Dental Implants

At Perfect Smile in Adelaide we can replace your missing teeth, improve your overall health and help restore your bright smile.

It is extremely important to replace a missing tooth or teeth as it can cause a domino effect of adjacent and opposing tooth movement that is subsequently very difficult to correct. At Perfect Smile we aim to do all we can to restore your tooth to its original position and function.

A missing tooth can cause a chain reaction effect of health issues….

Your lost teeth should be replaced as soon as possible to support the health and integrity of your oral and overall health.  Tooth loss is a very serious issue, which if left untreated can wreak havoc within the mouth and body. Research has found a positive correlation between good oral hygiene and the condition of your overall health.

Systemic health conditions associated with poor oral health

Studies have found a positive relationship between gum disease and heart disease. Up to 91% of patients with heart disease have periodontitis, compared to 66% of people without heart disease.  For diabetic patients, it is extremely important to ensure they are even more vigilant with their oral care. High blood sugar provides ideal conditions for infection to grow, including gum infections. The loss of teeth can also have a significant affect on your digestive system, not being able to chew your food sufficiently can lead to gastrointestinal disorders and disease.

Dental implants replace missing teeth and restore your healthy smile

Dental implants are an artificial “root” made of titanium that is surgically placed into the jaw bone to replace missing teeth. An artificial tooth, in the form of a crown or bridge, is placed on the implant/s giving the appearance, feel and function of a natural tooth. They may also be great to support ill-fitting dentures. If you would like a dental solution to missing teeth that is designed for longevity and functionality, dental implants may be what you are looking for.

Implant supported dentures for long term stability

Many patients who have lost their natural teeth and utilise full dentures often have trouble with eating and talking. This is because there are no remaining teeth left to stabilise the denture, and as a result can become loose and cause discomfort. Dr Henbest can help patients overcome this issue with the help of implant supported dentures, which provide a strong, durable and stable foundation for your dentures.

The process

The first step is your no gap implant with our dentist involves a radiographic examination followed by a discussion about your unique needs and dental concerns. A treatment plan and associated costs will be determined prior to surgery and discussed in detail with you. We then work together with an oral surgeon for placement of your dental implants. Soon after surgery, a provisional prosthesis will be placed so that you can eat and socialise as normal. After healing is complete and the implant has osseointegrated with your jawbone a final prosthesis, in the form of a crown, bridge or denture depending on the number of teeth being replaced, will be constructed. At each stage of your procedure we will ensure you are cared for and are fully informed about each phase of treatment to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Essentially you will be never be without a smile (this includes the immediate post-op period).

Dental Implants