Replace your missing tooth with an implant and complete your smile.
If you lose a tooth, it may seem like it is the end of the world and that you will never smile again. Luckily for you, there is no need to worry. At The Smile Clinique, we can restore your smile through the use of high quality implants.
What is involved in the procedure?
Getting an implant is not a simple procedure and will involve multiple trips to The Smile Clinique.
Your smile enhancement consultation
During your initial consultation with Dr Sarah, she will listen to your concerns and work with you on a treatment plan. If you are missing a tooth, an implant may be a great solution to fill the gap and stop further damage or teeth from shifting as well as supporting the soft tissues of the face to avoid the face sinking in.
Factors that Dr Sarah will consider when assessing you for an implant crown:
- Gum health
- Dental health and neighbouring teeth
- Bone density
- Overall oral health
- Medical history
Referral for dental implant
If you qualify for implant treatment, Dr Sarah will refer you to a specialist to have a dental implant surgically placed into the jaw. The specialist will ensure the implant is placed safely and with immaculate precision. They will consider the architecture of the gums, bone and soft tissue in the area. Your new implant will then begin to bond with your jaw bone. This is when you will be required to see The Smile Clinique to have your implant crown fitted.
Receiving your implant crown
Our team of dental professionals and technicians will use a good eye for detail to precisely create a crown that will match the colouring and contours of your natural teeth and sit comfortably between the gap. This will result in a beautiful, natural looking and complete smile with a restoration that could last 20 years or more.
Types of implant crowns
Use The Smile Clinique offers two different types of implant crowns:
Which method is used will be left up to your dentist based on many technical factors associated with the positions and angulation of the crown and the final result you and your dentist hope to achieve.
Benefits of implant crowns
An implant crown can provide amazing benefits including:
- Restoring the aesthetic appeal of your smile
- Function like genuine teeth
- Durable and long lasting
- Prevent bone loss, this allows you to maintain a healthy facial structure
- Preventing collapse of the bite around what may otherwise be an empty space
- Supporting facial structures and tissues to prevent the face from sinking or caving in
Implant Crowns FAQs
Yes. A dental implant refers to the implant that is inserted into the jaw while an implant crown refers to the crown which is placed on top of the implant. A dental implant and an implant crown go hand in hand with the implant providing the foundation for the crown.
If you maintain your regular check up and cleans, an implant crown can last between 15 – 30 years. However, if maintained with good oral hygiene, the implant itself can last a lifetime.
At The Smile Clinique, your implant crown will be made of either a tooth coloured zirconia, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal based on the area that is being restored and the functional and cosmetic requirement. Any and all implant crowns we place are designed to provide a natural colour match to the rest of your teeth.
Implant Crowns Perth
At The Smile Clinique, we believe in providing every patient with a special experience. We understand that everyone’s smile is unique and we will work with you to create a result that you love.
If you are missing a tooth and would like to restore the function and aesthetic of your smile, we encourage you to visit Dr Sarah and the team at The Smile Clinique. Her great eye for detail will mean that your crown will look incredibly natural. It will be difficult to even notice the difference between your crown and natural teeth. To book your consultation, contact us today.