Single Implants in Armadale

We offer the perfect dental treatment for those who want long-lasting and effective dental restoration. Our single dental implants will give you satisfaction for many years to come.

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Replace Your Missing Tooth with Single Implants

You may have a damaged tooth or a missing one that needs to be replaced.

A missing tooth can cause problems with your bite, lead to gum disease, and make it difficult to eat. It’s also embarrassing to smile with a missing tooth.

At Prospect Road Dental, we offer single implants as a reliable and natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth. With this dental treatment, a single implant is placed into the jaw bone, where it fuses with bone tissue over time. By replacing your missing tooth with a single implant and a dental crown, you will feel the comfort of a tooth that looks like your real one. If you want to feel confident in any situation, visit us today to get your single implant treatment started.

Reasons You Might Need Single Implants

Prospect Road Dental offers single dental implants as a permanent option for replacing your missing tooth and restoring your natural, healthy smile. They’re also one of the best ways to improve your overall oral health.

Bone Loss:
We offer single dental implants to replace a missing tooth and prevent jaw bone deterioration. As the root of an implant bonds with your jaw bone, it stimulates new bone growth and prevents further tissue
Difficulty Speaking and Chewing:
If you are missing at least one tooth, you know how difficult it can be to eat your favorite foods or speak confidently. But there’s good news: single dental implants at Prospect Road Dental can restore proper oral function and improve your appearance.
Shifting of Adjacent Tooth:
Missing a tooth can cause your bite to become unstable, causing other teeth to shift and potentially leading to serious dental issues. By replacing a missing tooth with single implants, we can prevent your other teeth from shifting out of place.
Severely Damaged Tooth:
If your damaged tooth cannot be repaired, you may need a single dental implant. A single implant replaces the extracted tooth and can provide a long-term treatment option to tooth loss.
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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Prospect Road Dental

At Prospect Road Dental, we offer affordable, high-quality single dental implants. We use only the latest technology so you can enjoy long-lasting results with minimal discomfort.
one stop shop
One stop shop

Our friendly team of highly trained professionals is dedicated to providing you with a personalised treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and concerns. We offer a full range of dental implant treatment options, including single implants, multiple implants, full-arch implants, and implant-retained dentures.

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Comfortable care

Prospect Road Dental offers sleep dentistry (sedation) to ensure a comfortable dental experience, especially for nervous patients. Our friendly team will provide you with careful patient care and the best service in a relaxing environment.

Affordable dental care

Prospect Road Dental offers no-interest, flexible payment plans so you can have a perfect smile without going over your budget. We are a health fund participant of all major private insurance providers and a preferred provider for major health funds, such as BUPA, CBHS, HBF, HCF, HIF, and Medibank.

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Convenient location

Our dental clinic is located across from the Armadale shopping centre and is within walking distance of the train station and bus stops. There is free parking all day for our patients.

What You Need To Know

FAQ About Our Dental Clinic In Armadale

We understand that you may have questions when seeing a new dentist for the first time. If your concern isn’t addressed
below, please feel free to contact our practice. One of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.

Ideal candidates for single implants are dental patients who:

  • are in good enough dental health to undergo extractions or dental surgery,
  • are in good general health,
  • have healthy gums and jaw bone, and
  • do not suffer from gum disease.

In the case of insufficient bone density, bone grafting can be done. Some illnesses, like diabetes, and habits that are harmful to oral health (smoking), are also factors to be considered. Your commitment to an oral hygiene routine and regular dental check-ups is also a factor.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at 08 9399 2037 to arrange a dental implant consultation. During an initial consultation, we can determine your suitability for single implants.

During a single implant procedure, your dentist will make an incision in your gums to expose the bone. They will then drill a hole in the bone to insert the implant, which will act as an artificial tooth root. As the surgical procedure is performed under anaesthesia, it is not painful. It may be necessary to use a particular type of anaesthesia, depending on your specific needs.

There are three steps involved in getting dental implants. During the entire procedure, the tooth is removed, the implant rod or screw is inserted, and the new prosthetic tooth is also placed. There may be a long interval between the procedures for recovery.

