At Dr Peter Etcell and Associates, we develop lasting relationships with our patients and care deeply for their wellbeing. When patients require an extraction or lose a tooth to disease or an accident, we realise that this is an emotional time that causes you to question how you will speak and smile with confidence.
Our team is here to help.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Patients often choose dental implants to replace missing teeth because they are the most natural and long-lasting way to restore teeth and protect your oral health and appearance.
Natural-looking results – Dental implants look and feel similar to natural teeth.
Bone retention – Dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root, which maintains underlying bone and facial fullness.
Healthy bite – Dental implants fill the gap in the smile and keep adjacent teeth from shifting, which keeps teeth aligned properly.
No dietary restrictions – You can eat all of your favourite foods with dental implants.
Denture retention – If you want dentures but wish to avoid movement, dental implants can lock your denture in place.
Dental Implant Planning
Dentistry is a combination of science and aesthetics. Precise planning will ensure excellent results that give you a healthy smile for many years – even a lifetime. Dr Etcell will perform a comprehensive dental evaluation to verify that adequate bone quality exists to support the dental implant.
Bone loss does not mean that you are exempt from dental implant treatment. Bone grafting and sinus lifts can make it possible for almost anyone to qualify for implants.
Digital x-rays and moulds of teeth will assist Dr Etcell with identifying the ideal location for the dental implant.
Dental Implant Surgery
Dental implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that will fuse with natural bone. Dental implant surgery causes minimal discomfort, and patients report only mild symptoms in the days following treatment.
In some cases, we can place bone grafting material or dental implants on the same day as your extraction, simplifying your treatment.
Once your dental implant is in place, we allow time for healing and integration, which typically takes about 3 to 4 months.
Dental Implant Crown Placement
The dental crown is the part of the dental implant that replaces your tooth. It attaches to the dental implant with a small abutment. Dr Etcell designs dental crowns to complement your smile with natural shading and colour to blend in and encourage you to show off your teeth with a big smile.
Ready to Replace a Missing Tooth?
We welcome you to get in touch with our Fairfield dental clinic to discuss dental implants. Our caring team will present all of your treatment options so that you can make the best choice for your oral health and smile.
We welcome you to give us a call to arrange a consultation.