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Dental Implants

Dental Implants Applecross

Dental implants are titanium fixtures (like a screw) that are placed into the jaw to replicate a missing tooth root.

The implants can then be used to anchor one or more artificial teeth to it.

These titanium implants have a specially designed roughened surface to encourage “osseointegration” within three to four months after insertion.

Osseointegration is when your bone grows onto the implant’s surface allowing it to fuse into your jaw bone like your old tooth root.

When is a dental implant used?

There are many causes for teeth to be removed. These can range from disease, trauma to congenitally missing teeth. In any event, the technology exists for the replacement of missing teeth that closely resemble natural teeth in both their appearance and function.

Some people are born missing some teeth. These “congenitally” missing teeth can be replaced at adulthood when the jaw has completed its growth. It is not uncommon for “baby teeth” to last into early adult hood without falling out.

Unfortunately it is very uncommon for these teeth to last a lifetime due to several factors including decay, breakage, root resorption and intrusion into the jaw. If a person is diagnosed with not having an adult tooth to erupt in the baby tooth’s place, it may be practical to start planning implant placement for the future.

Some people may have had all of their teeth removed many years ago as this was not an unusual practice even as recently as 35 years ago. Unfortunately over time, the missing teeth in their jaw will allow serious bone resorption by the body and allow the whole face to collapse.

There is little to hold up the dentures and these people generally have a very poor quality of life. It is often not thought of when choosing the option of a denture that in the near future diet and lifestyle will need to be significantly changed due to the inability to chew certain foods, speech changes and needing to remove dentures at night.

Implants are therefore a way of improving the appearance and function back to how nature intended.

How do I know if a dental implant is right for me?


It is important when deciding on having a dental implant treatment that you make yourself aware of all of the intricacies that are involved in its placement and aftercare.

To help provide some more detailed information, we have created a printable fact sheet to help you decide if implant placement is right for you: Click to download our dental implant placement fact sheet

For our Applecross patients who have had implants placed, our Dental Implant Post Operative Information Sheet is now available on line for your convenience: Click to download our Dental Implant Post Operative Information Sheet

Dental Implants in Applecross

You can quickly use a fluoride treatment with other dental services at your next teeth cleaning or oral examination. Or you can request a fluoride treatment at a more convenient time for you.

If you’re looking for a dentist for a fluoride treatment, you can make an appointment with us at Epsom Dental Care Applecross.

Visit your Applecross dentist today!

Schedule your fluoride treatment in our Applecross office — simply contact us online or call (08) 9316 0555.

We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a missing tooth need to be replaced?

There are many reasons to maintain the space of a missing tooth. A significant space between teeth may affect how a person speaks or chews. Adjacent teeth become free-range and can move or shift and, in some cases, bone loss can occur around a missing tooth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Made of titanium, dental implants are designed to replace the root structure of missing teeth, providing support and stability for replacement teeth. They are the longest-lasting solution available.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Almost anyone who is missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth are candidates for dental implants. Talk to your Applecross dentist for your specific needs.

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