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Prosthodontist Perth

While a Prosthodontist is a dentist, not all dentists are Prosthodontists. A Prosthodontist specialises in the design, fabrication, and placement of restorations to repair or replace missing or damaged teeth. A dentist must complete at least three additional years of advanced dental science training after dental school to become a Prosthodontist in Perth, WA. Training involves thorough clinical and lecture-based preparation in several sciences and surgical techniques. Prosthodontists can treat complex clinical dentistry, perform full-mouth reconstructions, correct TMJ disorders, remedy congenital conditions such as cleft palate, and relieve sleep apnea.

Prosthodontics is a field of dentistry that uses removable and fixed dental prosthetics, such as dental implants, to restore dental function and appearance. A Prosthodontist Perth has the highest possible qualification a dental professional can achieve in cosmetic dentistry, over and above typical clinical dentistry. With that extra dental specialist training in cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation, Prosthodontists are considered an authority when it comes to missing teeth and dental reconstruction, including dental implant procedures. As dental specialists, a Prosthodontist’s primary role is to assist general dentists with their patient’s care – offering advanced care in managing complex restorative dental treatment based on comprehensive treatment planning.

Specialist Prosthodontics Treatments
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Prosthodontic Services & Skills

Oral Implantology (Dental Implants)

Oral Implantology is the branch of dentistry dedicated to dental implants and missing teeth. The dental implant is an artificial tooth root inserted into the jawbone (the maxilla or the mandible). It often takes the form of a screw composed of titanium or titanium alloy. When a patient has lost one or more teeth, dental implants in Perth have multiple advantages over other treatments involving removable prostheses.

Oral implantology is a discipline filled with complexity. The field demands its practitioners to have a high level of expertise in many areas, many of which evolve quickly. The oral environment is dynamic, and perfect healing conditions are not always possible. Complications will inevitably happen, but steps can be taken to prevent them. These include a thorough medical/dental history; radiographic survey including CBCT; a strong working knowledge of head and neck anatomy as well as surgical, prosthetic, pharmacologic, and follow-up care principles; and the ability to identify and treat a wide array of complications should they occur.

Every Prosthodontist in Perth who places or restores dental implants is aware of these complications and knows how to manage them. Some issues will require little intervention, while others may require professional expertise. It is the duty of the Prosthodontist, as a master of dental science, to recognise all of these situations and know the proper protocols to follow to ensure that the patient’s chances of success are maximised.

Oral implantology is challenging to master, and the consequences of failure can be catastrophic. Patients may be at risk for life-threatening complications. The stresses of surgery during anesthesia pose a life risk for some patients. The various types of neurosensory impairments that patients have suffered as a complication of dental implant Perth treatment are tragic, life-changing, and have proven to be costly to the implant clinician. The professional and financial ramifications of some of these complications for the dentist are staggering.

In the face of these scary realities, groups of well-trained and passionate professionals continue to provide Prosthodontic services to thousands of grateful patients every year. Oral implantology is a life-changing discipline, not only for the patients but for the providers with the skill, knowledge, and passion to provide the treatment with excellence.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation (Full Arch or All on 4)

Teeth can become damaged or fall out for many reasons, including disease and trauma. Ideal candidates for full mouth rehabilitation must be in good oral health but have multiple missing or badly damaged teeth. Many full-mouth rehabilitation patients also require the replacement of existing dental restorations that have worn over time. Most full-mouth rehabilitation plans need extensive work over multiple appointments; the result is a fully functioning mouth and excellent oral health that can last for decades.

Full mouth rehabilitation is a highly individualised treatment. The point of a full mouth reconstruction plan is to optimise the oral health of the entire mouth, including the teeth, the gums, and the bite. In many cases, it is necessary to replace or restore every tooth in the mouth using a combination of dental treatments. Full mouth rehabilitation gifts the patient new teeth and the resulting surge in self-confidence and quality of life.

