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Dental Implants.

Any implant is a complex procedure that requires careful planning, skilful execution and advanced materials in order to maintain its integrity well into the future. While we always aim to save your teeth where possible, when dental implants are required, we take pride in using the world’s latest techniques and highest quality materials to ensure you get the best long-term result.

Reconstructive Dentistry Perth - Centre for Prosthodontics
Reconstructive Dentistry Perth - Centre for Prosthodontics

Things to consider when selecting your Clinician.

Choose the team who teach the rest.

We are proud that our clinical team includes:

  • Leadership members and lecturers of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), the world’s preeminent implant research organisation
  • Director in Regenerative and Implant Dentistry and Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterial Science at Harvard University
  • Affiliate Professor in Prosthodontics at University of Washington
  • Faculty leads and lecturers at UWA and an extensive list of prestigious institutions including American College of Prosthodontists and International College of Prosthodontists.

Through our Centre for Prosthodontics Education arm, our team has been training local and international dentists for over a decade. We also stay active in clinical research, with regular publication in respected dental journals and clinical textbooks ensuring we help drive innovation for dental professionals globally.

Not all implants are equal.

We prefer using global gold standard Straumann® implant systems to make sure our work lasts as long as possible. Equally as important is the amount of preparation we undertake. We make no apology for spending a considerable amount of time scanning and analysing the implant site, gum and bone quality, to reduce the impact your implant may have on surrounding structures. Only this level of preparation, combined with the highest quality implant systems, and regenerative graft and prosthetic materials, will ensure minimal complications.

The root cause of the problem must be identified.

Quite often the need for an implant has been driven by a structural or lifestyle issue. Without addressing this underlying cause it is likely that surrounding teeth will develop similar problems, creating a cascade of interventions that leads to more treatments. It takes extensive training to identify these issues and develop a plan to mitigate them for long term success.

What to expect.

While the complexity of your dental implant procedure depends on the number of teeth needing to be replaced, the extent of the damage, and other factors, a typical implant follows the below process:

Diagnostic Assessment.

The proposed implant site is assessed for gum (soft tissues) and bone quality and volume through clinical measurements, dental photographs, casts, x-rays and integrated digital planning with CBCT/CT radiographic scans and intraoral surface scans.

Implanting in favourable parameters.

If parameters are favourable, dental implants may be used to replace failed or extracted teeth and the area may be restored with a temporary prosthesis during a single operation. However, in general, an implant is allowed to heal and osseointegrate (merge with the surrounding bone) for a minimum of 6 weeks before an impression is taken for prosthesis construction.

Implanting in unfavourable parameters.

For complex cases, such as when a patient has a medical history, pre-existing gum and bone (periodontal) disease, or a lack of bone volume, multiple failed and missing teeth, or poor bite relationship, an implant case may need to be managed by a highly experienced dental specialist team.

This process may require collaboration with an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon or Periodontist to complete gum and bone disease (periodontal) treatment, tissue grafting and surgical implant placement, while one of our Prosthodontists conducts prosthetic planning and implant crown/bridge/overdenture construction. In these cases, the treatment time may be lengthened in the best interest of the patient.

Explore Our past work.

As prosthodontists, our dental treatments extend beyond simple cases. We frequently combine composite fillings, ceramic veneers, inlay and onlay procedures and crown and bridgework as part of complex dental rehabilitation. Our portfolio proudly displays our previous work, highlighting our expertise in comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and complex rehabilitation of worn dentition. Click here to view Dental Implants as part of Complex Rehabilitation (Worn Dentition) cases.

Frequently asked questions about Dental Implants

What are straumann® dental implants?

Straumann® is a Swiss company recognised as the global leader in dental implantology, regenerative and aesthetic dentistry. With 60 years of history, Straumann® stands for premium quality dental implants, regenerative biomaterials and CADCAM digital prosthetics. Setting global gold standards and industry benchmarks, its innovative products are backed by the largest worldwide scientific research network. Centre for Prosthodontics is a trusted partner of Straumann®, using their products to ensure our dental treatment is delivered at the highest standard, offering peace of mind for both our Prosthodontists and patients.

How long does a dental implant last?

Even after using the best possible implant techniques and highest quality materials, the longevity of your dental implant depends in large part on how well you look after it. With good oral hygiene and regular dental checks, your dental implant is aimed to last for decades. As part of our service, we may discuss lifestyle changes to consider that can increase the life of your treatment.

How long will my dental implant treatment take to complete?

When parameters are favourable, a prosthetic implant can be installed in a single surgery. However, more complex cases may require multiple surgeries to prepare the surrounding teeth, gum and bone, in order to ensure the site has the best chance of integration. Your treatment plan is fully customised to your specific needs and will be discussed in detail with you before any treatments are undertaken.

Do I need a prosthodontist to complete my dental implant?

A Prosthodontist has undertaken a minimum of 3 years full-time specialist dental training, in addition to general dentist qualification. While dental implants can be completed by dentists, there are situations when a Prosthodontist is required to ensure the success of your dental implant treatment with as few future complications as possible. With over 90 years of combined dental experience and specialist dental training that spans the US, UK, Australia and South Africa, Prosthodontists at Centre for Prosthodontics are equipped to manage both simple implant cases, to challenging ones with high aesthetic and functional needs and expectations.

Do I need a referral to visit the centre for prosthodontics?

Yes, a referral from your dentist is needed before booking an appointment with our team.

How much will my treatment cost?

Until we have a full plan in place we unfortunately cannot give cost estimates, as all our work is completed bespoke for each patient. However, all costs associated with your treatment are provided in detail before any work begins.

Our Prosthodontists.

Choose the team who teach at the most
prestigious institutions worldwide.

Dr. Janice Kan


Registered Specialist Prosthodontist

Dr. Tom Elliott

BDS (Bristol) MFDS (RCSEd) MClinDent (KCL) MRD Pros (RCSEd) DCD Pros (UWA) MRACDS (Pros)

Registered Specialist Prosthodontist

Dr. Armand Putra

BDSc (Qld) MSD (Washington) Grad Cert Pros (Washington) CDT FAANZP FACP Diplomate of American Board of Prosthodontics

Registered Specialist Prosthodontist

Dr. Hezel Cohen

B.Ch.D (Stell) Cert. Pros. (Kings) DCD Pros (Melb) FAANZP MRACDS (Pros)

Registered Specialist Prosthodontist

Dr. Adam Hamilton


Registered Specialist Prosthodontist

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While you can access our services without a referral, we strongly suggest you speak to your dentist first. Our team are available to help discuss your options.