Dr. Anton Esterhuysen here at Maven Dental Yokine comes with a successful private practice career in South Africa, New Zealand and now Perth. Dr. Esterhuysen has over 23 years of experience in the industry and his principal concern is your health and safety. Specialising in dental implant procedures, his professional advice will make you feel at ease when you decide to take the first steps to having dental implants!
Dental implants are a natural looking restoration option suitable for many patients with missing teeth. Today’s state of the art technology makes the procedure an option for most patients. And although most patients require a tailored plan, we’ll talk you through the basic steps to getting dental implants in this blog!
Pre-operation Cone beam scans give dentists the images they need to be able to expertly implement new, natural looking teeth to your mouth. First, the pilot hole is created in the area where the tooth is missing in order to guide the titanium screw that will be placed to hold the implant.
Once the screw is in place, your surrounding gum tissue is secured over the implant and a protective cover is placed on top. This is then left to heal for up to six months. I know this may sound a little confronting, however the procedure is done under a local anaesthetic, in a completely sterile environment. This procedure will be over before you know it, and you will be on your way to a full neutral looking smile!
Once you have healed completely, your dentist will be able to attach the abutment – this will hold the tooth-like replacement. Once the abutment is in place, a temporary crown will be created for the gums to form around. The final step in the procedure is the replacement of this temporary crown with the permanent porcelain crown.
Whether it’s a single missing tooth or a whole mouth, there’s no reason for dentures or missing teeth – dental implants are safe and available here in Perth with interest free payment plans available. This is an amazing way to replace a tooth – allowing for a speedy recovery and minimal discomfort.
Don’t wait, if you want to replace a missing tooth, make an appointment with Dr. Esterhuysen today and get your free consultation. Contact us on 08 9349 6686 – smile confidently.