After implant surgery, you may experience mild pain after the numbness wears off. Depending on where the single implant was inserted, there may also be discomfort in the cheeks, chin, or under the eyes. In general, you may feel discomfort in the treated area, face, and jaw for at least ten days after surgery. A dentist may give you antibiotics and painkillers to treat swelling and pain. Within three days of the procedure, the swelling and pain start to subside.

A single-tooth implant consists of several parts:

  1. Implant: The implant is shaped like a screw or a rod and is placed into the jaw bone. Titanium alloys and titanium have emerged as the metals of choice for dental implants. Implants made of these materials have been well documented and their success and survival rates are high. Implants made of zirconia have a tooth-like appearance, are biocompatible, and don’t attract plaque, making them another good choice.
  2. Abutment: The abutment is secured to the dental implant and connects the implant to the crown. Implant abutments are usually made of titanium, zirconia, surgical grade stainless steel, cast gold, or polyether ether ketone (PEEK). In addition to being extremely durable and strong, titanium’s unique blend of strength, light weight, and biocompatibility make it one of the most desirable materials. Surgical stainless steel is a type of stainless steel alloyed with chromium, nickel, and molybdenum and is used in medical applications.
  3. Dental Crown: A dental crown is attached to the top of the abutment and will be the only visible part of the implant. Dental crowns are tooth-coloured cosmetic restorations that look like natural teeth. They are made from many different materials, including silver, gold, ceramic, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal (PFM).

Dental implants are typically made from titanium alloys. Titanium is considered a biocompatible metal. Biocompatible materials do not harm living tissues and are not toxic. Your body normally accepts titanium implants and uses them. 

Titanium is a biocompatible material due to its low electrical conductivity. As a result, it is highly corrosion-resistant. Therefore, titanium implants shouldn’t corrode or rust in living tissue. This makes them extremely safe and non-toxic. Your bones absorb them without causing irritation to your mouth or gums.

Dental professionals have been performing the procedure of placing implants for decades. It is extremely safe if performed by a qualified health practitioner. This is oral surgery, and you should ensure that your dentist is adequately trained to perform it.

All licensed dentists can perform dental implant procedures as long as the treatment follows the standard of care and provides benefits to patients. Experienced dentists who routinely operate on the jaw are best qualified to place implants. Implants are placed in the jaw bone through surgery. 

Patients who need a complicated dental procedure may be referred to a specialist or an oral surgeon by their general dentist. Usually, dentists refer patients to another specialist when they cannot diagnose or treat a patient’s dental needs.

As each case is unique, the cost of implants varies from patient to patient. Several factors determine treatment costs, including the type of implant, the number of implants needed, your dentist’s expertise, and location. The cost of a single dental implant can be anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000.

Insurance companies do not typically cover dental implants. However, your medical coverage may still provide you with some support for dental implants. As dental implants can sometimes be classified as part of periodontics (the branch of dentistry that deals with the tooth structure and the supporting structures surrounding the teeth), you may be covered if you have an extras policy in place with “major dental” coverage.

Some major dental extras policies, however, exclude implants. You may be able to claim if your insurance covers gums but does not explicitly exclude implants. To determine whether a treatment is covered and how much you may be responsible for out-of-pocket, you should speak with your insurer before committing to the treatment.

Your health fund provider may only cover a fraction of the treatment cost. Also, since dental implants are expensive, your policy may limit the number of implants you can claim in a given period. For instance, you could claim an implant every six months. You can find out exactly how many implants you are allowed to have in a year or so from your private health insurance provider.

Implant healing times can vary from patient to patient. As the upper jaw has softer bone, it takes slightly longer. Lower jaw bones are denser, resulting in a faster healing process.

Usually, the healing process lasts 3–6 months. In order to proceed to the next stage of tooth replacement, you must first undergo this healing process. As long as you are in good health, the incision at the implant site can heal within two weeks.

However, osseointegration may take four to six months. Osseointegration is the process by which the implants fuse with your jaw bone. Once the titanium screw and the bone fuse together, the unit performs the same functions and is as solid and sturdy as a natural tooth root.

Also, additional visits to your dentist during the healing period may be necessary. A temporary tooth or denture may need to be adjusted by your dentist. They may also check on the healing of the implant site.