Implants

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Implants are:

  • A long-lasting solution

  • Feels and looks natural

  • Easy to clean

In many cases, people now choose implant dentistry instead of more traditional options such as dentures or bridges, which in many cases have disappointing or unacceptable compromises. Replacement of one tooth or multiple teeth is possible in many situations, even replacing a complete set of teeth.

Single Implants

The careful placement of titanium implants (shaped like a screw) into the jawbone enables the construction of a crown or bridge which can be attached firmly to the implant without involving other teeth.

The implant, with its own crown, mimics natural teeth and feels as close to a natural tooth as possible, once the actual tooth is lost.

Multiple Implants

Dental implants may also be used as anchors under full upper and lower dentures to prevent them moving, transforming them into something far more comfortable and useful.

What Is Involved when having implants placed?

In order to give a predictable and effective result, records and special xrays need to be taken. A thorough medical and dental history is first taken to ensure the best option are presented for our patients. Some patients require additional treatments to allow for implants, such as grafting when there is not enough bone for an implant.

Depending on the complexity of the case and your preference, the implant surgery can either be performed under local anaesthetic, or while you are asleep (utilising sleep dentistry). Following the placement of the implant(s), a healing period of 3-6 months is usually required, during which time you will have a temporary tooth. At the end of this period, a crown is placed on your implant, and you have a new tooth! All you have to do now is take care of the implant/crown like your other teeth, and see us for regular checkups and maintenance.

Full-mouth rehabilitation or make-over

Implants can be used to give you a fixed set of teeth, even when you have lost most or all of your remaining natural teeth. They can be used to support a fixed bridge in each jaw that gets you as close to regaining your lost teeth as is possible in this day and age.