All posts in Dental Implants

28 Mar 2017

Dental Implants, Crowns and Bone Grafts Explained

This blog post explains the cosmetic dentistry treatments carried out by a Joondalup Dentist such as Dental Implants, Crowns and Bone Grafts.

What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant usually made from titanium and is a root replacement for a missing tooth. This provides the foundation for your crown to be placed on.

What is a crown?
The crown is the enamel replacement of your tooth and it is the white part of the tooth that you can see in the mouth.

How many implants are required to replace all your teeth in a jaw?
Generally, this figure can range anywhere from 4 to 8 implants depending on the size of your jaw the quality of the bone and they type of teeth you choose (plastic or ceramic).

The cost of “all teeth on implants” is not dependent on the number of implants. This means we provide you anywhere from 4 to 8 implants depending on your individual needs.

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23 Mar 2017

Dental Implants VS Dentures

This article will tell you about both treatments so you can decide which one is best for you from a dentist’s perspective.

If you are missing your teeth and looking for a solution, there are many treatments through which you can get your beautiful smile back. Before deciding which way you want to go you must keep in mind your situation and needs. The two most popular treatments for missing teeth are dentures and dental implants. Even the most oral conscious adult can lose a tooth. Unlike children with baby teeth, once an adult loses a tooth, nothing short of a miracle can make it grow back better than ever. If you are looking for a way to fill in your ‘gappy’ smile, then knowing the difference between implants and dentures can help you make an educated decision.

The Difference

The main difference between the two is that implants look like real teeth. If you have implants it’s hard to tell your teeth aren’t real because this treatment is subject to newer technology. Dentures are realistic looking and can replace some or all of your teeth.

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01 Aug 2016

Replace Your Dentures with Mini-Implants and a Full Bridge?

We all know the dilemma faced by a lot of older dental patients: Dentures can be uncomfortable and a full set of dental implants can be too expensive. While dentures do allow those without teeth to eat and to look good in public, they also have their own shortcomings. The top plate can cover up the palate, decreasing enjoyment of food and beverages. The bottom teeth tend to “float” and feel unstable.

Those who want implants cringe at the thought of a full mouth of titanium replacements and the amount of surgery required. For most people, the cost can be prohibitive. For many, their jawbones don’t have the strength or mass to hold full implants, especially an entire mouth full of implants.

A study of 50 people with full tooth loss, also known as being “edentulous,” showed they feel emotions such as lowered self-confidence, negative self-image, bereavement, inability to discuss their dentures, a concern about whether or not people knew they have dentures, altered social behaviours and premature ageing.

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26 Jul 2016

Can Antidepressants Sabotage Your Dental Implants

If you take antidepressants and you are thinking about having dental implants, read this post carefully. According to a recent US study, antidepressants might play a major role in the failure of dental implants. The study was performed at the University of Buffalo by researchers from their UB School of Dental Medicine.

According to their research, people who take antidepressants are four times more likely to experience dental implant failure than those who don’t. In addition, the odds of dental implant failure double with every year of antidepressant use.

So, why are antidepressants so bad for dental implants? The “side effects.” People tend to ignore or downplay “side effects” of drugs. However, side effects are just as important as the intended effects of a drug and just as real. There are four listed side effects of antidepressants that can sabotage dental implants: osteoporosis, bruxism, akathisia and dryness of the mouth. All of these are detrimental to the healing process for dental implants.

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22 Dec 2015

Is This the Future of Infection Protection for Dental Implants?

As one of the major providers of dental implants, we make it a point to know what is happening in the field. We always want to know any advances that can help us provide you with even better results for any of the dental procedures we perform.

With dental implants, there is a risk of infection. We take every precaution, from educating patients to working with the most stringent dental sanitation standards in the business. While we have an extremely low rate of infections compared to the average, that isn’t enough for us. We think that even one infection is one infection too many.

That’s why we are excited about an invention that may be coming to market in the near future. That invention: a plasma coating for dental implants that will use clever biological principles and ionic silver particles to help fight infection.

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