, which can be used to make new teeth.
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