Full mouth rehabilitation may include any or a number of the following cosmetic and restorative dentistry services:

The comprehensive scope of the full mouth rehabilitation procedure requires a lot of planning, and the dedication and the unique qualifications of a Prosthodontic team means that each stage of the treatment will be carefully planned. Sophisticated computers track jaw movement with remarkable precision, further enabling us to lay the foundation for customised treatment. CAD/CAM technology revolutionised the field of implant dentistry, eliminating distortion, better fit, and fewer fabrication steps of frameworks. Also, CAD/CAM surgical guides significantly improved the predictability of implant surgery.

In addition to a highly educated clinical dentistry team, a certified Prosthodontist and a world-class dental laboratory located on-site all help to set our practice apart from other Western Australian practices. The result of full mouth rehabilitation is essentially a work of art, and our dental specialists adapt the role of talented laboratory artists to serve your needs best. After reviewing your medical history form, your customised dental implant treatment plan will be developed to allow you/your patient to restore their oral health, beauty, and function to their mouth in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.

Prosthodontic Reconstruction

A Prosthodontist’s expertise, knowledge, and comprehensive range of skills in dental science allow them to provide the highest-quality care to patients. Prosthodontic Reconstruction is the area of dentistry involved with rebuilding your patient’s smile to the best possible aesthetics, function and oral health. Prosthodontic Reconstruction is customised to the needs of each patient to provide a beautiful smile and a lifetime of optimised oral health. Patients who must address extensive dental issues such as damage, decay, and tooth loss often require a combination of procedures in a single treatment plan.

Prosthodontic Reconstruction is focused on aesthetic reconstructive dentistry. Working closely with the patient and their referring dentist, the Prosthodontist Perth will offer their expertise in diagnosis and treatment planning and the execution of the highest quality aesthetic reconstruction treatment. Access to our on-site laboratory, which uses the finest materials, offers your patients a world-class restoration with unparalleled aesthetics. Undergoing a Prosthodontic Reconstruction with a Specialised Implant Dentist in Perth, WA, can replace missing teeth, transform their smile and improve their oral health, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

Cosmetic Dentistry 

Dental Implants are standard in the reconstruction process, but cosmetic dentistry, like veneers, is used for minor imperfections. Veneers are thin coverings bonded to your tooth’s surface to correct cosmetic and structural flaws. They are individually crafted from a durable and fine layer of porcelain or composite to create a strong, beautiful, natural-looking smile. Veneers are a good choice if your patient’s teeth are permanently discoloured, resistant to whitening treatments, chipped, cracked or poorly shaped. Veneers can also remove gaps between teeth, correct an off-tooth position or adjust minor bite-related problems.

In some cosmetic dentistry cases, bonding tooth-coloured fillings for minor modifications, teeth whitening, or orthodontic treatment (Invisalign or braces) may be all your patient needs, and the application of dental veneers would be considered over-treatment. Other cosmetic dentistry treatment options like ceramic crowns or dental bridges may be required when teeth are severely damaged or worn.

A tooth compromised by trauma or decay can cause pain and make chewing and speaking difficult. A crown can repair and protect an affected tooth from further damage. Many times, it can prevent the need for extraction. Crafted in our state-of-the-art, on-site laboratory of the highest-quality cosmetic dentistry materials, a crown placed by a talented dentist will blend seamlessly with your patient’s surrounding teeth. Because these cosmetic dentistry restorations are developed to mimic the light-reflecting properties of dental enamel, an incredibly natural-looking result will be virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your patient’s smile and provide them with years of comfort and protection.

Dental implant combined with cosmetic dentistry (dental science) provides many dental & oral health benefits to many patients. Those who have missing teeth or have lost most of their teeth and require a full or partial denture can take advantage of the stability offered by dental implant-supported dentures. Implants provide an incredibly secure platform for dental restorations and can provide life-changing results for patients with significant gaps in their smiles. Restoring lost teeth with a partial or full implant-supported overdenture is an effective way to fill gaps in your smile. Traditional options cannot match dental implant-supported dentures’ security and oral health benefits. With a restoration securely attached to strategically placed implants, you can speak, eat, and smile confidently, but the dental implant itself can put a stop to further jawbone atrophy.