Our Dental Implants Process
Obtaining all the information we need
At your missing teeth consultation appointment, we will review your medical history and you will undergo an oral examination and your dentist will discuss all the suitable teeth replacement options available for you. It is likely that impressions, xrays, scans and photos will be taken, and a comprehensive treatment plan will be organised for you. The proposed treatment will be discussed in detail with you to ensure you fully understand the risks and treatment involved, and the dental implant costs.
Our Aria Treatment Coordinators are then available to answer any of your dental implant questions, discuss your sedation ‘sleep dentistry’ choices, share financial options and will be your main point of contact when it comes to accepting your treatment plan and booking in your surgical appointment once you are ready to proceed.
The Dental Implant Placement
Once you have accepted your treatment plan, completed your medical consent forms, and paid your deposit you will receive a surgical date with our specialist Prosthodontist. This is where your dental implant fixture/s will be surgically placed, under local anaesthetic – you may have also decided to choose a sedation / sleep dentistry option too.
This is the surgical phase of dental implant perth therapy. The implant fixture will be placed into your jaw bone. This stage may also include removal of teeth and/or bone grafting if required to be completed. A temporary tooth may also be placed during the healing period.
Once the dental implant has been placed, we will need to check to see that it is healing correctly. A post operative appointment will be made for you 12 weeks after the surgical procedure. The actual number of post-implant-assessment-appointments required will depend on the complexity of your procedure and whether you have any personal risk factors that could compromise the healing of the implant.
Second stage of dental implant surgery (if required)
Depending on the type of your treatment (single tooth, full arch etc) and how the implant has been placed, you may require additional surgical visits and undergo the associated healing periods.
A silicone or digital impression of the implant site in your mouth will be taken to design and fabricate your crown. The correct colour shade will be assessed and usually a ‘try-in’ appointment is required so we can ensure the perfect fit, shape, and natural colour match of the implant crown.
If you have been referred to Aria Dental, it is at this stage that you will return to your local dentist to complete your treatment – otherwise the placement of your new dental implant crown will be scheduled at Aria Dental and completed by one of our highly skilled restorative dentists.
Dental hygiene, regular maintenance and assessment are critical to long term success of your implant. A review of the dental implants and healing of the gums is essential to ensure there are no minor issues. We recommend regular initial check-ups and to always follow the directions of your dentist &/or oral health therapist. Dental Implants are an investment and you need to look after them!