Single Dental Implants in Balcatta
Comfort Care Dental believes that everyone deserves to smile with confidence. If you are looking for a dental treatment for missing teeth, our team is here to help you achieve the smile that you have always wanted.
Complete that Beautiful Smile with Single Implants
Tooth loss can lead to several problems, including gum disease, spacing between teeth, tooth decay and bone loss.
Single dental implant treatment is the recommended option to missing a tooth. It is a long-term tooth replacement that allows you to restore the function of a lost tooth. It feels and looks like your own teeth, and it does not require any special care.
Comfort Care Dental offers dental implants as a single tooth replacement option. The implant is securely placed in your jawbone and a new tooth, called a crown, is placed on top of it. Dental implants are also the only tooth replacement option that preserves and stimulates natural bone growth to support facial structures and prevent bone loss. If you are considering single tooth replacement with a dental implant, please call our office to schedule a consultation. Our dentists are experienced in providing quality dental implants that will restore your beautiful smile and confidence.
Reasons Why You Would Need a Single Implant
A missing tooth with healthy adjacent teeth
If you're missing a tooth, Comfort Care Dental can help replace your tooth without the need to attach to and grind down the adjacent teeth. We offer single dental implants that look great and feel completely natural.
Missing last back tooth
Replacement of the molar tooth no longer requires removable dentures or fixed bridges that can wear down the adjacent tooth. A single dental implant from Comfort Care Dental can help restore your chewing function to normal.
Why Choose Comfort Care Dental
At Comfort Care Dental, we offer the latest in dental technology. With our high-quality materials, which offer a natural look and feel, we can provide our patients with the dental implants they need to restore their smiles.
Experienced Dental Team
Comfort Care Dental's highly-skilled and experienced dental team provides and places dental implants using the latest techniques, ensuring that they will be durable and long-lasting.
Comfort Care Dental is committed to providing our patients with the best possible dental care in a relaxed environment. Patients often experience anxiety during dental procedures, so we do everything we can to ensure their comfort.
Flexible Payment Plan
Comfort Care Dental offers a range of dental implant treatments, as well as flexible payment plans to suit every budget. We are a preferred provider of major health funds, and we also offer interest-free payment plans for those who need them.
All Payments and Health funds
Comfort Care Dental is a trusted dental practice in Balcatta. We offer flexible payment options and accept all major health funds.
We understand that dental services can be costly. Hence, we provide financing alternatives to make oral care more accessible for everyone. We partnered with the most popular buy-now-pay-later options like Humm and Afterpay to make quality dental care more affordable to all individuals.
We are also a preferred provider for Medibank, HBF, HCF, CBHS, and NIB.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
- Single dental implants feel like natural teeth.
Dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacements. It is the only tooth replacement that is firmly attached to bone, which gives the feeling of having a natural tooth.
- Single dental implants are less invasive compared to traditional methods of tooth replacements.
Traditional methods of replacing a missing tooth require anchorage to the teeth on either side of the space. It requires the adjacent teeth to be reduced or ground down to a smaller size to accommodate the fixed bridge that will be placed on top of them. With single implants, anchorage to other teeth is no longer needed. With the firm attachment of the implant to the jaw bone, the crown replacing the tooth can stand independently, much like an individual tooth.
- Single dental implants are long-lasting.
With proper care and good health, single dental implants can last for 20 years. Due to wear, the crown may need replacement every 10-15 years, but the implant can still be used as an attachment for the new crown with its long-lasting durability and strength.
Single dental implants are safe for all good candidate patients, especially if experienced dentists place them. Complications are rare and minimal for as long as patients have good overall health and maintain good oral health. This is the reason why patient assessment and screening are important. If a patient has gum disease, it must be treated first.
If there is no adequate bone tissue to support the implant, the dentist will recommend a bone graft procedure to augment the bone structure. If the patient has diabetes or other medical conditions, it can complicate the procedure. In that case, the patient has to go through treatment and have these conditions managed first to increase the success and safety of the dental treatment.
A single dental implant is a method of replacing a single tooth. Dental implant placement begins with patient screening. Once your dentist determines that you’re a good candidate for implants and have sufficient bone support, you will undergo surgery for its placement.
After anaesthetising the area, your dentist will make a small cut into your gums, drill a hole into the jaw bone where the implant will be placed to replace the natural tooth roots and suture your gums close. It will take some time for the implant to heal so that new bone can grow around it. The healing process usually takes between three and six months. You will be given a temporary denture to improve aesthetics if needed during this healing period.
Once there is a firm implant attachment to the bone, your dentist will install an abutment to serve as the crown’s attachment. He will take an impression for the fabrication of the crown, and once it is ready, it will be attached to the abutment.
A dental implant is a popular treatment for replacing missing teeth. Still, it’s important to be aware that the placement of dental implants, like any other surgical procedure, is not without risks. The most common complication associated with implant surgery is an infection occurring at the implant site or in the surrounding tissues. Other potential complications include damage to the nerves or blood vessels and implant failure.
While complications are relatively low, it’s important to discuss the potential risks with your dentist before undergoing implant surgery. Some steps can be taken to reduce the risk of complications, such as not smoking before and after surgery, and choosing an experienced dentist who has undergone training in implant surgery.
It usually takes about an hour to insert a single implant, but this can vary depending on the individual case. The surgery itself is relatively straightforward, and most people report feeling little to no pain during or after the procedure. Recovery times vary from person to person, but are typically pretty short and most people feel back to normal within a few days.
The cost of one dental implant ranges from $2,950 to $5,520, including the cost of the crown that will be attached to it. However, each procedure may vary so it’s recommended to schedule a consultation with us to know the accurate costs of your single implants.
Compared to other dental solutions to missing teeth, the dental implant cost is more expensive. However, with its advantages over other treatment alternatives, the high cost of this durable and long-term treatment is worth it.
Caring for a single dental implant is almost the same as taking care of natural teeth. Toothbrushing three times a day helps reduce the risk of gum disease, tooth decay and other bone problems that can affect the dental implant. Flossing will also help remove food debris and dental plaque from hard to reach areas.
Visiting the dentist every three months can also help take care of your single dental implants. Your dentist can monitor if you perform the standard oral hygiene maintenance for implants. He can also check the implant to ensure no bone and gum tissue changes occur around it.
Aside from single dental implants, Comfort Care Dental also offers other alternatives for patients with a missing tooth. Dentures like fixed bridges and removable partial dentures can also replace missing teeth.
A fixed bridge is a tooth replacement consisting of three crowns connected to each other. It is anchored on the two healthy teeth on either side of the gap, which will be ground down to a smaller size so the crowns can be placed on top of them. A fixed bridge is cemented on these two anchor teeth, and meticulous care is needed to ensure the long-term success of this tooth replacement. Also, since this treatment requires trimming the two adjacent teeth, fixed bridges are considered a more invasive procedure than implants.
A removable partial denture replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth attached to a gum-coloured plastic base. These removable dentures may or may not have a metal framework and metal clasps that anchor them to the remaining teeth. This dental treatment is less invasive than fixed bridges. However, sometimes, the partial denture’s bulkiness, pressure, and movement can be uncomfortable to the patient.